Intellectual Property Litigation

""Renowned IP practice that stands out for its breadth and depth of knowledge in the area and for its unrivaled bench strength." - Chambers USA 2015"

The Intellectual Property Litigation Group represents clients in complex disputes involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, and antitrust issues.  We have successfully litigated cases on products and services in all areas of technology in the Delaware District Court, the Delaware Court of Chancery, Delaware Superior Court and federal courts throughout the country including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

 

 

 

 

Attorneys

Mary B. Graham

Mary B. Graham

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9199
mgraham@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Thomas C. Grimm

Thomas C. Grimm

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9595
tgrimm@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Julia Heaney

Julia Heaney

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9221
jheaney@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Karen Ann Jacobs

Karen Ann Jacobs

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9227
kjacobs@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Thomas J. Curry

Thomas J. Curry

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9342
tcurry@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Michael J. Flynn

Michael J. Flynn

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9661
mflynn@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Anthony D. Raucci

Anthony D. Raucci

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9392
araucci@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Paul Saindon

Paul Saindon

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9466
psaindon@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Jeremy A. Tigan

Jeremy A. Tigan

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9106
jtigan@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Jennifer Ying

Jennifer Ying

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9243
jying@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

News

IAM Patent 1000 2015 Ranks Morris Nichols a “Gold” Firm in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (June 17, 2015) – Today, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) released the fourth edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. The guide ranks Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a “Gold” band law firm in Delaware, noting that the firm “achieves the rare feat of... Continue Reading

Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2015 Recognizes Four Morris Nichols Partners

Wilmington, DE (June 6, 2015) – Four Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, LLP partners have been named in Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2015. Through client and peer research, the independent guide evaluates hundreds of attorneys worldwide to identify top patent attorneys. Morris Nichols partners Jack. B. Blumenfeld, Karen Jacobs,... Continue Reading

Managing Intellectual Property Recognizes Morris Nichols in 2015 IP Stars Guide

Wilmington, DE (May 27, 2015) – In the 2015 edition of IP Stars, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been “highly recommended” for intellectual property in Delaware, the highest possible ranking.  Noting that Morris Nichols “is a highly acclaimed general practice law firm with a strong intellectual property... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2015 Ranks 23 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups Among the Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 19, 2015) – The 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a Band 1 law firm in the Delaware categories for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Chancery, Corporate M&A & Alternative Entities, and Intellectual Property. Twenty-three... Continue Reading

16 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2015 Delaware Super Lawyers

Wilmington, DE (May 15, 2015) – Sixteen Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion to the 2015 Delaware Super Lawyers.  Jack B. Blumenfeld was named to the “Top 10” list for Delaware.  In addition, attorneys Eric S. Klinger-Wilensky, Curtis S. Miller and Matthew R. Clark were recognized as 2015... Continue Reading

Lex Machina 2014 Patent Litigation Review: Morris Nichols Again Led Delaware and U.S. Firms in Patent Litigation Activity

Wilmington, DE (March 27, 2015) – Yesterday, Lex Machina released its 2014 Patent Litigation Year in Review report, which surveys and summarizes the key trends that have emerged in U.S. patent litigation over the past year. Based on an extensive review of computerized data, Lex Machina reported that Morris Nichols again led Delaware and... Continue Reading

Managing Intellectual Property Names Jack Blumenfeld Outstanding IP Litigator for Delaware

Wilmington, DE (March 19, 2015) – For the second year in a row, Managing Intellectual Property has presented Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partner Jack B. Blumenfeld with the award for Outstanding IP Litigator in Delaware.  Jack was recognized at the annual North America awards dinner in Washington, DC on March 18,... Continue Reading

2015 Patents Expert Guide Recognizes Three Morris Nichols Partners

Wilmington, DE (March 1, 2015) – Patents Expert Guide has released its 2015 international guide to the top legal practitioners advising on patent law.  Morris Nichols partners Jack B. Blumenfeld, Karen Jacobs, and Rodger D. Smith II are recognized in the United States listing. The 2015 Patents Expert Guide covers 62 jurisdictions... Continue Reading

Docket Navigator Year in the Review 2014: Morris Nichols Among Top Firms in District Court Patent Cases

Wilmington, DE (February 11, 2015) – Yesterday, Docket Navigator released its Year in Review 2014.  The report examines data on patent litigation cases and administrative proceedings to highlight trends throughout the litigation lifecycle, including a look at law firms across the United States that were involved in district court... Continue Reading

2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Morris Nichols Among “Best Law Firms” in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (November 3, 2014) – In the 2015 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® rankings of the “Best Law Firms”, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP was selected for inclusion in a diverse array of bankruptcy, corporate, intellectual property, and trust law practice areas in Delaware.  The 16 practice... Continue Reading

Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Morris Nichols in 2015 Rankings

Wilmington, DE (September 24, 2014) – The 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation recognizes  Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP as a “Highly Recommended” law firm in Delaware.  The guide notes that Morris Nichols “has developed a national reputation as a leading general commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and... Continue Reading

28 Morris Nichols Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

Wilmington, DE (August 18, 2014) – Twenty-eight attorneys from Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell were selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. The results are based on peer-review evaluations from more than 50,000 attorneys. Two partners received special recognition as 2015 Delaware Lawyer of the... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Partners Jack Blumenfeld and Mary Graham Named 2014 LMG Life Sciences Stars for Intellectual Property

Wilmington, DE (August 1, 2014) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partners Jack B. Blumenfeld and Mary B. Graham have been recognized as “Life Sciences Stars” by LMG Life Sciences 2014. Both members of the Morris Nichols Intellectual Property Litigation group, they were selected for inclusion in the LMG category for... Continue Reading

Four Morris Nichols Partners Listed Among Top Patent Attorneys in Who's Who Legal: Patents 2014

Wilmington, DE (June 13, 2014) – Four Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell lawyers have been named in the Who’s Who Legal: Patents 2014, an independent research guide on the world’s leading patent lawyers. Jack B. Blumenfeld, Karen Jacobs, Maryellen Noreika, and Rodger D. Smith, II are among 670 experts in 57 worldwide... Continue Reading

Jennifer Ying Named to Lawyers of Color's 2014 Hot List Early- to Mid-Career Minority Attorneys in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Wilmington, DE (June 5 2014) – Jennifer Ying, an associate at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners. Morris, Nichols, Arsht... Continue Reading

Intellectual Asset Management Ranks Morris Nichols in Delaware Top Tier

Wilmington, DE (June 2, 2014) – The 2014 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners ranked Morris Nichols in the gold tier for Delaware, noting the firm “is a first port of call for litigators seeking local counsel in Delaware.” In addition to this top firm ranking, five Morris Nichols’... Continue Reading

17 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers- Delaware Edition 2014

Wilmington, DE (May 19, 2014) – 17 Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013. Jack Blumenfeld and A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, were named to the Best of the Best Top 10 Delaware Super Lawyers list. In addition, attorneys Eric Klinger-Wilensky and Curtis Miller were recognized as 2014... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2014 Names 21 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups as Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 23, 2014) – The 2014 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked twenty-one Morris Nichols’ attorneys and four practice groups as best in Delaware.  Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and reputations... Continue Reading

2014 Chambers USA Directory Ranks 21 Morris Nichols Attorneys as 'Leaders in their Field"

Wilmington, DE (March, 2014) – The Firm congratulates its 21 attorneys who will be included in the 2014 Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Several practices and lawyers are recognized in more than one area. Delaware A Gilchrist Sparks III, Chancery & Corporate /M&A Derek... Continue Reading

18 Morris Nichols Practice Areas Named in U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2014 Rankings of Best Law Firms in Delaware

Wilmington, DE (November 1, 2013) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce its selection to the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings for Delaware in the following 18 practice areas: Administrative/Regulatory Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers in America - 60 Practice Specialty Selections; 22 Top-Listed Practice areas; 5 Delaware Lawyers of the Year

Wilmington, DE (August 21, 2013) – Morris Nichols is pleased to announce that two thirds of the firm's partnership have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  The firm was noted for 60 individual specialty selections, 22 "Top-Listed" practice specialties, and five individual 2014 Delaware Lawyers... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2013 Names 17 Morris Nichols Attorneys and 4 Practice Groups as Best In Delaware

Wilmington, DE (May 24, 2013) – The 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked seventeen Morris Nichols’ attorneys and four practice groups as best in Delaware.  Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and reputations... Continue Reading

22 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013

Wilmington, DE (May 23, 2013) – 22 Morris Nichols attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2013.  Rick Alexander and A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, were named to the Best of the Best Top 10 Delaware Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Tops Delaware in Benchmark Litigation 2013

Wilmington, DE (May 22, 2013) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that nine Morris Nichols’ attorneys and three practice areas have been selected as among the best in Delaware by the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Benchmark’s research included competitors who described Morris Nichols litigators... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Attorneys Named Delaware “Lawyers of the Year”

Wilmington, DE (October 11, 2012) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell attorneys A. Gilchrist Sparks, III, Jack B. Blumenfeld, and Frederick H. Alexander have been named 2013 Delaware Lawyers of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America publication in the Bet-the-Company Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Mergers and... Continue Reading

28 Morris Nichols Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013

Wilmington, DE (August 31, 2012) – 28 Morris Nichols attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in twenty two practice areas. Morris Nichols lawyers were selected for outstanding reputations and distinguished work in their practice areas based on a confidential peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the country,... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Team Successful in LadaTech v Illumina Patent Infringement Dispute

Wilmington, DE (March 1, 2012) – Jack Blumenfeld and Maryellen Noreika, Morris Nichols Intellectual Property Litigation Group partners, headed the Morris Nichols patent litigation trial team that represented LadaTech, LLC in its successful patent infringement dispute against Illumina, Inc. The team included associates Derek J. Fahnestock and... Continue Reading

Twenty-One Morris Nichols Practice Areas Named in U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2011-2012 Rankings of Best Law Firms

Wilmington, DE (November 16, 2011) – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP has been recognized in twenty-one practice areas in the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers 2011 - 2012 "Best Law Firms" rankings. Those practice areas are Administrative/Regulatory Law, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights,... Continue Reading

Jack Blumenfeld Ranked Number One in Delaware Among World's Foremost Patent Litigators

Wilmington, DE – May 16, 2011 – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partner Jack B. Blumenfeld has been ranked the number one Delaware patent litigator by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine in the 2011 edition of IAM 250 -The World's Leading Patent Litigators.  Morris Nichols’ Intellectual Property Litigation... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols serves as Delaware counsel for Successful Patent Litigation Team in Dow Chemical's $61.7 Million Patent Infringement Verdict

Wilmington, DE – July 8, 2010 – Morris Nichols’ Intellectual Property Litigation Group partner Rodger D. Smith II served as Delaware counsel on the patent litigation team that successfully represented The Dow Chemical Co. in its recent patent infringement trial against rival Nova Chemicals. After a two week trial, the District of... Continue Reading

Lawdragon Names Four Morris Nichols Attorneys Among 500 Leading Lawyers in America

Wilmington, DE – May 13, 2010 – Morris Nichols partners Rick Alexander, Jack Blumenfeld, Bill Lafferty and Ken Nachbar have been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2010 guide, an independent listing of the nation’s most elite attorneys.  Morris Nichols had more honorees than any other Delaware law... Continue Reading

Morris Nichols Expands IP Litigation, Business Reorganization & Restructuring Practices

Wilmington, DE – July 6, 2009 – Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that Melissa Troutner has joined the firm as an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group and that David Arens and Carl Fleming have joined the firm as associates in the Business Reorganization and Restructuring Group. Melissa... Continue Reading

18 Morris Nichols Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Super Lawyers - Delaware Edition 2009

Wilmington, DE – June 3, 2009 – Super Lawyers® magazine has named 18 Morris Nichols attorneys as top legal counsel in Delaware for 2009, three more than were listed in 2008. The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics who undertakes a rigorous selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers,... Continue Reading

Chambers USA 2009 Names 20 Morris Nichols Attorneys and Five Practice Groups as Best in Delaware

Wilmington, DE – June 12, 2009 – The 2009 edition of Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business today ranked twenty Morris Nichols’ attorneys and five practice groups as best in Delaware. Chambers annually conducts in-depth interviews of commercial users of legal services to assess the strengths and... Continue Reading

Events

Strategies for Recent IP Developments: Patentability 101 and AIA Effects on Litigation

On April 14, 2015, Morris Nichols and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Greater Philadelphia Delaware Valley chapter will host an IP CLE and networking reception in Wilmington, Del.  Morris Nichols partner Julie Heaney and attorney Jennifer Ying will join Comcast Corporation Assistant General Counsel George Medlock in a panel... Continue Reading

ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit 2014

10.2.2014 in Washington, DC - Intellectual Property Litigation

Morris Nichols is proud to serve as a bronze sponsor of the ChIPs Women in IP Global Summit 2014. ChIPs is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement, development and retention of women in patent and IP related fields. The event will be held at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, DC. For more information and to register, visit... Continue Reading

Below the Bench: Perspectives on Practice from a Recent Federal Law Clerk

Ethan Townsend, Morris Nichols Intellectual Property Litigation Group associate, will present "Below the Bench: Perspectives on Practice from a Recent Federal Law Clerk" for the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Young Advocate's Lunch and Learn Call-In series, on October 23, 2013. The Young Advocates Committee serves as a resource... Continue Reading

Publications