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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States
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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 > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Fielding highly versatile teams working collaboratively across multiple cities, Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s formidable practice is especially renowned for its capabilities in business-critical technology disputes before both the state and federal courts. On the West Coast, the Bay Area-based Adam Alper is a seasoned patent and trade secrets litigator with a strong track record representing clients in the semiconductor, telecoms, and pharmaceutical arenas. In Los Angeles, IP trial lawyer Michael De Vries is widely regarded for his work in billion-dollar cases, defending the interests of various blue-chip technology entities, while Diana Torres’ recent highlights include trademark infringement suits and class action litigations in the automotive and cybersecurity sectors. On the East Coast, New York-based Dale Cendali is recommended for her expertise in copyright, internet, and advertising matters, while Washington DC-based Gregg LoCascio is an accomplished litigator in cases related to electrical and mechanical engineering. Also in New York, Claudia Ray is noted for her broad IP capabilities, ranging from pre-litigation strategizing to portfolio management. Chicago-based Gianni Cutri and the New York-based Joshua Simmons are also recommended.