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Dechert LLP

CIRCA CENTRE, 2929 ARCH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104-2808, USA
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Work +1 215 994 4000
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Martin J Black

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Work +1 215 994 2664
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Dechert LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Career

Martin J. Black, leader of Dechert's IP litigation team and a nationally recognized trial lawyer, represents pharmaceutical, electronics, and financial services companies in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and software disputes. He recently argued and prevailed in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of SCA Hygiene Products, where in a 7-1 decision, the Supreme Court overturned 100 years of precedent, concluding that laches cannot bar the award of legal damages in patent cases.

Education

University of Pennsylvania, B.S.E., 1985, cum laude, Benjamin Franklin Scholar; The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1988, cum laude


United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

At Dechert LLP, the group is known for its expertise in patent litigation, as well as regulatory and transactional matters. In Philadelphia, George Gordon, who specializes in antitrust matters, has been defending Lannett Company against price-fixing claims, while Martin Black successfully represented Svenska Cellulosa (SCA) in a patent infringement dispute regarding the client’s hygiene product. Boston-based practice co-chair Andrea Reid assisted Nimbus Therapeutics with the development and implementation of a patent portfolio strategy regarding a program for patients with autoimmune disorders. The group is also led by New York-based David Rosenthal and also includes David Schulman in Washington DC.

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