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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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United States > Intellectual property > Patents: licensing

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP fields a varied practice across the life sciences, pharmaceuticals and technology sectors. A recent healthcare highlight saw Pittsburgh’s Peter Watt-Morse negotiate multiple license agreements for the embedding of proprietary content in healthcare technology products for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. SanDisk instructed the team to advise on the drafting and negotiation of patent agreements regarding its SD flash memory card joint venture with Toshiba and Panasonic — a cross-border mandate involving the US and Japanese jurisdictions. ‘Extremely knowledgeable‘ key practitioner Rahul Kapoor in Silicon Valley, whose ‘analysis of completely new issues and drafting skills are exceptional‘, is ‘intelligent, creative and thinks outside of the box‘. Philadelphia-based practice heads Louis Beardell and Eric Kraeutler, and San Francisco’s Benjamin Pensak are also recommended. Christopher Bright, Kenneth CheneyMichael DreznesNathan Smith, Soyeon Pak Laub, and Todd Hales joined in Orange County, Brent Hawkins joined in San Francisco, Hosang Lee joined in Washington DC, and Chicago gained Hersh Mehta and Kevin Shortsle, all former McDermott Will & Emery LLP practitioners. Randall Sunberg left for Baker McKenzie LLP. Other clients include Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Medisix Therapeutics and Yandex.

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

The ‘strategic thinkers‘ at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP combine ‘formidable depth of experience‘ with ‘out of the box advice that balances commercial needs, costs, risk and impact‘. One of the fastest-growing practices in the market, the ‘smart, dedicated and extremely focused‘ group, jointly headed by Louis Beardell and Eric Kraeutler, has built an impressive litigation portfolio with a broad spread of sector experience. A recent example of the team’s court prowess was the win for the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research in a long-running case against Cochlear, started in 2007 and involving $268m in damages awarded to the foundation. Nathalie Bennett joined the Washington DC office, Christopher Bright, who ‘provides insightful, forward-thinking advice‘, joined in Orange County, Jeffrey GarganoHersh MehtaKevin Shortsle and Krista Vink Venegas joined in Chicago and Brent Hawkins joined in San Francisco, all from McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Palo Alto’s Jason Gettleman recently made partner, and Michael Abernathy is also noted. Other clients include BlackBerry, Taro Pharmaceuticals and Yahoo!.

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP recently added to the team former McDermott Will & Emery LLP prosecution experts Mark Itri, Michael Dreznes, Soyeon Pak Laub, John Magluyan, Andrew Mickelsen and Nathan Smith; post-grant specialist Kenneth Cheney in the Orange County office; Brent Hawkins in San Francisco; Chicago trio Hersh Mehta, Kevin Shortsle and Kristen Vink Venegas; and Hosang Lee in Washington DC. Life sciences, electronics and technology matters are at the heart of the practice. In a recent mandate, a team including Washington DC’s Robert Smyth, Philadelphia-based deputy practice head Louis Beardell, practice leader Eric Kraeutler also in Philadelphia, and John Gorman in the Wilmington advised Acerta Pharma on the worldwide prosecution of patents. Newly promoted partners include Jason Gettleman and Liying Sun in Silicon Valley, and Dana Gross and Janice Logan in Washington DC. Finch Therapeutics, SanDisk and Synthetic Biologics are also among the team’s clients.