Axinn combines the skills, experience and dedication of the world's largest firms with the focus, responsiveness, efficiency and attention to client needs of the best boutiques. The firm was established in the late 1990s by lawyers from premier Wall Street firms with a common vision: provide the highest level of service and strategic acumen in antitrust, intellectual property and high-stakes litigation. Axinn’s lawyers have served as lead or co-lead counsel on nearly half a trillion dollars in transactions and, in the last 10 years alone, have handled more than 250 litigations.
Nutter is a full-service, Boston-based law firm that practices at the highest level. Our IP team has a long-established track record of working with clients throughout the patent lifecycle to achieve their legal and business objectives. This includes managing complex litigation, IPR, prosecution, international, and licensing matters.
Kramer Levin is a leading law firm in the area of patent litigation. We have a loyal client base of companies large and small who hire us because we understand their businesses, innovations, challenges and goals, and because we work closely with them to achieve winning outcomes. Our team brings extensive courtroom experience before the federal district and appellate courts and deep knowledge in the fields of pharmaceuticals/life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, mechanical and electronic devices, computer hardware and software, and telecommunications. Seamlessly coordinating district court litigation with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceedings, our IP litigators have an unrivaled record of success in inter partes reviews and extensive experience in strengthening client patents and challenging patents of others through post-grant reviews of covered business method and ex parte re-examinations.
Thomas Hedemann focuses his practice on intellectual property and commercial litigation. His experience ranges across all aspects of litigation from pre-litigation counseling and strategy through fact and expert discovery, dispositive motions and trial. Thomas also has significant appellate experience before the Federal and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals. In the area of intellectual property, he has represented clients in cases involving diverse technologies, specializing in pharmaceutical cases brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act. In the area of commercial litigation, he has represented clients on matters involving supply contracts, employment contracts, insurance claims and various business torts.
Ron Cahill chairs Nutter’s IP Litigation practice group and works with medical device, diagnostics and medtech clients of all sizes to maximize the value of their Intellectual Property. While much of Ron’s work involves presenting his clients’ case to judges and juries around the country, many clients ask him to apply that experience to strategic planning within their business, and especially with respect to their competitors or potential deal partners. Ron is a frequent speaker and commentator on subject matter eligibility in patent litigation. He holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell and received his law degree in Intellectual Property from the University of Pennsylvania. Ron has been practicing at Nutter for 21 years.
Hannah Lee is a senior patent litigator who litigates intellectual property disputes, with a particular focus on patent litigation. Hannah has worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, semiconductor technology, and computer security software. She has substantial litigation and trial experience including delivering oral argument at discovery hearings; conducting direct and cross-examination of witnesses at trial; drafting dispositive motions; defending and taking depositions in the United States, Europe and East Asia; and being a key member of trial teams in federal court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Among her most notable work, Hannah served as the senior associate managing a patent litigation for a specialty pharmaceutical client with patents concerning drug delivery technology who obtained a $62 million settlement against Purdue Pharma LP. She also served as lead counsel in three inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, successfully defending the validity of all 25 challenged claims of two patents.
Hannah received a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University and J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.