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Intellectual Property Litigation


United States: Dispute resolution

International litigation

Within: International litigation

Winston & Strawn LLP's 'first-class‚Äô¬†litigation team has a¬†strong track record in high-stakes, high-profile cross-border matters. Led out of Chicago by¬†Stephen D‚ÄôAmore¬† and¬†George Lombardi, the team has acted in defense of Ukrainian businessman Dmitry Firtash in an FCPA matter. In New York, one client described¬†Jeffrey Kessler¬†as ‚Äėthe most effective advocate I have ever seen in action‚Äô. Further,¬†David Feher¬†is recognized as ‚Äėan excellent lawyer with particularly good judgment on how to approach strategy'.

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Leading trial lawyers

Within: Leading lawyers

George Lombardi - Winston & Strawn LLP

Within: Leading trial lawyers

George Lombardi - Winston & Strawn LLP Litigation co-chair George Lombardi has more than three decades of trial experience, and has particular expertise in patent litigation in the technology and pharmaceuticals sectors. He recently won cases involving patents for a number of top-selling drugs including Prozac, OxyContin and Baraclude, and also achieved a major victory for Watson Pharmaceuticals (now Actavis) against Amgen in an infringement case regarding an unexpired patent for Senispar. Other clients include Philip Morris International.

Within: Leading trial lawyers - ranked: tier 4

George Lombardi - Winston & Strawn LLP

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Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Leveraging a team of ‚Äėexperienced trial lawyers‚Äô, Winston & Strawn LLP¬†advises clients from a wide range of industries on product liability and class action-related matters. Notable work highlights include acting for Archer Daniels Midland in a class action alleging equine products were contaminated with a chemical additive that is poisonous to horses, successfully defending Panasonic against a claim that televisions suffered from a latent defect that caused them to prematurely fail, and representing Dollar General and its indemnifying supplier in a putative class action regarding the labeling of a body gel. Natalie Arbaugh¬†in Dallas and Stephen Smerek¬†in Los Angeles co-lead the consumer and class actions team, while Washington DC-based Matthew Campbell¬†heads the product liability practice. Other key figures include¬†Luke Connelly¬†in New York, and¬†George Lombardi¬†and Scott Glauberman¬†in Chicago.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patents: litigation (full coverage)

Within: Patents: litigation (full coverage)

The team at Winston & Strawn LLP 'always rolls up its sleeves to get through thorny projects'. Known as 'consistent, trusted, and reliable advisers', the practice group comprises 'very effective litigators'. Defense instructions, especially from generics pharmaceutical clients, account for a significant portion of the caseload, but the group also demonstrates strength in the wider life sciences, energy and technology sectors. Chicago's George Lombardi led the joint defense group for Watson Pharmaceuticals in a major victory over Amgen, which had filed a patent infringement claim regarding the only non-expired patent covering its blockbuster drug Sensipar. Other work came from Chamberlin Group, Sandoz and medical device player Alphatec Holdings. The 'smart, insightful and hard-working' Krishnan Padmanabhan, who splits his time between New York and Silicon Valley, has 'exceptional client management skills' and 'has developed a reputation for excellence'. Washington DC's Charles Klein, David Enzminger, based in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, and Thomas Patrick Lane in New York jointly lead the practice group. Kurt Mathas and newly promoted partner Bryce Cooper in Chicago are also noted. Esha Bandyopadhyay joined Fish & Richardson P.C. while Sam Park joined Hikma Pharmaceuticals.

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