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Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Luke Dauchot, Chicago, USA

Luke Dauchot

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Intellectual Property.


Luke Dauchot is a trial lawyer focusing on patent litigation. Luke has tried over twenty patent infringement and commercial cases in venues throughout the country. As lead trial counsel, he has obtained multiple defense verdicts and some of the country's largest patent plaintiff's verdicts. Luke’s consecutive jury trial wins for Samsung in 2015 won him recognition in 2016 as one of The National Law Journal’s IP “Trailblazers.” In 2011 alone, Luke won two jury verdicts totaling over $170 million. His clients include Medtronic, Samsung, Alcatel Lucent, and Intel among others. He also appears regularly before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Luke is consistently recognized as one of the country’s top patent trial lawyers. Those recognitions include: Benchmark Litigation 2013 - 2016, Local Litigation Star; Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars 2013 - 2015; IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012 – 2016; The Legal 500 U.S., Recommended Lawyer, 2012 –2016; Law360’s “2011 MVP”; The Daily Journal’s “Top 75 Intellectual Property Lawyers in California,” 2009 – 2013; The Recorder's 2011 "Attorneys of the Year"; “Southern California Super Lawyers,” 2009 – 2015; The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 – 2015; and BTI Client Service All-Star, 2015. Luke has authored numerous articles on the subject of patent litigation, and he speaks regularly on the subject.


Luke serves as a member of the executive committee for The Judge Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court; and is a member of the Case Western Reserve Law School Society of Benchers, an honorary society that recognizes distinguished jurists, practitioners, and academicians.


Case Western Reserve University (J.D., 1986; B.A., 1983, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

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