Jeffrey G. Killian, Ph.D., helps businesses and inventors secure and enforce patent protection for their inventions. Working with clients that include large corporations, universities, and their startup companies, Jeffrey prepares patent applications, represents clients before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and provides intellectual property opinions and licensing advice. Jeffrey also litigates IP cases in district court and before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and helps clients with global enforcement of their patent portfolios, including in Europe and China.
Jeffrey’s technical background and experience spans a variety of technologies, including materials science, solid-state physics, organic conductors/semiconductors, charge storage devices and electrochemistry, and nanotechnology.
An author of many papers about polymer-based charge storage, Jeffrey is a named co-inventor on four US patents.
An active participant in Morgan Lewis's pro bono program, Jeffrey volunteers with the DC Bar’s Tax Sale Resource Center, helping homeowners to redeem their properties that have been sold in tax sales.
Prior to attending law school, Jeffrey obtained undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in materials science and engineering. He also served as a nuclear-powered submarine officer in the United States Navy before earning his Ph.D. and J.D.
Georgetown University Law Center, 2004, J.D.
Johns Hopkins University, 1997, M.S. (Materials Science and Engineering)
Johns Hopkins University, 2000, Ph.D. (Materials Science and Engineering)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989, S.B. (Materials Science and Engineering)
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Member, Technology Commercialization Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins University
Member, Alumni Advisory Committee to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University