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Sean M. Boyle, Ph.D. (05/17/13)
Sean Boyle is an Associate in the Intellectual Property Department whose practice focuses on patent litigation and other complex civil litigation. Given his advanced background in the life sciences area, Sean has substantial experience litigating patent infringement cases relating to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, ANDA challenges and medical devices. He has also litigated several computer software patent cases, as well as cases involving semiconductor manufacturing equipment and semiconductor packaging.
William A. Tanenbaum (05/17/13)
William A. Tanenbaum is Chair of the IP and Technology Transactions Group and Chair of the Green Tech and Sustainability Group at Kaye Scholer. He was named “Lawyer of the Year 2013” in Information Technology Law in New York by Best Lawyers in America. He is ranked in Band One in Technology and Outsourcing in New York by Chambers. His IP and Technology Transactions Group is ranked in the First Tier in Information Technology Law in New York by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Chambers found that he “built one of New York City’s most outstanding transactional IT practices.” Bill assists clients in updating IT systems and integrating Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, Social Media and Privacy Protection. His practice focuses on IP, IT and technology transactions, as well as Healthcare IT (he is recognized as a “Life Science Star”) and the convergence of cleantech and mainstream business (he was named to the “CleanTech 100”). The common element in his practice is that clients in a range of industries retain him for his IP and IT experience. He is a past President of the International Technology Law Association and is currently a Vice President of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), an industry association for CIOs and senior IT executives.
Surveys of clients, in-house counsel and peer attorneys find that he:
- “is one of the best IP attorneys I have worked with” (Euromoney’s LMG Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Guide)
- is one of the Top 25 IT Lawyers in the US (Best of the Best)
- was named a 2013 "IP Star" (Managing IP)
- “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem” (Chambers)
- “draws on a truly impressive array of technology law expertise, creativity, high integrity and common sense, and he gets parties to closure” (Legal500)
- is “efficient, solution-driven and makes excellent judgment calls” and “an effective negotiator” (Chambers)
- is “endorsed by all as a ‘strong, pragmatic lawyer who knows exactly how to get a deal done’” (World’s 250 Leading Patent and Technology Lawyers)
- “is among the market’s foremost IT licensing experts and a leading authority on related issues such as data security, privacy and social media” (World’s 250 Leading Patent and Technology Lawyers)
- is “recognized as a thought leader across the spectrum of IT and IP transactions” (IAM Patent 1000)
- “is an acknowledged expert on the convergence of mainstream businesses with cleantech” (Chambers)
- is recognized as a “Life Science Star” (Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences Guide)
- was named to the “CleanTech 100” in Euromoney’s LMG Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Guide, which praised the versatility of the firm’s GreenTech and Sustainability practice and concluded that the firm’s “IP practice really stands out with its knowledge from a technological point of view.”
Because of the strength of Bill’s practice, Kaye Scholer was named as the “Technology & Outsourcing Law Firm of the Year in New York for 2013” by Global Law Experts, the “Internet & E-Commerce Law Firm of the Year” by The Lawyers World Law Awards 2011 and Kaye Scholer is “Recommended” for IP in cleantech in the Clean Technology and Renewable Guide. Bill’s experience and leadership in the fields of technology transactions and outsourcing were recognized when he was selected to serve as the neutral arbitrator in a $30 million outsourcing dispute and other arbitrations.
Bill is the lead partner in IP and IT transactions and in patent litigations. He led a team that handled a significant business method patent case for a multinational financial institution. He also led a team that won a victory for a multinational medical device client in a patent case in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He chairs or co-chairs annual legal conferences on Outsourcing, Healthcare IT, Cloud Computing and GreenTech and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Bill is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Grace L. Pan (05/13/13)
Grace L. Pan, partner in the New York office of Kaye Scholer, is an intellectual property counselor and litigator, with particular strength in polymer chemistry, recombinant technology, herbicides, pharmaceutical compositions and formulations, vaccines, organic and inorganic compounds, medical devices, semiconductor-related technology, consumer electronics, DVD, Blu-Ray® technology and mechanical devices. She also focuses her practice in patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright and unfair competition law.
Nisha Agarwal (05/10/13)
Nisha Agarwal is an Associate in the Intellectual Property Department who focuses her practice on patent litigation. Nisha represents clients in the information technology and bioinformatics space. She has substantial experience with non-infringement/infringement analysis, invalidity analysis, claim construction strategy and case assessment.
Aton Arbisser (05/08/13)
Aton Arbisser is the Co-Chair of the Litigation Department of Kaye Scholer’s Los Angeles office and part of the firm’s Antitrust and Product Liability groups.
Gerald Sobel (05/06/13)
Gerald Sobel has litigated and tried many complex cases in over 40 years of practice. His trials include landmark wins in cases of exceptional complexity and novel legal issues. By way of example, he represented Xerox in its win in the SCM v. Xerox case, including a year-long antitrust trial involving office copier technology in the District of Connecticut – the longest federal civil jury trial; was lead counsel for Xoma in its win on patent infringement against Centocor before a San Francisco jury – the longest biotech patent trial; and was lead counsel for Pfizer against the University of Rochester, in its win in the Celebrex® patent infringement case on summary judgment and then on appeal at the Federal Circuit.
Marisa Armanino Williams (05/06/13)
Marisa Armanino Williams is an Associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group and focuses her practice on patent litigation. She has assisted in litigating patents covering a broad range of technology, from genome sequencing to social networking websites to jet engine turbomachinery. In addition to litigating in federal district court, Marisa has experience in Section 337 investigations before the United States International Trade Commission.
Dr. Gottfried Freier (04/29/13)
Dr. Gottfried Freier, Special Counsel bei Kaye Scholer, leitete von 2007 bis Mai 2012 als Managing Partner das Büro der Kanzlei in Frankfurt. Bevor er sich als Rechtsanwalt selbständig machte und 2001 zunächst Jones Day anschloss, war Dr. Freier von 1998 bis 2001 General Counsel Legal and Taxes von BASF Pharma mit weltweiter Verantwortung, sowie von 1985 bis 1998 in verschiedenen Funktionen Syndikusanwalt bei BASF (1985 - 1987 Patentabteilung, 1987 - 1993 Zentralabteilung Recht, 1993 - 1998 Zentralabteilung Steuern und Zölle). Aufgrund seiner langjährigen Tätigkeit als Unternehmensjurist in der Chemie- und der Pharmaindustrie hat sich bei der Mandantschaft von Dr. Gottfried Freier eine entsprechende Konzentration auf diese Branchen herausgebildet. Sein Beratungsspektrum umfasst vor allem die Bereiche Merger & Acquisitions, Gesellschaftsrecht, Technologietransaktionen (u.a. Lizenz- und Kooperationsverträge).