Intellectual Property

Overview

Richards Layton has one of the most active and respected intellectual property litigation practices in Delaware, with particular experience serving as lead or Delaware counsel in large-scale patent and trademark infringement matters in the Delaware District Court, one of the leading venues for IP litigation in the United States. Our lawyers represent both plaintiffs and defendants, and we are nationally recognized for tackling some of the most difficult IP matters that emerge in the Delaware District Court, including significant patent infringement disputes related to mobile telephones, cable television, mobile website technology, and computer chips.

Our firm has been top-ranked in Delaware for Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Patent Law in USNews/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” every year since 2011, and in 2015 Chambers USA reported, "They are extraordinary - they have a very good feel for the courts and an excellent command of the law." 

Directors

Frederick L. Cottrell, III
Director
302.651.7509
cottrell@rlf.com
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Kelly E. Farnan
Director
302.651.7705
farnan@rlf.com
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Steven J. Fineman
Director
302.651.7592
fineman@rlf.com
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Travis S. Hunter
Director
302.651.7564
hunter@rlf.com
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Jeffrey L. Moyer
Director
302.651.7525
moyer@rlf.com
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Chad M. Shandler
Director
302.651.7836
shandler@rlf.com
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Robert W. Whetzel
Director
302.651.7634
whetzel@rlf.com
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Other Attorneys

Tyler E. Cragg
Associate
302.651.7570
cragg@rlf.com
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Christine Dealy Haynes
Associate
302.651.7508
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Renée M. Mosley
Associate
302.651.7641
mosley@rlf.com
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Katharine Lester Mowery
Associate
302.651.7623
mowery@rlf.com
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Nicole K. Pedi
Associate
302.651.7844
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Jason J. Rawnsley
Counsel
302.651.7550
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Publications

  • "District of Delaware Welcomes Judges Connolly and Noreika," August 10, 2018   View >
  • "Connolly and Noreika Confirmed as United States District Judges for the District of Delaware," August 2, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Request to Compel Defendant to Produce Documents from Third Parties," June 14, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Grants in Part Motion to Dismiss," June 14, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Grants Motion to Compel Production of Sales Records but Grants Protective Order," June 14, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Fallon Denies Motions to Stay," June 14, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Grants Leave to Assert Inequitable Conduct Defense and Counterclaim," June 14, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Sleet Grants Motions to Dismiss Declaratory Judgment Claim," June 14, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Orders Production of Defendants' Sales Data," June 14, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Fallon Denies Motion to Quash for Lack of Standing," June 14, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Stark Consolidates Pending Litigation with Lawsuit Transferred to District of Delaware," June 14, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," June 14, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Grants Motion to Dismiss Indirect Infringement and Willfulness," May 9, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Permits Deposition of Claim Construction Declarant," May 9, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Invalidates Patent Under Section 101," May 9, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Fallon Denies Motion to Compel Deposition and Production of Communications with Third-Party Deponent," May 9, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion to Enter Final Judgment," May 9, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Recommends Granting Motion for Summary Judgment of No Infringement," May 9, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," May 9, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Fallon Denies Request to Re-Assign Case," April 3, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Grants in Part Motion to Stay Pending Inter Partes Review," April 3, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Finds Patent Not Enabled on Renewed Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law," April 3, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Overrules Objections to Special Master's Order Finding Litigation Financing Communications Not Privileged," April 3, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Invalidates Patent Under Section 101," April 3, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Grants Summary Judgment of No Willful Infringement and No Enhanced Damages," April 3, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Orders Narrowing of Claims and Prior Art," April 3, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Orders that Voluntary Dismissal Be with Prejudice," April 3, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," April 3, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion to Reconsider Stricken Infringement Contentions," March 6, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion to Strike Infringement Contentions ," March 6, 2018   View >
  • "Senior Judge Sleet Denies Motion to Transfer BPCIA Actions," March 6, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Compels Supplemental Depositions of Inventors," March 6, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Recommends Granting Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice," March 6, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Recommends Dismissal of Indirect and Willful Infringement Claims," March 6, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Burke Denies Motion to Transfer," March 6, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion to Dismiss Hatch-Waxman Complaint," March 6, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," March 6, 2018   View >
  • "Senior Judge Sleet Announces Retirement and Court Announces Case Assignment Plan Revisions," February 7, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion to Stay Pending Inter Partes Review," January 30, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Dismisses Defendant for Improper Venue," January 30, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Request for Interlocutory Appeal ," January 30, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Strikes Damages Theory as Untimely," January 30, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Sleet Denies Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings and Motion for Sanctions," January 30, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Finds that Waiver of Privilege Extends to Pre-Patent and Post-Complaint Communications," January 30, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," January 30, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Request to Strike Daubert Briefing," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion to Dismiss for Improper Venue with Leave to Renew Following Venue Discovery," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Rules on Proceedings for Venue Discovery," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Fallon Recommends Court Transfer Action Because of Improper Venue," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings of Invalidity Under Section 101," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Fallon Denies Motion to Dismiss as Moot," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Stays Case Pending ex Parte Re-Examination," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Recommends Denial of Motion to Dismiss for Invalidity Under Section 101," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Request to Produce Settlement Agreement ," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Defendants' Motion to Stay and Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File a Seconded Amended Complaint," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Strikes Motion for Summary Judgment," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion to Strike Invalidity Contentions," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," December 19, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Jordan Denies Renewed Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law," November 13, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Invalidates Patent on Section 101 and Anticipation Grounds," November 13, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Magistrate Judge Thynge Recommends Denial of Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction," November 13, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Sleet Appoints Special Master to Hear Protective Order Dispute," November 13, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Without Prejudice Motion to Vacate Summary Judgment of Invalidity," November 13, 2017   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Fallon Grants Leave to Amend Complaint," November 13, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Burke Orders Parties to Reduce Number of Asserted Claims and Prior Art Grounds," November 13, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Sleet Orders Parties to Clarify Claim Construction Terms in Dispute," November 13, 2017   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," November 13, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Decides Four Motions for Summary Judgment on a Variety of Patent Issues," October 12, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendants' Motion to Transfer Venue Following TC Heartland," October 12, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Defendants' Motion to Strike," October 12, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Motion to Dismiss," October 12, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Clarifies Requirements for Proper Venue in Hatch-Waxman Litigation and Permits Venue Discovery," October 12, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Request for Enhanced Damages," October 12, 2017   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," October 12, 2017   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Grants Motion to Transfer Venue," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Senior Judge Robinson Denies Motion for Attorneys' Fees," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Senior Judge Robinson Finds Broad Subject Matter Waiver Related to Opinions of Counsel," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Grants Motion to Amend Complaint," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Provides "Inclinations" on Post-Trial Motions," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Motion to Renew Motion to Dismiss," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Orders Bellwether Trial," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Grants in Part and Denies in Part Motion for Protective Order," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Grants Motion to Disqualify Expert," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Visiting Judge Kearney Denies Motion to Dismiss," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," August 30, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Amends Discovery Order to Include Production of Documents from Plaintiff's Previous Related Patent Infringement Case," July 11, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Robinson Grants and Denies Post-Trial Motions," July 11, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Grants Plaintiff's Request to Limit Number of Patent Claims for Trial and Dismisses Dropped Claims with Prejudice," July 11, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Robinson Denies Plaintiff's Request for Additional Discovery," July 11, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Defendant's Request to Add New Non-Infringement Defenses Raised for First Time in Pretrial Order," July 11, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Defendants' Motion for Reargument on its Order and Contingently Imposes Costs on Defendants," July 11, 2017   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," July 11, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Motion for Leave to Substitute Claim Terms ," May 31, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Defendant's Motion to Withdraw Factually Impossible Admission," May 31, 2017   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Issues Decisions on Multiple Daubert Motions and Motions in Limine," May 31, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Rules on Summary Judgment Finding No Issue Preclusion," May 31, 2017   View >
  • "Jury Awards $50,313,779 in Damages for Willful Infringement," May 31, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Grants Motion to Exclude Plaintiff's Damages Experts," May 31, 2017   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Pretrial Motions for Summary Judgment and Daubert Motion," May 31, 2017   View >