Susan Krumplitsch


+1 650 843 5994

Susan Krumplitsch is a litigation partner in the intellectual property litigation practice. Her practice focuses on intellectual property disputes and strategic counseling for life science companies, with an emphasis on patent litigation. She represents innovative biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies in trial, appellate and post-grant review proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes review proceedings. She has worked with a wide variety of technologies including pharmaceutical formulations, small molecule drug compounds, mammalian cell lines, biofuels, biologics, automated DNA sequencing and magnetic resonance angiography. Susan's trial experience includes bench and jury trials in federal courts, hearings before the International Trade Commission and domestic arbitrations. She also has significant pro bono experience representing asylum applicants.

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  • Kyle Bass’ attacks on multiple Horizon Pharma patents is blocked 

  • Complete win for Gilead Sciences in dispute involving breakthrough SOVALDI treatment  


  • Northeastern University Law School
    JD, 2005

  • Harvard University
    MS, 1999

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, 1993

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

  • Women in Bio

  • California Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    • Super Lawyers Rising Star: Intellectual Property (2013-2015)


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+1 650 849 7400 fax

3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1130