Simon Roberts

Simon Roberts

Partner
New York

Email simon.roberts@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 212 918 3781

Fax +1 212 918 3100

Practice groupIntellectual Property

With more than 25 years of experience practicing law in both Europe and the United States, there is little Simon Roberts hasn't seen. Simon focuses on patent litigation in the life sciences and biotechnology sectors where he leverages his background in chemistry to translate complex technical issues into relatable terms.

Known as a "go-to guy" for his clients, Simon is a top choice when it comes to patent disputes. He has deep experience and knowledge in the realm of Hatch-Waxman litigations as well as other pharma-related patent maters. In addition to his extensive litigation practice before the federal courts, Simon regularly represents clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in contested and non-contested proceedings. He prepared the first winning supplemental examination request to be filed with the USPTO that included disclosures unrelated to prior art.

Simon also has the rare distinction of being permitted to present oral argument before the Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) of China's Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in Beijing, resulting in the board upholding the patentability of the patent covering the world's best-selling HIV medication.

Education and admissions

Education

Law Degree, Inns of Court School of Law, London, 1991

B.A., Exeter University School of Law, with honors, 1990

B.S.C., Exeter University School of Law, with honors, 1989

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

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