Kevin Bendix is a partner in the intellectual property group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, with a primary focus on patent disputes. Kevin has extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including pre-suit counseling through trial and appeal. He has represented clients in complex litigation matters in district courts around the country, and in inter partes review proceedings before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Kevin’s technological case experience includes medical devices, semiconductors, wireless technologies, and various consumer goods.

Kevin also has an active pro bono practice, which focuses on representing children in need of special education services in school.


Thought Leadership


Copyright Damages: Incorporating Reasonable Royalty from Patent Law, 27 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 527 (2012).

  • Translated into Chinese by the Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2012–2015

Board Member, Disability Rights Legal Center


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012, California
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado


  • English
  • Spanish


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of LawJ.D.2012

    Associate Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal

    Board of Advocates

    Law and Technology Certificate

  • University of California, San DiegoB.S., Biology2009
    Provost Honors