Jeffrey C. Morgan

  • Prominence in Buckhead
    3475 Piedmont Road N.E.
    Suite 1700
    Atlanta, GA 30305-3327

Jeffrey C. Morgan is a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Atlanta office and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Departments.

Mr. Morgan has a national litigation practice, focused on intellectual property litigation and strategy. He has litigated and tried patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases, and has represented a broad range of clients, from closely-held corporations to Fortune 100 companies.

Some recent representative engagements include:

  • Patent litigation defense on behalf of major Internet company accused of infringing patents asserted by so-called “non-practicing entities” a/k/a patent trolls
  • Patent litigation on behalf of manufacturer of sophisticated medical video displays against a direct competitor
  • Trade secret litigation defense on behalf of designer of Le Mans race car
  • Copyright and breach of contract litigation on behalf of documentary film producer on an historical topic of major significance

Mr. Morgan’s technical experience has involved a wide range of areas, including:

  • Mobile telephones and wireless networks 
  • Smartphone apps 
  • Image signal processing (LCD video displays) 
  • Race car technology, including aerodynamics and boundary layer adhesion technology 
  • Wide bandgap semiconductors 
  • Computer software 
  • Fiber optic cable networks and head-end equipment 
  • 3-D emulation video gaming 
  • Financial business methods 
  • Medical devices 
  • Slurries for silicon wafers 
  • Lasers for cosmetic purposes 
  • Identity verification systems 
  • Vinyl flooring 
  • Industrial manufacturing equipment 
  • Plant patents 
  • Design patents ranging from kitchen appliances to inflatable swimming pools

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mr. Morgan served as a partner at Troutman Sanders LLP and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Georgia; and as a special assistant district attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mr. Morgan has been published in a number of legal publications, including: IPLaw 360, Recent Trends in Patent Infringement Lawsuits, Intellectual Property Litigation, Georgia Bar Journal, and the Intellectual Property Law Section Newsletter, State Bar of Georgia, among others.

Mr. Morgan earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Boston College Law School in 1996, where he served as an editor of the Boston College Law Review.

Mr. Morgan is a member of the Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court. He is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and the Georgia State Bar Association.

He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits; the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia; the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin; and multiple district courts in California and Texas for specific litigations. He is also admitted to practice in the states of Georgia and Massachusetts.