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Brian Ferguson, partner in Weil’s patent Litigation Practice, specializes in high technology patent disputes involving a wide array of technologies. Mr. Ferguson tries cases involving cutting-edge technology and patent issues in both district courts in the US International Trade Commission. In addition to his trial experience, he has substantial experience in handling patent-related appellate matters, having handled dozens of appeals and successfully argued numerous appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in the US Patent and Trademark Office.


United States: Intellectual property

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Within: Patent litigation: full coverage

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s ‘superbly capable’ team is particulary adept at representing clients from the technology, chemical and life sciences sectors. In Silicon Valley, Edward Reines secured a rare preliminary injunction for Illumina against competitor Qiagen regarding the sale of a DNA sequencer and he also assisted Stanford University with a high-profile inventorship appeal against the Chinese University of Hongkong regarding a test for Down’s Syndrome. In other work, Washington DC-based co-practice head Brian Ferguson and New York’s Anish Desai represented BASF in three IPRs filed by Johnson Matthey regarding patents on diesel exhaust filters. Clients also include General Electric, Oracle and Pacific Biosciences. Silicon Valley’s Anne Cappella, Elizabeth Weiswasser in New York and Houston’s Garland Stephens are key contacts. Derek Walter in Silicon Valley made counsel.

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