Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has a 100-year history of providing exceptional service to clients around the world in complex IP, litigation, corporate and tax, restructuring and counselling matters.

Our IP practice protects our clients’ ideas, technology, products and brands. Global clients in wide-ranging industries engage us on complex IP litigation, transactions and counselling matters. From market leaders to dynamic start-ups, we help clients protect their market position and maximise their intellectual property. Due to the volume, size and nature of the cases we try and the deals we structure, our clients benefit from our significant market intelligence.

With decades of experience, our IP litigation attorneys have achieved extraordinary results in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret misappropriation and advertising matters, and they excel in large-scale, bet-the-company cases. We have extensive experience in venues where IP cases are most often litigated and we try cases before juries, judges and arbitrators in state courts, district courts, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Federal Claims, the US International Trade Commission, the PTAB and the TTAB. We have been, and continue to be, consistently successful in those venues.

In addition, we have more than 50 lawyers fully dedicated to negotiating, structuring and closing complex transactions driven by innovation or technological opportunities, including joint ventures, strategic alliances, licences, outsourcing, collaborations and other strategic commercial agreements. Because we represent clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to middle-market companies and growth-stage businesses, we see business arrangements from all perspectives and fully understand the diverse needs of all parties to a particular transaction.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 North LaSalle Street
Chicago IL 60654
United States

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