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Intellectual Property: Patent - New York
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SONA DE is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who has led numerous victories in both bench and jury trials through appeal. She has also argued before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the Multidistrict Litigation Panel, represented clients in arbitration, and defended witnesses overseas under the Hague Convention. Her practice covers a range of technology sectors, with a focus on biologics, pharmaceutical/Hatch-Waxman litigation, medical devices/med-tech, crop science, chemicals, tech, and consumer goods. Her work has received several awards, and many of her cases have been widely reported in the press. She was named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer for her role in the landmark Therasense case that created a new legal standard for the inequitable conduct doctrine. Three of her patent cases have been recognized as “Impact Case of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences, including Bayer HealthCare’s recent jury trial win against Baxalta that resulted in one of the 10 largest patent verdicts in the Delaware District Court (2019 Impact Case) and Amgen/Immunex’s trial win against Sandoz’s biosimilar of Enbrel® (2020 Impact Case).