Desmarais LLP

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Gold - Firms: litigation

Trial boutique Desmarais is a top choice for those seeking partner attention, personalised strategic advice and uniquely flexible fee arrangements. Giving the firm its name is John Desmarais, a preeminent litigator with a sterling reputation. He continues to be involved in and to win major patent cases, and in the past year he helped lead Cisco Systems to a full verdict of non-infringement after a two-week jury trial in Boston. Receiving glowing feedback from patrons are Bindu Donovan, Jonas McDavit and Karim Oussayef. “Bindu is an exceptional lawyer. Her case management skills and attention to detail are excellent. She is consistently prompt in addressing issues as they arise and is also diligent in confirming both the facts and applicable law.” “Jonas is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of patent law and is always up to date on the most recent decisions. He develops excellent strategies, is a deep thinker and has fantastic judgement.” “Karim is an outstanding lawyer. He is very talented, has an excellent work ethic and has great writing skills. Karim is also very responsive and a great communicator.” Next up are Paul Bondor, Yung-Hoon Ha and Cosmin Maier. Bondor was part of the team that recently represented Avanos Medical in a multi-million-dollar patent dispute with Medtronic, guiding this client to a hugely favourable outcome after a string of successes in litigation. Ha and Maier are both PTAB experts and have been busy supporting Samsung in multiple inter partes review petitions. Also recommended are Todd Krause, Alan Kellman, Tamir Packin and Leslie Spencer. Krause has more than 25 years of experience representing some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. He was heavily involved in the aforementioned Avanos Medical matter. Kellman litigates patent cases before all major contentious US forums with precision, consistently guiding clientele to successful outcomes. Packin is a first-chair trial lawyer who worked closely with Desmarais on the blockbuster Cisco Systems matter. Spencer is a phenomenal courtroom advocate who boasts a stellar track record in litigation. Her success has attracted major players such as Ford Motor Company and Dolby Laboratories, which have both turned to her recently for patent support.

Gold - Firms: litigation

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Bronze - Firms: litigation

Trial boutique Desmarais is a top choice for those seeking partner attention, personalised strategic advice and uniquely flexible fee arrangements. Peter Magic captains the California office and is appreciated for his impressive agility in high-stakes disputes and pragmatic, clear-cut advice. Recently he has teamed up with the firm’s founder, John Desmarais, to coordinate the defence of Apple against claims of patent infringement relating to certain models of iPhone using nCap Licensing’s alleged antenna technology. A compelling presence at trial, Gabrielle Higgins draws on wisdom distilled from three decades of experience to expertly handle delicate patent disputes and achieve crucial wins for her clientele. 

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