Susan Morrison is the managing principal of the Delaware office of Fish & Richardson P.C. She is a patent trial lawyer and litigator with more than fifteen years of experience, and has tried cases in venues around the U.S., including the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Texas, and the International Trade Commission. Susan has extensive experience in Hatch-Waxman and life sciences litigation, representing branded pharmaceutical and agricultural chemistry clients on technologies ranging from topical ophthalmic medications for treating glaucoma to a blockbuster treatment for Hepatitis C to pesticides and herbicides for controlling unwanted vegetation. She also has significant experience in medical device litigation, representing companies regarding technologies ranging from stents to control abdominal aortic aneurysms to CPAP devices.
Subsequent to the enactment of the America Invents Act, Susan has broadened her practice to include post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR). She has successfully worked to obtain decisions denying institution on patents for her pharmaceutical clients, both in competitor vs. competitor cases and in challenges brought by hedge funds.
In addition to her practice, Susan is actively involved in her community. She sits on the board of directors for Westside Family Healthcare, a nonprofit community health center that provides healthcare to more than 25,000 patients in Northern Delaware and the surrounding area. She is also actively involved in the Federal Bar Association for the District of Delaware, and previously served as a co-coordinator for the federal trial practice seminar, a one of its kind trial practice program sponsored by the district court and the FBA, which provides trial practice training to lawyers with less than ten years of experience.
Prior to joining the firm, Susan served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan for two years, first on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and then at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked in an immunology and microbiology lab, designing experiments and performing original scientific research in the area of T cell immunology.
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