Recent achievements include:
ORGANIC SEED GROWERS & TRADE ASS'N V. MONSANTO
Judge Naomi Buchwald of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a lawsuit brought against WilmerHale clients Monsanto Company and Monsanto Technology LLC by a collection of organic and conventional farmers attempting to block potential litigation should Monsanto's patented seeds stray onto their land.... Read More
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. V. GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.
In July 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit awarded a victory to our client, General Electric, in its longstanding patent infringement battle with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries over wind turbine technology.... Read More
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB - BARACLUDE PATENT
WilmerHale obtained a significant victory for our client Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) in a patent invalidation proceeding against a Chinese generic company involving the drug product Baraclude (entecavir) before the Patent Reexamination Board of China's State Intellectual Property Office and the Beijing First Intermediate People's Court.... Read More
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY V. ASIA OPTICAL COMPANY, INC.
In March 2012, Judge Cote of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted our motion for summary judgment of liability in Kodak v. Asia Optical, 11-cv-6036.... Read More
PIECZENIK V. ASTELLAS PHARMA US, INC. ET AL.
In March 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (J. Newman, J. Mayer, J. Plager) affirmed the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey's (J. Pisano) dismissal of patent infringement and RICO claims against our client, Medarex Inc., a subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., on grounds that the plaintiff failed to state a claim under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6).... Read More
ST. CLAIR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONSULTANTS, INC. V. RESEARCH IN MOTION, LTD.
In March 2012, WilmerHale obtained a significant victory on behalf of Research In Motion when the United States District Court for the District of Delaware granted a rare summary judgment of noninfringement in favor of RIM against St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants.... Read More
GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED V. BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
While GTG's motion for consolidation was pending before the MDL Panel, the PTO, in June 2012, granted an ex parte reexamination of the '179 Patent.... Read More
BROADCOM V. EMULEX
After securing favorable verdicts on two patents in 2011, the Broadcom-Emulex team followed up with a string of additional victories in 2012.... Read More
SIGNAL TECH, LLC V. ANALOG DEVICES
In May 2012, we succeeded in persuading Signal Tech LLC to dismiss its entire lawsuit against Analog Devices with prejudice for no money.... Read More
MBO LABORATORIES V. BECTON, DICKINSON & CO.
WilmerHale successfully represented Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) in a suit alleging infringement of a patent pertaining to a type of safety needle.... Read More
YAHOO! V. FACEBOOK
WilmerHale represented Facebook in its first major patent battle, after Yahoo! initiated a lawsuit claiming infringement of ten Yahoo! patents.... Read More
FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC. V. MEDIATEK
WilmerHale secured a significant victory at the International Trade Commission for its client MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions.... Read More
MFORMATION TECHS, INC. V. RESEARCH IN MOTION, LTD.
Less than 40 days before trial, WilmerHale took the lead in defending Research in Motion (RIM) in a jury trial in the Northern District of California from patent infringement claims regarding phone management software, and that totaled nearly $1 billion.... Read More
PSN ILLINOIS, LLC V. ABBOTT LABORATORIES AND ABBOTT BIORES CENTER, INC.
WilmerHale represented Abbott Laboratories and Abbott Bioresearch Center, Inc., now known as AbbVie Inc. (AbbVie) in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by PSN Illinois, LLC (PSN) in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.... Read More