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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

WORLDWIDE PLAZA, 825 EIGHTH AVENUE, 10019-7475, USA
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Work +1 212 474 1000
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Fax +1 212 474 3700
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www.cravath.com
London, NEW YORK

Keith Hummel

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Work (212) 474-1772
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Web:
www.cravath.com/khummel/
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Keith R. Hummel is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department.  He has extensive experience litigating complex commercial, intellectual property and other legal disputes, both for plaintiffs and defendants.  He handles cases for clients in diverse fields, including telecommunications, medical devices, computer hardware and software, food additives, luxury flooring products, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.  Mr. Hummel frequently advises clients on national and worldwide intellectual property strategy, and is often asked to lead efforts to identify IP assets that can be effectively used for offensive or defensive purposes.


United States: Intellectual property

Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Within: Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York has particular strengths in the pharmaceuticals and telecoms sectors. On the pharmaceuticals side, Keith Hummel and David Greenwald defended Amgen in pioneering BPCIA litigation brought by AbbVie in 2016, alleging infringement of ten AbbVie patents by Amgen's Amjevita, a biosimilar to blockbuster drug Humira. On the telecoms side, the group represents Qualcomm in a series of suits regarding modem chips, including several cases against Apple and a case against the Federal Trade Commission concerning an alleged breach of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Act. A major technology highlight was the successful representation of Alarm.com in a Federal Circuit case following IPRs against Vivint, which had filed for patent infringement of home security technology patents. Other notable instructions came from DRI Capital, Juno Therapeutics and OrbusNeich. Richard Stark, David Kappos, David Greenwald and chairman Evan Chesler are other names to note. Vanessa Lavely made partner, and former US district judge Katherine Forrest joined the team.

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