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Drew Wintringham

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Intellectual Property Patent Litigation




Drew Wintringham is an experienced IP litigator, he focuses his patent litigation practice on representing clients in the medical device, software, and automotive industries. He also has developed an extensive e-commerce practice.

Drew has more than 25 years of experience in managing and trying lawsuits involving sophisticated technological issues. His experience extends to virtually all areas of IP law, including: litigating patent, trademark, copyright, software, trade secret, breach of contract, and product liability claims; offering opinions regarding the validity, infringement, and scope of intellectual property rights; evaluating intellectual property portfolios; and providing representation in intellectual property matters pertaining to acquisitions and divestitures, and entertainment law. Drew also advises clients in all transactional aspects of intellectual property law.

He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


JD, University of Michigan Law School; BS, Cornell University

United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s ‘excellent, responsive and knowledgeable’ department has considerable experience assisting high-profile clients with regulatory, transactional and IP matters, as well as complex global disputes. San Diego-based co-head Lisa Haile and New York-based Stuart Pollack have been leading advice to SteadyMed on various patent invalidation claims brought against United Therapeutics before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Co-head Richard Mulloy and Drew Wintringham, who are in San Diego and New York, respectively, have been representing Covidien in patent litigation brought against Ethicon arising from the release of Ethicon’s Enseal X1 medical device. The team also acted for Sanpower Group on its $820m acquisition of Dendreon Pharmaceuticals. Also led by product liability expert Matthew Holian in Boston, the team includes George Karavetsos in Miami, Loren Brown in New York, Raymond Williams in Philadelphia, Larry Nishnick in San Diego and Aaron Fountain, who splits his time between Austin and Houston.

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