David Greenwald

Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

David Greenwald is a partner in Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s litigation department. He practises general commercial litigation, with a concentration on patent litigation (particularly concerning chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological patents) and white collar criminal defence. Mr Greenwald is a patent attorney registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr Greenwald’s representative patent matters have included:

  • representation in patent litigation under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of the first biological drug company to obtain approval to market a biosimilar of Humira®, the world’s best-selling drug;
  • representation at trial of a major pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman Act actions to enjoin approval of generic versions of Posaconazole, a drug indicated for the prevention of life-threatening fungal infections;
  • representation at trial of a pharmaceutical company in an action to enforce patents covering formulations of a long-acting beta-adrenergic agonist indicated for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchitis;
  • representation at trial of a pharmaceutical company in a federal action to enforce a patent covering the most widely prescribed prescription anti-coagulant drug;
  • representation of a pharmaceutical company in an appeal from an adverse judgment enjoining generic entry of a drug indicated for the treatment of AIDS;
  • representation before federal district courts of various other pharmaceutical companies in actions to enjoin approval and marketing of generic versions of patented drugs;
  • representation of a major biotechnology company in an action asserting infringement of a patent claiming improved methods for expressing proteins in mammalian cells;
  • representation of a drug company in an action to enforce a patent claiming methods of inhibiting NF-kB, a major cellular signalling molecule; and
  • defence of a chemical company against claims of patent infringement relating to fluoropolymer emulsification technology.

Mr Greenwald received a bachelor’s, summa cum laude, in biochemical sciences from Harvard College in 1990 and a JD, with high honours, from the University of Chicago in 1993.

Professional associations

  • IBA

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
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United States

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