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DLA Piper LLP (US)
1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States
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Work Department

Patent Litigation; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Patent Prosecution and Strategic Patent Counseling; Healthcare; Life Sciences; Technology

Position

Partner

Career

Dr. Stuart Pollack concentrates his practice on patent litigation as well as patent counseling and opinion work.

With over 16 trials argued in federal court, 9 appeals and several cases at the Patent Trials and Appeals Board, Dr. Pollack has helped obtain favorable judgments in several suits on behalf of pioneer drug companies, including suits brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act against potential generic entrants. His extensive work has focused on pharmaceutical products and drug substances, polymers, optics and chemical reactors, and he has also worked on cases involving mechanical inventions.

Dr. Pollack has successfully represented companies in suits at the International Trade Commission. He has also helped obtain patents for his clients in pharmaceutical and chemical technology at the Patent and Trademark Office.

Education

J.D., Columbia University School of Law; Ph.D., Northwestern University; M.S., Northwestern University; B.A., University of Rochester

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s patent litigation team is ‘an amazing group of exceptionally talented and hardworking lawyers.‘ The ‘great, dedicated and responsive‘ team has experience across the gamut of patent litigation, including matters in the district courts and the Federal Circuit, the PTAB and the ITC. Following the merger with Liner LLP on the West Coast in autumn 2017, the practice further bolstered its life sciences offering on the East Coast with the arrival of Michael Dougherty and Tony Pezzano in New York, both of whom joined from Hogan Lovells US LLP. Technology-related instructions remain a core focus for the group, with a major recent highlight including practice head Mark Fowler successfully defending Toshiba against Intellectual Ventures, averting infringement claims for ten patents covering semiconductor memory chips and consumer electronics. Clients also include Samsung Electronics, Nike and BASF. Other names to note are ‘outstanding strategist‘ John Guaragna in Austin, the ‘awesome‘ Steven Park in Atlanta, San Diego quartet Sean CunninghamErin GibsonRichard Mulloy and Stan PanikowskiStuart Pollack in New York, Carrie Williamson in Silicon Valley, Boston’s Larissa Bifano and Michael Strapp, and Paul Steadman and Matthew Satchwell in Chicago. Clayton Thompson and Jake Zolotorev joined in Silicon Valley from Feinberg Day LLP and Tamany Vinson Bentz joined the Los Angeles office from Venable LLP. Additionally, Eric Hagen arrived from McDermott Will & Emery LLPPatrick Park, also in Los Angeles, was promoted to of counsel, while former of counsel Vincent Crowley joined TiVo and John Garvey joined Noria Therapeutics. Lawrence McClure and Gerald Sekimura retired. Todd Paterson also left the firm.