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Bruce Wexler

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Paul Hastings LLP

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Intellectual Property- Life Sciences


Bruce Wexler is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and a co-founder of the life sciences patent litigation practice. Mr. Wexler is a trial lawyer with extensive experience litigating high-stakes patent cases in a range of technologies, including representing clients as lead counsel defending their patents covering multi-million and multi-billion dollar drug products. Specialist Areas: Patent Litigation, Patents, Intellectual Property, Patentability Licensing, Litigation


Paul Hastings LLP- Partner 2006 – Present (7 years) New York; Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto - Partner / Associate 1994 – 2006 (12 years) New York ; Judicial Law Clerk to Chief Judge Glenn L. Archer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 1992 – 1994 (2 years)


ACI Expert Speakers, ACI Pharmaceuticals/Biotech/Life Sciences Experts, Hatch-Waxman ANDA Litigation, Forum IP Law & Management Institute, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Medical Device Litigation Forum, NYU Alumni, NYU Law Alumni, Rensselaer Alumni Association (RPI), Sigma Phi Epsilon: New York Delta, Sigma Pi Sigma-The physics honor society


New York University School of Law J.D. 1989 – 1992 (magna cum laude), Activities and Societies: Annual Survey of American Law; Order of the Coif; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute B.S., Physics 1985 – 1989 (summa cum laude), Activities and Societies: Sigma Pi Sigma; Sigma Phi Epsilon

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

The ‘experienced and very effective’ team at Paul Hastings LLP is headed by Bruce Wexler, who acted successfully for Boehringer Ingelheim in a multi-defendant litigation against six generic challengers to the client’s patents protecting blood-thinner Pradaxa. The practice is also assisting Johnson & Johnson’s company Actelion with a patent infringement suit against Sun Pharmaceuticals related to the client’s drug Veletri. Investigation and white collar crime expert Gary Giampetruzzi and the ‘excellent’ litigator Preston Ratliff are other names to note. Hassen Sayeed left to O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Named individuals are based in New York.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Within: Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Paul Hastings LLP has 'a deep bench' of lawyers, who combine 'exceptional technical expertise and a great strategic approach'. The 'very dedicated' team is a go-to-practice for PTAB litigation, especially for petitioners; it is primarily active in life sciences litigation, especially in pharmaceuticals and biotechnological cases, but is also instructed by clients in the technology and telecoms industries. A recent success was the defense of Trend Micro against Intellectual Ventures in a Federal Circuit case in which co-chair Yar Chaikovsky from Palo Alto secured a rare grant for attorney's fees from the court, winning the full $441,000 for the client. Together with his Washington DC-based co-chairs, Joseph Palys and Naveen Modi ('a top-notch advocate') Chaikovsky obtained an affirming decision from the Federal Circuit on behalf of HTC in a consolidated case against Virginia Innovation Sciences and Amazon, obtaining dismissal of over 360 claims covering eight patents as ineligible. Helsinn Healthcare, Boehringer Ingelheim and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma are also among the team's clients. Eric Dittmann and Joseph O’Malley in New York impress with their 'passion, dedication, experience' and 'amazing ability to master the nuances and complexities of cases'. Other key figures include Washington DC's Jeff Pade and Blair Jacobs, Bruce Wexler and of counsel Young Park in New York. Robert Unikel and of counsel Robert Laurenzi joined from Arnold & Porter in Chicago and New York respectively, and David Beckwith joined from Fitzgerald Knaier LLP. Palo Alto's Philip Ou made partner. Gerald Flattmann and Evan Diamond left for King & Spalding LLP, while Michael Hendershot joined Jones Day and Hassen Sayeed joined O'Melveny & Myers LLP.

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