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Diana G. Santos

Diana G. Santos

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

New York, NY, USA


Diana Santos is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department.  She has advised major technology, automotive, pharmaceutical, consumer product, and medical device companies in the development of offensive and defensive legal strategies.  Diana has experience in a variety of patent litigation stages, and has represented clients in various forums, including district courts, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the American Arbitration Association.  She has counseled clients on IP issues in licensing, research and development, and acquisition agreements and investments.  Also, Diana has advised clients on branding, trademark, and copyright issues and conducted strategic investigations concerning advertisements and consumer law.

Diana is a member of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF Líderes Board and the Hispanic National Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Division former President.  Diana is also a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association's Programs Committee.

Education: Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2010; Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas, LL.M., 2010; University of Pennsylvania, M. Biotech., 2006; Cooper Union, B. Eng., 2004

Professional and Business Activities: LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Líderes Board member; New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Programs Committee member; Hispanic National Bar Association, former Young Lawyer Division National President; Fordham University, School of Law, Recent Graduates Committee & Alumni Attorneys of Color Affinity Group member; The Cooper Union's Alumni Association, former Alumni Council member

Recent Publications and Lectures:
• Diana Santos (moderator), “Licensing Strategies in View of Lexmark and Promega,” NYIPLA One-Day Patent CLE Seminar (November 16, 2017).
• Diana Santos (moderator), “Are You In?  Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility,” HNBA Annual Conference (September 7, 2017).
• James Meyers and Diana Santos, “Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc.: Move Quickly to File CBM and Stay District Court Litigation,” Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (December 5, 2014).
• Michael P. Kahn and Diana Santos, “A Return to Opinion of Counsel – A “Good-Faith Belief” as a Defense to Inducement: Commil v. Cisco,” NYIPLA (August/September 2014 Bulletin).

Additional information: http://www.willkie.com/professionals/s/santos-diana
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