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Jeffrey I D Lewis

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

New York, NY, USA

Jeffrey I. D. Lewis


Jeff Lewis is a partner in Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, New York City, where he focuses on patent litigation, for plaintiffs and defendants, as well as counseling, opinions and transactions. 

Chambers USA described Mr. Lewis as “relaxed, gracious and exceptionally good in court.”  He also has been recognized in numerous publications including Super Lawyers and The International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers.  Euromoney/Institutional Investor's Benchmark lists Mr. Lewis as a “National Star” for Intellectual Property, “Federal Circuit Star” for Appellate work, and New York “Litigation Star.”  Mr. Lewis is a frequent author and lecturer on patent and patent litigation issues. 

He is Past President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and AIPPI-US (the United States national group of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle).  Mr. Lewis also is a Fellow of AIPLA, the criteria for being named a Fellow are outstanding service to the association, prominence within the intellectual property profession, learned contributions to the profession, and observance of the highest standards of ethical conduct.  He has represented AIPLA amicus curiae in several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. concerning infringement when multiple parties are responsible, Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc. considering the patent exhaustion doctrine, and KSR Int'l Co. v. Teleflex Inc. on infringement under the doctrine of equivalents. 

Mr. Lewis, a patent attorney, received his B.S.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut and J.D. cum laude from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he has served as an Adjunct Professor since 1999.  He has been an Alexander Judicial Fellow to Hon. Marion T. Bennett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a Trustee of the American Intellectual Property Law Educational Foundation, and currently is active in numerous professional and civic organizations. 


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