Life Sciences IP Litigation

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

Why Cooley
  • With a renowned life sciences practice, 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 five law firm for PTAB proceedings

IP Hot List

For the fourth time in five years, The National Law Journal selects Cooley for its exclusive IP Hot List.

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Litigation Powerhouse

Law360 praises Cooley for its first-class litigation work and dominant victories

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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: Life Sciences "IP Star" (2017)
  • Corporate Counsel: Top 10 Patent Litigation Practice (2016)
  • Law360: Litigation Powerhouse (2016)
  • National Law Journal: IP Hot List (2016)
  • Life Sciences Law Firm Index: #1 Life Sciences Patent Firm (2016)
  • Docket Navigator: Top 5 Law Firm for PTAB Proceedings and Top 10 Law Firm for Patent Litigation Defense (2015)
  • The American Lawyer: IP Litigation Department of the Year Finalist (2015)
  • The Recorder: IP Litigation Department of the Year (2015)
  • Financial Times: Top 5 Most Innovative Law Firms (2015)
Group Contacts
Michelle Rhyu Partner, Palo Alto
Ellen Scordino Partner, Boston
Tony Stiegler Partner, San Diego
Jon Graves Partner, Reston
Heidi Keefe Partner, Palo Alto
Reuben Chen Partner, Palo Alto
Marty Schenker Partner, San Francisco
Stephen Smith Partner, Washington, DC
Jeffrey Karr Partner, Palo Alto
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