Life Sciences IP Litigation

Resolve high stakes disputes in the biotech, pharma and medical device sectors

Why Cooley
  • With a renowned life sciences practice, we play an instrumental role in the growth of many of the industry's most sophisticated companies

  • Combine technical knowledge with best in class trial advocacy    

  • Litigators with PhDs and master’s degrees across scientific disciplines

  • Seamless collaboration with Cooley’s patent prosecutors and life sciences lawyers

  • Integrated practices that offer deep experience in related areas such as antitrust laws and FDA/regulatory issues

  • Adept at breaking down complex scientific subject matter to educate and persuade judges and jurors

  • Decades of experience litigating Hatch-Waxman matters for branded pharmaceutical companies

  • Complete wins in commercially significant drug ownership and licensing disputes

  • Advise clients pre-litigation and in anticipation of product launches within the context of regulatory schemes

  • Leaders in IPR proceedings and strategies; top law firm for PTAB proceedings

"Patent Strategy and Management Firm of the Year" Honoree

- LMG Life Sciences, 2022

2021 Litigation Department of the Year finalist– The American Lawyer

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Capitalizing on lean staffing, Cooley has set itself apart with a recent trio of high-stakes trial victories

–The American Lawyer

  • Managing IP: Patent Contentious, PTAB Litigation and Life Sciences "IP Star" 
  • LMG Life Sciences: "Patent Strategy and Management Firm of the Year" Honoree 
  • Legal 500 US: Patents - Litigation (full coverage) 
  • BTI Consulting: IP Litigation "Standouts" 
  • BTI Consulting: Top Performer in Client Service 
  • The American Lawyer: Law Firm of the Year Finalist 
  • The American Lawyer: Litigation Department of the Year Honorable Mention 
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse 
  • Life Sciences Law Firm Index: #1 Life Sciences Patent Firm 
  • The American Lawyer: IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist 


Group contacts
Reuben Chen  Partner Palo Alto
Jonathan Davies  Partner Washington, DC
Eamonn Gardner  Partner Colorado
Jon Graves  Senior Counsel Reston
Heidi Keefe  Partner Palo Alto
Erik Milch  Partner Reston
Jeffrey Karr  Of Counsel Palo Alto
Daniel Knauss  Partner Palo Alto
Adam Pivovar  Partner Washington, DC
Dr. Michelle Rhyu  Partner Palo Alto
Stephen Smith  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Sanya Sukduang  Partner Washington, DC
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