Health Reform WK-EDGE Firms recognized for patent, trademark work
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Firms recognized for patent, trademark work

By Rebecca Mayo, J.D.

Hunton Andress Kurth and Irell & Manella were recognized as industry leaders for patent and trademark work and Allen & Overy added a new intellectual property attorney.

Allen & Overy. Allen & Overy has added intellectual property attorney, Sapna W. Palla, as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice based in New York. Palla has more than 20 years of experience in U.S. patent litigation and advising global life sciences companies. She is deeply versed in patent technologies for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, drug delivery systems and medical devices.

Hunton Andrews Kurth. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP special counsel Edward T. Colbert and partner James E. Rosini have been ranked among World Trademark Review’s Global Leaders of 2021: Private Practice honorees. The list highlights "the world’s foremost law firm and corporate trademark experts" based on expertise, experience, and ability to innovate on behalf of clients. Colbert represents banks and financial services companies, electronic/Internet commerce providers and entertainment companies, as well as manufacturers of medical devices and products, basic chemicals, petroleum products, and general consumer merchandise supply companies, including those in the apparel, food and beverage businesses. Rosini is co-lead of the firm’s intellectual property practice group, and focuses his practice on patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law. His client roster includes, among others, the world’s largest retailer, the world’s most well-known investment bank, the world’s largest insurance company, and the world’s largest distributor of vitamins and supplements, and he represented Abbott Labs in the Abbvie spin-off.

Irell & Manella. Irell & Manella LLP partners Morgan Chu and Jason Sheasby were recognized among the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 "Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Attorneys" which honors the very best attorneys in the Los Angeles region. Chu was noted to have secured a $2.2 billion jury verdict for VLSI Technology in a suit against Intel involving microprocessor technology patents and obtained a $1.2 billion trial judgment for Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and Juno Therapeutics in infringement litigation against Kite Pharma involving a cancer immunotherapy. Sheasby was noted as having scored a trial vitory for PanOptis in patent litigation against Apple, and for securing more than $200 million in damages for United Services Automobile Association in back-to-back jury trials against Wells Fargo involving remote deposit technology. Sheasby was also hired by a client post-trial to successfully reverse the largest patent verdict in history ($2.5 billion in a medicinal chemistry matter).

Attorneys: Sapna W. Palla (Allen & Overy LLP). Edward T. Colbert, James E. Rosini (Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP). Morgan Chu, Jason Sheasby (Irell & Manella LLP).

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