Align Technology, Inc. v. 3Shape A/S (W.D. Tex.)
Counsel for Align Technology (maker of the popular Invisalign system) in patent litigation related to intraoral scanner technology.
ViiV Healthcare v. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (D. Del.)
Counsel for Gilead in patent infringement case related to Gilead's Biktarvy HIV treatment. Case pending.
Northwestern University v. Universal Robots, et al. (D.Del. and N.D. Ill.)
Trial counsel for Northwestern University in a series of patent infringement cases against the manufacturers of certain industrial robots that were invented at Northwestern University in the research laboratories of Drs. Michael A. Peshkin and J. Edward Colgate. The asserted patents—U.S. Patent Nos. 6,928,336, 6,907,317, and 7,120,508—claim groundbreaking work on intelligent assist systems known as collaborative robots or “cobots,” programmable robotic devices that can safely interact with human operators in a shared workspace. The lawsuits are part of Northwestern’s overall stewardship of life-changing technology developed by its faculty through the enforcement of intellectual property rights, as well as technology licensing, corporate partnerships, entrepreneurial support, and startup creation. Read the Complaint here, and coverage in the press here, here, and here.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Regents of the University of Minnesota, IPR2017-01712, IPR2017-01753, IPR2017-2004, and IPR2017-2005 (U.S. Patent & Trademark Office)
Counsel for Gilead in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Gilead filed four petitions for review of U.S. Patent No. 8,815,830, owned by the University of Minnesota, arguing in pertinent part that the patent is invalid as both obvious and anticipated by specific prior art references. Petitions pending.
Regents of the University of Minnesota v. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (N.D. Cal.)
Trial counsel for Gilead in patent infringement action related to Gilead's hepatitis C treatments. Case pending.
Other Representative Cases
Adverio Pharma GmbH et al. v. Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. et al. (D. Del.)
Trial counsel for plaintiffs in Hatch-Waxman litigation relating to Bayer's Adempas® (riociguat) product. Case pending.
Regents of the Univ. of Minn. v. LSI Corp., et al. (Fed. Cir.)
Counsel for permissive intervenor Gilead Sciences in case of first impression regarding application of state sovereign immunity to inter partes review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In a precedential opinion on June 14, 2019, the Federal Circuit held that States were not immune from such proceedings. The Supreme Court later denied the University's petition for writ of certiorari in what was identified by Law360 as one of the "Biggest Patent Rulings Of 2019." Read about the case here
UroPep v. Eli Lilly (Fed. Cir.)
Appellate counsel for UroPep, securing a plaintiff verdict in a patent infringement jury trial concerning Eli Lilly's sales of Cialis to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Education & Honors
The University of Chicago Law School, 2015, J.D., with honors
Research Assistant, Gerald Rosenberg, 2015
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Constitutional Law, 2015
Articles Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review, 2014-2015
Staff Member, The University of Chicago Law Review, 2013-2014
University of California at Berkeley, 2012, Ph.D., Chemistry,
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
Kansas State University, 2007, B.S., chemistry, microbiology, summa cum laude
Howard Hughes Research Fellow
- Honorable Leonard P. Stark, United States District Court, District of Delaware, 2016-2017
- Honorable Richard G. Taranto, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2015-2016
- Federal Circuit