Overview

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, Sony, 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 and Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business each year since 2013. The 2017 edition of Chambers Global describes Greg as “a leader in high-stakes technology and consumer electronics patent litigation. Sources reserve particular praise for his strong technical ability, excellent communication skills and strategic approach to matters.” 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. Most recently, in 2015 and 2014, Greg was recognized as New York’s Outstanding IP Litigator by Managing Intellectual Property.

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

“Trials Group of the Year: Kirkland & Ellis,” Law360, 1/24/2017

“Trial Pros: Kirkland & Ellis’ Greg Arovas,” Law360, 6/7/2016

“The 2016 IP Hot List: Kirkland & Ellis,” The National Law Journal, 6/6/2016

“IP Group Of The Year: Kirkland & Ellis,” Law360, 2/1/2016

“Samsung, Qualcomm Triumph At ITC In Nvidia Patent Fight,” Law360, 12/15/2015

“Intellectual Property Hot List,” The National Law Journal, 6/2/2014

“Defendants Extend East Texas Hot Streak with Wi-Lan Verdict,” The Am Law Litigation Daily, 7/17/2013

"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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Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1993, New York
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado2009
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois2008
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York1994
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York1994
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit1994
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit2004

Education

  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude1992
  • University of MichiganB.S.magna cum laude1989