March 1, 2017
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced today that Steven Yovits has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group. Mr. Yovits brings two decades of experience representing clients in high-stakes patent cases in key jurisdictions across the country.
“Steve brings an impressive and diverse background,” said Hank Kelly, managing partner of Kelley Drye’s Chicago office. “Our clients and colleagues will benefit from Steve’s insight. We look forward to working with him to deepen our service to clients, in particular to generic pharmaceutical companies managing the complexities of the Hatch-Waxman Act as well as in representing high technology and telecom companies in complex patent litigation. This addition is another step towards our goal of bringing value to our clients by enhancing key practices.”
Mr. Yovits focuses on patent litigation and counseling. He has successfully litigated numerous high stakes patent cases in industries including medical devices, consumer products, media, communications, and technology. Mr. Yovits counsels clients on intellectual property issues such as the strategic usage of patent portfolios, licensing, trade secrets and threats of litigation. He also has extensive experience with patent damages issues.
Mr. Yovits has been selected by IAM Patent 1000 for inclusion in “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” (2013-present). He was also included in Managing Intellectual Property’s list of “IP Stars” (2015-present). Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Mr. Yovits was a partner at Mayer Brown.
“I am thrilled to join Kelley Drye,” said Mr. Yovits. “With a great reputation, solid leadership, talented attorneys and a collaborative culture, the firm provides the perfect platform to serve my clients.”
In addition, Kelley Drye continues to expand its Intellectual Property practice with the addition of associate Sarita Mutha. Ms. Mutha has a B.S. in biochemistry, an M.S. in molecular biology, a J.D. from the University of Minnesota, and she recently completed a clerkship in the Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota.
Mr. Yovits and Ms. Mutha enhance a team of over 100 litigators working throughout the firm’s nine offices. Clients turn to Kelley Drye’s litigation team for its formidable experience across a wide universe of commercial litigation areas, and the firm is listed among 24 “Highly Recommended” firms for litigation in a survey of Fortune 500 corporate counsel conducted by BTI Consulting.