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Sarah Beigbeder Petty

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Petty, Sarah Beigbeder

Sarah Petty has experience with intellectual property litigation in the ITC, the federal district courts and the Federal Circuit. She has assisted at trial on cases involving smartphone technologies, computer mouse products, digital camera technology, medical devices and patent ownership issues. Ms. Petty handles all aspects of pretrial discovery, motion practice and trial preparation. She has experience taking and defending depositions of fact and expert witnesses; drafting motions and briefs; handling written discovery; preparing witnesses for trial; and conducting trial examinations of witnesses.

In 2011, Ms. Petty served for six months as an Assistant District Attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During her time as a prosecutor, she argued dozens of motions and tried ten cases to verdict.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the "Top Women Attorneys in Massachusetts Rising Stars" list in the April 2016 and 2017 issues of Boston Magazine
  • Selected as a "Massachusetts Super Lawyers' 'Rising Star'" in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the area of intellectual property litigation

Publications & News

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July 29, 2015

Mueller and Tallon Earn Victory for McAfee Against NPE

Partners Joseph Mueller and Nina Tallon achieved a significant trial victory for McAfee, Inc.—subsidiary of longtime client Intel Corporation—in a patent infringement case brought by non-practicing entity TVIIM, LLC.

January 5, 2015

WilmerHale Announces the Elevation of Partners and Special Counsel

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

September 30, 2011

WilmerHale Settles Two Patent Infringement Suits for Palomar Against Candela and Syneron

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.

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Education

JD, Harvard Law School, 2006

BA, Psychology, magna cum laude, Amherst College, 2001, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

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