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Intellectual Property — Delaware


Fish & Richardson PC - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Strong practice that remains a key player in the Delaware market. Praised for its work in complex IP matters and has particular focus and expertise in patent litigation. Also highly regarded for its strong track record in both patent filing and prosecution work. Represents a strong choice of firm for clients in the pharmaceutical, technology and manufacturing sectors.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the team's "deep technical knowledge" and "very efficient" approach to matters.

Work highlights Represented Gilead in multibillion-dollar cases relating to the drug sofosbuvir.

Acted for Johnson Matthey in a dispute against BASF asserting claims that a patent-in-suit was indefinite.

Significant clients Allergan, Coherus Biosciences, GlaxoSmithKline, SHEEX, SunPower.

Notable practitioners

Managing principal of the Wilmington office Douglas McCann is an experienced IP litigator who is described as "an expert on Delaware courts." He acts on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in major patent disputes, and maintains an excellent track record for his work for clients in satellite communications and medical devices spaces.

"Terrific lawyer" William Marsden is a seasoned figure in the market and a highly experienced trial lawyer. He comes recommended for his extensive expertise in patent litigation and Hatch-Waxman disputes.

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Preeminent IP practice that comes recommended for its patent-related work and has significant experience litigating cases in all areas of technology. Stands out for its unrivaled bench strength and is also regularly engaged to advise on copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets matters, handling disputes in the Delaware District Court and Delaware Court of Chancery, as well as in federal courts around the country.

Strengths One interviewee highlights the firm as "very efficient" and adds: "They're very, very good and know the courts extremely well."

"They are excellent trial attorneys," reports another impressed source.

Work highlights Served as lead counsel for Agilent Technologies in a case brought against it by Enzo Life Sciences concerning nucleic acid arrays.

Served as Delaware counsel for AbbVie in a case in which AbbVie alleged that Gilead had infringed its patents relating to HCV treatment.

Significant clients Comcast, Dow Chemical, Edwards Lifesciences, Google, Pfizer.

Notable practitioners

Jack Blumenfeld has an outstanding reputation in the market and is singled out by sources as "the best IP lawyer in Delaware" and "in a class of his own." He is noted as a specialist in patent litigation and excels in complex technology cases.

Mary Graham is singled out for her knowledgeable counsel and is praised by one source for "making sure we're as well armed as we can be." Graham acts for a broad range of clients, including pharmaceutical, software and chemical companies in IP disputes in both trial and appellate courts.

Experienced patent litigator Karen Jacobs is described by one source as "a great lawyer, very smart and very polished." She is also highly regarded for her counsel in copyright, trade secret and unfair competition disputes.

Maryellen Noreika is a highly regarded practitioner who is sought after for her expert counsel in complex patent disputes and has extensive experience handling cases in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and consumer product arenas.

Thomas Grimm is a well-established IP laywer, who maintains a fine reputation for his expertise in trademark and copyright disputes, as well as patent litigation. He is also noted for his counsel in trade secret cases.

Michael Flynn is a talented associate and is active in many of the firm's major IP cases. He is particularly recognized for his work relating web-based and retail technologies.

Rodger Smith has a strong reputation for his skills in patent litigation and other IP disputes. He served as lead counsel in a trade secret misappropriation action for Dow Chemical in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Department profile by Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

The Mroris Nichols Intellectual Property Litigation Group represents clients in complex disputes involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, and antitrust issues.  We have successfully litigated cases on products and services in all areas of technology in the Delaware District Court, the Delaware Court of Chancery, Delaware Superior Court and federal courts throughout the country including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Learn more at http://www.mnat.com/practices/intellectual-property-litigation.

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Farnan LLP - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Highly regarded litigation boutique that draws acclaim for its IP work. Frequently represents clients on the plaintiff side and has a fine track record for its work in patent disputes. Also a good choice of counsel for major corporations and nonpracticing entities.

Notable practitioners

Brian Farnan represents clients in a wide range of commercial and IP litigation, and comes recommended for his counsel in pharmaceutical and technology patent cases.

Michael Farnan is an up-and-coming attorney in the market and is developing a fine reputation for his work in including complex patent disputes.

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for High-quality practice that covers a range of IP matters including litigation, patent and trademark strategy and procurement, and transactional IP. Represents a range of clients including chemical, food and bio-pharma companies, as well as academic institutions. Also provides advice and assistance with documentation relating to the transfer of IP rights and performs due diligence for in-licensing and M&A.

Strengths An interviewee comments: "They are excellent. They are very insightful and very knowledgeable about the judges' proclivities and the local practices."

Work highlights Co-counsel for Apple as defendant in a patent infringement action brought by Dragon Intellectual Property, concerning products that include the ability to 'pause' live audio content.

Lead counsel in various disputes for Baxter including a patent infringement action involving a fluid delivery device.

Significant clients Under Armour, Intercept Interactive, Watson Laboratories, Agile Therapeutics, Sonos.

Notable practitioners

David Moore heads the firm's litigation department and handles a range of IP litigation and commercial disputes. Sources describe him as "practical and a good presence to have in the courtroom with you."

Bindu Ann Palapura is "terrific and responsive" according to sources who have worked alongside her. She is experienced in patent, trademark and copyright disputes and acts for an impressive client base that includes companies from the pharmaceutical, chemicals and software spaces.

Philip Rovner is an experienced litigator, who handles IP, trade secrets and licensing disputes. He is "extremely knowledgeable in IP matters, particularly IP infringement cases, and is very, very good at what he does," reports one impressed source.

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Richards, Layton & Finger PA - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Strong IP practice recognized for its expertise in a variety of matters including patent litigation, as well as trademark and copyright issues. Also well regarded for handling patent infringement issues regarding television, cell phones and computer chips. Also maintains a fine reputation for its work in trade secret disputes.

Strengths A source comments: "The firm and staff are all very good," while another says: "They are my first choice in Delaware."

Work highlights Represented Terravia in an arbitration concerning the ownership of IP following the failed joint venture with Roquette Frères.

Defended Microsoft in a dispute against Bradium, which alleges that Microsoft's Bing Maps infringe Bradium's patents.

Significant clients Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Micron Technology, Texas Instruments, Becton Dickinson & Company, STMicroelectronics.

Notable practitioners

Frederick Cottrell is an experienced trial lawyer who comes recommended for his wide-ranging expertise in patent disputes. He receives much praise from the market, with one source asserting: "He is deeply experienced and has great insight and great judgment about the best ways to present your case to different judges, how to make sure you're preparing the case in the way those judges prefer. He is extremely responsive and you can always count on Fred to be available and give good advice promptly."

"Fine lawyer" Jeffrey Moyer is a well-known figure in the market and maintains a strong track record acting for leading technology companies in IP and licensing disputes.

Kelly Farnan is a "very smart lawyer" who is highly regarded for her "good knowledge of the Delaware Bench." She handles complex IP litigation in the Delaware courts and acts for a broad range of clients, including technology companies, airlines and large defense contractors.

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Ashby & Geddes - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Fine firm adept at handling a range of work on both the plaintiff and defense side of IP litigation. Draws on a broad bench of expertise to advise on an array of matters including patent, false advertising, unfair competition and trademarks. Acts for a diverse client base including companies from the biotechnology, computer hardware and software, automotive and telecommunications industries.

Strengths One source praises the team, saying: "They provide excellent client service. They are my go-to firm in Delaware."

Significant clients Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Fairchild Semiconductor, Ricoh, Groupon, Avid Technology.

Notable practitioners

Steven Balick chairs the IP group at the firm and has a "very strong reputation" in the market. He is a seasoned practitioner, who is highlighted for his experience in complex patent disputes in the technology sector.

John Day is a highly esteemed litigator who acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in patent and trademark disputes. One impressed source comments: "He's very responsive, very knowledgeable, and possesses very good tactical judgment."

Tiffany Lydon is a rising star in the market and is highlighted for her substantial expertise in patent litigation. She is well versed in handling disputes in a wide range of industry sectors including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

"Very good lawyer" Andrew Mayo is an up-and-coming attorney in the market and is developing a fine reputation for his work in technology sector IP disputes.

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Bayard, P.A. - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Robust team with a reputation for providing high-quality advice serving both as local and lead counsel. Enjoys a fine track record for its work in patent infringement cases and is also well versed in copyright, trademark and software licensing matters. Also sought after for its trademark prosecution expertise and for its counsel on M&A transactions involving IP assets.

Strengths One source describes their experience of the Bayard team as "extremely congenial" and singles out "their in-depth knowledge of the local rules and protocols" and "excellent client services" as key assets.

Work highlights Delaware counsel to Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, the defendant in a patent infringement action under the Hatch-Waxman Act concerning Suboxone sublingual film.

Delaware counsel to Cronos Technologies in various actions brought to enforce patents relating to certain features of travel booking websites.

Significant clients Cephalon, Alembic Pharmaceutical, St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants, Orthophoenix, Breckenridge Pharmaceutical.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Brauerman is warmly recommended as a "very good writer and a very good strategist" and chairs the firm's corporate litigation and IP litigation groups. He excels in patent and copyright infringement disputes and acts for companies in the pharmaceutical, software and technology sectors, among tohers.

"Fine lawyer" Richard Kirk has extensive experience in handling complex IP and business disputes. Sources describe him as a "wise attorney" with "great instincts" who is a "pleasure to deal with."

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Morris James LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Well-regarded practice that represents clients in a broad range of IP matters in an array of industries including pharmaceuticals, electronics, automotives and telecommunications. A good choice of counsel for patent disputes, and also highly regarded for its strengths in trademark, copyright, trade secret and antitrust litigation. Has strong expertise in e-discovery and has played a key role in drafting e-discovery rules and guidelines.

Strengths One impressed source comments: "I just can't say enough good things about them. They are so responsive and professional and provide good value."

Work highlights Served as Delaware counsel to Hospira in a patent case relating to a fluid delivery control nozzle.

Lead counsel for Allied Telesis in a patent action before the ITC relating to the import of devices and products containing nonvolatile memory.

Significant clients Apple, Sprint Communications, Adobe Systems, Sony, LG Electronics.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Richard Herrmann is a highly regarded litigator noted for his strengths in IP and technology disputes. In a recent highlight, he represented Sprint Communications in litigation against Comcast concerning infringement of six of Sprint's patents involving telecommunications technology.

Kenneth Dorsney is recognized for his representation of corporate clients in sophisticated patent disputes, and is also regularly engaged for his counsel in cases concerning trademark, trade secret and copyright issues. Sources reserve praise for his communication skills and proactive approach and describe him as "very good attorney" who "handles things very professionally."

Mary Matterer is an experienced IP litigator who handles patent disputes for a broad range of clients from the biomedical, electronics, telecommunications and automotive industries, among others. Sources describe her as "prompt, responsive and professional."

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Shaw Keller LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Reputable IP department that frequently represents clients in both lead and local counsel roles. Has significant expertise litigating patent infringement suits across a range of industries, including technology and pharmaceuticals. Also noted for its expertise in trade secret and trademark disputes and regularly sought after for its strengths in ITC cases.

Strengths One commentator enthuses: "I completely recommend the firm. They provide very good service and work."

Work highlights Successfully defended a preliminary injunction motion on behalf of Summit Agro USA and obtained dismissal of FMC Corporation's allegations of false advertising, deceptive trade practices and unfair competition relating to the labeling of certain agricultural chemical products.

Acted for Life Technologies and Cornell University in a patent infringement dispute against Illumina, concerning 11 asserted patents that cover DNA and RNA analytical technology.

Significant clients Enplas Display Device Corporation, Teva, Oki Electric Industry, Medtronic, Pure Storage.

Notable practitioners

John Shaw has an excellent reputation in the market for his strengths in patent infringement litigation, including patent licensing disputes. His broad-ranging expertise includes internet technologies, biotechnology and chemical products and processes.

Karen Keller represents clients in cases concerning patent and trademark infringement before the ITC and District of Delaware courts. She is described by sources as a "good strategist" with "good instincts."

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Senior Statesmen

Reed Smith LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Rudolf Hutz of Reed Smith LLP is a seasoned figure in the market and has more than five decades of experience handling IP matters. He is highlighted for his fine track record in patent litigation, ITC investigations and post-grant review proceedings.

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Senior Statesmen

William Marsden Jr

Fish & Richardson PC

From the Chambers USA guide

"Terrific lawyer" William Marsden is a seasoned figure in the market and a highly experienced trial lawyer. He comes recommended for his extensive expertise in patent litigation and Hatch-Waxman disputes. 

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Star Individuals

Jack B Blumenfeld

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jack Blumenfeld has an outstanding reputation in the market and is singled out by sources as "the best IP lawyer in Delaware" and "in a class of his own." He is noted as a specialist in patent litigation and excels in complex technology cases.

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Ashby & Geddes

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Balick chairs the IP group at the firm and has a "very strong reputation" in the market. He is a seasoned practitioner, who is highlighted for his experience in complex patent disputes in the technology sector.

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Frederick L Cottrell III

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Frederick Cottrell is an experienced trial lawyer who comes recommended for his wide-ranging expertise in patent disputes. He receives much praise from the market, with one source asserting: "He is deeply experienced and has great insight and great judgment about the best ways to present your case to different judges, how to make sure you're preparing the case in the way those judges prefer. He is extremely responsive and you can always count on Fred to be available and give good advice promptly."

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Shaw Keller LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Shaw has an excellent reputation in the market for his strengths in patent infringement litigation, including patent licensing disputes. His broad-ranging expertise includes internet technologies, biotechnology and chemical products and processes.

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mary Graham is singled out for her knowledgeable counsel and is praised by one source for "making sure we're as well armed as we can be." Graham acts for a broad range of clients, including pharmaceutical, software and chemical companies in IP disputes in both trial and appellate courts.

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

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Experienced patent litigator Karen Jacobs is described by one source as "a great lawyer, very smart and very polished." She is also highly regarded for her counsel in copyright, trade secret and unfair competition disputes.

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Moore heads the firm's litigation department and handles a range of IP litigation and commercial disputes. Sources describe him as "practical and a good presence to have in the courtroom with you."

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Maryellen Noreika

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Maryellen Noreika is a highly regarded practitioner who is sought after for her expert counsel in complex patent disputes and has extensive experience handling cases in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and consumer product arenas.

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Rodger D. Smith II

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Rodger Smith has a strong reputation for his skills in patent litigation and other IP disputes. He served as lead counsel in a trade secret misappropriation action for Dow Chemical in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very talented" Mary Bourke of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP is an acclaimed litigator highlighted for her strengths in patent disputes. She has extensive experience in cases concerning the pharmaceutical and biotechnology spheres and is highly regarded for her expertise in ANDA and Hatch-Waxman Act litigation.

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Stephen B. Brauerman

Bayard, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Brauerman is warmly recommended as a "very good writer and a very good strategist" and chairs the firm's corporate litigation and IP litigation groups. He excels in patent and copyright infringement disputes and acts for companies in the pharmaceutical, software and technology sectors, among tohers.

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Ashby & Geddes

From the Chambers USA guide

John Day is a highly esteemed litigator who acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in patent and trademark disputes. One impressed source comments: "He's very responsive, very knowledgeable, and possesses very good tactical judgment."

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Francis DiGiovanni

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Francis DiGiovanni of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is well versed in patent, trademark and copyright disputes, in addition to trade secret and unfair competition litigation, and is particularly sought after for his strengths in cases relating to automotives and mechanically engineered technology.

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Richard K Herrmann

Morris James LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Richard Herrmann is a highly regarded litigator noted for his strengths in IP and technology disputes. In a recent highlight, he represented Sprint Communications in litigation against Comcast concerning infringement of six of Sprint's patents involving telecommunications technology.

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Shaw Keller LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Karen Keller represents clients in cases concerning patent and trademark infringement before the ITC and District of Delaware courts. She is described by sources as a "good strategist" with "good instincts."

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Bayard, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

"Fine lawyer" Richard Kirk has extensive experience in handling complex IP and business disputes. Sources describe him as a "wise attorney" with "great instincts" who is a "pleasure to deal with."

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very strong" attorney Denise Kraft of DLA Piper LLP (US) comes recommended for her patent litigation practice, which has seen her handle cases involving video game animation, computer security and internet advertising, among other computer and internet technologies.

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Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

"Fine lawyer" Jeffrey Moyer is a well-known figure in the market and maintains a strong track record acting for leading technology companies in IP and licensing disputes.

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Rovner is an experienced litigator, who handles IP, trade secrets and licensing disputes. He is "extremely knowledgeable in IP matters, particularly IP infringement cases, and is very, very good at what he does," reports one impressed source.

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Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Neal Belgam of Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP is "smart, experienced and very practical," according to commentators. He has significant experience serving as Delaware counsel on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in patent, trademark and trade secret cases.

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Connolly Gallagher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Arthur Connolly of Connolly Gallagher LLP is recognized for his counsel in the licensing and purchase and sale of IP assets and is also well regarded for his patent litigation practice. He draws much praise from the market, with one impressed source commenting: "His guidance and insights have been consistently invaluable."

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Morris James LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kenneth Dorsney is recognized for his representation of corporate clients in sophisticated patent disputes, and is also regularly engaged for his counsel in cases concerning trademark, trade secret and copyright issues. Sources reserve praise for his communication skills and proactive approach and describe him as "very good attorney" who "handles things very professionally."

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Farnan LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Farnan represents clients in a wide range of commercial and IP litigation, and comes recommended for his counsel in pharmaceutical and technology patent cases.

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Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Kelly Farnan is a "very smart lawyer" who is highly regarded for her "good knowledge of the Delaware Bench." She handles complex IP litigation in the Delaware courts and acts for a broad range of clients, including technology companies, airlines and large defense contractors.

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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Anne Shea Gaza of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP represents both plaintiffs and defendants in IP litigation concerning a broad range of industries and technologies, and elicits particular praise from the market for her excellent understanding of the Delaware market and its practices.

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Grimm is a well-established IP laywer, who maintains a fine reputation for his expertise in trademark and copyright disputes, as well as patent litigation. He is also noted for his counsel in trade secret cases.

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Morris James LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mary Matterer is an experienced IP litigator who handles patent disputes for a broad range of clients from the biomedical, electronics, telecommunications and automotive industries, among others. Sources describe her as "prompt, responsive and professional."

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Fish & Richardson PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Managing principal of the Wilmington office Douglas McCann is an experienced IP litigator who is described as "an expert on Delaware courts." He acts on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in major patent disputes, and maintains an excellent track record for his work for clients in satellite communications and medical devices spaces.

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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Poff chairs the IP litigation group at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP. He is noted for his adept handling of trade secret and trademark disputes, as well as patent infringement cases, and is particularly esteemed for his wide-ranging knowledge of software and life sciences technologies.

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Up and Coming

Michael J. Farnan

Farnan LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Farnan is an up-and-coming attorney in the market and is developing a fine reputation for his work in including complex patent disputes.

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Ashby & Geddes

From the Chambers USA guide

Tiffany Lydon is a rising star in the market and is highlighted for her substantial expertise in patent litigation. She is well versed in handling disputes in a wide range of industry sectors including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

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Up and Coming

Ashby & Geddes

From the Chambers USA guide

"Very good lawyer" Andrew Mayo is an up-and-coming attorney in the market and is developing a fine reputation for his work in technology sector IP disputes.

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Up and Coming

Benjamin Schladweiler

Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Benjamin Schladweiler of Ross Aronstam & Moritz LLP is a rising star in the market and recognized for his expertise in complex patent disputes, as well as trade secret, trademark and antitrust cases. He has particular experience litigating cases concerning pharmaceuticals, medical devices and software and semiconductor technologies.

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Associates to watch

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Flynn is a talented associate and is active in many of the firm's major IP cases. He is particularly recognized for his work relating web-based and retail technologies.

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Associates to watch

Bindu Ann Palapura

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bindu Ann Palapura is "terrific and responsive" according to sources who have worked alongside her. She is experienced in patent, trademark and copyright disputes and acts for an impressive client base that includes companies from the pharmaceutical, chemicals and software spaces.

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