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Lauren A. Degnan

Fish & Richardson P. C., Partner

Washington, District of Columbia
Extensive experience handling high-stakes, high-risk IP disputes, where hundreds of millions of dollars – even a company’s existence – are at stake. Lead counsel in many forums for technology and medical device clients of all sizes, from startups to industry giants. Appellate and briefing specialist, with an impressive record of summary judgment and appellate wins. About Lauren The Managing Principal of Fish’s Washington, D.C., office, Lauren is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer who handles high-stakes, high-risk IP disputes – generally competitor-to-competitor matters – that often weave their way through a complex maze of courts and jurisdictions. Her experience in a wide variety of forums has given her the experience necessary to develop coordinated, sophisticated strategies that often result in securing fast, favorable outcomes for clients. Lauren’s multifaceted trial experience includes regular appearances before: Federal District Courts The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) While Lauren has served as lead counsel in numerous complex patent infringement cases, she is equally adept at keeping her clients out of court. She has used her expertise in patent infringement litigation and persuasive writing skills to help numerous clients avoid costly and protracted courtroom battles altogether. Her talent for successfully resolving cases both inside and outside the courtroom has contributed to her reputation as a trusted legal advisor whose clients value her ability to craft creative solutions for their most challenging legal problems. Lauren’s clients include industry giants such as LG Energy Solution, Arista Networks, Microsoft, Raytheon, and Samsung, and she has deep experience with a wide variety of IP matters, including utility patents, design patents, registered trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, breach of contract claims, post-grant proceedings (e.g., ex parte and inter partes review (IPR)), and commercial litigation involving antitrust issues and breaches of fiduciary duties. Lauren has litigated cases involving computer software, networks, and peripherals; microprocessors; telecommunications equipment; lithium-ion batteries; medical devices; 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. Advocacy Despite her busy practice, Lauren devotes time to mentoring young lawyers within Fish and encouraging women who are interested in STEM to pursue careers in the field. She credits her client Microsoft with giving her opportunities to argue in court early in her career. Now, as a seasoned litigator, she is devoted to helping young lawyers find similar early opportunities to advance their careers.

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Firm Prospects attorney tracking launched in 2015/2016. Prior employment history currently unavailable.

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