Keith R Hummel

Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Keith R Hummel is a partner in Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP’s litigation department. He has extensive experience litigating complex IP matters and other disputes for plaintiffs and defendants in a range of industries, including telecommunications, internet technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, chemicals and biotechnology.

Mr Hummel has led jury and bench trials in federal and state courts and before arbitration tribunals. He advises clients on national and worldwide IP strategy, and often supervises and coordinates concurrent litigation in several countries. He also leads efforts to identify IP assets that can be effectively used for offensive or defensive purposes.

Mr Hummel recently won a jury verdict for Amgen as plaintiff in the retrial of a case against Sanofi and Regeneron alleging that their cholesterol treatment drug Praluent infringed Amgen’s patents covering a class of biologic drugs that included Amgen’s drug Repatha. He was retained for this retrial after representing Amgen in one of the first cases to proceed under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act, which resulted in a global settlement that enables Amgen to market the first approved biosimilar of Humira.

Mr Hummel also represented DRIT in a patent licensing dispute over Benlysta. A Delaware jury returned a unanimous verdict in favour of DRIT following a six-day trial.

In the medical device field, Mr Hummel obtained a settlement of over $750 million for Medinol after a seven-week trial in a dispute with Boston Scientific Corporation, and obtained a favourable settlement for OrbusNeich Medical and its international affiliates in patent infringement actions against Boston Scientific’s coronary stent systems.

Mr Hummel has been recognised as a leading IP practitioner by numerous publications including Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and The Best Lawyers in America. He co-authored the Intellectual Property Law Answer Book, published by the Practising Law Institute, currently in its eighth edition.

Mr Hummel received a BA from the University of Notre Dame in 1987 and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Centre in 1990.

Professional associations

  • IBA

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
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New York NY 10019
United States

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