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United States: Dispute resolution

International litigation

Within: International litigation

Arnold & Porter has a growing work load of high-value cross-border disputes, with corporate clients including blue-chip companies and sovereign bodies in Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. The team is led by co-chairs Kenneth Chernof in Washington DC and James Herschlein in New York. Matthew Wolf in Washington DC is defending Boston Scientific in a $1bn patent dispute in which Edwards Lifesciences alleges that various replacement heart valves and related products infringe its patents. Head of the firm's Houston office Thad Dameris is recommended for his expertise in trans-national disputes relating to transportation and product liability.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Within: Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Life sciences patent litigation is Arnold & Porter's key strength, though technology patents also form an important part of the recent caseload. Practice head Matthew Wolf in Washington DC recently represented Boston Scientific in a medical device patent infringement case against defendant Edwards Lifesciences concerning transcatheter aortic valve replacement patents, involving two separate infringement suits before the District Court of Delaware and the District Court of Central California as well as a counterclaim in Delaware. Wolf also secured a summary judgment for patent owner Hologic in a case against Minerva Surgical, conducted over infringement of two patents for an endometrial ablation product. Michael Berta in San Francisco is also noted. Evan Rothstein joined the Denver office from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, while Robert Unikel left for Paul Hastings LLP. Michael Malecek retired. Clients also include Google, Pfizer and Nintendo.

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Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Within: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

The team at Arnold & Porter shoulders a varied caseload in the life sciences sector. Recent standout instructions include assisting Monsanto with the prosecution of patents covering transgenic plants and traditionally bred plants, involving multiple appeals and multi-party opposition proceedings in the US and abroad. Further, Sandoz instructed the group to represent it before the PTAB in eight IPRs filed against AbbVie patents covering Humira; the team also acted in the subsequent appeal before the Federal Circuit. Other clients include Bayer, medical device player Bruin Biometrics and Water Street Healthcare. Deborah Fishman in Silicon Valley and David Marsh form the heart of the practice. Matthew Wolf directs the intellectual property group, and Kristen Riemenschneider recently made partner. Counsel Todd Lorenz joined Squire Patton Boggs. All partners are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

Arnold & Porter’s team is headed by Washington DC-based Matthew Wolf and has recently been bolstered by the arrivals of Dori Hanswirth and Theresa House from Hogan Lovells US LLP. Louis Vuitton is a noteworthy client and recently engaged Louis Ederer and Matthew Salzmann in various anti-counterfeiting and brand enforcement matters in federal courts nationwide. Ederer also represented Bottega Veneta, helping the client to register a proprietary weave design for handbags and small leather goods following long-running proceedings in the USPTO. Additional names from the client roster include Fox News Network, The Hershey Company and Pfizer. Named attorneys are part of the firm’s New York office unless otherwise stated.

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  • The role of arbitrators in EU antitrust law

    In May 2014, it will be ten years since Regulation No 1/2003 entered into force. When the legislator of the European Union adopted this Regulation on 16 December 2002, its main objective was to decentralise the enforcement of the two main provisions of EU antitrust law, Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (now Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)). Where do the arbitrators fit in this picture?

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