Todd Zubler


Zubler, Todd

Todd Zubler is a partner in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He joined the firm in 1997.


Mr. Zubler’s practice focuses on civil 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, including the US Supreme Court, federal and state appellate courts, federal and state trial courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Federal Trade Commission.

In addition, for over ten years, Mr. Zubler has represented an inmate on death row in Maryland on a pro bono basis.

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.

Recent Highlights

  • Successfully represented a manufacturer of GPS chips and software as a complainant in a Section 337 proceeding before the ITC and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, resulting in a Final Determination that all six asserted patents were valid and infringed (ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-602).
  • Represents Intel Corporation in a multi-defendant patent-infringement action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Defended Intel Corporation in Federal Trade Commission Part 3 litigation that alleged unlawful monopolization of markets for computer microprocessors and graphics processing.
  • Successfully represented a medical technology company before the Federal Circuit in a patent-infringement appeal involving medical devices.
  • 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 until a new protocol is properly adopted.

Publications & News


December 22, 2017

Trends in Automotive Technology: 2017 and the Road Ahead

An article by David Cavanaugh, Yung-Hoon (Sam) Ha, Natalie Hanlon Leh, Mike Silhasek and Todd Zubler, contributed to Law360, looks back at 2017 to describe how the legal landscape for automotive technology has been developing, particularly with respect to autonomous vehicles, and discusses where automotive technology and legal issues may be heading in 2018 and beyond.

May 10, 2017

WilmerHale Prevails in $2B Patent Case on Behalf of Intel

The six-day jury trial held in the US District Court of Delaware before Judge Richard Andrews resulted in a finding of no infringement on all eight asserted claims.

December 8, 2016

New Life for Opinions of Counsel in Patent Litigation

An article co-authored by Todd Zubler, published in Law360, discusses recent trial cases and the Supreme Court's latest case law suggesting that the value of obtaining opinions of counsel is on the rise.

July 1, 2014

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules in Favor of WilmerHale Pro Bono Client, Against Speech-Restrictive Law

WilmerHale secured a significant victory in the US Supreme Court, on behalf of pro bono client Eleanor McCullen and others in a First Amendment challenge to a Massachusetts law restricting speech on sidewalks outside reproductive health care clinics that perform abortions.

April 20, 2010

Two Favorable Federal Court Rulings for WilmerHale Clients

April 5, 2009

2008 Patent Law Decisions of the Federal Circuit

An area summary by Todd Zubler, et al., appearing in 58 Am. U. L. Rev. 747 (2009).

April 10, 2008

California Table Grape Commission Prevails in 12-Year-Long Lawsuit

November 13, 2007

WilmerHale Names New Partners and Counsel for 2008

December 24, 2006

Steve Hut named Baltimore Sun’s Newsmaker of the Week

January 3, 1997

The Right to Migrate and Welfare Reform: Time for Shapiro v. Thompson to Take a Hike

An article by Todd Zubler, appearing in 31 Val. U. L. Rev. 893 (1997).


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JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1996

MSc, with Distinction, University of Oxford, 1994

AB, summa cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis, 1992

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


The Hon. Michael S. Kanne, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1996 - 1997

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