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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Elizabeth Weiswasser

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Widely recognized as a practice and thought leader in the field of life sciences patent litigation and counseling based on nearly twenty-five years of dedication to the field. Known for her ability to marry deep scientific and patent law expertise and for achieving excellent results for biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device and other consumer product companies in the area of patent litigation and counseling, as well as supporting key corporate transactions in the life sciences industry. Former law clerk to Judge Lourie, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Licensed to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office.


United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP focuses on corporate matters and litigation with a ‘deep understanding of both the technology and the law’ and the ability to ‘plan appropriately and communicate effectively’. Practice co-head Elizabeth Weiswasser advised Sanofi on a bench trial in the client’s patent litigation infringement case against Merck, involving Sanofi’s insulin biologic blockbuster Lantus Solostar. Jeffrey Osterman, Michael Aiello and Jackie Cohen have been assisting Avista with its acquisition of regenerative medicine developer Organogenesis. Silicon Valley-based co-head Edward Reines and Derek Walter, who was made partner in 2018, are ‘the ultimate professionals’, and Michael Epstein is renowned for his technology and IP transaction expertise. Named individuals are based in New York unless otherwise indicated.

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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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