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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


IP strategist and litigator Ellisen Turner is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis. The former managing partner of Irell & Manella represents clients in complex patent and trade secret disputes and intellectual property transactions. He combines his business acumen with a deep understanding of IP law to support his clients’ business goals and maximize the value of their ideas and technology. Known for his sophisticated understanding of the high tech sector, and with a background in computer engineering, computer science, and biomedical engineering, he concentrates his practice on media and entertainment technology, software, telecom, semiconductor, biotechnology, and life sciences matters.

Beyond representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes patent litigation, Mr. Turner helps clients develop strategies to acquire, protect, and monetize their tangible and intellectual assets. He counsels businesses on IP portfolio mining and development, licensing program development, standards setting organization activities, and issues concerning standards essential patent (SEP) negotiations and enforcement. He also advises on IP commercialization, due diligence, transactions, and bankruptcy matters.

Mr. Turner earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan, and his B.S. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science magna cum laude from the University of Southern California.

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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.