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Lauren A. Degnan

Lauren A. Degnan

Fish & Richardson P.C.

Washington, DC, USA


Lauren A. Degnan is a Principal in the Washington, DC, of Fish & Richardson. She leads high-stakes, high-risk litigation where hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake. A trial attorney experienced in all phases of patent litigation, Ms. Degnan has argued in the Markman and summary judgment contexts in numerous federal district courts, including the Eastern District of Texas, has argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has handled Section 337 investigations before the United States International Trade Commission. She is also an appellate and briefing specialist, with an impressive record of summary judgment and appellate wins. Ms. Degnan performs strategic counseling for her clients on avoiding and resolving litigation, IP strategy, pre-suit investigations, appellate arguments, due diligence, opinion work, and reexaminations.

Ms. Degnan specializes in high technology litigation and has litigated cases involving computer software, networks, and peripherals,  microprocessors, telecommunications equipment, smartphones, LCDs and plasma displays, security and encryption technologies, GPS devices, flash memory, internet applications, business methods, document imaging and storage systems, and various mechanical inventions. Before joining Fish, she served as a judicial clerk to then Chief Judge Haldane Robert Mayer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1997-1999).

Admissions
  • District of Columbia 1996
  • Massachusetts 1996
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office 1997
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Awards
Federal Circuit Bar Association Pro Bono Leadership Award (2012)


Education
BS, Cornell University 1992, Mechanical Engineering
JD, Vanderbilt University Law School 1995, Order of the Coif
  Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
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