Jeffrey Z.Y. Liao

Los Angeles Office



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  • Harvard Law School (JD, 2004, cum laude)
  • Johns Hopkins University (BA, Chemistry, General and Departmental Honors, 2001)

Jeffrey Liao is an associate at Russ August & Kabat, where he specializes in intellectual property and litigation. Mr. Liao’s practice at Russ August & Kabat focuses on representing patentee-plaintiffs in high-technology patent litigation against multiple defendants in diverse technical fields. Mr. Liao also has extensive experience in Hatch-Waxman/ANDA pharmaceutical patent litigation as well as experience in preparing inter partes review (IPR) petitions involving pharmaceutical patents. In addition to litigation matters, Mr. Liao also has substantial experience in advising on the intellectual property aspects of corporate and bankruptcy-related transactions and conducting related due diligence, and in negotiating licensing and other agreements related to intellectual property.

Prior to joining Russ August & Kabat in 2012, Mr. Liao was a lawyer in the New York offices of Morgan & Finnegan LLP, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, and King & Spalding LLP from 2004 to 2012, where he was a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation workgroups.

Mr. Liao earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Liao earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry, with general and departmental honors, from Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Liao is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and German.


Mr. Liao is admitted to the State Bars of California, New York, and New Jersey, and related federal district courts. Mr. Liao is also admitted to practice in patent matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.