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Illinois Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property - Illinois
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What the team is known for

Outstanding practice group known for its trial capabilities. Regularly handles patent disputes in addition to wider expertise bringing actions to enforce trademarks and trade secret rights. Clients include some of the largest blue-chip companies active in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and technology sectors. Experienced counsel for Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation and has increasing presence in the growing biosimilars market. Also noted for its adept handling of USPTO post-grant review proceedings.

Work Highlights

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  • Kirkland & Ellis successfully represented Club Champion, a leading golf equipment retailer, invalidating 11 patent claims that had been asserted against it.

Notable Practitioners

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James Hurst
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James Hurst
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James Hurst is an esteemed trial attorney with longstanding expertise in patent infringement cases. He represents clients in matters involving medical technologies, biosimilars and generic drugs as well as related branding issues.
"He's in the top 1% of trial lawyers on all topics, and especially IP. There's no person I would rather handle a significant company impact case." "He is top of the line, you won't get anyone better."

Russell E Levine
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Russell E Levine
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Russell Levine has impressive experience representing clients in patent infringement disputes in relation to chemicals and technology.
"Working with Russell is a pleasure. His subject matter knowledge is second to none."

Garret Leach
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Garret Leach
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Garret Leach is a trial lawyer with notable experience in handling patent litigation, including PTAB proceedings. He acts for clients from a wide range of sectors, including technology and manufacturing.

Amanda Hollis
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Amanda Hollis
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Amanda Hollis is a respected litigator who is particularly noted for her work advising technology and life sciences sector clients on complex patent disputes. She leads cases in the International Trade Commission and US Court of Appeals.

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James Hurst
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James Hurst
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Russell E Levine
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Russell E Levine
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Garret Leach
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Garret Leach
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Amanda Hollis
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Amanda Hollis
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