United States - Minnesota Christopher K Larus

Partner - Robins Kaplan LLP

Christopher K Larus chairs the Minneapolis IP and technology litigation group at Robins Kaplan LLP. For more than 25 years, he has helped clients protect and monetise their IP rights.

Mr Larus has extensive first-chair trial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright and licensing disputes in courts throughout the country, as well as in both national and international arbitration. His clients range from Fortune 100 multinationals to innovative emerging companies.

Mr Larus also works with clients to evaluate and monetise IP assets outside the disputes context. He has extensive experience planning and implementing licensing campaigns involving a broad range of IP assets, including telecommunications, broadband, agrochemical and manufacturing technologies. He works closely with his firm’s internal team of PhD scientists, economists and financial analysts to devise monetisation strategies tailored to meet each client’s unique goals and maximise each client’s return on investment. He is a skilled negotiator and has successfully negotiated numerous licences on behalf of both rights holders and licensees.

In addition to directly advocating for his clients, Mr Larus has extensive experience as an arbitrator in both national and international arbitration. He serves as an appointed arbitrator in disputes before the American Arbitration Association and the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Mr Larus was recently named an Intellectual Property Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. He has been named an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property, a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation and has repeatedly been listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is also a frequent author and lecturer on topics involving licensing strategy, IP disputes and arbitration.

*Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation in which we practise and do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.

Professional associations

  • AAA
  • LES
  • WIPO

Firm details

Robins Kaplan LLP
800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 2800
Minneapolis MN 55402
United States

Contact details

E: clarus@robinskaplan.com
T: +1 612 349 0116
F: +1 612 339 4181
W: www.robinskaplan.com

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