Gerald Sobel - Kaye Scholer LLP

Gerald Sobel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 212-836-8515

Gerald Sobel has litigated and tried many complex cases in over 40 years of practice. His trials include landmark wins in cases of exceptional complexity and novel legal issues. By way of example, he represented Xerox in its win in the SCM v. Xerox case, including a year-long antitrust trial involving office copier technology in the District of Connecticut – the longest federal civil jury trial; was lead counsel for Xoma in its win on patent infringement against Centocor before a San Francisco jury – the longest biotech patent trial; and was lead counsel for Pfizer against the University of Rochester, in its win in the Celebrex® patent infringement case on summary judgment and then on appeal at the Federal Circuit.


He has represented a substantial number of companies in varied industries among the Fortune Global 200, as well as startups, one-product companies and major universities.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • US District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York


    US Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Federal Circuits


    Supreme Court of the United States


    US Patent Office

New York University School of LawJ.D. New School for Social Research, MA City College of The City University of New York

Office Location

250 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019-9710
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Biotechnology Law of the New York City Metro Area
Gerald Sobel has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Biotechnology Law
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law