Patent Litigation

“Patent litigation powerhouse” - IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2016

Morris Nichols is consistently renowned as one of the leading patent litigation firms in the United States, and the premier patent litigation firm in Delaware.  Recognizing the Firm’s strength in patent litigation, Corporate Counsel magazine named Morris Nichols a Go-To Law Firm® for the Fortune 500 companies.  Our attorneys are consistently named as leading attorneys in Chambers USA, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, Who’s Who Legal: Patents, The Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers.

Delaware has a deserved reputation as a favored forum for the resolution of patent disputes.  In fact, Delaware’s experience in patent litigation reaches back to the beginning of the last century, and the federal bench in Delaware has more experience in resolving patent disputes than any other district in the nation.  

In the 1920s, Judge Hugh Morris, then the sole federal judge in Delaware, decided many of the country’s most important patent cases.  He left the bench to found the Morris Nichols firm, and for many years was regarded as one of the top patent litigators in the United States.  In the 1960s and 1970s, Chief Judge Caleb Wright presided over numerous patent cases (such as on petroleum refining and the manufacture of synthetic rubber, polyurethane foam insulation and transistors), thereby helping to establish the reputation of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on a national scale as a preeminent forum for patent disputes.  His shoes were later filled by other Delaware judges renowned as the top patent trial judges of the country, up to the current bench, with each of its judges currently managing hundreds of active patent cases.  Moreover, Delaware’s current judges are committed to learning and implementing new strategies to streamline patent litigation and reduce overall costs associated with the complexity of these cases.

As Delaware has developed into a premier venue for patent litigation, Morris Nichols has continued the tradition as the preeminent patent litigation firm in Delaware.  The Firm has been counsel in around half of the intellectual property cases pending in the District of Delaware, either serving as lead counsel or assisting as co-counsel in cases brought to Delaware by patent litigators from around the United States.  Morris Nichols has also brought and defended patent cases for clients in district courts beyond Delaware, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In Lex Machina’s 2016 Patent Litigation Year in Review report on patent litigation trends in the United States, Morris Nichols had more patent cases filed than any other firm in Delaware.

Attorneys

Brian P. Egan

Brian P. Egan

Partner

Tel: (302) 351-9454
began@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Michael J. Flynn

Michael J. Flynn

Partner

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

Thomas C. Grimm

Thomas C. Grimm

Partner

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

Karen Ann Jacobs

Karen Ann Jacobs

Partner

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

Jeremy A. Tigan

Jeremy A. Tigan

Partner

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

Jennifer Ying

Jennifer Ying

Partner

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

Mary B. Graham

Mary B. Graham

Of Counsel

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

Taylor M. Haga

Taylor M. Haga

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9123
thaga@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Jeffrey J. Lyons

Jeffrey J. Lyons

Associate

Tel: (302) 351-9390
jlyons@mnat.com
Intellectual Property Litigation

Anthony D. Raucci

Anthony D. Raucci

Associate

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

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