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Litigation

Litigation


Innovators and brand leaders consistently turn to Fitzpatrick for their most important intellectual property litigations. Whether the litigations involve blockbuster pharmaceuticals, world class electronic and computer technologies, cutting edge biotechnology and chemistry or household brands, Fitzpatrick is the go-to firm for litigating our clients most important intellectual property disputes.    

We have successfully litigated hundreds of patent and trademark disputes in federal and state courts throughout the country, before the United States International Trade Commission, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

We have represented:

  • more brand name pharmaceutical companies against generic challenges than any other firm;
  • world-leading electronic and computer technologies companies for decades consistently handling their most important litigations;
  • biotechnology leaders since the onset of disputes in that industry;
  • world-leading chemical companies in many of their most important litigations; and
  • many of the most famous brands in patent, trademark and domain name disputes.

To best serve our clients’ individual needs, we staff each matter with attorneys who have dedicated their careers to intellectual property and have the necessary legal and scientific expertise to successfully litigate strategically critical cases. Virtually all of our attorneys hold degrees (including advanced degrees) in a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Whether it is clients we have represented for decades or new clients, we strongly believe outside counsel should work closely with the client’s in-house legal team on all aspects of the litigation process from the initial decision on whether to bring suit, through discovery, trial and appeal, including setting and monitoring litigation budgets. And, of course if it is in the client’s best interest, we endeavor to avoid litigation, settle or pursue alternative dispute resolution.

We fully recognize the immense pressure our clients are under to control litigation costs even in the most critical litigations. As a result, we embrace the latest technology and case management techniques to enable us to provide our services more efficiently. At each stage, we focus on maximizing the benefits of our representation while minimizing the costs to our clients.

Decisions

Par v. Novartis AG, Breckenridge v. Novartis AG, Roxane v. Novartis AG
P.T.A.B. (2016)

Sanofi et al. v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. USA et al.
D. Del. (2016)

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. v. Daiichi Sankyo Inc.; Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd. v. Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd; Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals Ltd. v. Daiichi Sankyo Inc.
N.D. Ill. (2016)

Icon Laser Solutions v. PVH
N.D.TX (2016)

Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. Novartis AG
P.T.A.B. (2016)

Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Depomed, Inc., IPR2014-00652, Final Written Decision
P.T.A.B. (2015)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation et al v. Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc.
D. Del. (2015)

In re Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof (337-TA-918)
USITC (2015)

Certain Marine Sonar Imaging Systems, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof
USITC (2015)

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Xellia Pharmaceuticals ApS et al.
D. Del. (2015)

Correct Craft IP Holdings, LLC v. MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC
American Arbitration Association (2015)

Novartis v. Watson
Federal Circuit (2015)

InSite Vision Inc. et al. v. Sandoz Inc. et al.
Fed. Cir. (2015)

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Gilead Sciences, Inc.
P.T.A.B. (2014)

Ralph Lauren Corp., et al. v. United States Polo Assoc., Inc., USPA Properties Inc., and Arvind Ltd.
S.D.N.Y. (2014)

Novartis v. Watson
D. Del. (2014)

Jeremy L. Clark v. Pharmasset, Inc. et al.
N.D. Ala. 2014

Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al. v. Gilead Pharmasset LLC
P.T.A.B. (2014)

Warner Chilcott v. Lupin and Amneal
D.N.J. (2014)

Apotex, Inc. v. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
E.D. Ill. (2014)

Alexander Orenshteyn v. IBM Corp.
S.D.N.Y. (2013)

InSite Vision Inc. et al. v. Sandoz Inc. et al.
D.N.J. (2013)

In re Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof (337-TA-829)
USITC (2013)

Synthon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Sanofi-Aventis U.S. L.L.C.
B.P.A.I. (2013)

Icebox-Scoops, Inc. v. Disney Enterprises, Inc.
2d Cir. (2013)

AstraZeneca Pharms. LP, et al. v. Anchen Pharms, Inc., et al.
Fed. Cir. (2013)

Rambus v. IBM
B.P.A.I. (2012)

WhitServe, LLC v. Computer Packages, Inc.
Fed. Cir. (2012)

Bone Care Int’l v. Roxane Labs. et al.
D. Del. (2012)

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v. Sandoz, Inc., et al.
Fed. Cir. (2012)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP et al. v. Anchen Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al.
D.N.J. (2012)

Pieczenik v. Bayer Corp., et al.
Fed. Cir. (2012)

Genzyme Corporation v. Pentech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Cobrek, Inc.
N.D. Ill. (2012)

The Gap Inc. v. G.A.P Adventures Inc.
NAF (2012)

Merck & Co., Inc. and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Sandoz Inc.
D.N.J. (2012)

Warner Chilcott Laboratories Ireland Limited, et al., v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Mylan Inc.
D.N.J. (2011)

Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC et al. v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. et al.
D.N.J. (2011)

Unigene Laboratories, Inc. and Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc v. Apotex, Inc.
Fed. Cir. (2011)

Arqule, Inc. v. Hon. David J. Kappos
D.D.C. (2011)

In re Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof (337-TA-731)
USITC (2011)

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd., et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al.
U.S. (2011)

Metra Electronics Corporation v. The New AMA Group, et al.
C.D. Cal. (2011)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Mylan Inc.
D.N.J. (2011)

Amgen et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, et al.
D. Del. (2011)

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., v. Sandoz Inc., et al.
D.N.J. (2010)

Fitzpatrick Successfully Defends Plavix Patent in Two U.S. Patent Office Reexaminations
USPTO (2010)

Sanofi-Aventis, Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc., and Bristol-Myers Squibb Sanofi Pharmaceuticals Holding Partnership v. Apotex, Inc. & Apotex, Corp.
S.D.N.Y. (2010)

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd., et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al.
Fed. Cir. (2010)

Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc et al. v. Perrigo Company et al.
Fed. Cir. (2010)

In re Rosuvastatin Calcium Patent Litigation
D. Del. (2010)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Novartis Pharma AG v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.
D.N.J. (2009)

M Ship Co. v. Ice Marine Ltd.
Fed. Cir. (2009)

Kirsch v. Canon USA, Inc. et al.
E.D. Mich. (2009)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP and AstraZeneca UK Ltd., v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd and Sandoz, Inc.
Fed. Cir. (2009)

Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, Sanofi-Aventis, and Debiopharm S.A. v. Sandoz, Inc. et al.
Fed. Cir. (2009)

Unigene Labs., Inc., et al. v. Apotex, Inc., et al.
S.D.N.Y. (2009)

In re: Halftone Color Separations (‘809) Patent Litigation (Screentone Systems Corp., et al. v. Canon U.S.A., Inc., et al.)
C.D. Cal. (2009)

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd., et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al.
D.N.J. (2009)

Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc., d/b/a The Conde Nast Publications, Bacardi & Co., Ltd., Sidney Frank Importing Company, and EventQuest, LLC v. Jay Norris, Norris/Nelson Entertainment, Inc. and Tastemakers Media, LLC

Sanofi-Synthelabo, et al. v. Apotex, Inc.
Fed. Cir. (2008)

M Ship Co., LLC v. Ice Marine LTD.
S.D. Fla. (2008)

Merck & Co., Inc. v. Apotex Inc., et al.
Fed. Cir. (2008)

Nano-Proprietary, Inc. v. Canon Inc.
5th Cir. (2008)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical LP et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc, et al.
D.N.J. (2008)

Canon Inc v. GCC International Limited, et al.
Fed. Cir. (2007)

Merck & Co., Inc. v. Apotex Inc., et al.
D.N.J. (2007)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al.
D.N.J. (2007)

Kargo Global, Inc. v. Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc.
S.D.N.Y. (2007)

Sanofi-Synthelabo, et al. v. Apotex Inc.
S.D.N.Y. (2007)

Nano-Proprietary, Inc. v. Canon Inc. and Canon U.S.A., Inc.
W.D. Tex. (2007)

Merck & Co, Inc. v. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
Fed. Cir. (2007)

Adams Respiratory Operations, Inc. v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., et al.
E.D. Pa. (2007)

Astellas Pharma Inc., et al. v. Ranbaxy Inc., et al.
D.N.J. (2007)

Sanofi-Synthelabo, Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, sanofi Pharmaceuticals Holding Partnership v. Apotex Inc. and Apotex Corp.
Fed. Cir. (2006) and S.D.N.Y (2006)

Canon Inc. v. GCC International Limited, et al.
S.D.N.Y. (2006)

Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., Calvin Klein, Inc., and Calvin Klein Trademark Trust v. Calvin Clothing Company, Inc. and Star Ride Kids, Inc.
S.D.N.Y. (2006)

UCB Societe Anonyme & UCB Pharma Inc. v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc. et al.
N.D. Ga. (2006)

Fair Isaac Corp. v. IBM Corp. / IBM Corp. v. Fair Isaac Corp.
D. Minn. (2006)

Sky Technologies LLC v IBM Corporation
E.D. Tex. (2006)

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Novartis
D.N.J. (2005)

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Merck & Co., Inc.
M.D. Pa. (2005)

Eli Lilly and Company, et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Fed. Cir. (2005)

Pfizer, Inc. and Warner-Lambert Company v. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals and Teva Pharmaceuticals
D.N.J. (2005)

Shalom Ohayon v. AT&T Corp, et al.
E.D.N.Y. (2005)

The Bear Partnership and Wings Research and Development, S.r.L. v. Bear U.S.A., Inc.
T.T.A.B. (2004)

Federal-Mogul Corp. and Felt Products Mfg. Co. v. ElringKlinger AG
D.N.J. (2004)

Eli Lilly and Company, et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
S.D. Ind. (2004)

Tanning Research Laboratories, Inc. v. Johnson & Johnson
T.T.A.B. (2004)

SmithKline Beecham Corporation v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
D.N.J. (2004)

The Regents of the University of Michigan and Repligen Corp. v. Bristol-Myers Squibb
Fed. Cir. (2004)

Warner-Lambert Company v. Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc.
D.N.J. (2004)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Apotex Corp.
S.D.N.Y. (2004)

Vision-Ease Lens, Inc. v. Essilor International S.A.
D. Minn. (2004)

Housey Pharmaceuticals v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Fed. Cir. (2004)

University of Rochester v. G.D. Searle and Co., Inc., Pfizer Inc., Monsanto Co., and Pharmacia Corp.
Fed. Cir. (2004)

Knorr-Bremse v. Dana Corp.
Fed. Cir. (2004)

Warner-Lambert Company v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
D.N.J. (2003)

Federation Internationale de Football Association v. Nike Inc.
D.C.C. (2003)

The Regents of the University of Michigan and Repligen Corp. v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
E.D. Mich. (2003)

AstraZeneca AB, et al. v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.
E.D. Pa. (2003)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc. et. al.
Fed. Cir. (2003)

University of Rochester v. G.D. Searle & Co., Inc., Pfizer Inc., Monsanto Co., and Pharmacia Corp.
W.D.N.Y. (2003)

Masterfoods USA v. Arcor USA, Inc.
W.D.N.Y. (2002)

In re Omeprazole Patent Litigation
S.D.N.Y. (2002)

Warner-Lambert Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
D.N.J. (2002)

Novo Nordisk A/S et al. v. Becton Dickinson
Fed. Cir. (2002)

AstraZeneca AB, et al. v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.
E.D. Pa. (2002)

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc.
S.D.N.Y. (2002)

Schwartz Pharma Inc., Schwartz Pharma AG and Warner-Lambert Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
D.N.J. (2002)

FTAP Holdings, Inc. et.al. V. OWL Pharmaceuticals LLC et.al.
N.D. Ohio (2002)

Dri Mark Products, Inc. v. National Ink, Inc. and Dixon Ticonderoga Co.
S.D.N.Y. (2002)

Datapoint Corporation v. Standard Microsystems
Fed. Cir. (2002)

Allergan v. Bausch & Lomb and Alcon
C.D. Cal. (2002)

Housey Pharmaceuticals v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
D. Del. (2002)

Nabisco v. Warner-Lambert Co.
2d Cir. (2000)

Advance Magazine Publisher’s, Inc. d/b/a/The Conde Nast Publications, Inc. v. Vogue Int’l, Inc.
D.N.J. (2000)

Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. v. Danbury Pharmacal, Inc.
Fed. Cir. (2000)

Bear U.S.A., Inc. v. William Kim, et al.
S.D.N.Y. (1999)

General Electric Co. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Fed. Cir. (1999)

Bausch & Lomb, Inc. v. Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
W.D.N.Y. (1999)

Brandwynne v. Combe International
S.D.N.Y. (1999)

Ben Venue Laboratories v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
D.N.J. (1998)

Canon Computer Systems, Inc. v. Nu-kote Int’l, Inc.
Fed. Cir. (1998)

Grain Processing Corp. v. American Maize-Products Co.
Fed. Cir. (1998)

Hershey Foods Corp. v. Mars, Incorporated
M.D. Pa. (1998)

Ciba-Geigy v. Crompton & Knowles Corp.
E.D. Pa. (1991)

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