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Keith R. Hummel

Keith R. Hummel

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

New York, NY, USA


Keith R. Hummel is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department.

He has extensive experience litigating complex commercial, intellectual property and other legal disputes, both for plaintiffs and defendants. He handles cases for clients in diverse fields, including telecommunications, medical devices, computer hardware and software, food additives, luxury flooring products, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Mr. Hummel frequently advises clients on national and worldwide intellectual property strategy, and is often asked to lead efforts to identify IP assets that can be effectively used for offensive or defensive purposes.

Mr. Hummel recently won the dismissal of lawsuits against IBM brought by South African nationals who attempted to hold IBM accountable for apartheid under the Alien Tort Statute. In July 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s decision. Mr. Hummel was featured as the “Litigator of the Week” by The Am Law Litigation Daily for his work on this matter.

Mr. Hummel is currently representing Qualcomm in an action filed by Apple in California federal court alleging contract, patent and antitrust and unfair competition claims relating to Qualcomm’s patent licensing and modem chipset businesses. He has previously represented Qualcomm in several other matters, including patent cases involving RF downconversion technology, GPS technology, WiFi encryption technology and mobile fleet tracking systems.

Mr. Hummel is also representing Amgen in its efforts to introduce a biosimilar to the bestselling biologic Humira; Spirits International in its dispute with the Russian Federation over the ownership of the famous Stolichnaya vodka trademarks; and Drug Royalty Corporation in a breach of contract claim relating to non-payment of royalties on the lupus drug, Benlysta.

Keith R. Hummel is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Excerpts from Chapter 10, “Patent Infringement,” Intellectual Property Answer Book (2017) - Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2017, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Excerpts from Chapter 9, “Territorial Reach of U.S. Patent Law,” Intellectual Property Answer Book (2017 Edition) - Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2017, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Patent Basics - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Parts of a Patent - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Relations Among Patents - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Patent Applications - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The PTO’s Review of the Application - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Maintaining and Modifying Patents; Ownership; Marking - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Territorial Reach of U.S. Patent Law - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Remedies for Patent Infringement - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Inventorship - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Patent Infringement - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Patent Licensing - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Requirements for Patentability - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Defenses and Counterclaims in a Patent Infringement Action - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Alternatives to Patenting - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Patents in Foreign Countries - Intellectual Property Law Answer Book (2018 Edition), Wednesday, September 20, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Patent Litigation 2017, Thursday, November 23, 2017, New York, NY
Web Segment  Web Segment Live Demonstration: Delivering an Effective Opening Statement in Patent Cases (Plaintiff v. Defendant) - Patent Litigation 2017, Tuesday, November 28, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Live Demonstration: Delivering an Effective Opening Statement in Patent Cases (Plaintiff v. Defendant) - Live Demonstration: Delivering an Effective Opening Statement in Patent Cases (Plaintiff v. Defendant), Tuesday, November 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Live Demonstration: Delivering an Effective Opening Statement in Patent Cases (Plaintiff v. Defendant) - Live Demonstration: Delivering an Effective Opening Statement in Patent Cases (Plaintiff v. Defendant), Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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