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Bryan Hales is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer with a focus on patent and trade secret litigation. He has won jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations first chair. Recent highlights include the successful defense as lead trial counsel for ZimmerBiomet in a multi-hundred-million dollar arbitration after a 10-day trial, winning a multi-patent case as lead trial counsel for Sandoz’ over its proposed generic version of ophthalmologic drugs, the successful defense as co-trial counsel for a major pharmaceutical company in two separate billion-dollar-plus arbitrations, and the successful defense as lead trial counsel for a major medical device manufacturer in two confidential arbitrations, and winning as lead trial counsel a five-day trial for Zimmer in Delaware federal court, defeating the claims of two prominent orthopedic surgeons—one was the head physician for the 1992 U.S. Olympic Basketball “Dream Team” and the head physician for the New York Knicks for more than 25 years—that they should be named as inventors on three Zimmer patents related to some of its most successful artificial knee implants.

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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.