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Kelly C. Hunsaker
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Kelly C. Hunsaker

Winston & Strawn LLP, Partner

Menlo Park, California
Kelly has over 20 years of experience leading complex patent cases involving a wide range of technologies and industries, particularly in high-tech fields. With extensive courtroom experience, a talent for the quick mastery of technical information, and compelling communication skills that work well with judges and juries alike, Kelly is an outstanding advocate for her clients and a highly regarded legal strategist. She has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for patent litigation, among The Recorder’s “Women Leaders in Technology Law,” and as one of The Daily Journal’s “Top Litigators in California.” Kelly is the managing partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office and she has a national patent and IP litigation and trial practice. She is a fierce advocate for her clients who has significant courtroom experience and prides herself on providing outstanding, cost-effective client service resulting in optimal legal outcomes. Kelly has decades of experience interacting with executives, business groups, engineers, and legal departments from Fortune 50 companies to startups. She quickly digests and applies her knowledge of complex technical and scientific information and communicates it in simple, understandable ways. Whether preparing to take a complex case all the way through trial and appeal, positioning a case to make new law or clarify existing law, or pursuing an early settlement or business resolution, Kelly is an excellent legal strategist who always considers her clients’ business objectives when entrusted with their legal matters. Kelly leads patent litigation involving a wide range of technologies and industries, especially in high-tech fields involving computer software and hardware, consumer electronics, and Internet applications and technologies. Her experience in these fields includes patent cases involving various operating-system and application software, network security and encryption, financial technologies, digital-rights management (DRM), computer graphics, website development tools, database technologies, LCDs and displays, digital-media players, microprocessors, and mobile phones. Kelly has handled patent cases involving optical systems and laser technologies, mechanical devices, methods of manufacturing, material sciences, pharmaceuticals, and sporting goods. She has experience in other areas of commercial litigation, as well as trademark, trade secret, copyright, and technology-licensing disputes. Kelly’s practice includes client counseling on patent and IP strategy, pre-suit investigations and due diligence, and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and International Trade Commission. She handles all aspects of litigation—trial, pretrial, posttrial, critical motions, and appellate proceedings. Kelly is the Silicon Valley chair of Winston’s Women’s Leadership Initiative and is part of the firm’s Disruptive Technologies and Waco Watch groups. Before joining Winston, Kelly was a partner in the Silicon Valley office of another Am Law 100 law firm.

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