My practice is consultation and strategic advice about prospective and pending patent disputes and patent licensing issues, including district court litigation as well as Inter Partes Review in the USPTO. In cases where a client already has trial counsel, I can provide an objective and cost effective “second look’ at litigation strategy, and serve as settlement or mediation counsel. My firm has already achieved rankings from Best Law Firms in America for 2015 in areas including Intellectual Property Litigation-Patent and Patent Law.
DEEP EXPERIENCE: 40 years of experience as a trial lawyer representing clients in high stakes, complex and global patent litigation and patent licensing; partner in leading law firms for 30 years; lead counsel in more than 45 patent cases; tried twelve cases to verdict or judgment; experienced negotiator; personally closed more than 40 patent license agreements.
RESULTS: Trial successes include playing a leading role in obtaining an injunction and a record setting $900 million damages award for Polaroid against Eastman Kodak. I have personally negotiated agreements that have yielded over $180 million in licensing fees for my clients.
MARKET LEADING CLIENTS: Clients in the United States, Japan and Europe.
DIVERSE TECHNOLOGIES: Broad experience with cameras, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, displays, medical devices, semiconductors, small molecules and telecommunications.
CLIENT REVIEWS: In 2013 Chambers Global, in ranking me as a Foreign Expert on Japan reported on my record in “high-stakes patent disputes”, stating: “[s]ources appreciate her excellent understanding of technology and also praise her determination, intelligence, and aggressiveness in court.” In its 2014 ranking, Chambers stated: “focuses her renowned trial practice on tackling significant IP disputes. Clients are quick to praise her ‘concise, efficient and cost-conscious’ approach, and state that 'she very reliably handles IP Litigation.’”