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Brittany Amadi

Brittany Amadi focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation at the trial and appellate stages. Ms. Amadi has represented clients from a broad range of industries in intellectual property infringement matters before the US Supreme Court, US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US District Courts, and the US Court of Federal Claims. Ms. Amadi has experience handling intellectual property litigation matters for clients across a range of industries, including the financial services, computer software, medical device, defense, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

Ms. Amadi's practice encompasses all stages of litigation—including discovery, summary judgment, trial and appeal. Her trial experience includes several jury trials in federal district courts in Delaware, New Jersey and Virginia. Ms. Amadi has also appeared in more than 15 appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, Ms. Amadi has experience representing clients in post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Amadi was law clerk to the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and to the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Prior to law school, Ms. Amadi obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and worked as a mechanical engineer at the Naval Research Laboratory in the Spacecraft Engineering Department in Washington DC, where she performed structural analysis for the development and acquisition of space systems for naval missions, and assisted in the development of integrated conceptual design and prototyping of spacecraft systems. Ms. Amadi also completed an Alion Science and Technology Internship, a Federal Bureau of Investigations Honors Internship, and an internship at Motorola.

Professional Activities

Ms. Amadi is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Experience

    • Represented patentee in jury trial involving accounting and billing software
    • Amdocs (Israel) Limited v. Openet Telecom, Inc. (Federal Circuit): Represented patentee in successful appeal obtaining reversal of district court's finding that four software patents were unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    • Represented defendant in jury trial relating to microprocessor technology, resulting in a jury verdict of non-infringement
    • Profectus Technology LLC v. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Federal Circuit): Represented defendant in successful appeal affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment of non-infringement
    • Biogen MA, Inc. v. Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (Federal Circuit): Represented patentee in successful appeal affirming the Board's priority determination in interference proceeding
    • Represented patentee in multi-defendant Hatch-Waxman litigation in the District of New Jersey related to proposed generic versions of a drug used to treat osteoporosis
    • Represented patentee in jury trial involving proposed generic versions of a drug used to treat acid reflux
    • Amdocs (Israel) Limited v. Openet Telecom, Inc. (Federal Circuit): Represented patentee in successful appeal obtaining reversal of district court's grant of summary judgment of non-infringement
    • Represented supplier of mail sorting machines in infringement suit in the Court of Federal Claims, resulting in summary judgment of non-infringement
    • Represented parties in several amicus curiae briefs in appeals involving several topics, including patent law and Title IX

Recognition

  • Recognized as a rising star in 2018 by Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars Handbook

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 2010

      cum laude Editor and Digest Contributor, Journal of Law and Technology, Vice Chair, Board of Student Advisers
    • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2006

      summa cum laude University Honors Program, Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Virginia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Raymond A. Jackson, US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2010 - 2011

    • The Hon. Timothy B. Dyk, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2011 - 2012

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