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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GREAT WOMEN PATENT LITIGATORS COUNSEL GREAT COMPANIES? » THEY DELIVER GREAT OUTCOMES.


MEET OUR WOMEN PATENT LITIGATORS THE DEPTH OF OUR WOMEN’S TECHNICAL AND LEGAL TALENT STANDS OUT Perkins Coie’s patent litigation teams support scores of women who lead, win, and resolve complex, high-stakes disputes in jurisdictions nationwide. These victories occur in all of the major technical areas, including electrical and mechanical engineering, software, and pharmaceuticals.

30%

67%

firmwide patent litigation practice team members

more than two-thirds of women patent litigators have technical training

WOMEN

STEM

In addition to earning JDs, many of our women patent litigators have degrees and experience in math, computer science, biology, chemistry, and engineering.

» A TEAM SECOND TO NONE, EXCELLENT TECHNICAL EXPERTISE. –Chambers USA 2020


» PERKINS COIE’S IP PRACTICE: WOMEN’S TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES Our women patent litigators add technical strength to the practice. Many have PhDs and other advanced degrees in such areas as molecular biology, physiological science, pathology, bioengineering, and computer science.

35+

have engineering or science degrees

30+

have life sciences degrees

35+

are registered as USPTO practitioners

» DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AT PERKINS COIE Perkins Coie’s vision is that we will be second to none in creating and fostering a diverse workforce that reflects the broader society, ensures opportunities for all lawyers, and advances Perkins Coie as the most trusted advisor to our clients. Our firm has received the following recognition: • Recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother/Flex-Time Lawyers, 2008, 2009, 2011–2020 • Earned the top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2009–2020

• Named a “Top Firm for Flexible Work Options” by Yale Law Women, 2020 • Ranked among the 2019 Best Workplaces for Diversity™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune • Named an Inclusion Blueprint Champion by Diversity Lab and ChIPs


PATENT LITIGATION VICTORIES SUCCEEDING AT PATENT LITIGATION REQUIRES TRANSLATING DIFFICULT TECHNICAL CONCEPTS INTO STORIES, LANGUAGE, AND CONCEPTS THAT JUDGES AND JURIES CAN UNDERSTAND. Perkins Coie regularly represents leading Fortune 100 and 500 companies in high-stakes patent matters in courtrooms and forums around the country. We make persuasive presentations at all phases of a case—from preliminary injunction motions to claim construction, summary judgment, trial, and beyond. Here’s a snapshot of recent patent litigation client successes achieved by several of our women attorneys and their teams:

» PTAB KNOCKOUT SUCCESS DEFEAT OF 10 IPR PETITIONS FOR IMAGING CLIENT Post-Grant Practice Co-Chair Amy Simpson helmed a Perkins Coie team in a clean-sweep defeat of all 10 separate IPR petitions filed against the patent owner, our client, Lexmark International.

» PRETRIAL DAUBERT MOTION WIN

AMY SIMPSON PARTNER Firmwide Co-Chair, PostGrant Practice

Recipient of Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing, 2019

SARAH PIEPMEIER PARTNER

EXPERT DAMAGES THEORIES EXCLUDED An all-women team led by Sarah Piepmeier is defending Cisco Systems in a high-demand patent infringement case bought by NetFuel. The court granted Cisco’s Daubert motion, excluding NetFuel’s two expert theories behind its damages demand and denying NetFuel’s repeated requests to “cure” deficiencies to salvage its expert damages testimony.

» HIGH-TECH IP PROTECTION SUCCESS IN COMPLEX, MULTIPATENT LITIGATION Tiffany Cunningham has achieved key victories for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft at all stages of litigation, including motions to dismiss, summary judgment, Daubert, trial, and appeal.

Recipient of Daily Journal’s California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award, Intellectual Property, 2019

TIFFANY CUNNINGHAM PARTNER Firmwide Executive Committee Member

Recognition on Lawyers of Color’s Nation’s Best List, 2019


» POWERHOUSE LITIGATION BENCH CLIENT PREVAILS IN MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR GENERIC PHARMA PATENT FIGHT Under the leadership of Shannon Bloodworth, a diverse litigation team scored a Federal Circuit win for Mylan in its long-running patent battle against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in In re Copaxone Consolidated Cases and Yeda Research & Development Co. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.

» INFRINGEMENT VERDICT SECURED

SHANNON BLOODWORTH PARTNER Firmwide Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice

Recipient of Law360 MVP of the Year in IP, 2019

MICHELLE UMBERGER PARTNER

JURY UPHOLDS PATENT RIGHTS FOR WATER MARKETPLACE LEADER In U.S. Water Services, Inc. v. Novozymes A/S, Michelle Umberger steered a diverse trial team’s successful counsel to U.S. Water in enforcing its patents, obtaining a $7.5 million jury award, and successfully arguing two Federal Circuit appeals.

» PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION OBTAINED

Recipient of Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation - Intellectual Property, 2018

AMANDA TESSAR PARTNER

DIVERSE TEAM SECURES WIN FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MAKER Led by Amanda Tessar, a diverse group of litigators helped MACOM take on an industry behemoth. To protect MACOM’s significant investment in GaN-on-Si semiconductor technologies, the team secured a preliminary injunction against Infineon, which was largely affirmed by the Federal Circuit, driving the eventual favorable settlement in MACOM v. Infineon.

» ZILLOW TRIUMPH CANCELS TRIAL

Recognition by Chambers USA in Patent Litigation

CHRISTINA MCCULLOUGH PARTNER

SUMMARY JUDGMENT WIPES OUT LARGE DAMAGES CLAIM In their defense of online real estate innovator Zillow, Christina McCullough and team secured summary judgment from a Western District of Washington court in a patent infringement lawsuit involving mobile device technology for retrieving and presenting property information. The ruling eliminated a nine-figure damages claim.

Recognition as a PTAB Bar Association’s Women’s Committee Top 50 attorney


Great Women Patent Teams for Great Companies Leadership by women in the Intellectual Property practice is flourishing at Perkins Coie. The firm regularly assesses women’s opportunities for professional development and advancement within the IP practice. Leadership begins at the top, and diverse team members contribute at every level. See our full team of women patent professionals on our website to learn more about how their diverse achievements and perspectives are helping great companies like yours. PerkinsCoie.com/PatLitWomen

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Perkins Coie’s women patent litigators are scoring major victories for pharmaceutical, technology, imaging, semiconductor, and other compani...

Women in Patent Litigation  

Perkins Coie’s women patent litigators are scoring major victories for pharmaceutical, technology, imaging, semiconductor, and other compani...