Jeffrey A. Finn is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP. He joined the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice group, which he co-founded in 2000. He represents start-up, emerging growth, and large corporations in all aspects of intellectual property law with an emphasis on complex, multi-party patent litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He also advises clients in patent portfolio procurement, licensing, and evaluation, and with IP due diligence, nonliability, and right-to-use opinions. Mr. Finn has developed extensive experience in a variety of high-tech fields, including electronic payment and information technology systems, encryption, optical and electronic wired and wireless communications (hardware, software and methods) for both terrestrial and satellite applications, computer and microprocessor systems architectures, video-on-demand applications, and plasma, LCD, and liquid-crystal-on-silicon display systems. He has also represented numerous clients in the medical field, covering a wide array of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. He has also spoken and written on numerous cutting-edge patent issues for CEB, PLI, and numerous bar associations and is a member of the patent law planning committee of the USC IP Law Institute. Mr. Finn has also authored an intellectual primer for high technology companies, available online at www.sidley.com
. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California Law School.