Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 19 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs nationally. Ranked in the top five percent of law firms for client service*, the firm has risen more than 100 spots in Am Law's annual firm ranking over the past six years. Polsinelli attorneys provide practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, and business litigation. Polsinelli attorneys have depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.
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O’Melveny is home to some of the nation’s preeminent practitioners in Hatch-Waxman and biologics litigation. Offering the technical depth of an intellectual property boutique, coupled with the resources of an elite global litigation powerhouse, our team provides unparalleled service to innovator companies. As scientists, and litigators, we know the pharmaceutical industry. We know chemistry. We know biotechnology. We know formulation technology. We know the law. And we know the regulatory environment. Our team has handled dozens of significant cases for drug manufacturers whose patents were threatened by generic challengers, and protected billions in sales revenue.
Mark Deming is an intellectual property attorney who regularly advises large and small companies throughout the country. Mark’s practice consists of patent, trademark, and trade dress matters, and he maintains a particular focus of Hatch-Waxman Act Paragraph IV litigation, assisting with the representation of both brand and generic pharmaceutical companies. Mark is involved in all aspects of case developments, from initial assessment to discovery, motions practice, claim construction, expert witnesses, trial and appeal. Mark is also a registered patent attorney.
Prior to joining Polsinelli, Mark clerked for two years with District Judge Michael Schneider and Magistrate Judge John Love in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, one of the nation’s busiest patent dockets. As a clerk, he developed broad experience with including patent litigation and assisted the court with conducting jury and bench trials, entering findings of fact and conclusions of law, holding Markman hearings, ruling on dispositive motions, evaluating the sufficiency of contention disclosures, resolving discovery disputes, and interpreting local rules.
Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Dr. Blackburn's areas of expertise include intellectual property (IP), antitrust and competition policy, and econometric analysis. He conducts analyses related to the issues of commercial success and preliminary and permanent injunctions in both Inter Partes Review and Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) proceedings pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act. Additionally, he conducts research and prepares expert reports for patent, trademark, and copyright infringement disputes, and false and misleading advertising cases.
Dr. Blackburn has represented clients in a variety of industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer software, natural resources, industrial goods and chemicals, consumer products, entertainment, and financial services. Before joining NERA, Dr. Blackburn received his PhD in economics from Harvard University and his ScB in applied mathematics and economics, with honors, from Brown University.
Carolyn S. Wall is an intellectual property litigator specializing in ANDA/Hatch-Waxman and other patent litigation. Her clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, financial institutions, and other companies with deep R&D investments.
Carolyn’s background is in molecular biology. She has many years of research experience in both academic and institutional settings, directed to antibody engineering, stem cell biology, and cell signaling. Carolyn’s extensive technical experience allows her to understand the complexities and demands associated with her clients’ research and development projects, and to truly appreciate the value of their intellectual property.
In addition to her commercial work, Carolyn provides pro bono services to various clients, including criminal appeals and copyright and trademark matters.