Jordan focuses on complex intellectual property litigation in patent law. While he is particularly experienced in the technology underlying telephony and video-on-demand systems, he has also worked with a wide variety of other technologies, including methods for producing athletic garments, systems for monitoring power grids, and methods for encrypting software. Jordan also has experience litigating trademark infringement.

Jordan has conducted depositions of executives at top cable companies, both in their corporate and personal capacity, on technical, business, and damages issues. He substantially contributed to several claim construction briefs, including one in which more than 100 claim terms were at issue. Jordan also assists clients in achieving their goals through venues other than litigation. For example, he substantially contributed to an ex parte patent reexamination that amassed over 1,000 pages, and he has co-authored several statements of public interest in the International Trade Commission on behalf of clients.

Before joining Shook, Jordan clerked for the Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. As a law clerk, he engaged with complex federal cases at every stage of litigation, from filing to judgment. In law school, Jordan served as a supervising editor for the California Law Review, and he was a semifinalist in the Bales Mock Trial Competition. Before attending law school, Jordan served as an Americorps VISTA volunteer with Pro Bono Net and Montana Legal Services. There, he partnered with law firms, national non-profits and software developers in adapting new technology to provide innovative legal resources to traditionally under-served populations.

Jordan also believes in giving back to the community. He co-coaches the Liberty High School mock trial team, serves as a Board member for—and has provided trademark counseling for—Pages & Chapters (a local non-profit that promotes family literacy), and has argued in juvenile delinquency proceedings.


Jordan T. Bergsten & Peter Strand, Concrete Signs of an Abstract Idea: Vehicle Intelligence May Peek Into the Future of Invalidity, IpQ: Enhancing Your IP IQ (Feb. 2016).

Jordan T. Bergsten, “Twelve Years of Surveys: How the Arising Interpretation of the Federal Trademark Dilution Statute Chills Parody Trademarks and How Courts Can Change This,” AIPLA Quarterly Law Journal 42-2 (2014).

Jordan Bergsten, review of Rethinking Patent Law by Robin Feldman, 23 Law & Politics Book Review 325 (2013). 

"Third Party Sprint Spectrum, L.P.’s Statement Regarding the Public Interest," In re: Certain Electronic Devices, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-794, Dec. 3, 2012 (co-authored with Jon Zerger). 

Acknowledged as contributing author to William G. Beck, et al., Law Enforcement Liability Insurance, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Ed. § 33 (2011).

Acknowledged as editor of Sonia R. Farber, Forgotten at Guantanamo: The Boumediene Decision and Its Implications for Refugees at the Base under the Obama Administration, 98 Cal. L. Rev. 989 (2010). 

Acknowledged as editor of Danielle Keats Citron, Mainstreaming Privacy Torts, 98 Cal. L. Rev. 1805 (2010).