Walmart hires IP leader John Kinton

Walmart has hired Jones Day partner John Kinton for an in-house role leading intellectual property litigation for its U.S. business, Reuters reports.

Walmart has also welcomed aboard Emily Buchanan as a director of ethics and conflicts of interest. In August the company also named former Kimberly-Clark Corp in-house counsel Deborah Vaughn as its international general counsel.

Kinton is a 20-year trial lawyer who focuses on complex, cross-border intellectual property and technology disputes. As a U.S. lawyer and a UK solicitor,  he has represented clients in patent infringement proceedings, trade secret misappropriation cases, and technology litigation around the globe.

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