Daily Journal Awards Yar Chaikovsky and Chris Kennerly with Top Intellectual Property Lawyers Distinction

April 20, 2022

Palo Alto – The Daily Journal has named Yar Chaikovsky and Chris Kennerly to its 2022 listing of Top Intellectual Property Lawyers in California. The feature recognizes the best California lawyers handling intellectual property issues.

This is the ninth consecutive year Chaikovsky has been ranked. The publication notes his recent successes for Snap and start-up fintech Aeldra Financial, which was also noted as one of Daily Journal’s 2021 Top Verdicts earlier this year. The article also mentioned Chaikovsky’s first legal as head patent counsel for Yahoo and his time as an engineer for Hughes Aircraft Co. 

Kennerly, who chairs Paul Hastings’ Palo Alto litigation department and has also been ranked repeatedly, was highlighted for work on behalf of Samsung Electronics, Google and AT&T, particularly his recent success defending and obtaining a favorable pre-trial settlement for Samsung. The feature noted Kennerly’s master’s degree in electrical engineering, which he stated “could be exceedingly handy depending on the subject matter.”

Paul Hastings’ Intellectual Property practice advises clients on complex, critical IP matters, providing innovative solutions for clients’ challenges with proven success in trial and appeals courts, at the PTAB and the ITC, and in arbitral tribunals. The practice is ranked by Chambers and Partners, IAM, The Legal 500, Managing IP and Benchmark Litigation in various areas, including patent, trade secrets, ITC litigation, and PTAB practice, as well as by BTI Consulting as a “Go-To Litigation Firm” and “Best for Complex IP Litigation” in its annual “Intellectual Property Outlook” report. Paul Hastings IP lawyers have been selected numerous times as Law360’s “Most Valuable Players” and as “Trailblazers” by The National Law JournalThe RecorderThe New York Law Journal, and The Daily Journal

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