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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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Adam Alper is in Kirkland’s intellectual property litigation group and handles significant disputes with respect to both asserting and defending intellectual property rights in cases involving patent, trade secret, copyright and antitrust claims, with a focus on large competitor v. competitor cases. This past year, after an almost four month trial, he and his partner Mike De Vries secured a $764 million verdict for Motorola Solutions in a trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement case against Hytera Communications, a multi-billion dollar competitor. In September 2019, Adam and Mike won a $125 million verdict for industry leading client, Eagle View Technologies in another competitor dispute over 3D rooftop imaging. For each trial, Adam and Mike were named AmLaw “Litigators of the Week.”


University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 1998, summa cum laude) Order of the Coif; Stanford University (B.A., 1994).

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

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Adam AlperKirkland & Ellis LLP

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 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.