Haug Partners is a full-service, national law firm that provides integrated multidisciplinary legal services for life science and technology companies. Our service offerings include: (i) Patent Litigation and PTAB Post Grant Proceedings; (i) Antitrust Litigation and Counseling; (ii) Commercial Litigation and Strategic Counseling; (iii) Due Diligence; (iv) FDA Compliance and Counseling; (v) Intellectual Property Enforcement; (vi) Intellectual Property Procurement and Strategy; (vii) International Trade Commission; (viii) Investigations, Compliance, and Risk Mitigation Services; (ix) Licensing and Transactions; and (x) Trademarks and Unfair Competition. With offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston, and through relationships with firms in Germany, China, Japan, and other key international markets, Haug Partners has the resources, technical expertise, legal acumen, and business judgment to consistently deliver optimal outcomes for clients.
Consistently ranked among the top intellectual property firms in the nation and worldwide, Knobbe Martens dedicates its practice to all aspects of intellectual property and technology law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Knobbe Martens handles intellectual property litigation nationwide, including litigation at the district courts, the appellate courts, the PTAB and the ITC. Knobbe Martens has close to 275 attorneys and scientists, including over 125 attorneys dedicated to intellectual property litigation. The firm has offices in Orange County, California, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. More information about the firm can be found at www.knobbe.com.
Oblon is one of the largest law firms in the United States focused exclusively on intellectual property law. Oblon is headquartered within steps of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and has an affiliate office in Tokyo, Japan. The firm's post-grant practitioners are some of the most experienced in the country. In addition, Oblon has obtained more U.S. utility patents than any other firm in the world for over 27 consecutive year and has a precedent-setting litigation practice having litigated cases such as Festo before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Brian Murphy served as a Lead Administrative Patent Judge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board from 2013–2017, where he presided over nearly 200 Inter Partes Review, Post Grant Review, and Covered Business Method Review proceedings. Brian drafted more than 60 substantive decisions and mentored numerous AIA trial section judges during his time as a PTAB Lead Judge. He is also a trial lawyer with thirty years of experience litigating and trying patent cases in the federal courts and International Trade Commission, with particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. Brian is the Chair of Haug Partners’ Post Grant Review Practice.
Christy Lea resolves high-stakes patent and trade secret disputes at both the trial and appellate levels. She has represented clients in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries for nearly two decades. Christy is also an accomplished PTAB trial litigator having served as lead counsel in numerous IPRs. Notably, Christy co-led the firm’s trial team that won a $70 million jury verdict with $21 million in enhanced damages for CardiAQ in a trade secrets misappropriation case against a former vendor. Christy has been named a "Life Science Star" by Legal Media Group (LMG) Life Sciences, a "Woman to Watch" by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and a “Top 10 Life Sciences Litigator” by Managing IPmagazine.
Marc K. Weinstein’s practice focuses on post-grant proceedings, litigation and IP counseling. Mr. Weinstein has handled all aspects of post-issuance patent proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) including inter partes reviews, inter partes reexaminations, and ex parte reexaminations. He has represented a variety of clients in a number of technological areas including GPS and navigation, glass composition, mobile communication, imaging and displays, and computer software. In addition, he has worked on numerous patent disputes both at the U.S. District Court and before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Weinstein also has extensive experience working with Japanese clients including living and working in Tokyo for over 10 years.