Nosson D. Knobloch
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, 2009-Present, Partner (since 2014)
Cases tried or otherwise taken to judgment
UroPep v. Eli Lilly (E.D. Tex., 2016-17)
Trial 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). The jury determined Eli Lilly infringed UroPep’s patent, rejected all of Eli Lilly’s invalidity defenses, and awarded $20 million in damages. Click here to read more about the trial victory; click here and here to read about the court’s denial of Eli Lilly’s post-trial motions.
A Pty, Ltd. v. Amazon.com, Inc. (W.D. Texas, 2015-16)
Trial and appellate counsel for Amazon in patent infringement lawsuit. Obtained judgment of invalidity under 35 USC § 101. Plaintiff voluntarily withdrew appeal after Amazon filed its response brief.
ICU Medical v. RyMed Technologies (D. Del., 2009-2013)
Trial counsel for RyMed in patent lawsuit in two trials in Delaware. The first trial had mixed results, and an inconsistent verdict on a key infringement issue. In the second trial, the jury found in favor of RyMed. Immediately following the second trial, participated in a bench trial on prosecution history estoppel. Directed expert witness at bench trial. Obtained favorable ruling on prosecution history estoppel.
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Pioneer Hi-Bred International v. Agrigenetics, Inc. (S.D. Ind., 2009-2011)
Trial counsel for Pioneer in a dispute with Agrigenetics and its parent Dow AgroSciences concerning the marketing of Pioneer seed genetics through particular distribution channels. Case settled during trial after Pioneer prevailed on a Daubert challenge to Plaintiffs’ damages expert, and after openings and cross examination of plaintiffs’ first witness.
ICE Corporation v. Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation et al. (10th Cir., 2010-2011)
Counsel for Hamilton Sundstrand and Ratier-Figeac in appeal of adverse jury verdict on a misappropriation of trade secrets claim under Kansas law. Successfully obtained reversal of $9 million punitive damages award. Case settled favorably after remand.
JDS Technologies, Inc. v. Exacq Technologies, Inc. (E.D. Mich.)
Defending Exacq Technologies, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, against a patent infringement lawsuit in Michigan. The patents at issue relate to video monitoring technology.
University of Minnesota v. Gilead Sciences (D. Minn.)
Defending Gilead against a patent infringement lawsuit brought by the University of Minnesota relating to Gilead’s hepatitis C drugs containing sofosbuvir.
Other representative cases
Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation (Federal District Court, District of Massachusetts)
Represented MassMutual in its action under the Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act against RBS arising from RBS’s sales of residential mortgage-backed securities to MassMutual.
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Alliant Techsystems, Inc. v. Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (Utah State Court, 2013-2015) Trial counsel for Spirit in contract dispute with ATK concerning components that ATK manufactures for the center fuselage of Airbus’s A350 jetliner.
Tessera Semiconductor Patent Litigation (U.S. District Court, E.D. Texas and N.D. California, 2012-2015) Trial counsel for Tessera enforcing groundbreaking patents related to semiconductor operation. Cases pending in Marshall, Texas and Oakland, California against numerous defendants. Settled claims against Spansion for $25 million and with STATS Chippac, Siliconware, AMD, ChipMOS, Freescale, ST, and ASE for confidential amounts.
Taylor v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Represented medical device and therapy provider Smith & Nephew in a complex multi-contract dispute over patent infringement and royalty obligations for numerous orthopedic repair and reconstruction devices marketed by Smith & Nephew. The disputed technology includes patented products and technology for internally and externally fixating complex bone fractures. Settled favorably.
Trover Group, Inc. v. Tyco International, et al. (E.D. Texas, 2013-14)
Trial counsel for Tyco and ADT in patent infringement lawsuit relating to video surveillance technology.