Sarah Chapin Columbia is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Over the last nine years, she has led 14 patent infringement and invalidity trials (eight jury trials, six bench trials) across several jurisdictions, including the federal courts in Massachusetts, Florida, Delaware, California and Texas.

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  • 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, Shortlisted for General Patent Litigator of the Year – New England, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2008 to 2021, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Chambers Global 2020
  • Chambers USA 2008 to 2020 (Band 1)

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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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Sarah Chapin Columbia

Insights & Events / Media

Virtual Event / McDermott Event / October 20 - November 17, 2020

Webinar / McDermott Event / October 1, 2020

Boston, MA / Speaking Engagements / April 25, 2019

Burlington, Massachusetts / McDermott Event / February 13, 2018

Munich, Germany / Speaking Engagements / June 12, 2017

Special Report / January 31, 2017

Tokyo, Japan / McDermott Event / January 25 - 26, 2017

Burlington, Massachusetts / McDermott Event / January 17, 2017