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Kirkland & Ellis

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

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What the team is known for

Exceptional litigation practice with a deep roster of IP trial lawyers who have achieved major successes before district and federal courts as well as the ITC. Continues to represent industry leaders in electronics, life sciences and apparel, often in cases concerning novel approaches to the issues. Noted for its ability to obtain general exclusion orders and cease and desist orders.

Strengths

One source remarks: "Everyone single one of its lawyers is at the top of their game and is highly skilled."

Another says: "The Kirkland team is phenomenally well respected."

"It is a very strong firm. They deeply understand the technology and our firm. The team provides well-argued and practical advice," report sources.

Work highlights

Represented AutoStore in its patent litigation against Ocado centered around automated storage and retrieval systems.

Notable practitioners

Gregory Arovas maintains a broad IP litigation practice. He is frequently called upon to represent clients in Section 337 disputes and recent cases have included representing technology companies before the ITC.
"He is a very good and effective advocate at trial."

Paul Brinkman is a respected trial attorney who has deep experience representing clients in Section 337 claims before the ITC.
"He brings a deep depth of knowledge from his prior lives and knows what the regulators are thinking and what the environment is." "He is very imaginative and he thinks outside of the norms of the ITC." "He is very well respected and has the trust of the judges too. If you have a real bad ITC problem, you pick up the phone to Paul."

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International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337) Department

Kirkland & Ellis

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Department location

1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20004

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International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)


Gregory S Arovas
Band 3
Paul F Brinkman
Band 1