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Kirkland & Ellis

Intellectual Property

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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.

Strengths

A client notes: "The team provides top-notch IP expertise."

"It is a cohesive team that is able to provide a clear-headed view of a case's strengths and weaknesses," a further interviewee adds.

Work highlights

Successfully acted for EagleView Technology in a patent infringement suit with Xactware Solutions, with the jury finding that Xactware willfully infringed five asserted patents.

Notable practitioners

Amanda Hollis is a respected litigator who is particularly noted for her work advising technology and life sciences sector clients on complex patent disputes.
"Amanda is a talented lead patent litigator who is well-regarded by judges and juries alike. She listens to her clients and works tirelessly and efficiently to meet their needs. She can be counted on to deliver seasoned, practical advice and flawless work product."

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.

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.
"James is a truly top-notch lawyer." He is the single best litigator I've ever seen, full stop. He is great with a jury and judge and is a fearless and dedicated attorney."

Russell Levine has impressive experience representing clients in patent infringement disputes in relation to chemicals and technology.
"He is very thorough and always at the absolute top of his game. He is smart, responsive and dedicated - a true professional."

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Intellectual Property

Kirkland & Ellis

firm
Location

300 North LaSalle

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60654

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Illinois

Intellectual Property


Amanda Hollis
Band 4
Garret Leach
Band 3
James Hurst
Band 1
Russell E Levine
Band 2