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Sarah R. Frazier

Sarah Frazier has a diverse litigation practice with an emphasis on high-stakes trials. While she focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, she has played critical roles in numerous trials across a range of substantive areas. Those trials include extraordinarily high-profile cases like the challenge to the Harvard admissions policy and the Apple/Samsung patent wars. A significant portion of her practice is also devoted to appeals in patent disputes before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  

Ms. Frazier also maintains an active pro bono practice, and regularly represents clients in housing court and unemployment hearings.

In 2015–2016, Ms. Frazier served as an assistant district attorney for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, where she tried a number of cases to juries and judges and argued dozens of motions on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Professional Activities

Ms. Frazier is a lecturer of law of Harvard Law School, where she has taught courses on patent litigation and the craft of lawyering. 

Ms. Frazier is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the American Bar Association and has served as a panelist at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education's Annual Federal Civil Court Practice Conference.

Prior Experience

Prior to pursuing her legal education, Ms. Frazier was a consultant for a global management consulting firm, where she focused on strategy consulting for technology companies.

Experience

  • Won a total victory for a defendant in a case alleging fraud and negligent trading following a two-week federal bench trial.
  • Secured judgment on all counts for Harvard University in case challenging its use of race in the undergraduate admissions process following a three-week federal bench trial.
  • Achieved a trial victory for Apple marking a significant milestone in the company’s seven-year fight to hold Samsung Electronics accountable for copying the original iPhone and applying patented Apple designs and features to numerous Samsung phones. After four days of deliberation, a jury awarded $539 million in damages to Apple. Apple and Samsung later announced a settlement of all remaining patent litigation between them.
  • Achieved a significant trial victory for Intel Corporation in a $2 billion patent infringement suit brought by AVM Technologies. The six-day jury trial held in the US District Court of Delaware resulted in a finding of no infringement on all eight asserted claims.
  • Following an arbitration, secured a dismissal with prejudice for a multinational technology company and a Japanese electronics company battling patent infringement claims made by a non-practicing entity.
  • Secured an affirmation at the Federal Circuit that VGo Communications does not infringe three patents owned by its competitor InTouch Technologies, Inc. A jury had found that VGo's remote telepresence robot systems do not infringe and also invalidated two of InTouch's patents.

Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2021 and 2022 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for intellectual property litigation.
  • Recognized as an "Up & Coming Lawyer" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of its 2020 Excellence in the Law Awards.
  • Selected as a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star" for intellectual property litigation in the 2019 – 2021 issues of Boston Magazine.

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011

      cum laude Associate Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, President, Penn Law Mock Trial, Legal Writing Instructor, George Schehtman Prize in Contracts
    • MS, Criminology, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2011

    • BA, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2006

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

    • US Supreme Court

Credentials