Jonathan D. Brit is an intellectual property associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, and counseling.

Jonathan represents clients at the Federal Circuit, in Federal District Courts, the International Trade Commission, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His practice spans a wide range of technological fields, including electrical products and integrated circuits, complex software and data processing, computing systems and hard drive architecture, magnetic tape storage, energy, manufacturing equipment and processes, medical devices, and business methods. His litigation experience ranges from jury trials, bench trials, ITC evidentiary hearings, Markman hearings, and summary judgment proceedings, to all aspects of fact and expert discovery.

Jonathan also maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, he has represented individuals in federal district courts in civil matters relating to First Amendment rights. He has also represented individuals in immigration matters before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Jonathan currently serves as the University of California Scholarship Committee Chair for the North Central Region of California.


Thought Leadership


“Limited Deference Owed USPTO After High Court Kisor Ruling,” Law360, June 2019

“A Groundswell of Support for Strengthening Patent Rights,” New York Law Journal, Volume 261, No. 98, May 2019

“The IoT and Intellectual Property, Chapter 16, The Internet of Things: Legal Issues, Policy, and Practical Strategies,” ABA Publishing, March 2019

“Aatrix, Berkheimer and the Future of Patent Eligibility,” Law360, September 2018

“Broadest Reasonable Interpretation v. Broadest Possible Interpretation,” Baker Botts PTAB Trials Blog, November 2017

“Making Patents Great Again?,” Intellectual Property Magazine, June 2017

“President Trump and IP: Making Patents Great Again?,” Thomson Reuters Expert Analysis, May 2017

“Where is Wonderland? China May Eliminate Hurdles to Software and Business Method Patents,” Baker Botts Intellectual Property Report, February 2017


Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2018 and 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association – Federal Circuit Committee, Trial and Appellate Rules and Procedure Committee, and the Subcommittee on Section 101

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Scholarship Committee Chair for the North Central Region of California, University of California


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2015, New York
  • 2016, District of Columbia
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of LawJ.D.2014

    Dean's Highest Honors

    Chief Marketing Editor, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution

    CALI Award, Legal Writing and Analysis & Patent Prosecution

  • University of California, Los AngelesB.S., Aerospace Engineering2009

    UC Honor Student

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