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David K. Callahan

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David Callahan is global Co-chair of Latham & Watkins’ Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and a trial lawyer who focuses on complex litigation in the areas of patent, trademark, trade secret, false advertising and unfair competition.

Mr. Callahan has more than 25 years of experience litigating intellectual property matters, has tried numerous bench and jury trials, and has argued many appeals before the Federal and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. He has particularly significant experience in the area of medical device patent disputes, and he has represented clients in a diverse range of other technologies including semiconductors, consumer products, automotive products and business methods, among many others.

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Litigation Partner

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United States: Intellectual property

Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Within: Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Latham & Watkins LLP is rated for its 'deep bench of talent', 'deep litigation expertise', and its 'responsiveness, business acumen, industry knowledge and zealous advocacy'. The group is 'not afraid to take calculated risks' and 'thinks creatively', making it an 'excellent choice' for litigation mandates. Recent standout matters show the practice's wide-ranging sector expertise, including an impressive caseload of pharmaceuticals and life sciences litigation. With expertise in district court and ITC litigation alike, the group recently advised Xperi on several cases brought against Samsung regarding 23 patents covering various technologies, including three suits in the Eastern District of Texas, two in New Jersey and one in Delaware Federal Court, in addition to one case at the ITC. Honda instructed the team to advise on its infringement case against Intellectual Ventures, which is pending in California and at the ITC. Major pharmaceutical highlights including the representation of AbbVie Biotechnology in litigation against Amgen and Boehringer Ingelheim, which involved biosimilar versions of blockbuster drug Humira; against Novartis in a 13-patent case involving Hepatitis C drug patents; and against AstraZeneca over blockbuster breast cancer drug Imbruvica. San Diego's Jennifer Barry, Chicago's David Callahan and Washington DC's Michael Morin direct the practice. The 'tough and tenacious' Maximilian Grant, also based in Washington DC, 'adeptly orchestrates all of the assets on the battlefield, but is always focused on the big picture'. Silicon Valley's Douglas Lumish is 'one of the top litigators in the country'. Also of note, Tara Elliott and counsel Rachel Weiner Cohen joined in Washington DC from WilmerHale. Other clients include Arista Networks, Zimmer Biomet and Alvogen.

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Trademarks: litigation

Within: Trademarks: litigation

At Latham & Watkins LLP, San Francisco-based Perry Viscounty is representing Tesla in a lawsuit filed by Nikola Corporation concerning the client’s new electric semi-truck. The matter concerns purported trade dress rights and several design and utility patents relating to the fuselage, door and windshield. In San Diego, Jennifer Barry defended Funko in litigation issued by Gibson Guitars pertaining to the client’s POP! range, namely the shape of guitar models accompanying several rock band figurines. Craigslist is another notable client, recently engaging the team for representation on several cases, including a successful claim for damages and a permanent injunction against Instamotor. Michael Morin in Washington DC and Chicago-based David Callahan lead the team alongside Barry.

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