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Heath A. Brooks

Special Counsel

Brooks, Heath A.

Heath Brooks is a special counsel in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Groups. He originally joined the firm in 2003, returning in 2006 following a clerkship with the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Practice

Mr. Brooks' current practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. He has represented clients across a broad array of technological fields, including wireless communications, integrated circuits, semiconductors, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He has successfully represented clients in intellectual property matters at trials in both the Central District of California and Eastern District of Texas, and on appeal at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Brooks also has extensive experience in financial services litigation. He has represented clients in federal ERISA and state breach of fiduciary duty class action matters, in both federal district court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, as well as a private equity firm in an arbitration dispute involving one of its former partners.

Mr. Brooks has also represented pro bono clients in various appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court and Illinois Supreme Court.

Publications & News

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October 13, 2017

WilmerHale Secures $40M Win for Akamai Technologies Against Limelight Networks at Delaware Supreme Court

WilmerHale earned a significant victory for Akamai Technologies, Inc. when the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Delaware Chancery Court's dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Limelight Networks, Inc. that asserted breach of a settlement agreement between the parties, insuring that Akamai will continue to receive the remaining $40 million due in license payments.

October 8, 2014

Becton Dickinson Receives Successful Inter Partes Review Decision

On September 25, 2014, WilmerHale client, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), earned a significant victory in an Inter Partes Review (IPR) before the US Patent Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) in the form of a Final Written Decision declaring unpatentable all challenged claims of US Pat. No. 5,704,914 (the '914 patent).

June 12, 2013

Pfizer Obtains $2.15 Billion Settlement from Teva and Sun for Infringement of Protonix® Patent

January 4, 2013

WilmerHale Announces the Elevation of Partners and Special Counsel

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners and special counsel in 2013.

February 16, 2011

Firm’s Pro Bono Work Supports Efforts to Expand Pool of Adoptive Parents

For the past few years, WilmerHale attorneys have provided pro bono legal services to a number of organizations fighting laws in various states that restrict who may become a foster or adoptive parent.

December 9, 2009

WilmerHale Announces 2010 Promotions

WilmerHale is pleased to announce the firm's 2010 elevations, which will become effective on January 1, 2010. A full list of elevated partners and special counsel can be found at the end of this press release.

December 19, 2008

WilmerHale Wins Victory in Illinois Supreme Court Case

Case Concerning Governor Blagojevich’s 2005 Administrative Rule Surrounding “Emergency Contraception”

August 23, 2007

Three Important Victories for Broadcom in Litigation with Qualcomm

Bush Administration Upholds the ITC’s Ban On Imports of New Cell Phones Containing Some Qualcomm Microchips; Two Additional Qualcomm Patents Found Unenforceable; and Damages in Previous Case Are Doubled

May 29, 2007

Federal Jury Finds That Qualcomm Infringes Three Broadcom Patents

Jury Also Finds Patents Valid and Willfully Infringed

Practices

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Education

JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2003, Senior Editor, Harvard Environmental Law Review; Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy

BA, History and Political Science, summa cum laude, West Virginia University, 2000

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York

Clerkships

The Hon. Alice M. Batchelder, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2005 - 2006

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