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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Brian Ferguson

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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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

Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Within: Patents: litigation (full coverage)

The team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 'fights aggressively, but reasonably', 'communicates effectively' and 'makes sure to engage the client on strategic approaches'. Life sciences and technology-related instructions form the heart of the practice and often involve post-grant proceedings as the practice is among the most active before the PTAB. Recent highlights include successfully defending Illumina against patent infringement claims brought by Ariosa Diagnostics in 2012 regarding patents covering non-invasive prenatal testing. Other clients include General Electric, Sanofi and Hewlett-Packard. Brian Ferguson in Washington DC, Edward Reines in Silicon Valley and Elizabeth Weiswasser in New York direct the practice. Derek Walter, also in Silicon Valley, recently made partner. Counsel Sudip Kundu joined in New York from Kundu PLLC, while Jared Bobrow and counsel Jason Lang left for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

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