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Sarah Columbia

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation


Partner Sarah Columbia is the global head of McDermott's Intellectual Property Practice and also serves on the Management Committee. Sarah helps clients with matters related to intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets. Sarah also counsels clients on overall intellectual property strategy and positioning, including litigation avoidance. She provides legal services across several industries, including semiconductor, pharma/biotech, internet, hardware and software, medical device and manufacturing companies.

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United States: Intellectual property

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Noted for its ‘diligence’, ‘trial strategy work’ and ‘excellent service’, McDermott Will & Emery LLP boosted its technology and electronics bench with the arrival of Washington DC litigators Nicole Jantzi, Paul Schoenhard and Ian Brooks from Ropes & Gray LLP; the newly-joined team represented Contour in an infringement action against GoPro, involving district court litigation, Federal Circuit Appeals and PTAB proceedings. However, the healthcare and life sciences work remains a core area alongside technology sector work: Boston-based practice head Sarah Columbia and ‘excellent litigatorWilliam Gaede in Silicon Valley assisted Amgen with obtaining a high-stakes jury trial victory for Amgen in a suit filed against Sanofi and Regeneron regarding patents on cholesterol-lowering drugs. BlackBerry, Diablo Technologies and Novartis are also clients. Los Angeles experts Jon Dean and Russell Hayman are recommended.

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