Sarah Chapin Columbia - McDermott Will & Emery


Sarah is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Over the last dozen years, she has led 16 patent infringement, trade secrets and invalidity trials (ten jury trials, six bench trials) across several jurisdictions, including the federal courts in Massachusetts, Florida, Delaware, Colorado, California and Texas.

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  • Lead counsel for Next Caller in simultaneous patent infringement litigation and trade secrets, tortious interference and breach of contract litigation related to authentication services. Successfully secured a unanimous jury verdict in favor of Next Caller in both matters (TrustID Inc. v. Next Caller Inc., (D. Delaware), TRUSTID, Inc. v. Next Caller Inc., (D. Colorado))
  • Lead counsel for Amgen in a patent infringement action and jury trials involving breakthrough biologic therapy for the treatment of high LDL cholesterol (Amgen v. Sanofi, et al., (D. Delaware))
  • Lead counsel for Amgen in a patent infringement action involving breakthrough biologic therapy for the treatment of atopic dermatitis and asthma (Amgen v. Sanofi and Regeneron (C.D. California))
  • 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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  • LMG Life Sciences 2021-2022 – Leading Life Sciences Lawyer
  • Managing Intellectual Property, Massachusetts Litigator of the Year, 2022
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Go To Intellectual Property Lawyer, 2021
  • LMG Life Sciences, Shortlisted for General Patent Litigator of the Year – New England, 2020 to 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, 2008 to 2023
  • Lawdragon, Top 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2022
  • Chambers Global, 2020 and 2021
  • Chambers USA, Band 1, 2008 to 2022

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  • The Sedona Conference®, Working Group on Patent Damages and Remedies


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


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