Gregory S. Arovas

Greg Arovas

has established a reputation as one of the top intellectual property litigation lawyers in New York. Greg has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous high-profile patent and trade secret litigations, including cases for high-technology clients such as Intel, IBM, Samsung, Xerox, Lucent, Agere, Oracle, Siemens, Infineon, Xilinx, and KCI. Greg has tried numerous District Court and ITC cases to verdict involving a wide range of computer, software, communications and medical products related technologies. Greg is also a member of Kirkland's Firmwide Management Committee.

Greg has been recommended in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business each year since 2009. The 2014 edition of Chambers USA describes Greg as a "smart, thorough and tactically savvy patent litigator." He is a go-to trial lawyer for clients operating in the electronics and hi-technology arena. In 2014, The Legal 500 U.S. described Greg as 'a very cerebral-thinking, strategy-oriented trial lawyer who will look at the big picture in cases.' In 2013, he was also described as "'thoughtful and aggressive'" with "'thorough knowledge of the law and how it relates to business.'" In 2012, Greg was recommended in Legal 500, in which he was described by clients as an "'outstanding first chair litigation partner.'" In 2011, Chambers reported that he is, "one of the go-to guys; he is very knowledgeable in the law, has shrewd strategic thinking and is experienced in transactions and trials." Greg was named an Intellectual Property MVP by Law360 in 2011. Intellectual Asset Management magazine listed Greg among the top patent litigation attorneys in the world in their inaugural survey "IAM Patent Litigation 250: The World's Leading Patent Litigators." In addition, he has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of "Intellectual Property Law" each year since 2009.

Exemplary cases in which Greg was lead counsel are profiled in the following articles:

"IP MVP: Kirkland's Gregory Arovas," Law360, 12/8/2011

"Litigators of the Week: Gregory Arovas and Robert Krupka of Kirkland & Ellis," The Am Law Daily, 7/21/2011

"In Gigantic Win for Samsung (and Millions of Electronic Device Consumers)" and "ITC Judge Nixes Spansion Flash Memory Infringement Claims," The Am Law Litigation Daily, 10/25/2010

"Young and Hungry," The American Lawyer, 1/2008

"Busy Signal," IP Law & Business, 2/1/2007

"Deals & Suits: Rambus v. Infineon," Corporate Counsel, 6/1/2005

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Areas of Practice 1) Intellectual Property, 2) Patent Infringement Litigation, 3) Copyright, 4) Trademark, 5) Internet & Advertising Litigation, 6) Commercial Litigation, 7) Litigation and 8) Patent-Related ITC Proceedings
Law School University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1992, cum laude
Education University of Michigan, B.S., 1989, magna cum laude
Bar Member / Association State bar of New York
Most recent firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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