Mr Todd Friedman > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Todd Friedman is an intellectual property litigator and partner in Kirkland’s New York office, with a primary focus on patent disputes. In particular, Todd has significant experience representing clients in high-stakes litigation in all areas of technology, including semiconductors, computer software and hardware, telecommunications, and medical devices. Todd has tried numerous cases to verdict, and his clients have included some of the nation’s largest companies, such as Intel, Samsung, and IBM, among others.

The Legal 500 U.S. has consistently recognized Todd’s work on the Firm’s Tier 1 Patent Litigation team and in the Firm’s International Trade Commission patent practice, and noted that he is an “excellent strategist” and “responsive, organized and an effective oral advocate.”

Todd has tried and led patent cases in federal courts across the country and in the United States International Trade Commission. In addition to his trial work, Todd has served as lead counsel in many inter partes reviews before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also has extensive experience conducting infringement assessments, coordinating clients’ efforts in multinational patent disputes, and helping companies manage their patent portfolios through active licensing programs.

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United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Kirkland & Ellis LLP houses a stellar bench of experienced trial lawyers, including the New York-based Gregory Arovas, Robert Appleby, Joseph Loy, and Todd Friedman; James Hurst, Amanda Hollis, and Bryan Hales in Chicago; Michael De Vries and Ellisen Turner in Los Angeles; Adam Alper in San Francisco; Gregg LoCascio and John O’Quinn in Washington DC; and Jeannie Heffernan in Austin. Operating across the country, the practice is a preferred choice for major industry clients for a wide gamut of patent disputes, litigating cases before district courts, the Federal Circuit, the ITC, the PTAB, and the Supreme Court. The group has particular expertise in the semiconductor, telecommunications, technology, electronics and pharmaceutical industries.