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Sona De

Sidley Austin LLP

New York, NY, USA


Sona De is an experienced patent litigator with numerous victories in claim construction, at summary judgment, at trial and on appeal before the Federal Circuit. Her work spans a wide range of technology sectors, with a focus on Hatch-Waxman litigation, medical devices and biologics, and further includes cases involving crop science, chemicals, computer chips, telephonic systems and consumer products. Sona has handled numerous multi-party litigations, argued before the Multi-District Litigation Panel, represented clients in arbitration and has defended witnesses overseas under the Hague Convention. Her prior work experience in the pharmaceutical industry enables Sona to advise clients on various patent issues with an understanding of how companies operate with an eye towards their business needs. Clients have included Bayer Healthcare, Becton Dickinson, Purdue Pharma, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Nova Biomedical, Schering-Plough, Sanyo and Oral B.

Sona has been featured as American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Week” and received the Financial Times’ highest ranking for her innovative strategies and success in the landmark Therasense case that created a new legal standard for the inequitable conduct doctrine. She is recognized among The Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area and was recently profiled by Inside Counsel for helping Bayer Healthcare win its patent trial against a generic drug company. Sona is recommended in Healthcare: Life Sciences in The Legal 500 US and is recognized for her patent litigation work by the IAM Patent 1000. She is also the recipient of the In Motion Commitment to Justice Award.

Sona De is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Future of Patent Litigation: Impact of Recent Supreme Court Action and Proposed Legislation - Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 581 U.S.____(2017) - Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018, Friday, January 26, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Future of Patent Litigation: Impact of Recent Supreme Court Action and Proposed Legislation - The Future of Patent Litigation: Impact of Recent Supreme Court Action and Proposed Legislation, Friday, January 26, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts The Future of Patent Litigation: Impact of Recent Supreme Court Action and Proposed Legislation - The Future of Patent Litigation: Impact of Recent Supreme Court Action and Proposed Legislation, Friday, January 26, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Future of Patent Litigation: Impact of Recent Supreme Court Action and Proposed Legislation - The Future of Patent Litigation: Impact of Recent Supreme Court Action and Proposed Legislation, Friday, January 26, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018, Thursday, February 01, 2018, New York, NY
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