Practice Areas



  • Eastern District of Texas District Court, 2009
  • Northern District of Georgia District Court, 2006
  • State of Georgia, 2003
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2002


the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly known as the Franklin Pierce Law Center), J.D., 2003

Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2005

Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2000

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Jeffrey L. Waters

Partner in Charge of the Atlanta Office and Chair, Computer Science Practice
404.607.9991, ext. 2119

Jeffrey Waters concentrates his practice on drafting and prosecuting patents for mechanical and electrical innovations. In particular, he has experience with patent issues relating to GPS, Internet and e-commerce, semiconductor devices and processing methods, and telecommunications. While Jeff’s practice focuses on patent drafting and prosecution, he also has experience with patent litigation, having defended multiple patent infringement lawsuits. Jeff also has experience in conducting due diligence investigations and drafting opinions.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015-present

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2014

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2011-2013

Associate, Jones Day, Atlanta, GA, 2007-2011

Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta, GA, 2006-2007

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2004-2006

Legal Intern, GE Power Systems, Smyrna, GA, January-May, 2003

Representative Matters

  • Telematics Corporation v. United Parcel Service Co. et al. (N.D. Ga. Case No. 07:00105) (Represented Sprint Nextel against Telematics in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning a GPS vehicle tracking system and method.)
  • ArrivalStar S.A. et al. vs. Canadian National Railway Co. et al., (N.D. Ill. Case No. 08:01086) (Represented Canadian National Railway Company against ArrivalStar in a suit involving patents relating to methods and system for advanced notification of pending arrival of a vehicle)
  • Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC vs. New NGC Inc, d/b/a National Gypsum Company (N.D. Ga. Case No. 08:00166) (Represented Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC against New NGC in a action alleging patent infringement claims relating to glass mat-faced gypsum wallboards.)
  • Netcraft Corporation v. AT&T Inc., et al. (D. Del. Case No. 07:00651) (Represented Sprint Nextel against Netcraft in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning Internet billing methods.)
  • EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC et al. vs. Alltel Communications LLC (N.D. Ohio Case No. 08:00821) (Represented Alltel Communications against EMSAT in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning location based services and E911 service.)



Professional Affiliations

Georgia Bar, Intellectual Property Section

Georgia Intellectual Property Law Association (GIPA)

Intellectual Property Owners Association, U.S. Patent Office Practice Committee, 2020-2021