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Jerry C. Liu

Jerry C. Liu was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in 1999. He has also been registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 2000. Jerry is a 1999 honor graduate of Emory law school, where he received a full scholarship.  In addition to earning a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree with Honor in 1994 while working for Georgia Power Company’s Power Delivery and Information Technology departments, Jerry also obtained an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1996 on a graduate teaching assistantship.

Prior to joining the firm, Jerry served as Senior Counsel at ARRIS International plc, a Fortune 500 technology company, where his responsibilities included developing and directing patent litigation strategy, managing outside counsel, advising senior management, drafting discovery responses, providing patent litigation support, and drafting and procuring patents. Before ARRIS, Jerry was a Director of Patent Development at AT&T, and in that capacity he managed and developed patent portfolios having 1,000+ patent assets in multiple technology areas. Jerry’s experience also includes practicing law at a large general practice firm and another IP boutique, where he not only engaged in all aspects of litigation, litigation management, and litigation support, but also helped companies of all stages and sizes obtain patents and counseled them on their patent and business strategy.

Jerry also serves as an adjunct professor for Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, where he has taught Technology Law, Policy, and Management since 2002.

Jerry is a named inventor on twenty-two issued U.S. patents, and his presentations and publications include:

• Panelist, Monetization for Operating Companies in a Post AIA & Alice World (April 14, 2015 for CenterForce IP Strategy Summit).

• Moderator, What Every Lawyer Should Know About IP (April 19, 2008 for NAPABA 3rd Annual Southeast Regional Conference). 

• Presentation, What Engineers Should Know About Patent Law (Feb 21, 2008 for IEEE S-PAC).

• Chairperson, Doing Business in China (September 28, 2006 for Georgia ICLE). 

• Moderator, Expert Witnesses in Patent Litigation (June 9, 2006 for Georgia ICLE). 

• Presentation and paper, Provisional Patent Applications: Advantages and Pitfalls (April 15, 2005 for Georgia ICLE). 

• Presentation and paper, Overview of Patent Ownership Considerations in Joint Technology Development (January 23, 2004 for Georgia ICLE), also published at 2005 SYRACUSE SCI. & TECH. L. REP. 1. 

• Presentation and paper, Intellectual Property Considerations in Early Stage Venture Capital Transactions (March 6, 2003 for Georgia ICLE). 

• Paper, Electronic Commerce: Using Clickwrap Agreements, 15 NO. 12 COMPUTER LAW. 10 (1998).

Jerry is also bi-lingual, speaking conversational Mandarin Chinese.


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Practice Areas Admissions
  • Patent Preparation/Prosecution
  • Patent Portfolio Development
  • Litigation Support
  • High Tech Start-up Development
  • Due Diligence
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2000)
  • Georgia (1999)


  • Georgia Tech (B.E.E. 1994 with Honor)
  • Georgia Tech (M.S. 1996)
  • Emory University School of Law (J.D. 1999, full scholarship, with Honor)