Alicia Shah is an intellectual property partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She works primarily on complex patent litigation in district courts and before the United States International Trade Commission. She has represented both patented holders and entities accused of infringement in single and multi-patent cases. Alicia has experience with a broad spectrum of hardware and software technologies including circuit design, microchip manufacturing, internet advertising, GPS devices, diesel engine mechanics, fluid metering, degree verification software, and orthopedic prosthesis design.
Alicia has also worked on a number of pro bono matters before the Ninth Circuit, District Courts, Illinois State Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Immigration Court. Her pro bono work includes matters related to securing trademarks for local animal shelters, helping clients in need complete their tax forms, and representing immigrants seeking asylum, withholding of removal, or convention against torture relief.
Alicia is also a registered patent attorney.
Memberships & Affiliations
Alicia is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, including the new International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property division. Alicia is also a member of the American Bar Association, including the Intellectual Property Law section and the committee on International Intellectual Property Rights.
Alicia is the co-inventor of two United States patents: United States Patent Number 6,959,557 (Apparatus for the Storage and Controlled Delivery of Fluids) and United States Patent Number 7,216,498 (Method and Apparatus for Determining Supercritical Pressure in a Heat Exchanger).
Alicia received the Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award in 2008-2009 and 2011-2013.
As a student, Alicia was a member of the University of Michigan solar car team. The team won the national championship in the American Solar Challenge and achieved third place in the World Solar Challenge.
Co-Author, U.S. Supreme Court Monsanto Decision Leaves Patent Exhaustion Questions about Self-Replicating Products Unanswered (2013)
Co-Drafter, United States' Submission to International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, "Q236: Relief in IP Proceedings Other Than Injunctions or Damages," AIPLA, AIPPI US Division (presented in Helsinki, Finland 2013)
Author, "Claim Construction under Thorner v. Sony," Intellectual Property Magazine (2013)
Author, "Planting a Standard: Proposing a Broad Reading of In re Elsner" published in the University of Michigan Law Review (2005) (cited by the Practitioner's Manual of Patent Examining Procedure)
Presenter, The Patent Exhaustion Doctrine: Bowman v. Monsanto Co. and Other Recent Developments, 20th Annual Technology & Law Seminar (2013)
Presenter, "Effectively Presenting Expert Testimony During Claim Construction," Fifth Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law hosted by Michigan State University College of Law (2013)
Guest Lecturer, Advanced Patent Law Seminar at Stanford Law School (2013)
Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Alicia clerked for the Honorable Judge Sandra Ikuta on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Alicia also worked as a PILI fellow at the Chicago Legal Clinic.
Before attending law school, Alicia worked as an intern engineer for General Motors, General Electric and Tecumseh Products, primarily working with solid modeling design programs and on manufacturing process improvement.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit