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Jeffrey Kuhn has many years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications with an emphasis on computer software, computer hardware, and networking technologies. His specializations include cloud computing, machine learning, data processing and analytics, complex algorithms, large-scale systems architecture, computer-implemented business processes, and mobile device applications. Companies he has represented include Dell, Salesforce, Cisco Systems, MobiTV, Turn, IGT, Fyusion, and Portworx.


Mr. Kuhn is an Assistant Professor at Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and leverages a PhD in business strategy to guide clients in how to create and maintain patent portfolios that reflect business objective. He is also the author of several academic articles that study the effect of the patent system on firms, including “How to Measure and Draw Causal Inferences with Patent Scope,” forthcoming in the International Journal of the Economics of Business, “An Estoppel Doctrine for Patented Standards,” 97 Cal. Law. Rev. 1, “Patent Citations Reexamined,” under review at the Rand Journal of Economics, “Information Overload at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Reframing the Duty of Disclosure in Patent Law as a Search and Filter Problem”, 13 Yale J.L & Tech 90., and “Property Rights and Frictions in the Sale of Patents” (working paper).

Jeffrey Kuhn


  • B.S., Purdue University, Computer Science and Mathematics

  • B.S., Purdue University, Psychology

  • J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law

  • M.S., U.C. Berkeley, Business Administration

  • Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, Business Administration

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of California

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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