Successfully designed and prosecuted large patent portfolio directed to environmentally friendly pesticides.
Our client, a life sciences company, was accused by a competitor of patent infringement relating to an insertion method for a medical device. After briefing and a hearing, the Court disposed of the case on summary judgment, finding the patent-in-suit obvious as a matter of law.
Provided strategic advice on the development and management of robust patent portfolios to help medical device companies present a significant entry barrier to competitors. These companies include DePuy Spine, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, and DePuy Mitek, all Johnson & Johnson companies.
Devised a strategy, and provided strategic counseling and support of successful oppositions of competitor patent applications in Australia and Europe.
Developed strategic patent portfolio for early stage emerging medical device company focused on minimally invasive wound closure. Defended company in due diligence evaluation by prospective investors. Asserted patents against large medical device company, resulting in successful exit for investors through sale of company assets to the competitor.
Negotiation of an early settlement of a patent infringement suit whereby client agreed to re-design its product. Case was dismissed with no payment of damages.
Provided IP due diligence counseling for lead investor syndicate of institutional investors for $20+ million series B investment in a clinical diagnostic company.
Provided IP due diligence counseling for lead investor syndicate of investors for > $25+ million series C investment in a neuro stimulation company.
Develop and implement strategic intellectual property strategy plan for emerging company in the field of tissue ablation.
Analyzed claims of third party patents, and provided strategic counseling and advice to major medical device companies in connection with planned commercial launches. Products include a broad range of surgical devices in various fields, including bariatrics, spinal surgery, soft tissue fixation, neurosurgery, nutritional products, contact lenses, and pharmaceuticals.
Developed strategy and provided litigation support for a herbicide manufacturer that successfully enforced IP rights against two competitors, resulting in early favorable settlements.