Chad Landmon

Partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

Chad Landmon chairs Axinn’s IP and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) practice groups and focuses his practice on patent litigation and counselling, and FDA law. He maintains a particular focus on patent trial work, having served as a first-chair trial lawyer on multiple cases and having litigated over 50 cases during the past 10 years alone, many of which included products with billions of dollars in annual sales.

For example, Mr Landmon led the efforts in fighting off a temporary restraining order and obtaining a favourable claim construction and non-infringement judgment at both the district court and the Federal Circuit in a case involving a product with over $9 billion in annual sales. Recently, Mr Landmon served as lead appellate and trial counsel in obtaining a decision from the Federal Circuit affirming a decision entered after trial by the US District Court for the District of Delaware (with Federal Circuit Judge William Bryson sitting by designation) that the asserted patents were invalid, removing the patents as a barrier to market entry for Axinn’s client.

By coupling his patent litigation experience with his FDA expertise, Mr Landmon enables life sciences clients to develop and execute on patent and FDA strategies to bring products to market in the most efficient and profitable manner. During the course of his career, Mr Landmon has worked on eight of the top 10 generic drugs ranked by cost savings and nearly half of the top 100 generic drugs by sales volume. His active FDA litigation practice has enabled clients to maintain their marketing exclusivity rights and obtain market entry. In fact, Mr Landmon obtained a court order that has been described as the first time a court has ordered the FDA to approve a product.

Listed in IAM Patent 1000, Mr Landmon was also recently selected as a “National Law Journal Healthcare/Life Sciences Trailblazer”, recognised as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation and named a “2019 Life Sciences Star” by LMG Life Sciences for Hatch-Waxman patent litigation.

Professional associations

  • Food and Drug Law Institute
  • Biosimilars Council

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Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
90 State House Square
Hartford CT 06103-3702
United States

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