Kenneth R Adamo

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kenneth R Adamo is a partner in the IP practice group in Kirkland’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 nonjury cases before state and federal courts and before the US International Trade Commission, as well as ex parte and inter partes re-examination and America Invents Act post-grant review experience at the 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 45 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, FRAND/SEP issues (US and non-US), exhaustion, internet jurisdiction, effects of non-US adjudications on US litigation, and America Invents Act post-grant USPTO proceedings (regarding substantive/procedural issues and interfacing with parallel US district court proceedings).

Representations in IP litigation and post-grant proceedings as lead counsel include US federal court, USPTO and International Trade Commission cases for American Honda Motors, Citibank, CQG, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Kemper Insurance, MediaTek, 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 BSc in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Chicago IL 60654
United States

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