Brian A. Verbus - Associate

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Brian A. Verbus

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Professional Profile

Brian Verbus is an intellectual property associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses primarily on patent infringement litigation.


Federal Circuit Approval (review of the Federal Circuit’s Novartis AG v. Noven Pharms. Inc. decision), THE PATENT LAW. 39–41 (July–Aug. 2017).

Shipping Components Abroad: U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Infringement Based on Foreign Supply Under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1), THE PATENT LAW. 47–49 (Mar.–Apr. 2017).

Two Apples Do Not Ensure Two Bites: PTAB’s Discretion on Institution, THE PATENT LAW. 15-17 (Nov.-Dec. 2016).

From Obscurity to Ubiquity (A Review of 28 U.S.C. § 1782), INTELLECTUAL PROP. MAGAZINE 47-50 (July-Aug. 2016).

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

Supplemental Examination – Where’s the Love?, INTELLECTUAL PROP. MAGAZINE 74–75 (Nov. 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.), INTELLECTUAL PROP. MAGAZINE 74–75 (July-Aug. 2015).

"Two Recent and Important Court Decisions Favor Patent Owners" - Inside Indiana Business, available at


Federal Circuit’s View on AIA Post-Grant Reviews, Law & Technology Seminar (May 18, 2016)


Proper Venue Post-TC Heartland, IL CLE Presentation (September 25, 2017)

Prior Experience

PILI Fellow, Loyola Federal Income Tax Clinic, Chicago, 2013

Summer Associate, Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, 2012

Summer Associate, Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis, 2011

Other Distinctions

Represented team USA in the Triathlon World Championships in Hamburg, Germany, 6th place, 2007


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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