Kenneth R Adamo is a partner in the IP Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s Chicago and New York offices. His practice focuses on all areas of IP law, particularly patent, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets and related antitrust matters. Mr Adamo has extensive trial experience as lead counsel in jury and non-jury cases before state and federal courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as ex parte and inter partes re-examination and America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant review experience in the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has had substantial experience as lead counsel in arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He also actively practises before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, having appeared in 40 appeals to date.
Mr Adamo has written and lectured on many areas of IP law, including US permanent injunction/eBay practice, US discovery practice (including e-discovery), ITC proceedings, cyberart, the doctrine of equivalents/prosecution history estoppel, exhaustion, internet jurisdiction, effects of non-US adjudications on US litigation and AIA post-grant USPTO proceedings (regarding substantive/procedural issues and interfacing with parallel US district court proceedings).
Mr Adamo’s major representations in IP litigation as lead counsel include US federal court and ITC cases for American Honda Motors, Citibank, CQG, Freescale Semiconductor/Motorola, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Kemper Insurance, MediaTek, Nestle, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, TEL, Texas Instruments, TSMC and Xilinx.
Mr Adamo holds an LLM from the John Marshall Law School, a JD from the Albany Law School of Union University and a BS ChE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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