New York University School of Law
LLM, 1980

Drake University Law School
JD, 1976

Ohio University
cum laude, BA, 1974





US District Courts,
Massachusetts, Illinois & Iowa

US Courts of Appeals,
First, Fourth, Seventh & Eighth Circuits

Kevin P. Light

Kevin P. Light

t 617-248-5024   f 617-502-5024

Kevin Light specializes in high-stakes intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation for large technology companies.  He has particularly deep experience in the computer software, computer hardware and medical products industries.

Mr. Light’s practice is national in scope, and has included cases in San Francisco County Superior Court, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Harris County (Texas) District Court, the Federal District Court for the District of Delaware, the Federal District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the state and federal courts of Massachusetts.

Practice Focus

Intellectual Property Litigation:  patent infringement, copyright infringement, trademark infringement and other intellectual property litigation on behalf of major companies in high-tech industry.

Complex Commercial Litigation:  antitrust litigation, theft of trade secrets and other complex business-to-business litigation and general commercial advice.

Previous Experience

After a very successful career as a partner at Choate, in 2009 Mr. Light became Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Hewlett-Packard where he managed many of HP’s most complex litigation issues.  He returned to Choate in 2012, and continues to represent Hewlett-Packard on important matters. 

Representative Engagements

Kevin’s past experience includes successfully representing very large high technology clients in cases involving a range of issues, including claims of patent infringement, copyright and trademark infringement, theft of trade secrets, FCPA, antitrust issues and M&A-related litigation.


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