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Edward Reines

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Edward Reines is a partner in Weil's Patent Litigation Practice, influential both in and out of the courtroom. He serves on the Federal Circuit's Advisory Council and chairs both the Patent Rules Advisory Committee for the Northern District of California and the National Model Jury Instructions Project. He teaches a patent litigation course at Boalt Hall School of Law and Stanford Law School. He is in the leadership of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the AIPLA.

United States: Dispute resolution


Within: Appellate

Based largely in New York, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s broad practice spans areas including the media and publishing and financial sectors, with clients including Procter & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, Pandora Media and PayPal. Gregory Silbert led a team representing Simon & Schuster in the Second Circuit appeal, affirming the summary judgment against Abbey House Media and Lavoho in a dispute involving allegations of market conspiracy. At the Federal Circuit, Silicon Valley-based Edward Reines acted for Stanford University in an appeal stemming from a dispute with Chinese University of Hong Kong over inventorship of a non-invasive test for Down syndrome. Steven Reiss is also recommended. Adam Banks made partner.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage

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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