Christopher R. Noyes


Noyes, Christopher R.

Christopher Noyes advises pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on complex intellectual property matters. He has successfully litigated life sciences cases in district courts across the United States, including taking numerous cases to trial in popular venues for Hatch-Waxman litigation, such as the District of New Jersey and District of Delaware.

With more than 14 years of experience, he has helped his clients to protect their intellectual property and defend their business around the globe. During his career, Mr. Noyes has litigated cases involving small molecules, biologics, vaccines, pharmaceutical formulations, DNA diagnostic technology and more. He also has experience litigating intellectual property disputes for a variety of high technology clients, including those in the semiconductor and solar industries.

Honors & Awards

  • Recommended in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States for intellectual property: patent litigation: full coverage
  • Named a "New York Metro Super Lawyer" in the 2013-2016 editions of Metro Edition magazine 
  • Named a "New England Super Lawyer" in the 2013 and 2014 issues of Boston Magazine and named a "Rising Star" for intellectual property litigation in the 2012 and 2014 issues of Boston Magazine

Recent Highlights

  • Secured a significant victory at the Federal Circuit for Braintree Laboratories, Inc. when the appeals court reversed a district court's grant of summary judgment of noninfringement for Breckenridge Pharmaceutical and remanded with instructions to enter judgment in Braintree's favor. This Hatch-Waxman matter involved a patent owned by Braintree pertaining to its product SUPREP, a highly successful product designed to cleanse the colon safely before a colonoscopy.
  • Representing a large biopharmaceutical company and leading research-focused healthcare groups in the field of diagnostics, in litigation brought in the US District Court, District of Delaware. Mr. Noyes serves as second chair trial counsel.
  • Represented a large pharmaceutical company in a patent infringement suit relating to meningitis vaccines. Mr. Noyes is second chair and assists the client with strategy for the global patent dispute.
  • Acted as second chair and conducted all cross examinations of the defense experts in a remand trial on infringement and obtained a victory for the client when the judge found that the proposed generic product would infringe five asserted claims of our client's patent if marketed and sold. Representation began in 2013 with trial where Mr. Noyes was second chair and was primarily responsible for presenting the case on validity. The Court found that the claims of the patent at issue are invalid for obviousness, anticipation or indefiniteness.

Professional Activities

Mr. Noyes has served as a faculty member for the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Pretrial Litigation Basics Seminar and as an advisor to students participating in the Harvard Law School mock trial program.

Mr. Noyes is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.


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JD, cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2002, Order of the Coif; Article Editor, Michigan Journal of Race and Law

BA, Political Science, summa cum laude, University of Vermont, 1999, Phi Sigma Alpha

Bar Admissions

New York



Senator Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee

The Hon. Marilyn S. Skoglund, Vermont Supreme Court, 2002 - 2003

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