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.
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))
Lead counsel for BlackBerry in a patent infringement litigation and jury trial involving three patents related to smartphone technology (NXP B.V. v. BlackBerry, (M.D. Florida))
Lead counsel for Siemens Corporation in patent litigation involving product lifecycle management software and water filtration (Sky Technologies, LLC v. Siemens, (D. Massachusetts)) (Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Support v. Siemens Industry, Inc., (D. North Carolina))
Lead counsel for BlackBerry in a patent infringement litigation and jury trial involving three patents covering 3G wireless communications technology (Innovative Sonic, Ltd. v. BlackBerry et al., (N.D. Texas))
Represented Akamai in two separate patent litigations involving internet content delivery and traffic management technology (Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Speedera Networks, Inc., (D. Massachusetts)) (Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., (D. Massachusetts))
Represented CIBA Vision Corporation in patent infringement litigation involving contact lenses (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. v. CIBA Vision Corporation (M.D. Florida))
Lead counsel for Citrix in a patent case accusing Citrix’ Go-to-Meeting and Go-to-Webinar products (Pixion v. Citrix (N.D. California))
Lead counsel in patent litigation involving process for ultra violet grafting on non-woven polymer films (Crane & Co. v. Hollingsworth & Vose Corp. (D. Massachusetts))
Lead counsel for Furukawa Electric North America and its subsidiary, OFS Fitel, in patent infringement litigation involving optical fiber products and methods for manufacturing them (Furukawa Electric North America, Inc. v. Yangtze Fibre & Cable Company, Ltd. (D. Massachusetts))
Lead counsel for MKS in three cases in the fields of mass flow controllers and monometers (Brooks Instruments v. MKS Instruments (E.D. Texas (two cases) and D. Massachusetts))
Lead counsel for Teradyne Diagnostics and Teradyne, Inc. in patent litigation involving diesel engine diagnostic test equipment (Teradyne Diagnostic Solutions, Ltd. v. Mission Valley Ford Truck Sales, Inc. (E.D. Michigan); Mission Valley Ford Truck Sales, Inc. v. Teradyne, Inc. (N.D. California))
Courts / Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States
Cour d’appel des États-Unis pour le circuit fédéral
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Cour d’appel des États-Unis pour le deuxième Circuit
Cour d’appel des États-Unis pour le neuvième Circuit
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