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Intellectual Property — Delaware


Fish & Richardson PC - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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, with significant expertise in acting for both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes litigation.

Strengths "We could not be happier with the team," one client says, adding: "The quality of work they do, combined with their client service, is outstanding."

Further sources note that the firm has "excellent knowledge of the IP litigation landscape and the Wilmington courts in particular."

Work highlights Successfully represented GlaxoSmithKline in a significant patent infringement case against Teva Pharmaceuticals, which concerned a dispute over the hypertension drug Coreg, and resulted in the defendant being ordered to pay more than $235 million in damages.

Secured a successful defense verdict for Microsoft against alleged infringement of two patents covering methods for creating and managing custom websites.

Notable practitioners

According to market sources, Douglas McCann is a "terrific lawyer" who is "well versed in the courts and has deep practical experience." He regularly acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation, with a particular focus on representing clients from the life sciences and biotech sectors.

Martina Hufnal has a growing reputation for her work in patent litigation matters, and often represents clients from technological fields. She is described by one source as a "very good, hard-working and conscientious attorney," while another considers her to be "wise beyond her years."

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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 unrivalled 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. Regularly acts as both lead and local counsel for clients from an array of sectors, including leading names in the technology, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries.

Strengths Clients comment: "The firm provides the local expertise and pragmatic advice we need to get ready for trial, as well as the big-picture strategic-thinking and a fresh set of eyes when we need it most."

Sources note the team to be "untouchable in quality, consistency and profile," and add that they are a "premier Delaware IP firm."

Work highlights Lead defense counsel for API Industries on a patent infringement action brought by Poly-America relating to elastic drawstring trash bags. The matter was brought to a successful conclusion for the client after three years of litigation.

Successfully defended C.R. Bard in a six-day jury trial concerning a patent infringement action brought by W.L. Gore over stent graft devices.

Notable practitioners

"Top Delaware IP lawyer" Jack Blumenfeld is highlighted by sources for "the sheer breadth and depth of his knowledge" along with his "incredible work ethic" and "innate credibility with judges." Widely regarded as a leading patent litigator, he has a wealth of experience representing clients from a range of industry sectors, with particular expertise in technology-related patent matters.

Mary Graham maintains a broad IP practice, regularly litigating matters including trade secrets, patents, and trademark and copyright. Sources highlight her "strong insight into key strategic determinations and deep understanding of court procedures."

"Fantastic attorney" Karen Jacobs wins praise from one client for her ability to "provide the on-the-ground support we need in preparing our briefs and developing strategy." With a focus on patent litigation, she is also notable for her work in trademark and copyright disputes.

Clients note Maryellen Noreika to be a "very accomplished lawyer" who "provides clear opinions and is refreshingly direct." Her practice focuses in large part on handling complex patent litigation on behalf of clients from the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

"Terrific lawyer" Rodger Smith is described by one source as "very bright and hard-working." He offers a wealth of experience representing clients from a range of industries in complex patent litigation.

Thomas Grimm maintains a robust IP practice litigating patent matters in both state and federal courts for a wide range of clients. He is hailed by interviewees as a "very capable and talented lawyer" who is "tough but fair."

Michael Flynn is a well-regarded associate, described as "a pleasure to work with" by one client, who also praises his ability to "help navigate the day-to-day of managing litigation." He centers his practice on patent litigation and has notable experience in handling cases related to the biotechnology industry.

About the Team (content provided by Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP)

The Morris 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 Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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 non-practicing entities.

Strengths Sources comment on the firm's ability to handle "high-end plaintiff work," and further describe the team as "extremely knowledgeable."

Notable practitioners

Brian Farnan regularly handles complex patent litigation for clients from a range of industries and is particularly notable for his work in plaintiff-side representations. One interviewee highlights him as "an excellent attorney," while another notes: "He handles himself well and is very visible in the community."

Michael Farnan is known largely for his work in plaintiff-side patent disputes. One source notes that "he does a great job, and is very pleasant and skilled," while another comments that he is "highly responsive and considerate."

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Notable range of work for the pharmaceutical industry, including strategic planning, patent procurement and Hatch-Waxman litigation.

Strengths Interviewees speak of "the high quality of client service" provided by the firm.

Work highlights Represented Intercept Interactive, dba Undertone, and Perion Network as co-defendants in an action concerning claims of trademark and copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Acted for Agile Therapeutics in worldwide patent procurement and patent planning, including key patents covering a number of pharmaceutical innovations.

Notable practitioners

David Moore is regularly called upon to litigate complex intellectual property matters, and also heads the firm's broader litigation department. He comes recommended as "a great lawyer who gives great advice."

One source comments that Philip Rovner "has great local knowledge." He has extensive experience acting as trial counsel in intellectual property and trade secrets litigation.

Bindu Ann Palapura is an up-and-coming younger partner who regularly advises on patent and trademark litigation for a range of clients, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. She is described by one source as a "rising star," while others note her to be "responsive, personable, and very calm and poised in the courtroom."

About the Team (content provided by Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP)

Our IP Practice is comprised of three key areas: intellectual property litigation; patent and trademark strategy and procurement; and transactional intellectual property.

Our IP practice includes four partners and four associates. Two members of the practice hold Ph.Ds. and five are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our clients range from Fortune 100 chemical/biotech and food companies to small or mid-sized bio-pharma companies, to start-up enterprises and academic institutions.

As one of the leading jurisdictions in the US for patent litigation, the IP litigation side of the practice serves local, national and international clients, in the capacity as both local and lead counsel in disputes involving IP litigation. We also serve as coordinating counsel where large groups of parties are involved in multiparty litigation. Attorneys in the practice have represented both sides – plaintiffs and defendants – and at any given time, our IP litigators are involved in a significant number of cases.

The IP procurement/transactional side of the practice renders a variety of services relating to patents, trademarks and copyrights, including preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications in the USPTO and preparation of legal opinions regarding IP rights. The attorneys also negotiate and prepare licenses and other documents relating to the transfer of IP rights, and perform IP due diligence for in-licensing, mergers and acquisitions.

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Richards, Layton & Finger PA - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Increasing involvement in matters concerning the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Strengths "The team is very strong to the core," notes one source, who adds: "They know the courts and the judges, are efficient and well run."

"They do a very nice job," another source reports, "they're one of my top local counsel."

Work highlights Represented L'Oreal USA and related entities as the defendants in a patent dispute relating to alleged infringement of a patent for hair treatment products. Successfully secured a denial of the plaintiff's preliminary injunction motion.

Acted for MorphoSys in patent litigation concerning the alleged infringement of two of the company's biotechnology patents by Janssen Biotech and Genmaub.

Notable practitioners

Head of the firm's IP department, Frederick Cottrell, offers a wealth of experience in complex patent litigation for clients from a range of industries, including technology and pharmaceutical companies. Sources praise his "phenomenal knowledge of the judges and courts" and highlight his "good instincts and excellent service."

Kelly Farnan is a skilled IP attorney with considerable expertise in litigating patent matters before both state and federal courts. She regularly represents clients from a range of industries, including the technology and pharmaceutical sectors. Sources note: "She's a great advocate, very well spoken and easy to deal with," and also highlight her "instant credibility whenever she enters the courtroom."

Jeffrey Moyer often handles licensing and intellectual property disputes for large technology companies. He wins praise from one source for his "strength of writing and knowledge of Delaware law," while another notes him to be a "talented lawyer with great judgment and client service."

About the Team (content provided by Richards, Layton & Finger PA)

Richards, Layton & Finger has one of Delaware’s most active and respected intellectual property litigation practices. We are nationally recognized for tackling many of the difficult, large-scale IP matters that emerge in the Delaware District Court—one of the leading venues for IP litigation in the United States. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in large, complex patent infringement controversies, as well as high-profile trade secret, copyright, and trademark cases. Praised as the "first choice in Delaware” (Chambers USA, 2017), Richards Layton’s IP group regularly handles significant high-tech disputes in state and federal courts related to mobile telephones, cable television, mobile website technology, pharmaceuticals, and computer chips.

For more information please visit:
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Shaw Keller LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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 for clients across a range of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals and vetinary medicine. Also noted for its expertise in trade secret and trademark disputes, and is regularly sought after for its strengths in ITC cases. Possesses further capabilities in litigation relating to the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Strengths One client comments that the team performed "exceptionally well," and highlights the firm's "strategic thinking on how to structure cases," adding that they have an "intuitive understanding of the intersection between our legal and business needs."

Another source praises the firm's "strong, pragmatic and practical approach to handling cases," and goes on to note: "They are well-rounded lawyers who can do everything."

Work highlights Lead counsel for CAP IM Supply in litigation brought by Bayer Healthcare regarding flea and tick spot-on formulations.

Represented Aurobindo entities in multi-defendant Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning four patents related to a generic version of the anticoagulation drug Xarelto.

Notable practitioners

John Shaw is noted as a "very smart and practical lawyer," and has significant experience handling patent infringement cases for major clients in the technology sector. Sources comment: "His strategic thinking about how to present complex issues is outstanding."

Karen Keller impresses clients with her "great eye for detail and strategy" and "great credibility with the courts." Her sophisticated intellectual property practice focuses on the representation of pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological clients in cases of patent and trademark infringement.

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Ashby & Geddes - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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, regularly acting as Delaware counsel for regional and national IP firms. 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 Market commentators report: "They are a really good shop and have some really good attorneys," adding that "they are always easy to work with and well prepared."

Another source notes: "They're responsive, on top of things and provide thoughtful commentary on strategy in Delaware."

Work highlights Acted as Delaware Counsel for Washington University of St Louis in its successful appeal against a grant of summary judgement in a patent licensing dispute.

Represented Telecommunication Systems as Delaware counsel, successfully securing a motion for summary judgement of non-infringement against Vehicle IP.

Notable practitioners

Sources describe Steven Balick as "very conscientious, thoughtful and responsive." As chair of the firm's IP litigation group, he has extensive experience in patent disputes, regularly acting as Delaware counsel on behalf of a range of corporate clients.

John Day acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in patent and trademark disputes, representing clients from the technology and pharmaceutical sectors, among others. Sources identify him as "a great attorney who is responsive, knowledgeable and technical."

Andrew Mayo is increasingly recognized for his work acting as litigation counsel in a wide range of intellectual property disputes. Market commentators describe him as a "hard-working and smart" attorney who has "great credibility with the judges."

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Bayard, P.A. - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust team with a reputation for providing high-quality advice serving as both 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. Notable expertise in representing pharmaceutical clients in litigation concerning the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Strengths Interviewees comment: "The team is responsive, efficient and provides clear value in its local knowledge and expertise, as well as in general good judgment and excellent instincts."

Another source adds: "They are very good across the board, and among my favorite firms in Delaware. It's always a good experience with them."

Work highlights Acted as Delaware counsel to Teva Pharmaceuticals and associated companies as the plaintiffs in a patent infringement action under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Represented Realtime Data Networks in a series of patent litigation actions concerning the enforcement of data compression patents.

Notable practitioners

As chair of the firm's intellectual property group, Stephen Brauerman litigates patent, copyright and trademark infringement matters for both plaintiffs and defendants from an array of industries. Interviewees recognize him to be an "excellent attorney" who "knows the judges and the courts very well" and "provides invaluable insights in presenting matters to the court in the most effective manner."

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Bayard is engaged in a diverse practice in the field of intellectual property law which draws on the broad capabilities of a number of attorneys in the firm.

Bayard Intellectual Property Litigation attorneys:

  • focus on serving as Delaware counsel to firms involved in legally and technically complex patent litigation pending in the District of Delaware, one of the busiest venues for patent litigation in the U.S.
  • have participated in bench trials and jury trials with each of the Court’s judges.
  • have participated in many mediations and other pretrial proceedings with the Court’s three Magistrate Judges.
  • are familiar with the role of Delaware counsel and the Court’s local rules and preferred procedures.
  • have the flexibility to meet the constantly changing demands of IP litigation.

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Star Individuals

Jack B Blumenfeld

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Top Delaware IP lawyer" Jack Blumenfeld is highlighted by sources for "the sheer breadth and depth of his knowledge" along with his "incredible work ethic" and "innate credibility with judges." Widely regarded as a leading patent litigator, he has a wealth of experience representing clients from a range of industry sectors, with particular expertise in technology-related patent matters.

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Frederick L Cottrell III

Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Head of the firm's IP department, Frederick Cottrell, offers a wealth of experience in complex patent litigation for clients from a range of industries, including technology and pharmaceutical companies. Sources praise his "phenomenal knowledge of the judges and courts" and highlight his "good instincts and excellent service."

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Shaw Keller LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Shaw is noted as a "very smart and practical lawyer," and has significant experience handling patent infringement cases for major clients in the technology sector. Sources comment: "His strategic thinking about how to present complex issues is outstanding."

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Ashby & Geddes

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources describe Steven Balick as "very conscientious, thoughtful and responsive." As chair of the firm's IP litigation group, he has extensive experience in patent disputes, regularly acting as Delaware counsel on behalf of a range of corporate clients.

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mary Graham maintains a broad IP practice, regularly litigating matters including trade secrets, patents, and trademark and copyright. Sources highlight her "strong insight into key strategic determinations and deep understanding of court procedures."

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Fantastic attorney" Karen Jacobs wins praise from one client for her ability to "provide the on-the-ground support we need in preparing our briefs and developing strategy." With a focus on patent litigation, she is also notable for her work in trademark and copyright disputes.

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Moore is regularly called upon to litigate complex intellectual property matters, and also heads the firm's broader litigation department. He comes recommended as "a great lawyer who gives great advice."

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Maryellen Noreika

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clients note Maryellen Noreika to be a "very accomplished lawyer" who "provides clear opinions and is refreshingly direct." Her practice focuses in large part on handling complex patent litigation on behalf of clients from the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

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Rodger D. Smith II

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Terrific lawyer" Rodger Smith is described by one source as "very bright and hard-working." He offers a wealth of experience representing clients from a range of industries in complex patent litigation.

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Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mary Bourke of Womble Bond Dickinson US LLP is noted to be a "technically strong lawyer with good trial experience" by one market source, while another comments that she is "excellent in a courtroom, and is particularly impressive in depositions and cross-examinations." She has significant expertise in pharmaceutical-related patent litigation.

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Stephen B. Brauerman

Bayard, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

As chair of the firm's intellectual property group, Stephen Brauerman litigates patent, copyright and trademark infringement matters for both plaintiffs and defendants from an array of industries. Interviewees recognize him to be an "excellent attorney" who "knows the judges and the courts very well" and "provides invaluable insights in presenting matters to the court in the most effective manner."

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Ashby & Geddes

From the Chambers USA guide

John Day acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in patent and trademark disputes, representing clients from the technology and pharmaceutical sectors, among others. Sources identify him as "a great attorney who is responsive, knowledgeable and technical."

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Francis DiGiovanni

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Francis DiGiovanni of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP draws praise as a "really good IP lawyer" from one source, who adds that he is "bright, and easy to work with." He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a range of IP matters, including patent, trademark and copyright litigation. Clients describe him as "invaluable local counsel" who is "very knowledgeable about the Delaware courts."

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Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Kelly Farnan is a skilled IP attorney with considerable expertise in litigating patent matters before both state and federal courts. She regularly represents clients from a range of industries, including the technology and pharmaceutical sectors. Sources note: "She's a great advocate, very well spoken and easy to deal with," and also highlight her "instant credibility whenever she enters the courtroom."

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Shaw Keller LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Karen Keller impresses clients with her "great eye for detail and strategy" and "great credibility with the courts." Her sophisticated intellectual property practice focuses on the representation of pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological clients in cases of patent and trademark infringement.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Denise Kraft of DLA Piper LLP (US) regularly handles patent litigation and advisory work for a range of clients, particularly those from the computer and internet technology sectors. Her recent work includes the successful defense of the Toshiba Corporation during a three-week jury trial for a patent infringement action.

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Fish & Richardson PC

From the Chambers USA guide

According to market sources, Douglas McCann is a "terrific lawyer" who is "well versed in the courts and has deep practical experience."  He regularly acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation, with a particular focus on representing clients from the life sciences and biotech sectors.

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Richards, Layton & Finger PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Moyer often handles licensing and intellectual property disputes for large technology companies. He wins praise from one source for his "strength of writing and knowledge of Delaware law," while another notes him to be a "talented lawyer with great judgment and client service."

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Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

One source comments that Philip Rovner"has great local knowledge." He has extensive experience acting as trial counsel in intellectual property and trade secrets litigation.

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Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Neal Belgam of Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP is "an excellent courtroom lawyer" according to one source, who goes on to note that "he's very well spoken, thinks well on his feet, and reacts well in cases." He has significant experience acting as Delaware counsel in patent and trademark disputes for clients from the pharmaceutical and technology sectors.

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Arthur G. Connolly III

Connolly Gallagher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Arthur Connolly of Connolly Gallagher LLP maintains a well-regarded IP practice, handling patent litigation as well as advising on issues surrounding the sale and licensing of IP assets. Interviewees note him to be a "hard-working" attorney who is "responsive and clear in his advice."

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Morris James LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kenneth Dorsney of Morris James LLP draws praise from commentators as a "skilled, easy-going, and plugged-in" attorney who is "very easy to work with." He is notable for his work handling a range of IP matters before Delaware district courts, including patent and trademark disputes and trade secret issues.

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Farnan LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Farnan regularly handles complex patent litigation for clients from a range of industries and is particularly notable for his work in plaintiff-side representations. One interviewee highlights him as "an excellent attorney," while another notes: "He handles himself well and is very visible in the community."

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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Anne Shea Gaza of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP is "very well respected in the Bar" and handles a range of patent disputes for national and international clients. Her recent work includes the successful representation of Amneal Pharmaceuticals in patent litigation regarding nasal sprays.

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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Grimm maintains a robust IP practice litigating patent matters in both state and federal courts for a wide range of clients. He is hailed by interviewees as a "very capable and talented lawyer" who is "tough but fair."

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Richard K Herrmann

Morris James LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Herrmann of Morris James LLP is a seasoned patent litigator with experience handling IP disputes for clients from a range of industries, with notable expertise in technology-related cases. Sources describe him as an "excellent attorney" who is "easy to work with and responsive," as well as being "incredibly well versed" in e-discovery matters.

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Morris James LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mary Matterer of Morris James LLP has over 20 years' experience in the market, and regularly acts for clients from the pharmaceutical, biomedical and telecommunications industries in patent litigation matters and other IP disputes.

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Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Poff chairs the IP litigation department at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP, handling a variety of patent infringement cases as both lead and Delaware counsel before Delaware district and state courts. He comes recommended as a "good lawyer who is knowledgeable and knows the courts."

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Up and Coming

Michael J. Farnan

Farnan LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Farnan is known largely for his work in plaintiff-side patent disputes. One source notes that "he does a great job, and is very pleasant and skilled," while another comments that he is "highly responsive and considerate."

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Up and Coming

Fish & Richardson PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Martina Hufnal has a growing reputation for her work in patent litigation matters, and often represents clients from technological fields. She is described by one source as a "very good, hard-working and conscientious attorney," while another considers her to be "wise beyond her years."

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Up and Coming

Ashby & Geddes

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Mayo is increasingly recognized for his work acting as litigation counsel in a wide range of intellectual property disputes. Market commentators describe him as a "hard-working and smart" attorney who has "great credibility with the judges."

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Up and Coming

Bindu Ann Palapura

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bindu Ann Palapura is an up-and-coming younger partner who regularly advises on patent and trademark litigation for a range of clients, including pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. She is described by one source as a "rising star," while others note her to be "responsive, personable, and very calm and poised in the courtroom."

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Up and Coming

McCarter & English, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Silver of McCarter & English, LLP is becoming increasingly well regarded for his expertise in handling complex pharmaceutical patent litigation, particularly Hatch-Waxman cases. One source says: "He's very level-headed - the details man," while a client adds: "the value he provides is hard to duplicate."

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Associates to watch

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Flynn is a well-regarded associate, described as "a pleasure to work with" by one client, who also praises his ability to "help navigate the day-to-day of managing litigation."  He centers his practice on patent litigation and has notable experience in handling cases related to the biotechnology industry.

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