Dawn H. Dawson

As a partner in the Intellectual Property Department in the Chicago office, Dawn H. Dawson has worked on complex commercial cases involving patent, trade secret, antitrust, trademark, copyright and related matters. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Dawn was the Technology Transfer Administrator at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where she drafted and negotiated contracts for the protection and commercialization of intellectual property developed there. Dawn had previously worked in St. Jude's Immunology Department where she assisted in a project to develop a polyvalent vaccine to the HIV virus. Dawn authored the article, Supreme Court Reaffirms the Broad Scope of Patentable Subject Matter, which appeared in the Spring 2002 issue of the K&E intellectual property publication, Biotech Update.

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Biotechnology, 3) Pharmaceutical & Life Science, 4) Information Technology Transactions, 5) Internet & E-Commerce, 6) Outsourcing and 7) Patent Infringement Litigation
Law School University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2001, summa cum laude
Education University of Memphis, B.S., Biology, 1994, summa cum laude
Bar Member / Association State bar of Illinois
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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