Louis J. Virelli Jr. focuses his practice on patent and trademark matters in the United States and internationally, including managing complex, international, and multijurisdictional intellectual property (IP) litigation. Lou’s background includes developing and managing patent and trademark portfolios, in the US and globally; overseeing patent and trademark clearances; conducting due diligence and valuation of patent and trademark portfolios; negotiating the IP terms of acquisition and divesture agreements; and negotiating and preparing licensing agreements.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Lou was senior vice president and general counsel-IP worldwide at Unilever. In this position, he was responsible for more than 24,000 patents in Unilever’s patent portfolio and more than 150,000 trademarks. Prior to his 22–year career at Unilever, Lou was a partner in a Philadelphia IP firm, where he specialized in litigation.
The former president of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel, Lou frequently lectures on IP issues, including international IP law, at professional conferences, and Fordham Law School in New York.
University of Tennessee College of Law, 1972, J.D.
Villanova University, 1970, B.S.E.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Numerous U.S. District Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, Chambers Guide to UK Legal Profession – Top In House Lawyers