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, Shortlisted for General Patent Litigator of the Year – New England, 2020 to 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2008 to 2022, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Chambers Global 2020 & 2021
  • Chambers USA 2008 to 2021 (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