Capabilities
Intellectual Property

Patent Litigation

Our Patent Litigation team combines proven trial and appellate experience, strategic approaches, and technological knowledge to enforce and defend our clients' patent rights, particularly in the life sciences and technology industries.

We are known for handling complex, high-stakes cases, where the right to make or sell core products may be at risk. These cases often involve multiple patents and may include counterclaims and non-patent issues such as tort and trade secret claims.

Our highly skilled litigators in the US and abroad bring advanced degrees and backgrounds in science and engineering, and have extensive experience litigating in numerous fields, including pharmaceuticals, biotech, chemicals, medical devices, consumer electronics, wireless technologies, telecommunications, IT, computers, fiber optic and communications equipment, the Internet and cloud-based applications, semiconductors, software, and business method patents.

We have appeared in courts throughout the US, and have established a strong record of success in significant patent jurisdictions including California, Texas, Delaware, and New York. Our lawyers have also gained prominence for our work in the Federal Circuit, such as successive victories in a rare doubleheader. We also litigate patents before the English Patent Courts and the International Trade Commission, handle oppositions in the European Patent Office, and manage cross-border patent litigation across Europe.

Our patent litigators are also well-versed on the America Invents Act and contested proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes, post-grant, and covered business method patent reviews. We increasingly involve parallel Patent Office proceedings with district court litigation as part of the overall defense strategy.

Representative Patent Litigation Clients:

  • Acorda Therapeutics
  • Adobe
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Crocs
  • GE
  • Google
  • Hologic Inc.
  • Motorola
  • Nintendo
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Samsung
  • Sequenom

Experience

Boston Scientific Corporation Jang v. Boston Scientific Corp

Won Federal Circuit affirmance clearing claims of $200 million in royalties based on the ensnarement defense.

Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientific Corp. v. Johnson and Johnson

Successfully concluded four cases brought by Johnson & Johnson in the “Stent Wars.”

Hologic, Inc. Hologic, Inc. v. IZI Medical Products, LLC

Obtained patent infringement verdict in jury trial.

Google, Inc. PersonalWeb Technologies LLC v. Google, Inc., et al.

Obtained transfer from EDTex and sanctions award.

Adobe Rosebud LMS v. Adobe Systems Inc.

Prevailed on three patent infringement lawsuits.

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Perspectives

Lit Alerts—May 2018
A Publication of the Litigation Practice Group
Ban on Registration of "Immoral" or "Scandalous" Trademarks Held Unconstitutional
Advisory
Lit Alerts—November 2017
A Publication of the Litigation Practice Group
Automotive Industry: A Key Sector in the Midst of the Digital Revolution
NVwZ, issue 21/2017
4 Cases That Could Affect Gov't Contracts For Tech
Aerospace & Defense Law360, Appellate Law360, Government Contracts Law360, Intellectual Property Law360, Technology Law360
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Recognition

Law360
"Firms That Dominated the Federal Circuit" (2017)
Chambers Global
Intellectual Property: Patent (USA) (2016-2018)
Chambers UK
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation (London) (2013-2018)
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