January 20, 2022

Volume XII, Number 20


Gilberto M. Villacorta

Dr. Gilberto M. (Ybet) Villacorta is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he focuses on establishing, exploiting and enforcing intellectual property rights in marketable products, systems and servicesSM. He assists technologically diverse clients worldwide with their intellectual property and business transactions needs. These needs may include the planning, development and maintenance of patent and trademark portfolios; IP monetization, licensing, marketing, product development negotiations and the preparation of the resulting agreements; due diligence investigations in connection with mergers, acquisitions, formation of joint ventures and financing; patentability, registrability, peer review, market assessment, validity and infringement opinions; and enforcement and litigation. Dr. Villacorta is chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office Intellectual Property Department.

Representative Cases

  • Core Ventures III v. Stimwave Technologies — books and records case and allegations of breach of fiduciary duty 
  • Amgen v. Elanex — patent infringement case concerning a gene for erythropoietin 
  • Taguchi v. Jorgensen — interference matter to determine how much of gene one has to sequence to own it 
  • Eli Lilly v. Teva — ANDA case involving the PMS drug, Sarafem 
  • ADS v. USCubed — misappropriation of trade secrets and copyright infringement of information management system 
  • Parkson v. Severn Trent — declaratory judgment action against patent for denitrification control system 
  • FireStar v. Red Hat — patent infringement action against marketing, distribution and support for open source software product

Prior to his legal career, Dr. Villacorta was a member of the technical staff of AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Gilberto M. Villacorta