Simon Roberts - McDermott Will & Emery


Simon Roberts focuses his practice on patent litigation in the life sciences and biotechnology sectors. He has nearly 30 years of experience practicing law in both the US and Europe. Simon leverages his background in chemistry to translate complex technical issues into relatable terms for clients.

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  • Served as lead counsel for Astellas Pharma in patent infringement suit filed against 20+ generic companies involving the formulations found in their leading drug for the treatment of overactive bladder*
  • Served as lead counsel for Astellas Pharma in multiple district court cases against nine generic groups asserting infringement of patents that cover Astellas’s Myrbetriq® product*
  • Served as lead counsel for a major seed manufacturer to successfully assure its major competitor respected its plant certificates covering the market-leading melons*

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  • Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage), Recommended, 2020


Inns of Court School of Law, London, Barrister at Law, 1991
University of Exeter, BA Law, with honors, 1990
University of Exeter, BSc Chemistry & Law, with honors, 1989

New York

US Patent and Trademark Office
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York