Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Adam Alper is a leading member of the intellectual property litigation group in Kirkland’s Bay Area office. Focusing primarily on patent and trade secret disputes, and predominantly representing clients in the semiconductor, telecommunications, computer hardware and pharmaceutical industries, Adam regularly litigates high-stakes competitor cases involving concurrent claims of patent, trade secret and copyright violations. These disputes often involve co-pending actions in US District Courts, and before the USPTO PTAB and USITC, that are frequently litigated through the trial and post-trial phases.
Since 2018, Adam has secured over $2.1 billion in damages awards and settlements on behalf of his clients in IP litigations, including $1.75 billion in three separate plaintiff-side jury verdicts won since September 2019: a $855 million jury verdict in October 2020 on behalf of Cognizant against a competitor in a software-related trade secret and copyright case; a $765 million jury verdict in February 2020 on behalf of Motorola Solutions in a trade secret case against a competitor, Hytera; and a $125 million jury verdict in September 2019 on behalf of EagleView Technologies in a patent case against a competitor. The verdicts were profiled in The Am Law Litigation Daily’s “Litigator of the Week” feature, and received extensive additional media coverage including in The New York Times, Reuters, and Bloomberg Law.