Overview

Vladimir Khodosh is a partner whose practice is focused on technology transactions. Vladimir has handled a variety of software licensing, software development, and business outsourcing transactions. Vladimir has counseled clients in many intellectual property and information technology aspects of corporate transactions, including in the merger, acquisition, and bankruptcy contexts. Vladimir, a registered patent attorney, relies significantly on his software development experience, and his experience counseling clients on protecting patent, copyright, and trade secret aspects of business method, software, and Internet-based intellectual property assets, in representing clients in transactions.

Vladimir has been recognized for his work by The Legal 500 U.S.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

"Transformational Sourcing," course materials for the PLI Outsourcing 2011: Structuring, Negotiation and Governance Seminar Series.

"Protecting Your Digital Assets: How to Protect Your Database Investment," Smart Business Chicago, June 2005.

Seminars

Speaker, “Notable Legal Developments in Open Source,” presented at the Black Duck Flight 2017 Conference, November 2017.

Speaker and Organizer, “OSS in M&A Transactions” and “Crying Wolf or Is Open Source Risk Real: Some Recent Trends and Cases” presented at the Kirkland & Ellis Open Source Law Seminar in Chicago, June 2017.

Speaker, “Negotiating and Contracting for Outsourcing,” presented at the Certified Outsourcing Professionals Master Class for the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals in Denver, September 2013.

Panelist, “Selling and Marketing on the Internet,” presented at Business-Law Conference entitled: “Legal Challenges in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ownership” hosted by the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, February 8, 2012.

Speaker, “Diligencing OSS Use and Navigating OSS in M&A,” presented at the Kirkland & Ellis Open Source Law Seminar in Palo Alto, January 2012.

Speaker, “Copyright Damages for Open Source Violations: A Practical Framework,” presented at the Kirkland & Ellis Open Source Law Seminar in Palo Alto, January 2012.

Speaker, “Transformational Sourcing,” presented at PLI Outsourcing 2011: Structuring, Negotiation and Governance in Chicago, September 20, 2011.

Speaker, “Monetary Damages for Open Source Violations: A Practical Framework,” presented at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), San Francisco, May 2011.

Speaker, “License Conflict and Risk Management: Inside Company Operations,” presented at the Kirkland & Ellis Open Source Seminar, April 2009.

Speaker, “The Edge on Negotiating Software Contracts with Association Software Vendors,” presented at the Interim Meeting of the American Society of Medical Association Counsel, November 2006.

Memberships & Affiliations

Licensing Executives Society, Lawyers for the Creative Arts

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2002, Illinois
  • Not admitted to practice in California
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • University of Illinois College of LawJ.D.cum laude2001
    I.P. Moot Court Editor
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.A., Political Science1998