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 is consistently listed in the US News “Best Law Firms” rankings for Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Copyright Law, and Trademark Law.  Noting that our IP team “is very strong to the core,” Chambers USA reported, "They are good thinkers and are great partners to have on complex litigation matters." 

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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Alexandra M. Ewing
Associate
302.651.7898
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Christine Dealy Haynes
Associate
302.651.7508
haynes@rlf.com
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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
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Nicole K. Pedi
Associate
302.651.7844
pedi@rlf.com
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Jason J. Rawnsley
Counsel
302.651.7550
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Related Practices

Publications

  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion to Dismiss Hatch-Waxman Claim," June 5, 2019   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Motion to Dismiss for Unpatentable Subject Matter," June 5, 2019   View >
  • "Judge Connolly Holds that Validity Is Not a Single Issue for Purposes of Preclusion," June 5, 2019   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Grants Motions for Exceptional Case and Attorneys' Fees," June 5, 2019   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Fallon Denies Motion for Exceptional Case," June 5, 2019   View >
  • "Judge Noreika Denies Motion for Temporary Restraining Order," June 5, 2019   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion to Stay Pending Arbitration," June 5, 2019   View >
  • "Judge Connolly Grants Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction," June 5, 2019   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Partially Grants Motion for Exceptional Case and Attorneys' Fees," June 5, 2019   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," June 5, 2019   View >
  • "Judge Connolly Issues New Form Patent Scheduling Orders ," April 22, 2019   View >
  • "District Court Selects New Magistrate Judge," March 29, 2019   View >
  • "Judge Noreika Adds Undisputed Facts Requirement to Dispositive Motions," March 29, 2019   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Rules that Patent Agent-Client Privilege Not Applicable to Documents Withheld from Production," March 29, 2019   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Request to Defer Entry of Judgment Pending Final Completion of IPR Proceedings," March 29, 2019   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Denies Motions to Compel Production of Documents from Related Companies," March 29, 2019   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Holds that U.S. Agent of Foreign Company Does Not "Submit" ANDA Under Section 271(e)," March 29, 2019   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark and Magistrate Judge Burke Hold Omnibus Section 101 Hearing," March 29, 2019   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," March 29, 2019   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Invalidates Patent for Claiming Ineligible Subject Matter," March 29, 2019   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Recommends Denial Without Prejudice of Section 101 Motion," March 29, 2019   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Prevent Launch of Generic Product," August 24, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction," August 24, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint for Failure to State a Claim," August 24, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Rules that Invalidity Expert Cannot View Highly Confidential Information," August 24, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Motion in Limine Regarding Reference's Status as Prior Art," August 24, 2018   View >
  • "Judge Andrews Denies Daubert Motion," August 24, 2018   View >
  • "Chief Judge Stark Grants Motion to Supplement Complaint After Certificate of Correction," August 24, 2018   View >
  • "Magistrate Judge Burke Recommends Finding that Venue Defense Was Forfeited," August 24, 2018   View >
  • "Delaware Intellectual Property Law Update," August 24, 2018   View >
  • "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 >