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Russell J. Genet is a Director at Longford Capital, responsible for investment sourcing, underwriting and monitoring. Russ has over 25 years experience representing clients in enforcing intellectual property rights in a wide array of industries. Russ has litigated complex intellectual property matters in federal courts throughout the United States and before the Federal Circuit. He has prosecuted patent applications and represented clients in interferences, ex parte reexaminations, and inter partes reviews in the U.S. Patent Office. He has been recognized by Chambers for Litigation Finance in IP, LawDragon as Global Leader in Litigation Finance, and as an Illinois Super Lawyer. Prior to joining Longford, Russ was a partner in the international law firm, Nixon Peabody LLP where he served as leader of the firm’s IP Litigation practice group. He is a graduate of Purdue University, with a degree in electrical engineering, and Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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