Representative Patent Litigation
- We successfully represented the patentee in a patent infringement case involving a vaccine to prevent the most significant disease affecting the U.S. swine industry.
- We successfully obtained a finding of no violation on behalf of our client and their affiliates in an investigation regarding nitrile rubber medical examination gloves. The Commission affirmed the judge’s initial determination following trial that the patent asserted by the Complainant was invalid on two separate bases.
- We are currently representing a medical imaging company in the field of cardiac ultrasound imaging, in a case in federal court in the Middle District of North Carolina. We have already achieved confidential settlements with some of the defendants.
Alston & Bird’s 170 commercial litigators are among the best in the country. For the last several years, Corporate Counsel magazine has named Alston & Bird among the top 10 law firms in the country mentioned by corporate counsel as their go-to law firm for litigation matters. We have litigated cases in every state in the United States and numerous foreign jurisdictions, and our clients regularly engage us to protect their interests in bet-the-company complex litigation, including products liability, antitrust, securities, class action, government investigation, contract and other commercial matters.
Representative Commercial Litigation
- We won the bench trial of a theft of trade secrets case in which the plaintiff alleged that our client, a pharmaceutical company, misappropriated trade secrets from the plaintiff's confidential drug development protocol.
- We pursued contractual claims against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of our client, an international managed care provider.
- We obtained parallel dismissals of a federal False Claims Act qui tam action alleging the performance of medically unnecessary cardiac catheterizations, and a related state class action brought by patients against the facilities where the catheterizations were performed. We defeated appeals of the dismissals.
- We represented a specialty chemical manufacturer of products, including pesticides, in defense of monopolization claims related to our client’s acquisition of multiple IP rights and alleged refusal to license its IP. We defeated the motion for preliminary injunction filed by the competitor seeking to enjoin our client from enforcing its IP.