Ranked as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia across all practice areas and one of the top 1,000 patent attorneys in the world, Jeffrey R. Kuester (J.D. ’93) handles all types of intellectual property issues at Taylor English Duma and leads the firm’s patent preparation and prosecution practice. After graduating with honors from Georgia Institute of Technology with an electrical engineering degree, Kuester began his legal career as a registered patent agent in 1990 while attending Georgia State College of Law, where he is an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property Law and is vice chair of the Intellectual Property Advisory Board. He also helps organize IPAB’s Corporate IP Institute.
Kuester serves the state of Georgia through his appointment as a special assistant attorney general in intellectual property and the State Bar of Georgia as an elected member of its board of governors and chair of the Technology Advisory Committee. He also previously served as chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section and as chair of the Technology Law Section, both of which won the “Section of the Year Award” under his leadership. He was also the communications director for the Atlanta Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), serving as webmaster and editor of The Atlanta Circuit.
Kuester has also been active on the Internet for many years, founding the award-winning KuesterLaw.com in 1995. He has written and presented numerous works on intellectual property.