Sarah Chapin Columbia helps clients with matters related to intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets. She is the former head of McDermott's Intellectual Property Practice and also serves on the Management Committee.
Sarah is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Over the last nine years, she has led 12 patent infringement and invalidity trials (seven jury trials, five bench trials) across several jurisdictions, including the federal courts in Massachusetts, Florida, Delaware, California and Texas.
Sarah also counsels clients on overall intellectual property strategy and positioning, including litigation avoidance. She provides legal services across several industries, including semiconductor, pharma/biotech, internet, hardware and software, medical device and manufacturing companies.
Sarah is a member of the faculty of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, where each year she teaches a two-day course focused on US patent litigation.