Intellectual property trial lawyer Ken Adamo to discuss international trade law at John Marshall

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As published by San Francisco Gate

Ken Adamo, a partner in the intellectual property (IP) group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, will speak about recent changes in U.S. International Trade Commission law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago on March 23, 2016.

Adamo will focus his talk on how many new United States International Trade Commission (USITC) cases have altered the landscape for challenging certain conduct allegedly in violation of IP rights. These cases include those relating to induced infringement; electronic importation and USITC jurisdiction; and various procedural and substantive matters regarding the USITC’s requirement for a domestic industry as a basis for jurisdiction.

Adamo practices in Kirkland’s Chicago and New York offices. His practice focuses on all areas of IP law, including patent, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets and related antitrust matters. Adamo has extensive trial experience as lead counsel in jury and nonjury cases before state and federal courts and before the USITC, as well as ex parte and inter partes experience in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Adamo is an alumnus of John Marshall, receiving his LL.M. in IP law in 1989. He also has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University.

Adamo’s address is part of an ongoing series of discussions hosted at John Marshall focused on intellectual property. Upcoming presentations will include Nathan Kelley, acting chief judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights in the U.S. Copyright Office.

John Marshall’s nationally ranked intellectual property program is one of 42 law schools in the country to participate in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Law School Clinic Certification Program. It is the only law school in Illinois whose USPTO program focuses on both patent and trademark practice areas.

With more than 50 specialized IP courses, John Marshall’s program draws students from around the U.S. and across the globe. It has partnered with IP lawyers in the People’s Republic of China for 20 years. It also conducts an ABA-approved summer program in China directed exclusively to IP issues.

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