Mr Adam Petravicius > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Adam Petravicius is an experienced technology and IP transactions attorney with substantial experience in leading technology-driven deals. He has worked with companies of all sizes, from emerging companies to the largest public companies, in a wide range of industries, including software/IT, life sciences, electronics, consumer products, manufacturing, chemicals, defense and automotive. He routinely advises executives and business owners on strategy and legal issues, providing business-oriented advice and practical solutions to mitigate risk and maximize value.

Adam works with clients on strategic commercial transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, licenses, development agreements, commercialization and other collaboration agreements, technology acquisitions and sales, outsourcing, consulting and services agreements, and other complex commercial agreements. He also works closely with Kirkland’s Corporate/M&A practice in connection with the technology and IP aspects of corporate transactions, and in working with portfolio companies on the types of transactions described above.

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United States > Intellectual property > Patents: licensing

Kirkland & Ellis LLP offers longstanding experience in advising licensors and licensees on high-stakes licensing agreements. Often involved in patent matters that form a part of wider contracts, such as joint development agreements, supply agreements, or service and technical assistance agreements, the group brings a business-focused approach to its licensing practice. Its additional expertise in patent portfolio management and monetization, for example through the set-up of licensing programmes, joint ventures, divestitures or buy-outs, is a further asset. The pharmaceutical, life sciences, technology and software sectors provide particularly busy streams of work. Key contacts include David MacDonald in New York and Chicago’s Seth Traxler, Neil Hirshman, Russell Levine and Adam Petravicius, and John Lynn in San Francisco. Matthew Colman left for an in-house position at Syntellis in September 2020 while Sarah Schaedler joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in the same month. In April 2020, Kate Withers joined Latham & Watkins LLP, followed by Sam Hong‘s departure to Perkins Coie LLP in May 2020.