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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

601 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 446 4800
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Fax +1 212 446 4900
Web:
www.kirkland.com

Gregory Arovas

Tel:
Work +1 212-446-4766
Email:
Web:
www.kirkland.com
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Greg Arovas' practice focuses on patent, trade secret, unfair competition and related litigation in the state and federal courts as well as the International Trade Commission. His experience includes representing clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to smaller rapidly growing technology companies in disputes involving integrated circuits, wireless communications, telecommunications equipment, microprocessors, personal computers, optics, industrial control systems, semiconductor processing technology, aerospace equipment, software, medical products and financial products.

Education

University of Michigan, B.S., magna cum laude, 1989; University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1992.


United States: Dispute resolution

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Gregory Arovas - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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United States: Intellectual property

Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)

Within: Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission)

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has one of the most successful ITC practices in the market. Joint practice heads Gregory Arovas in New York and Paul Brinkman in Washington DC are regularly involved in the biggest ITC investigations, which recently included two separate ITC investigations instituted against Arista after the firm's client, Cisco Systems, had filed two complaints regarding several of its patents, requesting to exclude every Arista product from entering into the US. Heineken International instructed the team to defend it against a complaint filed by Anheuser-Busch alleging the infringement of four patents related to bag-in-bottles or bottle-in-bottles technology. Michael De Vries in Los Angeles, San Francisco's Adam Alper and Sarah Piepmeier, and Joseph Loy are other main contacts. Clients also include BASF, IBM and Nike.

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Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Within: Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is praised by clients for its 'exceptional combination of legal, business and technical understanding'. 'Indisputably one of the nation's largest and most qualified teams', the 'very well-coordinated' group 'tends to dig deeper than most firms'; it has a broad sectorial spread and proven expertise in all the major US patent litigation venues, including the PTAB. Marcus Sernel in Chicago and New-York based practice head Gregory Arovas successfully defended Apex Tool Group against a patent infringement suit brought by LoggerHead Tools regarding a patent covering a wrench. New York's Jeanne Heffernan defeated Sycamore IP Holdings in infringement litigation it had brought forward against AT&T Services over a coding scheme patent, sparing the client $200m in damages. In Chicago, Kenneth Adamo is 'one of the nation's top legal minds' and Russell Levine is 'an exceptional litigator'. San Francisco's Sarah Piepmeier is 'a great lead counsel'. Adam Alper, also in San Francisco, and Los Angeles colleague Michael De Vries 'are thorough and focused on ensuring decisions are made that support the long-term view of a case'. IP practice head Gregg LoCascio in Washington DC, Amanda Hollis in Chicago and Leora Ben-Ami in New York are also recommended. Abbott Laboratories, Cisco and Samsung Electronics also feature on the client roster.

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