Top 10 Court Decisions of 2019 Affecting Licensing
Tuesday April 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eastern Time
11:00 am- 12:30 pm Central Time
10:00 am- 11:30 am Mountain Time
9:00 am - 10:30 am Pacific Time
*This webinar will not be recorded so you will need to attend LIVE to view the presentation
Licensing Executive Society is very pleased to invite you to a webinar by Russell E. Levine of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he will identify and discuss what he considers to be the "Top 10 Court Decisions of 2019 Affecting Licensing” and discuss the potential implications of those decisions on the drafting and negotiating of patent/technology license agreements. Russell is a past president of LES (USA and Canada), and his extremely-popular “Top 10” workshop at LES annual meetings each year is consistently standing room only.
Russell E. Levine
Russell E. Levine is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP where he has spent his entire 30+ year career. He focuses his trial, appellate and alternative dispute resolution practice on patent infringement matters and disputes involving, and relating to, technology transfer and patent license agreements. His trial practice includes jury trials, arbitrations and section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission. His appellate practice concentrates on appeals in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His technology transfer and licensing practice includes structuring and negotiating both licensing-in and licensing-out transactions. He is a Certified Licensing Professional.
Russell has received many accolades for his IP practice. His strategy of seeking and obtaining a writ of mandamus earned “stand-out” recognition in the Financial Times, U.S. Innovative Lawyers 2011. He also won the International Law Office 2012 Client Choice Award in Litigation for the U.S. The clients ILO interviewed had this to say about him: “Russell has that unique ability to provide legal advice in a manner that is understandable, practical and useful for our business.”
Russell is included in Managing Intellectual Property 2019 “IP Stars,” as he has been for several years. In the 2014 edition of IP Stars, a firm client praised Russell, noting, “We have worked with Russell Levine for several years. I find he has great insight into how to give clear, concise input focused on legal solutions that leverage business needs.”
Russell is named in the 2019 editions of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners and IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. Comments in these and previous IAM publications have included: “He is fantastic and has a knack for breaking down complex subjects to their essentials without getting caught in the weeds. He really knows his audience and how to get points across effectively;” he is “well known for the depth of his licensing expertise;” and “for the most important cases, he is one of the leading figures in Chicago and nationally.”
Russell is active in bar associations, industry organizations and his community. He is a Past-President of LES (USA and Canada); a past-chair of the By-Laws Committee of the Midwest Section of the United States Tennis Association; and a past-chair of the President’s Council at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.
He is an author and frequent speaker on IP issues. He is co-editor of International Licensing and Technology Transfer: Practice and the Law. His “Top 10 Court Decisions of Year” workshop at the LES Annual Meeting is consistently standing room only.
Russell holds a B.S. in Engineering and a B.S. in Economics, both degrees from the University of Michigan. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s List of Mediators and Arbitrators, and he is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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