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Gerald J. Flattmann Jr. Partner, Litigation Department
New York T 1(212) 318-6720 F 1(212) 230-7720

Gerald J. Flattmann, Jr. is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice of the Paul Hastings New York office. Mr. Flattmann has extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation, licensing, and counseling. His primary focus is biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent litigation and his clients have included companies at the forefront of these technologies.

In addition to representing clients, Mr. Flattmann speaks regularly on topics relating to patent litigation and the protection of intellectual property. Mr. Flattmann has been recognized as a leading patent lawyer by countless publications, including Chambers USA; The Legal 500; New York Super Lawyers; International Who's Who Legal, Life Sciences; International Asset Management 250: Life SciencesExpert's Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners; and Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (2013).

According to Chambers, clients recognize Mr. Flattmann for his “outstanding work” and call him one of the “most insightful hard-working litigators, with great instincts, who knows the business” and makes “accessible presentation of complex technical information.” Chambers also notes he “is singled out for his outstanding litigation skills.”


Recent Representations

Significant representative matters include:

  • Amneal v. Supernus, Case IPR 2013-00368 (Patent Trial and Appeal Board) (trial counsel in inter partes review proceeding; obtained first victory for a pharmaceutical company in an IPR proceeding).
  • Sanofi-aventis et al. v. Actavis et al., Civil Action No. 07-572 (GMS) (D. Del.) (trial counsel in multiple defendant ANDA case on behalf of Sanofi-aventis concerning client’s drug Uroxatral®; obtained judgment for client after bench trial).
  • Forest Labs, Inc. et al. v. Cobalt Labs, Inc. et al.,Civil Action Nos. 08-21-GMS-LPS and 08-52-GMS-LPS (D.Del) (trial counsel in multiple defendant ANDA case on behalf of Forest and Merz concerning clients’ Alzheimer’s drug Namenda®).
  • Galderma et al. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Civil Action No. 09-184 (JJF) (D. Del.) (trial counsel in ANDA case on behalf of Galderma concerning client’s drug Oracea®; obtained preliminary injunction for client; obtained judgment for client at trial and affirmance on appeal).
  • Novartis v. Alexion, et al., Civil Action No. 11-84 (D. Del.) (trial consel for Alexis in case involving client’s drug Soliris® and humanized monoclonal antibody technologies).
  • Forest Labs., Inc. et al. v. Ivax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et. al., Civil Action No. 03-891 (JJF) (D. Del.) (trial counsel in ANDA case on behalf of Forest and Lundbeck concerning clients’ blockbuster anti-depression drug LEXAPRO®; obtained judgment for clients).
  • Forest Labs., Inc. et al. v. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc., Civil Action No. 06-13143 (E.D. Mich.) (BAJ) (trial counsel for Forest and Lundbeck in ANDA case concerning clients’ blockbuster anti-depression drugLEXAPRO®).
  • Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc. v. Forest Labs, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 07-10737 (E.D. Mich.) (BAJ) (trial counsel for Forest and Lundbeck in declaratory judgment ANDA action concerning clients’ blockbuster anti-depression drug LEXAPRO®).
  • PDL Biopharma, Inc. v. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Civil Action No. 07-156 (MPT) (D. Del.) (trial counsel for Alexion in patent infringement case involving client’s drug Soliris® and humanized antibody technologies).
  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation v. Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Civil Action No. 07-163 (GKF) (N.D. Okla.) (trial counsel for Alexion in case involving client’s drug Soliris® and humanized antibody technologies).
  • Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc./ GlaxoSmithKline v. Par Pharmaceutical, Inc., Civil Action No. 06-774 (D. Del) (JJF) (trial counsel for Reliant in ANDA litigation concerning client’s anti-arrhythmia drug Rythmol® SR).
  • Schering Corporation v. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Civil Action No. 06-14386 (E.D. Mich.) (JAC) (litigation counsel for Schering in ANDA litigation concerning client’s drug Clarinex®).
  • Proctor v. Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. (“TKT”), Civil Action No. 05-CV-1737 (BEN) (S.D. Cal.) (trial counsel for TKT in its defense of inventorship claims regarding its pioneering targeted gene activation technology; obtained dismissal of case on jurisdictional grounds).
  • Applied Research Sys. ARS Holding, N.V. v. Cell Genesys, Inc. and Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. (“TKT”), Civil Action No. 1:04-CV-11810 (MLW) (D. Mass) (trial counsel for TKT in its defense to patent infringement claims brought by Serono subsidiary ARS regarding targeted gene activation technology).
  • Amgen, Inc. v. Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc. (now “Aventis”) and Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. (“Amgen I”), Civil Action 97-CV-10814 (WGY) (D. Mass.) (trial counsel for Aventis/TKT in 4-month bench trial concerning recombinant erythropoietin and gene activation technology).
  • Amgen, Inc. v. Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc. (now “Aventis”) and Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. (“Amgen II”), Civil Action 97-CV-10814 (WGY) (D. Mass.) (trial counsel for Aventis/TKT in 1-month bench trial on remand concerning recombinant erythropoietin and gene activation technology; argued all summary judgment motions).
  • Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. v. Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Civil Action No. 00-8029 (SHS) (S.D.N.Y.) (trial counsel for Purdue in 1-month bench trial in ANDA case re: controlled-release oxycodone opioid analgesic).
  • Purdue Pharma L.P. et al. v. Boehringer Ingelheim et al.,Civil Action No. 99-3658 (SHS) (S.D.N.Y.) (trial counsel for Purdue in infringement case involving controlled-release oxycodone opioid analgesic).
  • Biogen, Inc. v. Schering AG and Berlex Labs., Inc., Civil Action Nos. 96-CV-10916, 96-CV-12487, and 98-CV-11728 (MLW) (D. Mass.) (co-lead counsel in consolidated cases concerning recombinant interferon-ß used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis).
  • AstraZeneca v. Faulding Pharmaceutical Co., Civil Action No. 03-6487 (WHP) (S.D.N.Y.) (litigation counsel in ANDA case concerning propofol formulations).
  • Biogen, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc. and Hoffman La-Roche, Inc., Civil Action No. 96-10862 (MEL) (D. Mass.) (litigation counsel in case involving recombinant a-interferon).
  • Schering Corp. v. Geneva Pharmaceuticals Tech. Corp., Civil Action No. 01-4556 (DMC) (D.N.J.) (litigation counsel in ANDA case concerning ribavarin).
  • Schering Corp. v. Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals, Civil Action No. 01-1894 (GLL) (W.D. Pa.) (litigation counsel in ANDA case concerning ribavarin).
  • Gentex, Inc. v. Donnelly Corp., Civil Action No. 5:92-CV-84 (BFG) (W.D. Mich.) (trial counsel in 4-week jury trial concerning automatic dimming electrochromic rearview mirrors).
  • Donnelly Corp. v. Gentex, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:93-CV-530 (RAE) (W.D. Mich.) (took or defended over 50 depositions as second-year associate in case concerning automatic dimming electrochromic rearview mirrors having lights and compasses).
  • Infinitech, Inc. v. Vitrophage, Inc., Civil Action No.93-2846 (JFG) (N.D. Ill.) (ran case concerning artificial vitreous fluid comprising perfluorocarbons on day-to-day basis as second-year associate; argued discovery and jurisdictional motions).
  • Block Drug, Inc. v. Orthovita, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 96-CV-82 (MMP) (N.D. Fla.) (appellate counsel in case concerning dental implants).
  • Micro Motion, Inc. v. Endress + Hauser, Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 98-N-36 (D. Colo.) (litigation counsel in case involving electronic circuitry used to measure mass flow through conduits).
  • AT&T Corp. v. Excel Communications, Inc., Civil Action No. 96-434 (SLR) (D. Del.) (litigation counsel in case involving long distance telephone billing systems).
  • Al-Site Corp. v. Accessories Associates, Inc., Civil Action No. 92-6544 (JSM) (S.D.N.Y.) (litigation counsel in case involving retail eyeglass displays; argued summary judgment motions).


Professional and Community Involvement

  • Mr. Flattmann is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.
  • He is a member of the State Bar of New York, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1992, (cum laude, Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.)
  • Yale University, B.S. in Biology, 1989 (magna cum laude)