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United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences

McDermott Will & Emery LLP‘s patent litigators William (Bill) Gaede in Silicon Valley and Sarah Columbia in Boston have been acting for Amgen in a patent lawsuit brought by the client against Sanofi and Regeneron and alleging the defendants’ patent infringement of Amgen’s patents to antibody therapies designed to lower cholesterol. The client base also includes 23andMe and Allergan. Other key members of the team are Chicago-based Kristian Werling, who co-heads the practice with Boston’s Stephen Bernstein; Washington DC-based Paul Radensky, who specializes in regulatory and reimbursement matters; IP and commercial transactions expert Sarah Hogan in Boston; FDA regulatory practitioner Vernessa Pollard in Washington DC; and Roger Kuan from the San Francisco office, which was opened in March 2018.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

McDermott Will & Emery LLP specializes in the life sciences and technology sectors. Recent standout examples include the representation of 23andMe in a patent and trademark infringement suit against competitor Ancestry.com regarding patents on relatedness identification through DNA analysis; that matter was led by Silicon Valley duo William Gaede and Bhanu Sadasivan. In Washington DC, practice head Nicole JantziPaul Schoenhard and Ian Brooks secured a PTAB victory for Contour IP Holding in proceedings against GoPro, which had challenged camera patents and filed for appeal after being defeated in first instance. ZTE, Sandoz and Amgen are also clients. The team has recently seen a number of departures: Natalie BennettChristopher BrightJeffrey GarganoHersh MehtaKevin ShortsleKrista Vink Venegas and Brent Hawkins joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPEric Hagen joined DLA Piper LLP (US); and Rita Yoon left for Jones Day.