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Gregory F. Corbett

Greg Corbett is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group with more than ten years of experience representing clients in all stages of complex intellectual property and patent litigation, licensing, and client counseling.

Greg has extensive experience practicing in multiple jurisdictions, including the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Virginia, the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the District of Columbia, and the International Trade Commission. He also has extensive appellate experience, and has been involved in many appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Greg has experience representing clients in cases involving a wide range of technologies, including semiconductor products and processes, chemical products and processes, pharmaceuticals, ANDA litigations, medical devices, computer system technology, software, internet technology, wireless and cellular technology, and business methods and processes.

Greg has been to trial multiple times, including a recent successful jury trial in the District of Delaware, as well as a two-month-long patent infringement trial involving computer system technologies that resulted in a successful verdict of infringement and validity and a favorable $512M jury verdict.  He has examined primary expert and corporate witnesses before juries, has argued summary judgment and dispositive motions, and has argued at Markman hearings.

Representative Matters

EMC Inc. v. Zerto Inc. (D. Delaware): Represent EMC in ongoing patent infringement action involving 5 patents related to storage system and software technology. Serve as a lead partner. Trial expected April 2015.

BTG Inc. v. Bioclon et al. (ITC): Represent BTG in ongoing ITC investigation involving patents related to antibody technology. Serve as lead partner. Trial expected August 2014.

3D Systems v. Formlabs (S.D.N.Y.): Represent Formlabs in ongoing patent infringement action involving 8 patents related to 3D printing and related software technology. Serve as lead partner. Trial expected late 2015.

Alpex et al. v. Zydus (D. Delaware): Represent Alpex and Citius in ongoing ANDA patent infringement action involving patent related to certain pharmaceuticals. Serve as lead partner. Trial expected late 2015.

Veveo v. Comcast (D. Massachusetts): Represented Veveo in patent infringement action involving 5 patents related to content search and software technology. Served as a lead partner. Matter settled favorably.

Infineon Technologies AG v. Atmel Corp. (D. Delaware): Represented Infineon in patent infringement action involving 21 patents regarding semiconductor technology. Served as a lead partner on matter. Argued at Markman hearing.  Matter settled favorably before trial.

ITT/Exelis v. Verizon Wireless, et al. (D. Delaware):  Represented Verizon Wireless in patent infringement action regarding cellular and global positioning technology. Served as lead partner for Verizon Wireless; prepared and defended lead corporate witness depositions.  Matter settled favorably before trial.

W.L. Gore v. Bard (D. Delaware):  Represent Bard in patent infringement action in federal district court in Delaware regarding stent graft technology and products. Trial expected in 2014.

Walker Digital v. SHL PreVisor et al (2011) (D. Delaware):  Represented SHL PreVisor in patent infringement action in federal district court in Delaware regarding software services and products. Served as lead partner on matter. Matter settled favorably.

B. Braun Melsungen AG v. Terumo Medical (D. Delaware):  Represented Braun in patent infringement action in federal district court in Delaware regarding medical device products. Served as lead partner for liability expert; argued at Markman hearing and examined lead liability expert at jury trial; obtained successful Markman claim construction and favorable jury verdict of infringement and validity.

In re Qimonda (E.D. Virginia): Represented Infineon Technologies, IBM, Samsung, and Elpida Memory in multi-defendant/joint defense federal court proceedings (E.D. Virginia Bankruptcy) related to semiconductor patent licensing issues in the context of Chapter 15 Bankruptcy proceedings; prepared and examined senior client witnesses and examined them at trial.

BASF, Inc. v. JMI (D. Delaware): Represented BASF in a patent infringement action in federal district court in Delaware regarding chemical products. Served as a lead partner; obtained favorable settlement.

GlaxoSmithKline v. Novartis  (D.D.C.): Represented GSK in a Section 146 action in federal district court (District of Columbia) to protect patented GSK chemical products; served as firm's only lead partner on matter; obtained favorable settlement.

Honeywell v. Solvay S.A. (Federal Circuit): Represented Honeywell for Federal Circuit appeal in patent infringement action regarding chemical process technology, including drafting appellate briefs.

Samsung v. ON Semiconductor: (D. Delaware): Represented Samsung as DJ plaintiff in patent infringement action in federal district court in Delaware regarding chemical process and semiconductor technology. Served as lead partner for affirmative semiconductor patents and damages issues and took and defended primary liability expert witnesses and damages experts; obtained favorable pre-trial settlement.

Alcatel-Lucent  v. Microsoft et al. (S.D. California): Represented Lucent in a two-month-long patent infringement trial in California regarding computer technology. Served as the lead partner for four patents involving computer system and graphical user interface technology, including the patent that resulted in favorable verdict of infringement and validity. Prepared primary liability expert witness and prepared and examined client corporate witness at trial; obtained favorable $512 million jury verdict; wrote successful post-trial briefing.

GlaxoSmithKline v. Mylan (D.N.J.): Represented GSK in an ANDA case to protect Paxil CR® brand antidepressant; filed a patent infringement action and sought a TRO in federal district court (D. New Jersey). Served as lead partner; obtained favorable resolution at the pleadings stage.

Samsung Electronics v. Matsushita/Panasonic Corp. (E.D. Texas):  Represented client as defendant and declaratory judgment plaintiff in patent infringement action in Texas regarding chemical process and semiconductor technology. Served as lead partner for two patents; obtained favorable settlement.

Medpointe Healthcare Inc. v. Hi-Tech Pharmacal (Federal Circuit):  Represented client for Federal Circuit appeal and Petition for Certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court in patent infringement action regarding pharmaceutical products.

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. v. California Institute of Technology (N.D. California and E.D. Texas): Represented client as declaratory judgment plaintiff and defendant in patent infringement action regarding robotic surgical devices brought in California and Texas; obtained favorable settlement.

ICU Medical v. B. Braun Medical (N.D. California):  Represented Braun patent infringement action in California regarding medical device products; obtained favorable mid-trial settlement.

TCS v. Research in Motion (RIM) (E.D. Virginia):  Represented client as defendant in patent infringement action brought in the Eastern District of Virginia regarding wireless internet technology. Served as lead partner for developing non-infringement and damages theories and managing case. Case settled favorably before discovery.

InPro II v. Research In Motion (RIM) et al. (Federal Circuit):  Represented client for Federal Circuit appeal in patent infringement action regarding wireless email technology. Drafted and revised appellate briefs. Federal Circuit affirmance.

Fortune 50 Financial Institution: Represented client for patent advice and prefiling litigation matters involving financial business method patents. Served as lead attorney responsible for prefiling investigation, including claim construction and infringement analysis. Matter settled prior to lawsuit.

Microstrategy Inc. v. Gelco Corp. (E.D. Virginia):  Represented client as plaintiff in computer software copyright infringement action brought in the Eastern District of Virginia. Primarily responsible for motions for summary judgment and preliminary injunction briefing. Successfully obtained preliminary injunction. Case settled favorably thereafter.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Greg was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he had more than ten years of patent and IP litigation experience.  Prior to that, he clerked for the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable Edward F. Harrington in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Professional and Civic Activities

American Bar Association

  • Litigation and Intellectual Property Sections

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Association of Former Law Clerks to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Federal Circuit Bar Association

Federal Circuit Historical Society

Massachusetts Bar Association

The Arthur J Gajarsa American Inn of Court

  • Member
Education

Harvard University, A.B., Chemistry, cum laude

Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude

Admitted To Practice

Massachusetts

District of Columbia

Various U.S. District Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

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