Mr. Zubler is a civil litigator with more than 20 years of experience managing complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and appellate litigation. Mr. Zubler has represented individual and corporate clients, including Broadcom and Intel, in judicial and regulatory forums around the nation, such as the United States Supreme Court, federal and state appellate courts, federal and state trial courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Federal Trade Commission.

Mr. Zubler also practiced election law when he left the firm in 1999–2000 to serve as deputy general counsel of the McCain presidential campaign.

Experience

  • Successfully represented Intel Corporation in a patent infringement action in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in which the plaintiff sought more than $1 billion in damages, resulting in a jury verdict of noninfringement in Intel’s favor.

  • Successfully represented a global car manufacturer in a patent infringement action involving four patents directed to collision avoidance and infotainment technology in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. The jury found in favor of our client and also found the plaintiffs and their CEO had misappropriated our client's trade secrets.
  • Represented biopharmaceutical company in a biosimilar case involving generic challenge to patents covering a blockbuster drug product.

  • Successfully argued before Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of Intel Corporation in an inter partes review proceeding that invalidated a competitor’s patent.
  • Successfully represented a manufacturer of GPS chips and software as a complainant in a Section 337 proceeding before the ITC and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, resulting in a Final Determination that all six asserted patents were valid and infringed.

  • Successfully argued in Maryland's highest court that the state’s lethal injection protocol was illegal under the state Administrative Procedure Act, requiring a suspension of all executions and ultimately resulting in a commutation of client’s death sentence.

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 1996

      magna cum laude
    • MSc, University of Oxford, 1994

      with Distinction
    • AB, Washington University in St. Louis, 1992

      summa cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • US Supreme Court

    • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

    • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

    • US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana

    • US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

  • Clerkships

    • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1996 - 1997

Credentials