Overview

Mr. Goryunov is an experienced trial lawyer that represents clients in complex patent matters involving many diverse technologies. He is deeply involved, as trial counsel, in all aspects of cases pending in Federal courts, at the U.S. International Trade Commission involving Section 337 investigations, and in appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also regularly serves as first-chair trial counsel in post-grant review trials, on behalf of both Petitioners and Patent Owners, pending at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. To date, he has been involved in over one-hundred post-grant review trials.

Mr. Goryunov is a regular contributor to intellectual property publications, including the Intellectual Property Magazine, The Patent Lawyer, and the IPO Law Journal. To date, he has published more than sixty articles, many of which discuss post-grant review trial practice. Mr. Goryunov also speaks about diverse issues of patent law and post-grant review trial practice. He also teaches patent law and intellectual property litigation at the Columbia University and previously at the University of Notre Dame.

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Publications 

A Bridge Too Far? Limits in PTAB Trials, THE PATENT LAW. 11–14 (Jan.–Feb. 2016).

Guide to Petitioner Estoppel at the PTAB, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 49–52 (Feb. 2016).

ITC Needs “Material Things” in A Digital World (a review of the Federal Circuit’s decision in ClearCorrect Operating, LLC v. Int’l Trade Comn’n), THE PATENT LAW. 29–31 (Nov.–Dec. 2015); NYIPLA PATENT LITIG. COMM.: THE REPORT (Dec.–Jan. 2015–2016).

Recent Developments In Claim Construction, 20th Annual Advanced Patent Law Inst. (Nov. 5-6, 2015).

Supplemental Examination—Where’s The Love, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 35–36 (Nov. 2015).

Kessler Doctrine Continues to Protect Products (and Customers) From Abusive Patent Litigation, Even After 108 Years, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 64–66 (Oct. 2015); NYIPLA PATENT LITIG. COMM.: THE REPORT 12–15 (Oct.–Nov. 2015).

Mindful Timing, THE PATENT LAW. 29–32 (Sept.–Oct. 2015).

With Great Power . . . (a review of the Supreme Court’s decision in Kimble, et al. v. Marvel Entm’t, LLC, et al.), INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 81–82 (July-Aug. 2015).

Good Faith No Longer A Defense to Inducement (a review of the Supreme Court’s decision in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Sys., Inc.), INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 74–75 (July-Aug. 2015); THE PATENT LAW. 17–19 (July-Aug. 2015).

SEPs and the Need for Standard Damages Tests (a review of the Federal Circuit’s decision in Ericsson, Inc. v. D-Link Sys., Inc.), THE PATENT LAW. 17–20 (May-June 2015).

Procedural Grounds for Raising a Section 101 “Alice” Motion, 26 AM. BAR ASS’N INTELL. PROP. LITIG. NEWSLETTER 4 at 2–9 (Summer 2015).

Use, In Parallel or Sequence, of Different Post-Grant Proceedings: USPTO Proceedings, New Japanese PGOs, and/or European Opposition Proceedings, PROCEEDINGS OF 2015 FORDHAM IP CONF. (Apr. 2015).

Join the Fray, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 67–69 (Apr. 2015).

Reissue Proceedings: Another Twist in the Tale of AIA Post-Grant Review, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 36–37 (Mar. 2015); NYIPLA BULL. 26–27 (Feb.–Mar. 2015).

Deference-In-Part: Review of a District Court’s Claim Construction (a review of the Supreme Court’s decision in Teva Pharm. USA, Inc., et al. v. Sandoz, Inc., et al.), THE PATENT LAW. 41–44 (Mar.–Apr. 2015); AIPLA, AIPPI US DIV. E-NEWS, NO. 41 (Apr. 2015); IPO L. J. (Sept. 2, 2015).

Definitely, Maybe, THE PATENT LAW. 21–23 (Jan.–Feb. 2015).

A Tale of Two Claim Constructions – When the Patent Expires During an AIA Review, NYIPLA BULL. 8–9 (Dec. 2014–Jan. 2015).

Avoiding the Litigation Rabbit Hole (a review of the Federal Circuit’s decision in Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, LLC), INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 44–45 (Dec. 2014–Jan. 2015); IPO L. J. (Dec. 30, 2014).

Down the Rabbit Hole (a review of the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l), THE PATENT LAW. 19–21 (Sept.–Oct. 2014).

An Appeal-ing Proposition, THE PATENT LAW. 35–39 (Sept.–Oct. 2014); NYIPLA BULL. 19–23 (Oct.–Nov. 2014); IPO L. J. (July 8, 2014).

The Price of a Stay: Prior Art Estoppel, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 61–64 (Oct. 2014); NYIPLA BULL. 16–19 (Aug.–Sept. 2014).

Muniauction has a Moment in the Limelight (a review of the Supreme Court’s decision in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Techs., Inc.), THE PATENT LAW. 25–27 (Sept. 2014).

A New Indefinite Test (a review of the Supreme Court’s decision in Nautilus, Inc. v Biosig Instruments, Inc.), THE PATENT LAW. 45–47 (Sept. 2014).

Motion to Amend: Focus on Detail or Face Denial, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 67–70 (July–Aug. 2014).

High Octane! (a review of the Supreme Court’s decision in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys., Inc.), THE PATENT LAW. 21–23 (Dec. 2014); KIRKLAND ALERT (May 2014); 26 NO. 8 IPTLJ 20 (Aug. 2014).

Gaining the Benefit of an Earlier-Filed Inter Partes Review by Applying the IPR Joinder Provisions Under the America Invents Act, NYIPLA BULL. 1, 4–6 (Apr.–May 2014).

Parallel Proceedings: Stays of Parallel Related Patent Office Proceedings in View of a Later-Filed Inter Partes Review, THE PATENT LAW. 25–29 (Apr. 2014).

Lighting Rod: Supreme Court Likely (a review of the Federal Circuit’s decision in Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Elecs. N. Am. Co.), INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 72–74 (Apr. 2014); KIRKLAND ALERT (Feb. 2014).

Survey of U.S. Court Decisions to Stay Part 3: Opposing a Request to Stay, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 47–49 (Apr. 2014).

Survey of U.S. Court Decisions to Stay Part 2: Where Stays Were Granted, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 37–40 (Mar. 2014).

Survey of U.S. Court Decisions to Stay, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE 46–48 (Feb. 2014); NYIPLA BULL. 24–27 (Dec. 2013–Jan. 2014).

When is the Right Time to File an Inter Partes Review, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE, 72–74 (Nov. 2013).

Questions Remain Over Identifying ‘Real’ Parties-in-Interest, INTELL. PROP. MAGAZINE, 56–59 (Oct. 2013).

United States’ Submission to Int’l Assoc. for the Prot. of IP, Q236-Relief in IP Proceedings other than Injunctions or Damages, AIPLA, AIPPI US DIV. (app’d May 29, 2013; presented in Helsinki, Finland 2013).

Non-Practicing Entities May Enforce Patents at the U.S. International Trade Commission Even If There Is No Product, CLIENT UPDATE (Jan. 2013).

Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Overhauls U.S. Patent System, CLIENT UPDATE (Sept. 2011).

The U.S. Supreme Court Provides Guidance on the Limits of Patent–Eligible Subject Matter, KIRKLAND ALERT (July 2010); IP SPOTLIGHT: INTELL. PROP. NEWSLETTER (Aug. 2010).

(Non)obviousness of Claims to Genetic Sequences: Finding the Middle Ground, 26 SANTA CLARA COMPUTER & HIGH TECH. L. J. 1 (Winter 2010).

Giles v. California: Sixth Amendment Confrontation Right, Forfeiture by Wrongdoing, and a Misguided Departure from the Common Law and the Constitution, 40 U. TOL. L. REV. 577 (Spring 2007).

Loss of Sixth Amendment Confrontation Rights: Forfeiture Triggered by Voluntary Wrongful Conduct, (2008).

All Rights Reserved: Does Google’s “Image Search” Infringe Vested Exclusive Rights Granted Under the Copyright Law?, 41 J. MARSHALL L. REV. 487 (Winter 2008).

To Mark or Not to Mark: Application of the Patent Marking Statute to Websites and the Internet, 14 RICH. J. L. & TECH. 2 (Fall 2007).

A Proposal to Amend Rule 407 of the Federal Rules of Evidence to Conform With the Underlying Relevancy Rationale for the Rule in Negligence and Strict Liability Actions, 3 SETON HALL CIR. REV. 435 (Spring 2007).

Seminars

The Enforcement World is Turning: Recent Changes in USITC Law and Practice, Distinguished Alumni Lecture at The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (Mar. 23, 2016).

Claim Construction After Teva, Chicago IP Department Meeting at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Jan. 27, 2016).

Working with Clients—Best Practices, 2015 IP Retreat at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Oct. 9, 2015).

Inter Partes Review Practice, 2015 IP Retreat at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Oct. 8, 2015).

Business Development Opportunities and the PTAB, 2015 IP Retreat at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Oct. 8, 2015).

Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”): Ethical Considerations for Implementing BYOD Policies, Chicago IP Department Meeting at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Sept. 2, 2015).

PTAB Practice and Strategy: A Trial Attorney’s Perspective, 2015 Tech. & L. Seminar at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (May 20, 2015).

Bring Your Own Device: Ethical Considerations for Implementing BYOD Policies, 2015 Tech. & L. Seminar at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (May 20, 2015).

Dual-Use Devices and the Workplace, Spring Symposium: Legal Problems in Data Management: IT & Privacy at the Forefront at The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (Apr. 10, 2015).

PTAB Trials: Tips and Strategies, NYIPLA Patent Litigation Committee Meeting at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, New York, NY (Jan. 29, 2015).

Happy 3BD, PTAB!, Richard Linn Inn of Court Meeting at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Jan. 15, 2015).

PTAB: Views from the Bench and the Bar, IPLAC IP Law Symposium 2014 at The Standard Club, Chicago, IL (Nov. 14, 2014).

USPTO Post-Grant Review Proceedings: Lessons Learned, Questions Pending, and Strategic Considerations, 2014 Tech. & L. Seminar at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (May 20, 2014).

Lessons Learned/Questions Pending: USPTO Post-Grant Review Proceedings -- Trial Lawyer’s Perspective, Young Lawyers Section, IP Committee Meeting at The Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (Apr. 2, 2013).

Why USPTO Post-Grant Review Proceedings Are Important For Our Practice, Chicago IP Department Meeting at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Mar. 24, 2014).

Current Issues and Trends in Copyright Law Copyright Termination Under § 203, Richard Linn Inn of Court Meeting at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Jan. 16, 2014).

Post-Grant Patent Challenges at the Patent Office and Use of Surveys in District Court Litigation, Young Lawyers Section, IP Committee Meeting at The Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (Nov. 6, 2013).

Interplay Between AIA Review Proceedings and U.S. District Court Actions, 2013 IP Retreat at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Oct. 3, 2013).

Post-Grant Patent Challenges at the Patent Office under the AIA, 2013 Tech. & L. Seminar at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (May 22, 2013).

2013 Annual Intellectual Property Law Judge’s Panel Discussion, Seminar at The Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chicago, IL (Mar. 11, 2013).

Practice of IP Law Under the AIA: Where Are We Now?, Young Lawyers Section, IP Committee Meeting at The Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (Dec. 5, 2012).

Thinking About Changes to Patent Law Practice Under the America Invents Act (“AIA”), 2012 IP Retreat at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Oct. 26, 2012).

First-Inventor-to-File and the New Novelty Standard, Young Lawyers Section, IP Committee Meeting at The Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL (Jan. 4, 2012).

The U.S. Supreme Court Provides Guidance on the Limits of Patent-Eligible Subject Matter, IP Transactional Update at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (July 26, 2010).

The New “Who, What, Where, When, and How” of the Inequitable Conduct Defense, IP Litigation Update at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL (Sept. 14, 2009).

The Criminal Law Edit, Alignment and Reform (CLEAR) Initiative: A Symposium on the New Illinois Criminal Code, Symposium at The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (Apr. 18, 2008).

Abuse of Legal Process For Political and Economic Gain in Russia: Current Charges of Embezzlement and Money Laundering Against Former Yukos Oil Company CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky and His Business Associate Platon Lebedev, Symposium at The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (Apr. 4, 2007).

Memberships & Affiliations

The Richard Linn American Inn of Court.

  • Chair (2014–2015).

American Intellectual Property Law Association, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), US Division.

Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section.

  • Vice-Chair, IP Committee (2013–2014).

  • Legislative Liaison, IP Committee (2012–2013).

American Association of Russian–Speaking Attorneys, Midwest Chapter.

  • President (2008–2010).

  • Co–Founder/Vice–President, Student Chapter (2006–2007).

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008, Illinois

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

  • United States International Trade Commission, Washington D.C.

Languages

  • Russian

Education

  • The John Marshall Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2008

    Lead Articles Editor, The John Marshall Law Review

    Moot Court Council

    Order of John Marshall

  • DePaul UniversityB.S., Computer Sciencewith Honors2001