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Bronze - Individuals: litigation
Well-roundedness is one of the defining features of Cooley’s global patent group, which represents over 1,000 patrons in a strategic counselling and prosecution role, has led on 1,000-plus investor and company-side patent due diligence reviews, and which litigates extensively in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its experts in the DC metro area reflect the wider group’s broad horizons and collectively cover all the bases: Scott Talbot is one of the most sophisticated counsellors on deck and takes on high-level patent procurement, licensing and enforcement assignments in the medical technology industry that he knows so well. DC partner-in-charge Michael Tuscan is integral to Cooley’s top-tier life sciences practice and excels as a biotechnology strategist. Another industry expert, Sanya Sukduang affords pharmaceutical litigants decisive representation in Hatch-Waxman cases as well as broader advisory support. Erik Milch tries cases involving a wide range of technologies, his success stemming, in part, from involvement in other facets of practice (prosecution, portfolio management and licensing), and the cultivation of thorough patent knowledge as a result. Stephen Smith provides strong leadership to Cooley’s national IP litigation practice and is one of the most seasoned trial lawyers in the fold – one with ample ITC as well as PTAB experience. He recently delivered a complete victory for a video game client in a hotly contested case; his excellent performance at the PTAB limited his client’s exposure at trial on a surviving patent; he then convinced the district court to overturn an adverse trial result in a decision that he had affirmed at the Federal Circuit. Adam Ruttenberg specialises in technology transactions.