Aaron Resetarits is an intellectual property litigation partner in Kirkland’s New York office. Aaron’s practice focuses on patent infringement litigation and represents clients from various industries, including medical devices, biotechnology, consumer products, and telecommunications. Aaron has experience in nearly all phases of litigation, including document and written discovery, taking depositions, discovery motions, briefing claim construction, expert discovery, pre-trial filings, preparing fact and expert witnesses for trial, assisting in direct and cross examinations at trial, post-trial proceedings, and appeals to the Federal Circuit. He has also provided strategic advice to clients associated with inter partes review before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Aaron's pro bono matters include the representation of asylum seekers before the Department of Homeland Security–for which he received the Immigration Equality Safe Haven Award.
Who Gets the Last Word? Petitioner Replies to Patent Owner Preliminary Responses — Part Two, Intell. Prop. Mag. (Apr. 2018).
Who Gets the Last Word? Petitioner Replies to Patent Owner Preliminary Responses — Part One, Intell. Prop. Mag. (Mar. 2018).
Who Gets the Last Word? Petitioner Replies to Patent Owner Preliminary Responses — Part One, AIPLA, AIPPI US Div. e-News, No. 56 (Feb. 2018).
'Appealing' a PTAB decision on institution of a post-grant review, Intellectual Property Magazine (Sept. 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 LAWYER 29–31 (Nov.–Dec. 2015).
Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, Recipient, Each year 2012–2014
Kirkland & Ellis New York Associates Committee, Member, 2014–2018
Kirkland & Ellis New York Recruiting Committee, Member, 2016–present
Immigration Equality Safe Haven Award, Recipient, 2014
Memberships & Affiliations
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association
New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2013, New York
- 2013, New Jersey
- 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 New York
- Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2012Treasurer, Student Intellectual Property Law Association
- Rochester Institute of TechnologyB.S., Mechanical Engineeringwith Honors2008