is a partner in Ropes & Gray's Intellectual Property Group and a member of the firm's Policy Committee. He joined Ropes & Gray in 2005 when it merged with Fish & Neave, the firm where he had been a partner since 1981 and served as Managing Partner from 2000 through 2004. He litigates in all technological areas, but his trial practice has focused particularly in electronics and electronic products, semiconductor technology and manufacturing, medical products, telecommunications and the Internet.
Jesse has been lead counsel in more than 100 lawsuits, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Representative clients include Cognex, Emerson Electric, Ford, Georgia Pacific, LG Electronics, Lucent, Motorola, Pitney Bowes, Symbol Technologies and Varian. His most well-known case was a two-and-a-half month trial on behalf of Cognex, the leading machine vision manufacturer, and the bar code manufacturing industry led by Symbol Technologies, against the Lemelson Foundation, which resulted in a judgment that 76 claims of 16 Lemelson patents were invalid, unenforceable and not infringed. He also has argued numerous appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- JD, 1972, Harvard Law School
- BSEE (Electrical Engineering), 1969, Cornell University
- New York, 1973
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims