Keynote Speaker


Russell E. Levine, PC, CLP  

Monday, March 13
8 – 10 a.m.

Back by popular demand, we welcome Russell E. Levine to the center stage. As 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 related to technology transfer and patent license agreements. Mr. Levine’s expertise enables him to identify the “Top 10” court decisions affecting licensing which he’ll present in an entertaining and informative manner. His technology transfer and licensing practice includes structuring and negotiating both licensing-in and licensing-out transactions. 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, US Innovative Lawyers 2011. He also won the International Law Office 2012 Client Choice Award in Litigation for the United States Russell is named in the 2016 editions of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners and IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. He is a Past-president of LES (USA and Canada). He is an author and frequent speaker on IP issues. He is co-editor of International Licensing and Technology Transfer: Practice and the Law. Russell holds a BS in Engineering and a BS in Economics 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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