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Bradford J. Badke

Bradford J. Badke

Ropes & Gray LLP

New York, NY, USA


Jim is an established lead trial counsel with numerous recent jury and bench trial victories in bet-the-company cases in courtrooms across the country. His litigation successes for client Nova Biomedical, which faced formidable opposition from three leading life sciences companies, are highlighted in a recent Forbes magazine article. Jim recently has been featured as American Lawyer's “Litigator of the Week” for his successes in the landmark Therasense inequitable conduct case.

Jim’s patent trial and litigation practice includes all technologies, but is focused primarily in the medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, including litigation under the Hatch–Waxman Act. Jim is a pioneer in medical device patent litigation, having continuously litigated cases involving medical device patents for more than 25 years. His cases have involved a wide range of medical device technology, including blood glucose devices, surgical staplers, laparoscopic instruments and coronary stents. His cases in the pharmaceutical industry have included a number of life-saving drugs such as recombinant Factor VIII used in the treatment of hemophilia. Based on his extensive experience in life sciences cases, Jim is featured as a “Life Sciences Star” in Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences 2012.
In addition to his trial work, Jim appears regularly before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, having argued six cases before the Court in the past two years, including one (Therasense) in which the Court sat en banc. Benchmark Appellate has named Jim as a Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit “Star,” one of less than fifty lawyers in the country to achieve this distinction. Jim has two more arguments set for 2012.

Honors & Awards
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011-2012)
  • American Lawyer "Litigator of the Week" (April 2012)
  • IAM 250: "World's Leading Patent Litigators" (2011)
  • LMG Life Sciences: gLife Sciences Starh (2012)
  • IAM Patent 1000 -- The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 (2012)
  • Benchmark Appellate: Federal Circuit "Star" (2011, 2013)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2006-2012)
  • Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyers in America (2006)
  • Lawdragon 500: "New Stars, New Worlds"

Education
  • JD, cum laude, University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York, 1982
  • Basic Medical Sciences, University of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy, 1978
  • BA (Chemistry), Hofstra University, 1976

Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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