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
- Barnes & Noble
- Boston Scientific Corporation
- Briggs & Stratton
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Hologic Inc.
Won Federal Circuit affirmance clearing claims of $200 million in royalties based on the ensnarement defense.
Successfully concluded four cases brought by Johnson & Johnson in the “Stent Wars.”
Obtained patent infringement verdict in jury trial.
Obtained transfer from EDTex and sanctions award.
Prevailed on three patent infringement lawsuits.
Patents: Prosecution (including Re-Examination and Post-Grant Proceedings) (2014-2018)