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.

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  • Lead counsel for Amgen in a patent infringement action and jury trial involving breakthrough biologic therapy for the treatment of high LDL cholesterol (Amgen v. Sanofi, et al., (D. Delaware)); counsel in Federal Circuit Court of Appeals appeal (ongoing)
  • Lead counsel for BlackBerry in a patent infringement litigation and jury trial involving smart phone signaling (MTel v. BlackBerry, (N.D. Texas))
  • Lead counsel for Seikagaku Corporation and Zimmer, Inc., in patent litigation, injunction hearings and jury trial involving a pharmaceutical device and treatment (Genzyme Corp. v. Seikagaku Corp., et al., (D. Massachusetts))

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  • Boston Bar Foundation, trustee
  • Wesleyan University, President’s Council


Harvard Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1987
John F. Kennedy School of Government – Harvard University, MPP, 1987
Wesleyan University, BA, 1982


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