November 13, 2018

Sapna W. Palla

As a Partner in the firm's Litigation Department and Intellectual Property Practice Group. Sapna counsels a variety of U.S. and international clients regarding U.S. intellectual property law by providing them with infringement, validity, enforceability, and clearance opinions and by advising them in licensing and antitrust matters. She also has conducted intellectual property due diligence investigations in connection with acquisitions and licensing deals, and she has represented clients in proceedings before the U.S. Patent Office. Sapna also counsels clients about patent law in Asia, including China and India.

  • Successfully defended and obtained favorable settlement in a patent infringement challenge involving biotechnology research tools. Genovis AB et al. v. Promega Corporation (W. D. Wis).
  • Successfully defeated an ANDA challenge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware for pharmaceutical clients concerning Tarceva® for treating non-small-cell lung cancer. After a five-day bench trial, the court ruled that the two patents covering Tarceva and its use were not invalid. OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. (D. Del.).
  • Secured a favorable jury verdict for a French multinational pharmaceutical company in a suit against a pharmaceutical company, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. The jury confirmed the validity of the Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH patent for Tarka and awarded $16 million in damages. Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH et al. v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc. USA et al. (D. N.J.).
  • Represented The Taunton Press Inc. in a trademark infringement and preliminary injunction action. MacDonald et al. v. WGBH Educational Foundation, The Taunton Press, Inc. et al. (D. Mass.)
  • Obtained favorable settlement for the defendant in a trade dress infringement and preliminary injunction action against General Mills involving its LÄRABAR packaging design. General Mills, Inc. v. Rawbite APS et al. (D. Minn).

Articles in the National Law Review database by Sapna W. Palla