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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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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 specialises in high-stakes competitor litigation and offers an outstanding track record in the full range of patent disputes, with extensive experience in the district courts, the PTAB, the Federal Circuit, the ITC and the Supreme Court. The group’s trial clout attracts prestigious US and international clients, especially from the pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing, semiconductor and electronics sectors. In a number of disputes, the team parachuted in as a replacement at a late stage in particularly challenging proceedings, securing favourable outcomes in strategic proceedings. Gregory Arovas, Robert Appleby, Jeanne Heffernan, Joseph Loy, Leora Ben-Ami and Todd Friedman in New York, James Hurst, Amanda Hollis, Bryan Hales and Russell Levine in Chicago,  Michael De Vries in Los Angeles and Adam Alper in San Francisco, and Gregg LoCascio and John O’Quinn in Washington DC are key contacts.