Edward C. Donovan


Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Ed Donovan is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis where he focuses on intellectual property and technology-related litigation.  His experience includes trials, arbitrations and preliminary injunction proceedings in federal and state courts and before the International Trade Commission. Ed has tried patent infringement cases to verdict in bench and jury trials and has successfully obtained and defeated exclusion orders in Section 337 proceedings. His experience spans a variety of technical subject matters including semiconductors, mobile phones, data storage, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.  Ed has substantial experience in legal and regulatory issues involving standards essential patents, including trying cases involving SEP and FRAND issues as both plaintiff and defendant. 

Ed’s work has been recognized by Chambers & Partners and Managing Intellectual Property, among others.

Ed has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering. He received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School.