John Polansky is an associate in the Austin office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. John focuses on patent litigation and has experience in a range of arts and practices, including ion therapy, wireless communication, virtual networking and artificial intelligence. John also has experience across a broad array of other matters, including copyright litigation, employment litigation, securities and shareholder litigation, defamation actions and privacy law.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2022Texas
  • 2019California


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California


  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.2018

    Member Editor, Stanford Technology Law Review

    Policy Practicum: Empirical Study of Patent Non-Practicing Entity Litigation

  • University of Southern CaliforniaPh.D., Astronautical Engineering2013
    Award for Best Research Assistant in USC Astronautical Engineering, 2012–2013
  • University of North DakotaB.S., Mechanical Engineeringsumma cum laude2008
    Private Pilot Certificate