Simon Roberts focuses his practice on patent litigation in the life sciences and biotechnology sectors. He has nearly 30 years of experience practicing law in both the US and Europe. Simon leverages his background in chemistry to translate complex technical issues into relatable terms for clients.
Simon has in-depth experience and knowledge in Hatch-Waxman related litigations involving small molecules as well as other pharma-related patent matters including those involving large molecule pharmaceuticals. With a proven track record in high-stakes litigation matters, Simon represents clients before the federal courts as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in contested proceedings including IPRs and PGRs.
Notably, Simon orchestrated the first successful supplemental examination request to be filed with the USPTO that included disclosures unrelated to prior art leading to the significant strengthening of a patent portfolio protecting one of the world's most successful branded pharmaceutical products. He also has the rare distinction of being permitted to present oral argument before the Patent Reexamination Board (PRB) of China's Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) in Beijing, resulting in the PRB upholding the patentability of the patent covering an active ingredient in the world's best-selling HIV medications. All of Simon's litigations to date have resulted in successful outcomes for his clients, despite many involving secondary patents that involved both disputed validity and infringement contentions.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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