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Edward C. Donovan, Partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís ITC Section 337 Litigation: Tips & Strategies for Your Firm Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 16, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Edward C. Donovan, Partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “ITC Section 337 Litigation: Tips & Strategies for Your Firm.” This event is scheduled for September 28, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Ed Donovan

Ed Donovan is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis where he focuses on intellectual property and technology-related litigation. His experience includes trials, arbitrations and preliminary injunction proceedings in federal and state courts and before the International Trade Commission. Ed has tried patent infringement cases to verdict in bench and jury trials and has successfully obtained and defeated exclusion orders in Section 337 proceedings. His experience spans a variety of technical subject matters including semiconductors, mobile phones, data storage, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Ed has substantial experience in legal and regulatory issues involving standards essential patents, including trying cases involving SEP and FRAND issues as both plaintiff and defendant.

Ed’s work has been recognized by Chambers & Partners and Managing Intellectual Property, among others.

Ed has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.

About Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,900-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex intellectual property and technology matters, private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and restructuring matters. The Firm has offices in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

Kirkland has one of the most respected intellectual property litigation practices in the country, with particular experience in large-scale patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret misappropriation, and advertising matters. The Firm has been handling ITC Section 337 proceedings for more than 30 years and has litigated numerous ITC cases on behalf of complainants and respondents covering a variety of products and technologies. Kirkland was honored by Managing Intellectual Property as the 2016 “International Trade Commission Firm of the Year.”


Under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) covers IP cases related to imported goods. ITC litigation presents unique challenges to the parties in the lawsuit. It involves litigating technologically complicated lawsuits in a short period of time. Litigating Section 337 cases should not be like litigating a jury case since these are not district court cases.

To ensure effective representation, litigators must be well-versed with the patent prosecution process and must have comprehensive technical or scientific background in order to evaluate and present arguments on the main issues driving the case. Legal strategies should also be developed and executed to maximize opportunities while minimizing disruption to clients’ business.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and practitioners to discuss ITC Section 337 litigation and to offer tips and strategies that will help litigators overcome the complexities of Section 337 proceedings. Speakers will also provide an in-depth discussion of key Section 337 litigation developments.

Key topics include:

• Overview of Section 337
• ITC Section 337 Investigations Framework
• Notable Cases
• Litigation Challenges
• Litigation Tips and Strategies
• Latest Litigation Trends and Developments

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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