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Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation - California
"Ellisen is just brilliant. He is business-oriented and is a top litigator."
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IP strategist and litigator Ellisen Turner is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis. The former managing partner of Irell & Manella represents clients in complex patent and trade secret disputes and intellectual property transactions. He combines his business acumen with a deep understanding of IP law to support his clients’ business goals and maximize the value of their ideas and technology. Known for his sophisticated understanding of the high tech sector, and with a background in computer engineering, computer science, and biomedical engineering, he concentrates his practice on media and entertainment technology, software, telecom, semiconductor, biotechnology, and life sciences matters.
Beyond representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes patent litigation, Mr. Turner helps clients develop strategies to acquire, protect, and monetize their tangible and intellectual assets. He counsels businesses on IP portfolio mining and development, licensing program development, standards setting organization activities, and issues concerning standards essential patent (SEP) negotiations and enforcement. He also advises on IP commercialization, due diligence, transactions, and bankruptcy matters.
Mr. Turner earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan, and his B.S. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science magna cum laude from the University of Southern California.