August 21, 2018

Jennifer L. Dereka

Jennifer focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on issues related to patents, including infringement and validity analyses, the assessment of potential litigation exposure, and the intricacies of Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical litigation. She has extensive experience in every stage of litigation, from pre-suit investigations, case initiation, and discovery to motion practice, alternative dispute resolution, and the successful preparation and participation in trials involving both the assertion and defense of patent infringement allegations. Jennifer represents large companies in diverse intellectual property matters in a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemical compounds, medical and mechanical devices, video surveillance technology, and computer software and hardware.  

Her experience includes the analyses of patents, product information, and prior art in order to prepare noninfringement and invalidity opinions as well as future patent infringement prevention opinions. Jennifer has also represented clients in technology disputes involving breach of contracts, unfair competition, and trade secret misappropriation claims.

In addition to her intellectual property–focused practice, Jennifer has leveraged her background as a pharmacist when representing pharmaceutical clients and a retail drugstore chain in litigation and government investigations involving allegations of antitrust violations, the False Claims Act, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Jennifer was an intellectual property attorney in the New York offices of two other international law firms. Before beginning her legal career, Jennifer was a Registered Pharmacist at a pharmacy in New Jersey. As an undergraduate, Jennifer played Division I softball for St. John’s University.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Jennifer L. Dereka

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