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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States
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Patent Infringement Litigation


Gianni Cutri is a partner focusing on high-tech IP and commercial litigation, post-grant review proceedings and data protection and privacy matters. Gianni has litigated significant actions in state and federal courts around the country, including major patent cases in the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of California, the Western District of Wisconsin the District of Colorado and the Federal Circuit. Gianni’s practice covers the full range of specialized IP courts as well, from the International Trade Commission, where has represented Complainants and Respondents in multiple Section 337 investigations, to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, where he is lead counsel in several ongoing post-grant review proceedings.




University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2000 (Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, University of Illinois Law Review; Articles Editor, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1997 (James Scholar).

Lawyer Rankings

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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP impresses with its successful track record before all major patent litigation venues in the US, including the PTAB and the ITC. The practice stands out through its commitment to preparing every case for trial, drawing on its excellent bench of senior and junior litigators with experience in a wide spread of technologies thanks to a team consisting to three quarters of practitioners with a science or engineering background. Major domestic and, increasingly, international clients entrust their complex high-stakes disputes to the team, including several pharma giants, global telecommunications and consumer product companies, blue chip technology and electronics players as well as food and beverage multinationals. Gregory ArovasJeanne Heffernan, Todd FriedmanJoseph LoyJames McConnell and Robert Appleby in New York, Adam Alper in San Francisco, Michael De Vries in Los Angeles, John O’Quinn and Jason Wilcox in Washington DC and Chicago trio Amanda Hollis, James Hurst and Gianni Cutri are key names in the practice. In Ellisen Shelton Turner, who arrived from Irell & Manella LLP in September 2019, the firm gained one of the country’s finest patent and trade secret litigators. In summer 2019, Sarah Piepmeier joined Perkins Coie LLP and Kenneth Adamo left to open an independent practice.