The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a clinical laboratory services provider, plaintiff, in a lawsuit pending in the Eastern District of North Carolina against defendant. The plaintiff alleged that defendant infringes certain patents exclusively licensed to plaintiff. The patents in the lawsuit related to methods of testing pooled blood samples, and were placed into reexamination by the defendant. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reexamined the patents. The court stayed the infringement action pending resolution of the reexaminations by the USPTO. The USPTO confirmed the patentability of each of the challenged claims. Case settled.

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Successfully defended one of the largest U.S. forest products manufacturers against a former employee's allegations that his termination constituted more