RUSSELL E. LEVINE, P.C.
Mr. levine is a partner at Kirkland & ellis llp where he has spent his entire 25+ 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. His trial practice includes
both jury trials and Section 337 proceedings before the itc. His appellate practice
concentrates on appeals in the court of Appeals for the Federal circuit.
His technology transfer and licensing practice includes structuring and negotiating
both licensing-in and licensing-out transactions.
Mr. levine has received numerous accolades for his ip practice. He is named
in the iAM 250 World’s leading Strategists, World’s leading patent and technology
licensing lawyers, and World’s leading patent litigators. these IAM publications
state that russell “brings a great sense for clients’ ip objectives to the table,” that
he is “well known for the depth of his licensing expertise,” and that “for the most
important cases, he is one of the leading figures in chicago and nationally.”
Legal 500 US has referred to him as an “outstanding strategist” and stated that
“russell comes highly recommended: ‘his strength is in understanding the issues
in a business context and seeking creative ways to end litigation.’” He has been
included in Chambers USA each year since 2008.
Mr. levine is counsel to the Board of trustees of leS (USA & canada); an international delegate to leSi; a member of the Board of trustees at chicago’s Museum of
Science and industry and chair of its president’s council; co-editor of “international
licensing and technology transfer: practice and the law;” and a member of Wipo’s
list of Mediators and Arbitrators.
300 n. lasalle, chicago, il 60654
p: 312.862.2466, c: 312.497.0937
email@example.com • www.kirkland.com/rlevine
Edward d. Manzo maintains an active intellectual property litigation practice at Husch Blackwell llp, where he is a partner. He also oversees patent and
trademark procurement, renders opinions, and counsels clients. He was president
of the intellectual property law Association of chicago (iplAc) from 2010-11
and remains on its board.
edward originated and is editor-in-chief of Patent Claim Construction in the
Federal Circuit (thomson reuters, 2006-date) and Patent Claim Interpretation—
Global Edition (thomson reuters, 2008-date). He taught the doctrinal course on
patent law as an Adjunct professor of law at depaul University college of law.
He teaches patent claim interpretation (including his Claim Construction Game®)
for patent resources group and bar associations.
edward was a chief contributor to the development of the pattern jury
instructions adopted by the Seventh circuit in 2008 for use in patent jury trials.
Additionally, he helped author the local patent rules adopted in 2009 by the
U.S. district court (n.d. ill.). For 2010 and 2011, he has been ranked among
the “top 100” illinois Super lawyers, and he has been named an “illinois Super
lawyer” for ip litigation for several years.
He is a member of the bars of n Y, il, and the USpto, and he is a member
of the richard linn American inn of court. He received degrees in physics
from the polytechnic institute of Brooklyn (now the polytechnic institute of n YU,
Unified Honors program, 1972) and law (SUn Y-Buffalo, now University at Buffalo,
cum laude, 1975). He has practiced ip law for 35 years.
Husch Blackwell is an Amlaw 100 firm with offices in 13 cities. More
information about Husch Blackwell and edward is available at the firm’s website
EDWARD D. MANZO
120 So. riverside plaza, Suite 2200, chicago, il 60606
p: 312.655.1500, f: 312.655.1501
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