Amy DeWitt focuses her practice on patent litigation, with a concentration in medical devices. She is also experienced in complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract, business torts, securities fraud, and other issues. Ms. DeWitt has litigated throughout the US, including in California, Texas, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Nebraska, Florida, Minnesota, and New York. Ms. DeWitt has represented clients from a variety of industries, including consumer and commercial products, petrochemicals, telecommunications, and precious metals.

Experience

  • Boston Scientific Corp. v. J&J/Wyeth/Cordis Corp. Defended Boston Scientific in a patent infringement action concerning drug-coated stents. The US District Court for the District of Delaware invalidated all four patents-in-suit, 679 F. Supp. 2d 539, and the Federal Circuit affirmed, 504 F.App'x 922 (Fed. Cir. 2013).
  • Wyeth et al. v. Abbott Labs. et al. Defended Boston Scientific in a patent infringement action involving the use of antiproliferative drugs to treat restenosis. Each claim of the asserted patents was invalidated at summary judgment by the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, and affirmed on appeal. 702 F.3d 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2013).
  • Medtronic Vascular, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp. Defended Boston Scientific in a patent infringement case concerning catheters used in coronary angioplasty. After a bench trial, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Hon. T. John Ward, held that the asserted patents were unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67819.
  • Provincial Government of Marinduque v. Placer Dome Inc. Defended Barrick Gold Corporation in an environmental case arising from tailings spill in the Philippines. The suit was ultimately dismissed by a Nevada court under the doctrine of forum non conveniens.
  • NovaGold v. Barrick Gold Corp. Represented Barrick in tender offer litigation. The US District Court for the District of Alaska denied a motion for preliminary injunction under federal securities laws, clearing the way for a tender offer by Barrick, and dismissed claims for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract.

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2003
  • MBA, Binghamton University, 1995
  • BS, Finance, Syracuse University, 1993, magna cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
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