Overview

Hannah L. Bedard is an intellectual property associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on both trial and appellate matters involving a wide variety of technologies, including hardware, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and mechanical systems. Prior to joining Kirkland, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger, III at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

What’s Next For Issue Preclusion And Patent Invalidity, Law360, June 28, 2018

The Potential for Bioprediction in Criminal Law, 18 Colum. Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 268 (2017)

Proposals for Fee-Shifting in American Patent Law, Intellectual Property Law Newsletter (Pa. Bar Assoc.), Summer 2016

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018District of Columbia
  • 2016Virginia

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Virginia

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2016

    Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

    Teaching Assistant to Professor R. Polk Wagner, Patent Law (Spring 2016)

    Teaching Assistant to Professor R. Polk Wagner, Intellectual Property Law and Policy (Spring 2016)

  • Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyB.S., Brain and Cognitive Sciences2011

    Alpha Phi