Kirkland partner John O'Quinn was recognized as a runner-up in The Am Law Litigation Daily's "Litigator of the Week" column for his work for Sequoia Technology and Actavis. The Red Hat team also included partners Todd Friedman and Chris DeCoro and associate Stephen DeSalvo. Partners William Burgess, Chris Jagoe and Tom Fleming and associate Tera Stone were recognized on the team representing Actavis.
"... Runners-up honors also go to John O’Quinn of Kirkland & Ellis who got a pair of wins this week for clients at the Federal Circuit. In a case brought by Sequoia Technology over digital storage technology, O’Quinn helped secure a pre-trial non-infringement ruling for client Red Hat and its customers in the disk hardware manufacturing industry. In a case where O’Quinn and the firm represent generic drug company Actavis, the appellate court affirmed an invalidity judgment against UCB Inc. concerning a patent covering the Parkinson’s disease drug Neupro, opening the door to generic competition now rather than after the patent’s 2030 expiration date. In the case brought by Sequoia, O’Quinn was joined by colleagues Todd Friedman, Chris DeCoro and Stephen DeSalvo. In the case for Actavis, O’Quinn worked alongside colleagues William Burgess, Tera Stone, Chris Jagoe and Tom Fleming."