Life Sciences: Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals

Shearman & Sterling’s IP litigators represent companies in high-stakes cases covering a wide range of pioneering medical device patents for drug-eluting stent technology, spinal surgery, catheter technologies, and coronary stents, to name only a few. We have mastered the art of guiding a judge or jury through technical complexities to understand the core of a dispute. Our primary focus in developing any litigation strategy is to understand the client’s needs and long-range business goals.

Selected Experience

  • Represented The Laryngeal Mask Company in a patent action involving laryngeal mask airway devices
  • Represented Avecor in a patent litigation involving blood oxygenators
  • Represented Novo Nordisk at the United States International Trade Commission in a case involving human growth hormone patents
  • Represented WebMD in a patent infringement suit in the Central District of California concerning storage of medical records
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