Robert Appleby

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Robert Appleby is a partner in the intellectual property litigation group. Robert’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, including litigation involving patents, copyrights, trade secrets and related contract, unfair competition, and antitrust claims in state and federal courts.

Robert primarily represents clients in matters involving the electrical arts, such as internet data networking, wireless telephony, audio and video compression, optical amplifiers, electroluminescent phosphors, internet browsers and software, and has considerable experience in jury trials concerning these technologies.

In addition, Robert has experience in design patent matters, including representing a client in a jury trial in defense of a design patent infringement claim. Robert also focuses a significant portion of his practice on appellate litigation involving intellectual property issues.

Represented Alcatel-Lucent in the successful trial defense of a patent-infringement claim brought by Wi-LAN in the Eastern District of Texas, in which the jury returned a complete defense verdict of noninfringement and invalidity.

Represented TIBCO Software as a defendant in a patent-infringement action in the Northern District of California, in which the court granted summary judgment of patent invalidity in TIBCO’s favor.

Representing Intel in defense of an action in the Northern District of Georgia, in which the plaintiff alleges infringement of a patent related to microprocessor technology.

Representing a leading computer, mobile device and media player company in an infringement action in the District of Delaware involving patents related to smartphone technology.

Represented IBM against Vasudevan Software, Inc. in the Northern District of California in defense of a multipatent infringement action involving business intelligence and database software.

Represented IBM in defense of an action in the Eastern District of Texas involving a patent related to database software.

Represented Alcatel-Lucent as plaintiff in two infringement trials, one involving audio-compression patents in which the jury returned a $1.53 billion verdict and another involving user-interface patents in which the jury returned a $357 million verdict.

Admissions & Qualifications:

  • 1995, New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Court Experience:

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1995


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1994
  • University of Rochester, M.S., 1991
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S., 1988


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