Practice

Patents

From U.S. patent reform to the European Unified Patent Court. The world is changing. Whether it’s patent expiry or patent trolls that are causing concern, our team of litigators will vigorously defend your position.

Representative experience

Representing leading technology giants in their local and multijurisdictional patent disputes, including BlackBerry, Dell, Google, HTC, KPN, Motorola, Oracle, and ZTE.

Acting for Lilly in the landmark patent dispute Actavis v Eli Lilly. The UK Supreme Court ruled in favor of Lilly, reversing two earlier decisions. Lilly was also successful in the German Supreme Court.

Advising HTC on the then largest patent litigation before the European courts. Multijurisdictional cases against Nokia and NPEs, and advising on FRAND licensing terms.

Representation of ZTE in the landmark case Huawei vs. ZTE before the CJEU (C-170/13) dealing with the antitrust (FRAND) defense regarding standard essential patents (SEP).

Representing MSD in a dispute with Shionogi over patents relating to anti-HIV therapy raltegravir.

Advising a leading Japanese innovator pharmaceutical firm on multiple Hatch-Waxman lawsuits relating to the client's blockbuster product.

Representing Leachman Cattle of Colorado in a challenge to two of its patents.  Marking the first PTAB issued post-grant reviews under the AIA.

Representing Daimler / Mercedes Benz in various patent litigation proceedings in the United States and China; and U.S. IPR proceedings.

Global IP counsel to the consortium of Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG on their €2.8bn acquisitions of Nokia's digital mapping unit, HERE.

Handling patent portfolio for Kodak Alaris’ photo kiosk, document scanner, thermal printing, and digital photo frame business, helping Kodak Alaris to mine and defend its portfolio.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Hogan Lovells standard essential patent update – August 2019 LimeGreen IP News

The Hogan Lovells standard essential patent (SEP) update reports on recent news and case decisions from jurisdictions including China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, ...

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Published Works

Biopharma Patents Could Be Compromised Under Update Legislation Bloomberg Law

Partner Celine Jimenez Crowson is quoted in a Bloomberg Law article discussing an update to legislation that could impact existing pharma and biotech patents.

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Published Works

Some IP Attorneys Welcome Our Inventive Robot Overlords Law.com

Partner Celine Jimenez Crowson is quoted throughout a Law.com article discussing modernizing patent regulations.

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

Patent Masters Symposium

Theodore "Ted" Essex will speak during the "Litigating Standard Essential Patents" session at IPWatchdog's Patent Masters Symposium.

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Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

Intellectual Property Owners Association 47th Annual Meeting

Judge Theodore "Ted" Essex will speak on a panel on the second day of the event on coordination on venues in patent practice, with thoughts on the District Court, the International Trade...

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Hogan Lovells Events

Hogan Lovells Q3 innovation lounge

On 17 July 2019 we hosted our most recent innovation lounge at our Washington, D.C. office.

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