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Intellectual Property — Massachusetts


Fish & Richardson PC - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Much-admired IP boutique with a national footprint and a strong bench of experienced litigators, skilled at handling trademark, trade dress and hi-tech patent infringement claims. Offers experience assisting with post-grant reviews and provides strong guidance to clients on engagements with the ITC and USPTO.

Strengths Interviewees say: "It is a top-tier firm with a very strong bench and lots of resources."

Clients say the team does "phenomenal work" and its "client service is outstanding."

Work highlights Acted for MorphoTrust regarding its previously registered trademark for Identix in a willful infringement action against the similar-sounding Identrix.

Represented Microsoft in its patent infringement dispute with Corel regarding user interface technology.

Significant clients Adobe, Bose, Citrix, New Balance, Power Integrations.

Notable practitioners

Frank Scherkenbach is an "excellent trial attorney" who is recommended for the quality of his courtroom advocacy, with clients reporting: "Juries like him as he is straightforward and makes subject matters easy to understand," adding: "He gets things done in the most efficient way possible." He is highlighted for his handling of patent litigation.

Frank Porcelli is a well-respected practitioner who offers a wealth of experience assisting with IP disputes. He is distinguished for his handling of appellate proceedings arising from trade secrets misuse claims and patent infringement allegations.

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Goodwin - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Talented roster of litigators who enjoy a strong reputation for their handling of patent infringement claims, Hatch-Waxman disputes and invalidation actions. Also highlighted for its IP portfolio management counsel, assisting with prosecutions and due diligence for corporate transactions, often acting for clients in the life sciences sector.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the team's "really practical advice that has the subject matter expertise behind it."

One client says the team is "great at negotiating on our behalf."

Work highlights Acted for Cephalon in its Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action against generics manufacturers related to its oncology treatment Treanda.

Assisted Gillette with its patent infringement claim against Dollar Shave Club concerning the chemical composition of razor blade coatings.

Significant clients Applied Materials, Citrix, Esselte, MIT, Personalized Media Communications.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Downs is recommended by clients for his "expert knowledge, practical strategy and positive results." He is singled out for his handling of IP malpractice claims, infringement allegations and invalidation attempts at the USPTO.

Duncan Greenhalgh is regarded by peers as a "very strong" and "meticulous" patent lawyer who is an effective counsel to life sciences companies. He is also recognized for assisting with commercialization needs, including licensing agreements.

Douglas Kline is esteemed as a "great trial lawyer who is very hands-on" and "well respected." He receives particular recognition for his effective guidance provided to hi-tech and life sciences clients on patent infringement actions and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) post-grant reviews.

Paul Ware is admired as a "very well known and accomplished" litigator who receives plaudits for the quality of his courtroom presentation skills. He is highlighted for his experience representing generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in complex patent disputes.

Edmund Pitcher is well known for his guidance to life sciences companies on the management of IP portfolios, including patent prosecution and commercialization needs. He is also a seasoned adviser for due diligence matters, freedom to operate analyses and contentious proceedings.

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WilmerHale - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Acclaimed team of high-quality litigators, frequently sought after by hi-tech and life sciences companies for handling contentious proceedings arising from patent infringement claims, trade secrets misuse allegations and PTAB post-grant reviews. Also assists with transactional matters and prosecution needs.

Strengths Clients describe WilmerHale as an "excellent firm with a deep bench of highly skilled attorneys" who are "thoughtful, proactive and strategic."

Sources say the team has a "great courtroom manner and presence, and is super-prepared."

Work highlights Successfully represented Intel in its patent infringement dispute with Memory Integrity, alleging that the company had violated its technology for computer processors.

Selected by GlaxoSmithKline to assist with its infringement action against Pfizer concerning its meningitis B vaccine.

Significant clients HP, Medtronic, GoDaddy.com, Verizon Wireless, Braintree Laboratories.

Notable practitioners

The "absolutely terrific" William Lee maintains his "well-deserved stellar reputation" as an "exceptional IP litigator" who is "fantastic at every level from trial to appeal and just really great to work with." He is an invaluable resource in high-profile disputes involving life sciences and hi-tech patents.

"Excellent attorney" Lisa Pirozzolo is "meticulous in everything she does" and is distinguished for her effective representation of pharmaceutical clients in high-value patent disputes. She is also highlighted for her experience in IP licensing agreement litigation matters.

Peter Dichiara is a "very highly thought of" practitioner who is sought for his strategic counsel on the protection of IP portfolios. He is experienced in litigation arising from patent infringements and misuse of trade secrets allegations, as well as post-grant reviews at the PTAB.

Wayne Stoner is a well-regarded and "very experienced" patent litigator who regularly appears in courtroom proceedings for infringement cases involving cutting-edge technology. He is experienced counsel for semiconductor and medical device manufacturers, as well as telecommunications clients.

Michael Bevilacqua is a "businesslike and solution-oriented" practitioner who is commended for his excellent communication skills. He is distinguished for his assistance with trademark prosecution needs and licensing agreements for software and hi-tech patents. He also assists with joint venture formations and distribution contracts.

Department profile by WilmerHale

IP Litigation

Our IP Litigation Practice features a premier litigation team backed by the academic and industry experience of more than 120 lawyers and technology specialists with scientific or technical degrees. We have successfully grown our reputation as an IP litigation powerhouse by delivering trial and appellate victories to a diverse client base, and by playing a major role in shaping intellectual property law including in newer areas such as post-grant review proceedings under the American Invents Act and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act. WilmerHale lawyers have substantial experience trying IP cases in the district courts nationwide, at the US International Trade Commission and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the US Supreme Court.


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Our Intellectual Property Department has one of the most successful post-grant proceedings practices, provides clients with strategic advice around the acquisition, exploitation, and protection of their intellectual property portfolios, and boasts 60 lawyers and technology specialists registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. In the last two years, our patent prosecution team filed 4,070 US and foreign patent applications, including 50 design patent applications, and obtained 1,717 US and foreign patents for clients. WilmerHale IP lawyers are currently responsible for over 10,000 active patent assets.

To learn more, visit: https://www.wilmerhale.com/intellectual_property/


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McCarter & English, LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Admired for its deep bench and strong technical expertise, frequently acting for life sciences and hi-tech clients. Effective counsel for patent and trademark prosecutions, licensing deals and freedom to operate analyses. Offers skilled representation for inventorship disputes, infringement allegations and inter partes reviews.

Strengths Sources say that in terms of "talent and sophistication," the firm's IP team is an "excellent group that is well layered and has depth at every level."

Interviewees also report that the team is "efficient and has very good communication skills."

Work highlights Continued to represent DataTern in a patent dispute with MicroStrategy concerning relational database software.

Successfully assisted the Trustees of Boston University in their patent infringement dispute with Everlight Electronics regarding gallium nitride LEDs.

Significant clients Berg Pharma, Novartis, Eisai, Harvard University, Princeton University.

Notable practitioners

Lee Bromberg maintains his "great reputation in the market" for advising life sciences and hi-tech companies on high-value and complex IP litigation proceedings. His areas of noted strength include patent infringement actions, trademark disputes and misuse of trade secrets allegations.

The "excellent" Elizabeth Hanley is an "extremely impressive" and experienced patent prosecutor who is distinguished for her strategic counsel to biotechnology companies. Sources say: "She provides patents that are defensible and have a broad scope."

Steven Davis is highlighted for his expert guidance on patent prosecution matters for life science companies. He also advises on licensing agreements and freedom to operate analyses. Clients say: "I like working with him because of his really good grasp of organizing projects and we always get good work product from him."

Erik Belt is a well-known litigator who is recommended for his counsel on patent infringement disputes involving cutting-edge electronic technology. One client says: "He is extremely effective, efficient, knowledgeable and fully understands our business objectives."

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Proskauer Rose LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Skilled counsel to life sciences and hi-tech clients on the management and protection of IP portfolios. Offers skilled assistance for licensing agreements and patent prosecution needs. Also highlighted for its excellent contentious offering, frequently handling high-value patent infringement disputes and post-grant reviews.

Strengths One client says it is a "thoroughly professional team" that provides "all the services and attention to detail I expect."

Sources describe the team as "very business-friendly, practical, efficient and client service-oriented."

Work highlights Acted for Argonne National Laboratory on its ITC enforcement action with regards to its lithium battery patents.

Provided counsel to Hypertherm, a manufacturer of hi-tech industrial equipment, on the management of its global IP portfolio, including its prosecution needs and post-grant reviews.

Significant clients Adrea, Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Celgene, Cox Communications, Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Notable practitioners

Steven Bauer is a "well known and well respected" practitioner who is admired for his "tenacious manner" and handling of high-value IP litigation matters. He is distinguished for his representation of hi-tech clients in patent infringement disputes.

The "always impressive" Joseph Capraro is an "extremely responsive" practitioner who is "valued" for his expert counsel to hi-tech companies on patent prosecution matters.

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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Boutique practice that earns praise for the quality of its strategic counsel on patent prosecution matters and negotiating licensing deals. Fields a renowned litigation team, handling patent and copyright infringement claims, and PTAB inter partes reviews.

Strengths Clients say the team offers a "great combination of smart legal and smart technical minds" who are "highly responsive and really represent the interests of clients."

Sources describe the group as a "great team of really clever strategists."

Work highlights Successfully defended Geotab against a patent infringement claim by Orthosie Systems in relation to vehicle monitoring technology.

Provided counsel to BTG International before the PTAB in defending against an attempt to invalidate a patent related to its rattlesnake antivenom product.

Significant clients Boston Beer, Draft Kings, MIT, Shire, Vestas Wind Systems.

Notable practitioners

Michael Rader provides skilled representation for a broad range of contentious proceedings, including those involving patent and trademark infringement claims, and misuse of trade secrets allegations.

The "very, very talented" Edward Gates is distinguished as a "pioneer of biotechnology in the Boston market" who offers expert counsel on patent prosecutions, licensing agreements and post-grant reviews. Clients say: "He is calm, studied, astute, tenacious and knowledgeable."

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Choate Hall & Stewart LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Well-regarded practice, distinguished for its handling of IP litigation arising from patent and trademark infringement claims, royalties disputes and misuse of trade secrets allegations. Other areas of strength include prosecutions and due diligence for corporate transactions. Noted for its knowledge of the life sciences sector.

Strengths Sources say the team does a "really good job" in helping clients to "reach their goals."

Interviewees also report that the team "impresses with its technical ability."

Work highlights Represented data storage specialists EMC in a dispute with Pure Storage over allegations of misuse of trade secrets action.

Provided counsel to Novomer on the management of its patent portfolio.

Significant clients Akamai Technologies, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, HP, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, PerkinElmer.

Notable practitioners

Robert Frank is a "well-known presence in the market" who maintains his "strong reputation" as one of the foremost IP litigators in Boston. He is a seasoned adviser for both life sciences and hi-tech companies in patent infringement cases and breach of contract disputes.

Brenda Jarrell is distinguished for her skilled counsel to life sciences companies on patent prosecution matters. She also provides adept representation for post-grant reviews and USPTO opposition actions. Peers say: "She really is a phenomenal lawyer. She is creative, a deep thinker and clients really like her."

Peers have "tremendous respect" for Eric Marandett, who is acclaimed as a "terrific litigator and courtroom advocate" and wins praise for his "especially effective oral arguments." He handles a range of patent infringement claims, breach of licensing contract disputes and misuse of trade secrets cases.

The "terrific" Karen Copenhaver is recognized for her abilities advising on patent licensing agreements. She is well known for providing expert counsel on transactions involving open source technology.

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Highlighted for its excellent patent counseling service for hi-tech and life sciences companies, regularly advising on prosecution and due diligence matters. Also enjoys acclaim for its expertise in contentious proceedings, including the handling of IP infringement claims and post-grant reviews at the PTAB.

Strengths Clients say the team is "extremely professional and client-focused."

Interviewees report that the team is "responsive, easy to communicate with and accessible."

Work highlights Acted for Harmonix Music Systems in its inter partes review action against Princeton Digital Image, arising from claims of infringement for technology controlling the design of digital platforms.

Provided counsel to BrainScope on its IP protection strategy including its patent and trademark application needs.

Significant clients AbbVie, Alcresta Therapeutics, Eli Lilly, Intertrust Technologies, Neurophage Pharmaceuticals.

Notable practitioners

"First-rate" Leslie McDonell is recognized for her counsel to life sciences companies on the management of IP portfolios and contentious USPTO engagements. Interviewees say: "She is very responsive and knowledgeable about the biotechnology field."

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Foley Hoag LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Recommended counsel for life sciences companies involved in a variety of contentious proceedings, including misuse of trade secrets allegations, infringement claims and post-grant reviews at the PTAB. Well equipped to advise on the management of IP portfolios, including the range of patent, trademark and copyright prosecution matters.

Strengths Interviewees describe the team as "a very well-established group of IP lawyers," as well as "very talented."

Work highlights Represented lip balm manufacturer OraLabs in its defense of a patent infringement claim by eos Products.

Acted for 3M in a PTAB in appellate inter partes review proceedings over patents for antiseptic caps for cleaning medical instruments.

Significant clients AbbVie, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Chobani, Harvard University, Beech-Nut Nutrition.

Notable practitioners

"Really, really good litigator" Donald Ware is a "well-known presence in the market" who enjoys a strong reputation for his handling of high-profile contentious matters, such as breach of licensing agreement claims and inventorship disputes. He is particularly recommended for his representation of life sciences companies.

Claire Laporte is highlighted for her assistance with patent and trademark litigation proceedings and PTAB post-grant reviews. She also provides counsel on licensing agreements and IP due diligence needs.

Philip Swain is a well-known IP litigator who provides experienced representation for trademark, copyright, patent and trade secrets disputes. Sources say: "He is very commercially minded, very responsive and his advice is very good. It is a pleasure to work with him."

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Ropes & Gray LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Distinguished IP transactional practice with experience handling due diligence for M&A agreements, licensing deals and strategic partnerships. Other areas of noted strength include trademark filings, the defense of infringement claims, and European and domestic post-grant reviews.

Strengths Clients say the team is "very diligent" and offers "committed and creative lawyers who are very good to work with."

Interviewees say it is a "very strong team" that offers a "high-quality service."

Work highlights Assisted Rovi with its licensing agreement for digital media streaming technology with nonpracticing entity Intellectual Ventures.

Provided counsel to AstraZeneca on its IP due diligence needs related to its acquisition of Acerta Pharma for $4 billion, as well as its $500 million agreement with Eli Lilly.

Significant clients Tudor Investment, Pfizer, PerkinElmer, Abiomed, Boehringer Ingelheim.

Notable practitioners

The "talented" Edward Kelly is admired for his "very impressive" practice and is singled out for his representation of clients in European patent office opposition proceedings. His other areas of strength include assisting with PTAB post-grant reviews and licensing agreements.

Edward Black is a noted transactional IP specialist who assists with licensing agreements and due diligence for corporate transactions. Sources report: "He is very thoughtful about how to put a deal together and he is great at crafting contracts."

David McIntosh is highlighted for his effective counsel on licensing agreements, and IP issues arising during M&A transactions and joint venture formations. Clients say: "He is really smart, extremely solution-oriented and always keeps his cool. He is a real team player who is very customer-oriented."

Department profile by Ropes & Gray LLP

For over 150 years, our global intellectual property group has provided clients across the world with a broad spectrum of IP services, handling cutting-edge cases, transactions and other strategic matters from six offices in key cities across the United States – Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. and four international offices in London, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul. On the ground across three different continents, our intellectual property professionals provide clients with around-the-clock, top-tier IP support on an international stage.

To learn more about our practice, please visit: https://www.ropesgray.com/practices/intellectual-property.aspx

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Cooley LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Provides expert counsel to life sciences and hi-tech clients on IP portfolio management matters, including patent prosecutions, extension applications and commercializations. Also recognized for its handling of contentious proceedings, such as Hatch-Waxman disputes.

Strengths Clients say the team consists of "technical experts" who are "knowledgeable and prepared."

Significant clients CertusView Technologies, CytomX Therapeutics, Integrated Diagnostics, Mersana Therapeutics, Moderna.

Notable practitioners

Ivor Elrifi is a well-known attorney who receives plaudits for his client care and expertise, with one client indicating: "He is a remarkable IP attorney whose skills stand far beyond what one would typically expect - he has a tremendous understanding of the space." He comes highly regarded for assisting life sciences companies with patent prosecution and IP commercialization matters.

"Talented lawyer" Joseph Teja is admired by clients for his "technical and patent prosecution knowledge, and his business savvy." He is recommended for his counsel on the management of hi-tech IP portfolios, assisting with prosecution and due diligence needs.

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for Recommended for its excellent track record in representing life sciences and hi-tech clients in contentious cases, such as defending infringement allegations and assisting with post-grant reviews. Also highlighted for its counsel on the management of global IP portfolios including prosecution needs and commercialization matters.

Strengths Interviewees report: "The team is exceptionally practical, budget-conscious and creative."

Clients also say: "The quality of work is exceptional."

Work highlights Represented Amgen in the defense of a patent invalidation attempt by Sanofi arising from its infringement action related to its cholesterol antibody treatment.

Successfully defended BlackBerry against a patent infringement claim made by MTEL.

Significant clients Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Google, Juno Therapeutics, Novartis, Pulmatrix.

Notable practitioners

"Top-notch lawyer" Sarah Columbia is a well-known litigator who provides effective representation in the full range of patent, trade secrets and trademark litigation matters. "She is a market leader who is committed to the space and really intelligent," comments one observer.

Robert Underwood enjoys praise for his technical and negotiation skills related to life sciences patent prosecution proceedings. Clients say: "He is creative in coming up with solutions, efficient and always approachable."

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Senior Statesmen

Fish & Richardson PC

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Frank Porcelli is a well-respected practitioner who offers a wealth of experience assisting with IP disputes. He is distinguished for his handling of appellate proceedings arising from trade secrets misuse claims and patent infringement allegations.

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Senior Statesmen

Goodwin

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Ware is admired as a "very well known and accomplished" litigator who receives plaudits for the quality of his courtroom presentation skills. He is highlighted for his experience representing generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in complex patent disputes.

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Eminent Practitioner

Giulio A DeConti Jr

Lathrop Gage

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Leader of the firm's IP practice Giulio DeConti of Lathrop & Gage LLP is a "very well-known practitioner" who is recognized for his counsel to life sciences companies. He offers experience assisting on a range of matters including portfolio due diligence and licensing agreements.

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Star Individuals

WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

The "absolutely terrific" William Lee maintains his "well-deserved stellar reputation" as an "exceptional IP litigator" who is "fantastic at every level from trial to appeal and just really great to work with." He is an invaluable resource in high-profile disputes involving life sciences and hi-tech patents.

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Proskauer Rose LLP

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Steven Bauer is a "well known and well respected" practitioner who is admired for his "tenacious manner" and handling of high-value IP litigation matters. He is distinguished for his representation of hi-tech clients in patent infringement disputes.

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McCarter & English, LLP

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Lee Bromberg maintains his "great reputation in the market" for advising life sciences and hi-tech companies on high-value and complex IP litigation proceedings. His areas of noted strength include patent infringement actions, trademark disputes and misuse of trade secrets allegations.

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Sarah Chapin Columbia

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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"Top-notch lawyer" Sarah Columbia is a well-known litigator who provides effective representation in the full range of patent, trade secrets and trademark litigation matters. "She is a market leader who is committed to the space and really intelligent," comments one observer.

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Robert S Frank Jr

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Frank is a "well-known presence in the market" who maintains his "strong reputation" as one of the foremost IP litigators in Boston. He is a seasoned adviser for both life sciences and hi-tech companies in patent infringement cases and breach of contract disputes.

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Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brenda Jarrell is distinguished for her skilled counsel to life sciences companies on patent prosecution matters. She also provides adept representation for post-grant reviews and USPTO opposition actions. Peers say: "She really is a phenomenal lawyer. She is creative, a deep thinker and clients really like her."

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Foley Hoag LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Really, really good litigator" Donald Ware is a "well-known presence in the market" who enjoys a strong reputation for his handling of high-profile contentious matters, such as breach of licensing agreement claims and inventorship disputes. He is particularly recommended for his representation of life sciences companies.

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Joseph A Capraro Jr

Proskauer Rose LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "always impressive" Joseph Capraro is an "extremely responsive" practitioner who is "valued" for his expert counsel to hi-tech companies on patent prosecution matters.

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Goodwin

From the Chambers USA guide

Anthony Downs is recommended by clients for his "expert knowledge, practical strategy and positive results." He is singled out for his handling of IP malpractice claims, infringement allegations and invalidation attempts at the USPTO.

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Duncan Greenhalgh

Goodwin

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Duncan Greenhalgh is regarded by peers as a "very strong" and "meticulous" patent lawyer who is an effective counsel to life sciences companies. He is also recognized for assisting with commercialization needs, including licensing agreements.

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Elizabeth A Hanley

McCarter & English, LLP

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The "excellent" Elizabeth Hanley is an "extremely impressive" and experienced patent prosecutor who is distinguished for her strategic counsel to biotechnology companies. Sources say: "She provides patents that are defensible and have a broad scope."

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Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "talented" Edward Kelly is admired for his "very impressive" practice and is singled out for his representation of clients in European patent office opposition proceedings. His other areas of strength include assisting with PTAB post-grant reviews and licensing agreements.

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Goodwin

From the Chambers USA guide

Douglas Kline is esteemed as a "great trial lawyer who is very hands-on" and "well respected." He receives particular recognition for his effective guidance provided to hi-tech and life sciences clients on patent infringement actions and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) post-grant reviews.

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Foley Hoag LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Claire Laporte is highlighted for her assistance with patent and trademark litigation proceedings and PTAB post-grant reviews. She also provides counsel on licensing agreements and IP due diligence needs.

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Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers have "tremendous respect" for Eric Marandett, who is acclaimed as a "terrific litigator and courtroom advocate" and wins praise for his "especially effective oral arguments." He handles a range of patent infringement claims, breach of licensing contract disputes and misuse of trade secrets cases.

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Steven G Davis PhD

McCarter & English, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Davis is highlighted for his expert guidance on patent prosecution matters for life science companies. He also advises on licensing agreements and freedom to operate analyses. Clients say: "I like working with him because of his really good grasp of organizing projects and we always get good work product from him."

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Dichiara is a "very highly thought of" practitioner who is sought for his strategic counsel on the protection of IP portfolios. He is experienced in litigation arising from patent infringements and misuse of trade secrets allegations, as well as post-grant reviews at the PTAB.

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Cooley LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ivor Elrifi is a well-known attorney who receives plaudits for his client care and expertise, with one client indicating: "He is a remarkable IP attorney whose skills stand far beyond what one would typically expect - he has a tremendous understanding of the space." He comes highly regarded for assisting life sciences companies with patent prosecution and IP commercialization matters.

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Steven Frank of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is applauded for the quality of his counsel on patent prosecution and transactional IP matters. Sources say: "He is very good in negotiations with the patent office and getting them to understand the subtleties of claims."

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Joshua C Krumholz

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "highly skilled" Joshua Krumholz of Holland & Knight LLP is a well-known IP litigator who handles a range of patent, copyright and trade secrets disputes. Sources say: "I was impressed by his leadership skills and he inspired confidence in the client."

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Lowrie of Foley & Lardner LLP receives plaudits from clients for his "brilliant analytical, research, communication and negotiating skills." He is highlighted for his handling of contentious proceedings involving software and hi-tech patents.

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

"Excellent attorney" Lisa Pirozzolo is "meticulous in everything she does" and is distinguished for her effective representation of pharmaceutical clients in high-value patent disputes. She is also highlighted for her experience in IP licensing agreement litigation matters.

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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Rader provides skilled representation for a broad range of contentious proceedings, including those involving patent and trademark infringement claims, and misuse of trade secrets allegations.

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Jane E. Remillard

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jane Remillard of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP is recommended for her counsel to life sciences clients on patent prosecution and transactional IP matters, and is described by one source as "an excellent practitioner." A client mentions that she "embodies everything I like about the firm." 

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Frank E Scherkenbach

Fish & Richardson PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Frank Scherkenbach is an "excellent trial attorney" who is recommended for the quality of his courtroom advocacy, with clients reporting: "Juries like him as he is straightforward and makes subject matters easy to understand," adding: "He gets things done in the most efficient way possible." He is highlighted for his handling of patent litigation.

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WilmerHale

From the Chambers USA guide

Wayne Stoner is a well-regarded and "very experienced" patent litigator who regularly appears in courtroom proceedings for infringement cases involving cutting-edge technology. He is experienced counsel for semiconductor and medical device manufacturers, as well as telecommunications clients.

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McCarter & English, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Erik Belt is a well-known litigator who is recommended for his counsel on patent infringement disputes involving cutting-edge electronic technology. One client says: "He is extremely effective, efficient, knowledgeable and fully understands our business objectives."

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Ropes & Gray LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Edward Black is a noted transactional IP specialist who assists with licensing agreements and due diligence for corporate transactions. Sources report: "He is very thoughtful about how to put a deal together and he is great at crafting contracts."

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Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Bluni of Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC is admired by clients for his "perfect combination of strong legal skills and very practical business interests." He is a patent specialist who offers counsel on a range of matters including licensing agreements, due diligence needs and IP disputes.

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Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

David Brook of Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. maintains his "great reputation" for his representation of life sciences sector clients. He provides counsel on a range of matters including licensing agreements, trade secrets and post-grant proceedings.

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Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very, very talented" Edward Gates is distinguished as a "pioneer of biotechnology in the Boston market" who offers expert counsel on patent prosecutions, licensing agreements and post-grant reviews. Clients say: "He is calm, studied, astute, tenacious and knowledgeable." 

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Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" William Geary of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC is distinguished for his abilities advising life sciences clients on patent prosecution matters related to medical device technology.

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Lanza of Foley & Lardner LLP advises on IP portfolio management matters and maintains a strong reputation for his representation of computer science companies. He provides counsel on rights transference, enforcement actions and due diligence.

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Burns & Levinson LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson LLP maintains a "strong reputation" for his counsel to hi-tech companies during patent prosecution proceedings. He also frequently assists with post-grant reviews.

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Leslie A. McDonell

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"First-rate" Leslie McDonell is recognized for her counsel to life sciences companies on the management of IP portfolios and contentious USPTO engagements. Interviewees say: "She is very responsive and knowledgeable about the biotechnology field."

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael McGurk of DLA Piper LLP offers knowledgeable counsel on IP portfolio management and due diligence matters. A client says: "I am always impressed with the level of detail and insight he provides. He is also very responsive and efficient."

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Brown Rudnick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Meyers of Brown Rudnick LLP frequently advises life sciences clients on patent licensing matters. He also offers counsel on due diligence for corporate transactions and USPTO post-grant reviews.

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Goodwin

From the Chambers USA guide

Edmund Pitcher is well known for his guidance to life sciences companies on the management of IP portfolios, including patent prosecution and commercialization needs. He is also a seasoned adviser for due diligence matters, freedom to operate analyses and contentious proceedings.

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Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Renaud of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC is highly regarded for his advice on the full spectrum of patent matters, including litigation and corporate due diligence. He also regularly appears before the ITC, handling complex Section 337 disputes.

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Foley Hoag LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Philip Swain is a well-known IP litigator who provides experienced representation for trademark, copyright, patent and trade secrets disputes. Sources say: "He is very commercially minded, very responsive and his advice is very good. It is a pleasure to work with him."

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Cooley LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Talented lawyer" Joseph Teja is admired by clients for his "technical and patent prosecution knowledge, and his business savvy." He is recommended for his counsel on the management of hi-tech IP portfolios, assisting with prosecution and due diligence needs.

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Robert H Underwood

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Underwood enjoys praise for his technical and negotiation skills related to life sciences patent prosecution proceedings. Clients say: "He is creative in coming up with solutions, efficient and always approachable."

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