Our team offers depth and breadth of experience in Life Sciences IP Litigation.
Experience in Patent Busting: From invalidating patents covering multibillion-dollar technologies to fending off patent trolls and nuisance lawsuits, we have a proven track record of defeating claims of patent infringement. We have a deep bench of experienced and creative litigators, which includes technically adept patent attorneys with experience in trials, Markman hearings and contentious motion practice. We also are at the forefront of the new post-grant procedures at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) following implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. We have been involved in a number of the early inter partes review proceedings as well as ex parte reexamination and other patent office proceedings. These procedures offer an alternative venue to attack patents early to avoid district court litigation expense.
Our Philosophy in Defending Troll Cases: In so-called non-practicing entity or patent troll cases, our philosophy is to maximize each client’s position through an aggressive defensive posture in order to leverage an early settlement. We develop winning themes and strategies early in the case. We never assume a case is going to settle, so we prepare from the start with a view toward going to trial. We like to try cases and are successful at it. We realize that only by making the opposition understand that we are not afraid to try the case will our clients achieve the best results, be it creating leverage for early settlement or victory at trial.
Husch Blackwell has one of the most comprehensive intellectual property practices in the country. Our IP team includes nearly 100 attorneys with experience in all aspects of intellectual property and technology law. The team comprises attorneys and technical advisors with Ph.D.s in the Biosciences and Chemical fields. We have a proven record of success, having secured many thousands of patents for our clients.
Our trial attorneys’ understanding of our clients’ intellectual property approaches and risk tolerances allow them to apply their substantive knowledge of intellectual property laws and develop leading intellectual property litigation strategies and creative solutions.