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Partner at Kirkland & Ellis
Ken Adamo is a partner in the Intellectual Property group in Kirkland’s Chicago and New York offices. Ken has extensive trial experience as lead counsel in jury and nonjury cases before state and federal courts and before the United States International Trade Commission, as well as ex parte and PTAB experience in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has had substantial experience as lead counsel in arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and actively practices before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, having appeared in 40 appeals to date.
Chambers Global ranked Ken in Band 2 for 2016, being highly regarded for his IP trial experience before the ITC, Federal Circuit and district courts. Chambers Global 2011 noted that Ken is "revered for his powerful courtroom presence." In 2010, Chambers ranked Ken as a Star Performer in Ohio and Band 1 in Texas, with clients remarking that he "has unparalleled stature as a patent litigator and is 'incredibly smart with a strong presence that makes him very persuasive to a judge and jury,'" as well as that he "enjoys national recognition for his IP practice, which encompasses patent, trademark and copyright issues." "He's got the energy, the eye for detail and the courtroom presence - he's just a superb trial lawyer.“
Recent major representations in intellectual property litigation as lead counsel include U.S. federal court and ITC cases for CMO-Innolux, CQG, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, MediaTek, Procter & Gamble, Otter Products, Samsung, TEL, Texas Instruments, TSMC, and Xilinx.