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Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Aerospace & Defense

Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Banking & Credit Unions

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Chemical

Osmose Inc. v. Arch Chemicals Inc. et al.
The firm represents Arch Chemicals as a defendant in a patent infringement case alleging infringement of a competitor's patent related to a method more
NuPro Techs. Inc. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.
Served as lead counsel on behalf of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company against claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair trade more
In re: Teflon products liability litigation
Jointly represented DuPont in the “Teflon” multi-district consumer fraud litigation. The multi-district litigation consolidated over 24 more Featured
Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Savings and Investment Plan
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company before the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in a victory. The court held that a plan administrator of a  more
Juan Washington et al. v. Ford Motor Company et al.
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a wrongful death action claiming that a young child died in a house fire allegedly caused by an more
Litigation for paper manufacturing company
Completed review of numerous documents for applicability in CERCLA and contract litigation matter.  Researched and developed arguments for imputing more
OSHA litigation for a fully integrated environmental services organization
Represented a fully integrated environmental services organization in investigations by the Chemical Safety Board, OSHA, the North Carolina State more Featured
Sale/leaseback of chemical company facilities in North Carolina
Represented chemical company in the sale/leaseback of significant office and laboratory facilities in North Carolina. more Featured
State of West Virginia ex rel. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Perrine
The firm served as appellate counsel for a trial team representing DuPont in a major medical monitoring class-action in West Virginia and briefed a more
Employment litigation for chemical manufacturer
Defended chemical manufacturer against allegations by former employee that he was subjected to race discrimination, racial harassment, and more
Matsuura, et al. v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Represented DuPont in "settlement fraud" case alleging federal RICO, fraud and other state law claims arising out of DuPont's alleged fraudulent more Featured
Defense of settlement fraud case for global chemical manufacturer
Defended an international chemical manufacturer in a "settlement fraud" case, where federal RICO, fraud, and other state-law claims had been made in more
International arbitration for a Fortune 500 company relating to the commercial development of a pesticide
Represented a Fortune 500 company in an international arbitration administered by the ICC involving a longstanding contract with a partner more
Defense of manufacturer in mass tort lawsuit *
Represented manufacturer in mass tort lawsuit involving 71 plaintiffs claiming exposure to toxic chemicals at chlor-alkali plant. more
Co-counsel to Tort Claimants' Committee in one of the largest mass tort Chapter 11 cases
The firm served as co-counsel to the Tort Claimants' Committee in one of largest mass tort Chapter 11 cases ever filed. A reorganization more Featured
Hovis et al. v. Carboline Company et al.
Successfully defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort action claiming personal injury allegedly caused by exposure to trace more
Wilkins et al. v. PPG Industries, Inc. et al.
Successfully defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort action claiming wrongful death allegedly caused by exposure to trace more Featured
Murray v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company et al.
Aggressively defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a product liability action claiming that the plaintiff had sustained significant more
Reid v. American Optical Corporation et al.
Negotiated the voluntary dismissals, without payment, of hundreds of toxic tort - Silica lawsuits filed in multiple jurisdictions following initial more Featured
DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha et al. vs. Toray Industries Inc.
Represented DuPont in a dispute with a joint venture partner in Japan relative to the right of DuPont to transfer its interests in an equity more
Dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico for DuPont
Represented DuPont in dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico relative to DuPont's right to transfer its interests in an equity affiliate as more
Constar, Inc. v. Dintaman
The firm served as lead counsel for Constar Inc., an international plastics container manufacturer, in a trade secrets action against a former more
Patent infringement litigation involving chemical parts washers for automotive parts
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of patent owner in patent infringement litigation involving chemical parts washers for automotive more
Leveraged buyout by Industri Kapital
Represented Industri Kapital, a Swedish private equity fund, in a $500 million leveraged buyout of a U.S.-based specialty chemical business. more
Dickies Industrial Services Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., et al.
Represented Dickies Manufacturing Co., at the time the largest privately-owned apparel company in the United States, in an environmental coverage more Featured
Contractual indemnity claim arising out of toxic exposure to mercury
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Raytheon Company in litigation brought by a plant owner to recover indemnity for millions of dollars more
Patent infringement for an aluminum products fabricator company
Represented plaintiff in patent infringement action relating to forging of automobile parts by extrusion of molten aluminum. The technology at issue more
Toxic tort litigation for large chemical manufacturer *
Obtained defense verdict for large chemical manufacturer following lengthy trial in Alabama of multi-plaintiff toxic tort case related to chemicals more
Environmental litigation for H.M. Holdings Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for SCM Corporation in an action against 14 insurance companies for environment liabilities involving numerous sites. more
Global patent and know-how license
Represent a U.S. chemical company in patent and know-how license with Japanese chemical company in connection with product development, manufacturing  more
Series C equity funding and bridge loan round for biochemical company *
Representing a U.S. biochemical company in a $25 million Series C round and $5 million bridge loan. more
Employee benefits work for DSM Services USA
Drafted qualified retirement plan documents for DSM Services USA, including summary plan descriptions, summary of material modification, and plan more Featured
Insurance coverage litigation for manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and plastics *
Represented manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and plastics in coverage litigation regarding asbestos, environmental, and toxic tort more
Drafted and negotiated supply, advertising and co-location agreements for an agricultural chemicals company *
Represented an agricultural chemicals company in connection with drafting & negotiating supply, advertising and co-location agreements, and more
Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. v. Celgard, LLC
Represented Patent Owner in Inter Partes Review. Dispute favorably settled and dismissed prior to deadline to file a Preliminary Response. Sumitomo more
Arysta LifeScience North America LLC v. Makhteshim Agan of North America Inc.
Represented MANA in patent infringement case relating to the plant growth regulator mepiquat chloride. more
Clean Air Act for subsidiaries of Rollins Inc. Western Fumigation and The Industrial Fumigant Company
Represent major subsidiaries of Rollins Inc., Western Fumigation and The Industrial Fumigant Company, in response to ongoing federal and state Clean more
Cytec antitrust litigation
Represented global chemical products company in multi-million dollar antitrust and unfair competition lawsuits against a number of the client's more
Patent prosecution and counseling for patent legal services for public health agency *
Represented public health agency in patent prosecution and counseling matters. Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of more
Joint venture relating to agri-chemicals for multinational partner
Advised on formation of global agri-chemicals joint venture with a listed partner with operations in the United States, Europe and South America. more
Employment litigation alleging sexual harassment and retaliation for a chemical manufacturer
Represented a chemical manufacturer in lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging sexual harassment and retaliation, culminating in her more Featured
Patent counseling for a medical supplies and devices technology company
Provided patent counseling services, to a medical supplies and devices technology company, including invalidity and non-infringement studies relating  more
Acquisition of global metal polymers company for NYSE-listed company
Represented NYSE-listed company in acquisition of global metal polymers company with operations in Brazil, Eastern Europe, France and the United more
Acquisition services for AmSan LLC *
The firm served as lead counsel for AmSan LLC, a major holding company in more than 40 acquisitions organized to acquire and integrate custodial more
Environmental insurance coverage dispute
Represented insured in resolving substantial insurance coverage dispute associated with the remediation of an 85-acre former chemical manufacturing more
Asbestos settlement trust for The Celotex Corporation  *
Represented the Celotex Asbestos Settlement Trust established pursuant to the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for The Celotex Corporation to more Featured
Insurance coverage litigation for Formosa Plastics Corporation for explosion and fire loss
The firm served as lead counsel for Formosa Plastics Corporation in litigation regarding coverage for property damage and other losses suffered at more Featured
Represented a chemical company in a number of various contractual matters *
Represented subsidiary of Norwegian listed chemical company in a number of contractual matters. The contractual issues have covered sales and more
Intellectual property licensing services for global leader in providing innovative, chemistry-based solutions
Provide intellectual property licensing services to a global leader in providing innovative, chemistry-based solutions to control the growth of more
Compensation and benefit advice for leading southeast textile rental and envelope manufacturing company
Assisted a leading Southeast textile rental and envelope manufacturing company with compensation and benefit matters in connection with the spin-off more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Rice University
Represents Rice University in pursuing patent coverage in the area of biologically active nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymers and methods of their more
United States and international patent prosecution and counseling for Vanderbilt University
Represents Vanderbilt University in U.S. and international (China, Australia and European Patent Office) patent prosecutions in the area of methods more
Compliance and design issue counsel for a life sciences and materials sciences company
Counsel a life sciences and materials sciences company in compliance and design issues relating to medical and other welfare benefits for active more
Patent prosecution for numerous chemical companies
Represents Dendreon, Inc., Metabolex, Inc, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp., Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and other chemical companies in preparing more
Representation in Chapter 11 for chemical company
Ongoing representation of chemical company on wide range of insurance issues arising out of Chapter 11 case. Also, appointed as Special Counsel for more
Environmental compliance for multinational manufacturer
Represents a multinational manufacturer of chemicals, glass, fiberglass and coatings by providing environmental legal services. We provide more
Settlement fraud litigation for global chemical manufacturer in federal district and appellate courts in the Eleventh and Ninth Circuits and before Hawaii, Florida and Delaware Supreme Courts
Represented a global chemical manufacturer in "settlement fraud" cases alleging federal RICO, fraud and related claims arising out more
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, et al. v. BASF Plant Science GmbH, et al.
Represented DuPont in patent dispute with BASF involving technology related to herbicide-resistant genetically modified corn. Litigation resulted in more
Wolfe v. DuPont
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort personal injury action in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The matter was more
Global patent and trademark strategy for Porex Corporation
Advises Porex Corporation in developing and coordinating global patent strategy, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of more
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured
False patent marking case for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. in false patent marking qui tam case filed in the Middle District of North Carolina involving more
Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, more
Patent prosecution and portfolio management for Emory University
Represent Emory University in connection with the provision of patent prosecution and portfolio management services in the areas of psychiatry, more
Genetic Technologies Limited v. Beckman Coulter, Inc. et al.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in a patent infringement action filed by Genetic Technologies Limited (“GTG”). The plaintiff sued more
Peach State Labs Inc. v. Environmental Manufacturing Solutions
Served as lead counsel on behalf of Peach State Labs in a patent infringement suit related to the use of urea hydrochloride as a cleaning agent. more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Antor Media Corp. v. AEBN Inc., et al.
The firm represents DuPont in a multi-defendant patent infringement case brought by Antor Media Corporation. There are 14 named defendants in the more
Counsel to international specialty chemical manufacturer on air quality issues
Represented an international specialty chemical manufacturer on a variety of air quality issues, including legal advice regarding a major enforcement  more
Product liability matter defense for global chemical manufacturer
Defended an international chemical manufacturer in products liability matter, which was dismissed on statutory grounds. more
Patent portfolio management for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit
Provide comprehensive patent portfolio management services for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit.  The firm's patent prosecution experience more
Acquisition services for AmSan, LLC *
Served as buyer’s counsel for more than 40 acquisitions by AmSan, LLC, a major holding company organized to acquire and integrate custodial supply more
Representation of a life sciences and material services company before the IRS on operational plan issue
Assisted a life sciences and material services company in identifying and correcting an operational plan error, and successful representation before

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Patent prosecution and counseling for a medical supplies and devices technology company
Provided patent procurement and counseling services to a medical supplies and devices technology company.  The company offers diagnostic and more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Represent Wake Forest University Health Sciences in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including more
Intellectual property litigation and counseling services for a major world chemical producer
Represent a Fortune 500 company and major world producer of chemicals, fibers and plastics, by providing a full range of intellectual more Featured
Funding of start-up companies by venture capital institutions
Assist venture capital companies in their due diligence for funding start-up pharmaceutical companies. more
Insurance litigation for Chemtura Corporation
Obtained favorable settlement for Chemtura Corporation and Chemtura Canada Co./CIE in action seeking defense and indemnity costs under general more
Patent applications for Sciele Pharma Inc.
Represent Sciele Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to prenatal vitamins and more
Patent prosecution for drug discovery company
Represent an emerging drug discovery company with small and large molecule therapeutics with respect to patent prosecution and related counseling. more
Largest proposed OSHA fine in North Carolina history for HoltraChem Manufacturing Company *
Represented the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. in the largest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fine in North Carolina history.  more Case Study
Drafted and negotiated IT and other corporate contracts for chemical and petrochemical manufacturer *
Represented a chemical and petrochemical manufacturer in connection with HR and IT outsourcing, software licenses, e-mail services, data storage more
Recovery of defense costs and indemnity for former owners/ operators of a chemical manufacturing National Priority List site
The firm served as lead counsel representing the former limited partners of a now-dissolved limited partnership that formerly owned and operated a more
Representation of Dana Corporation *
Served as trial counsel for Dana Corporation in a series of individual, multiparty and class actions seeking to hold Dana vicariously liable for more
Witco Corporation v. Travelers Indemnity Co. *
Obtained favorable settlements on the eve of trial for Witco Corporation in an action against more than 35 insurance companies for environmental more
Patent litigation for DuPont
Represented DuPont in multiple patent infringement cases in the United States District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina involving more
Representation of Cooper Industries *
Served as appellate counsel for Cooper Industries in asbestos bodily injury suit and obtained favorable settlement in connection with that appeal.

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Complex coverage matters involving property damage and environmental loses for world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins *
Lead counsel for world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins for composites with respect to complex coverage matters involving property more
Innovative NPDES permit
Obtained first South Carolina waste water discharge permit allowing nutrient trading and effluent limitations based on limits of technology. more

Clean Energy & Technology

OSHA litigation for a fully integrated environmental services organization
Represented a fully integrated environmental services organization in investigations by the Chemical Safety Board, OSHA, the North Carolina State more Featured
False patent marking case for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. in false patent marking qui tam case filed in the Middle District of North Carolina involving more
Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, more
Counsel to international specialty chemical manufacturer on air quality issues
Represented an international specialty chemical manufacturer on a variety of air quality issues, including legal advice regarding a major enforcement  more
Patent portfolio management for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit
Provide comprehensive patent portfolio management services for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit.  The firm's patent prosecution experience more
Innovative NPDES permit
Obtained first South Carolina waste water discharge permit allowing nutrient trading and effluent limitations based on limits of technology. more

Clean Energy Developers & Producers

OSHA litigation for a fully integrated environmental services organization
Represented a fully integrated environmental services organization in investigations by the Chemical Safety Board, OSHA, the North Carolina State more Featured
Patent portfolio management for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit
Provide comprehensive patent portfolio management services for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit.  The firm's patent prosecution experience more
Innovative NPDES permit
Obtained first South Carolina waste water discharge permit allowing nutrient trading and effluent limitations based on limits of technology. more

Cleantech Entrepreneurs

False patent marking case for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. in false patent marking qui tam case filed in the Middle District of North Carolina involving more
Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, more
Patent portfolio management for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit
Provide comprehensive patent portfolio management services for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit.  The firm's patent prosecution experience more

Construction & Infrastructure

Contractual indemnity claim arising out of toxic exposure to mercury
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Raytheon Company in litigation brought by a plant owner to recover indemnity for millions of dollars more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Representation of Cooper Industries *
Served as appellate counsel for Cooper Industries in asbestos bodily injury suit and obtained favorable settlement in connection with that appeal.

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Consumer Products

Juan Washington et al. v. Ford Motor Company et al.
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a wrongful death action claiming that a young child died in a house fire allegedly caused by an more
Patent infringement litigation involving chemical parts washers for automotive parts
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of patent owner in patent infringement litigation involving chemical parts washers for automotive more
Dickies Industrial Services Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., et al.
Represented Dickies Manufacturing Co., at the time the largest privately-owned apparel company in the United States, in an environmental coverage more Featured
Drafted and negotiated supply, advertising and co-location agreements for an agricultural chemicals company *
Represented an agricultural chemicals company in connection with drafting & negotiating supply, advertising and co-location agreements, and more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Acquisition services for AmSan, LLC *
Served as buyer’s counsel for more than 40 acquisitions by AmSan, LLC, a major holding company organized to acquire and integrate custodial supply more
Drafted and negotiated IT and other corporate contracts for chemical and petrochemical manufacturer *
Represented a chemical and petrochemical manufacturer in connection with HR and IT outsourcing, software licenses, e-mail services, data storage more

Corporate and Institutional Energy Consumers

Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, more
Counsel to international specialty chemical manufacturer on air quality issues
Represented an international specialty chemical manufacturer on a variety of air quality issues, including legal advice regarding a major enforcement  more

Education & Research

Patent prosecution and counseling for Rice University
Represents Rice University in pursuing patent coverage in the area of biologically active nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymers and methods of their more
United States and international patent prosecution and counseling for Vanderbilt University
Represents Vanderbilt University in U.S. and international (China, Australia and European Patent Office) patent prosecutions in the area of methods more
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured
Patent prosecution and portfolio management for Emory University
Represent Emory University in connection with the provision of patent prosecution and portfolio management services in the areas of psychiatry, more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Represent Wake Forest University Health Sciences in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including more

Energy, Utilities & Power Systems

Environmental insurance coverage dispute
Represented insured in resolving substantial insurance coverage dispute associated with the remediation of an 85-acre former chemical manufacturing more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Entertainment, Media & Sports

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Fashion & Luxury Goods

Dickies Industrial Services Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., et al.
Represented Dickies Manufacturing Co., at the time the largest privately-owned apparel company in the United States, in an environmental coverage more Featured

Financial Services

Leveraged buyout by Industri Kapital
Represented Industri Kapital, a Swedish private equity fund, in a $500 million leveraged buyout of a U.S.-based specialty chemical business. more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Food, Beverage & Agriculture

False patent marking case for Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. in false patent marking qui tam case filed in the Middle District of North Carolina involving more
Genetic Technologies Limited v. Beckman Coulter, Inc. et al.
Represented Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. in a patent infringement action filed by Genetic Technologies Limited (“GTG”). The plaintiff sued more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Government & Municipalities

Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Health & Life Sciences

Patent prosecution and counseling for patent legal services for public health agency *
Represented public health agency in patent prosecution and counseling matters. Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a variety of more
Patent counseling for a medical supplies and devices technology company
Provided patent counseling services, to a medical supplies and devices technology company, including invalidity and non-infringement studies relating  more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Rice University
Represents Rice University in pursuing patent coverage in the area of biologically active nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymers and methods of their more
United States and international patent prosecution and counseling for Vanderbilt University
Represents Vanderbilt University in U.S. and international (China, Australia and European Patent Office) patent prosecutions in the area of methods more
Global patent and trademark strategy for Porex Corporation
Advises Porex Corporation in developing and coordinating global patent strategy, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of more
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured
Patent prosecution and portfolio management for Emory University
Represent Emory University in connection with the provision of patent prosecution and portfolio management services in the areas of psychiatry, more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Patent prosecution and counseling for a medical supplies and devices technology company
Provided patent procurement and counseling services to a medical supplies and devices technology company.  The company offers diagnostic and more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Represent Wake Forest University Health Sciences in preparing and prosecuting numerous U.S. and international patent applications, including more
Patent applications for Sciele Pharma Inc.
Represent Sciele Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to prenatal vitamins and more
Patent prosecution for drug discovery company
Represent an emerging drug discovery company with small and large molecule therapeutics with respect to patent prosecution and related counseling. more

Health Care

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Hospitality & Gaming

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Investment & Securities

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Manufacturing

Osmose Inc. v. Arch Chemicals Inc. et al.
The firm represents Arch Chemicals as a defendant in a patent infringement case alleging infringement of a competitor's patent related to a method more
Litigation for paper manufacturing company
Completed review of numerous documents for applicability in CERCLA and contract litigation matter.  Researched and developed arguments for imputing more
Sale/leaseback of chemical company facilities in North Carolina
Represented chemical company in the sale/leaseback of significant office and laboratory facilities in North Carolina. more Featured
Employment litigation for chemical manufacturer
Defended chemical manufacturer against allegations by former employee that he was subjected to race discrimination, racial harassment, and more
Wilkins et al. v. PPG Industries, Inc. et al.
Successfully defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort action claiming wrongful death allegedly caused by exposure to trace more Featured
Murray v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company et al.
Aggressively defended E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a product liability action claiming that the plaintiff had sustained significant more
Reid v. American Optical Corporation et al.
Negotiated the voluntary dismissals, without payment, of hundreds of toxic tort - Silica lawsuits filed in multiple jurisdictions following initial more Featured
DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha et al. vs. Toray Industries Inc.
Represented DuPont in a dispute with a joint venture partner in Japan relative to the right of DuPont to transfer its interests in an equity more
Dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico for DuPont
Represented DuPont in dispute with a joint venture partner in Mexico relative to DuPont's right to transfer its interests in an equity affiliate as more
Constar, Inc. v. Dintaman
The firm served as lead counsel for Constar Inc., an international plastics container manufacturer, in a trade secrets action against a former more
Patent infringement for an aluminum products fabricator company
Represented plaintiff in patent infringement action relating to forging of automobile parts by extrusion of molten aluminum. The technology at issue more
Environmental litigation for H.M. Holdings Inc. *
Obtained favorable settlement for SCM Corporation in an action against 14 insurance companies for environment liabilities involving numerous sites. more
Global patent and know-how license
Represent a U.S. chemical company in patent and know-how license with Japanese chemical company in connection with product development, manufacturing  more
Insurance coverage litigation for manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and plastics *
Represented manufacturer and distributor of chemicals and plastics in coverage litigation regarding asbestos, environmental, and toxic tort more
Drafted and negotiated supply, advertising and co-location agreements for an agricultural chemicals company *
Represented an agricultural chemicals company in connection with drafting & negotiating supply, advertising and co-location agreements, and more
Arysta LifeScience North America LLC v. Makhteshim Agan of North America Inc.
Represented MANA in patent infringement case relating to the plant growth regulator mepiquat chloride. more
Cytec antitrust litigation
Represented global chemical products company in multi-million dollar antitrust and unfair competition lawsuits against a number of the client's more
Employment litigation alleging sexual harassment and retaliation for a chemical manufacturer
Represented a chemical manufacturer in lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging sexual harassment and retaliation, culminating in her more Featured
Acquisition of global metal polymers company for NYSE-listed company
Represented NYSE-listed company in acquisition of global metal polymers company with operations in Brazil, Eastern Europe, France and the United more
Insurance coverage litigation for Formosa Plastics Corporation for explosion and fire loss
The firm served as lead counsel for Formosa Plastics Corporation in litigation regarding coverage for property damage and other losses suffered at more Featured
Intellectual property licensing services for global leader in providing innovative, chemistry-based solutions
Provide intellectual property licensing services to a global leader in providing innovative, chemistry-based solutions to control the growth of more
Compensation and benefit advice for leading southeast textile rental and envelope manufacturing company
Assisted a leading Southeast textile rental and envelope manufacturing company with compensation and benefit matters in connection with the spin-off more
Environmental compliance for multinational manufacturer
Represents a multinational manufacturer of chemicals, glass, fiberglass and coatings by providing environmental legal services. We provide more
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, et al. v. BASF Plant Science GmbH, et al.
Represented DuPont in patent dispute with BASF involving technology related to herbicide-resistant genetically modified corn. Litigation resulted in more
Wolfe v. DuPont
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a toxic tort personal injury action in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The matter was more
Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Product liability matter defense for global chemical manufacturer
Defended an international chemical manufacturer in products liability matter, which was dismissed on statutory grounds. more
Patent portfolio management for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit
Provide comprehensive patent portfolio management services for PPG Industries' fiber glass business unit.  The firm's patent prosecution experience more
Intellectual property litigation and counseling services for a major world chemical producer
Represent a Fortune 500 company and major world producer of chemicals, fibers and plastics, by providing a full range of intellectual more Featured
Largest proposed OSHA fine in North Carolina history for HoltraChem Manufacturing Company *
Represented the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. in the largest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fine in North Carolina history.  more Case Study
Drafted and negotiated IT and other corporate contracts for chemical and petrochemical manufacturer *
Represented a chemical and petrochemical manufacturer in connection with HR and IT outsourcing, software licenses, e-mail services, data storage more
Representation of Dana Corporation *
Served as trial counsel for Dana Corporation in a series of individual, multiparty and class actions seeking to hold Dana vicariously liable for more
Witco Corporation v. Travelers Indemnity Co. *
Obtained favorable settlements on the eve of trial for Witco Corporation in an action against more than 35 insurance companies for environmental more

Medical & Surgical Devices

State of West Virginia ex rel. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company v. Perrine
The firm served as appellate counsel for a trial team representing DuPont in a major medical monitoring class-action in West Virginia and briefed a more
Patent counseling for a medical supplies and devices technology company
Provided patent counseling services, to a medical supplies and devices technology company, including invalidity and non-infringement studies relating  more
Patent prosecution and counseling for Rice University
Represents Rice University in pursuing patent coverage in the area of biologically active nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymers and methods of their more
Global patent and trademark strategy for Porex Corporation
Advises Porex Corporation in developing and coordinating global patent strategy, preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of more
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured
Patent prosecution and counseling for a medical supplies and devices technology company
Provided patent procurement and counseling services to a medical supplies and devices technology company.  The company offers diagnostic and more

Native American

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Oil & Gas-Petrochemicals

Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Witco Corporation v. Travelers Indemnity Co. *
Obtained favorable settlements on the eve of trial for Witco Corporation in an action against more than 35 insurance companies for environmental more

Pharmaceuticals

Patent prosecution and counseling for Rice University
Represents Rice University in pursuing patent coverage in the area of biologically active nitric oxide (NO) releasing polymers and methods of their more
United States and international patent prosecution and counseling for Vanderbilt University
Represents Vanderbilt University in U.S. and international (China, Australia and European Patent Office) patent prosecutions in the area of methods more
Compliance and design issue counsel for a life sciences and materials sciences company
Counsel a life sciences and materials sciences company in compliance and design issues relating to medical and other welfare benefits for active more
Patent prosecution for numerous chemical companies
Represents Dendreon, Inc., Metabolex, Inc, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp., Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and other chemical companies in preparing more
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more Featured
Patent prosecution and portfolio management for Emory University
Represent Emory University in connection with the provision of patent prosecution and portfolio management services in the areas of psychiatry, more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Funding of start-up companies by venture capital institutions
Assist venture capital companies in their due diligence for funding start-up pharmaceutical companies. more
Patent applications for Sciele Pharma Inc.
Represent Sciele Pharma Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, in preparing and prosecuting patent applications relating to prenatal vitamins and more
Patent prosecution for drug discovery company
Represent an emerging drug discovery company with small and large molecule therapeutics with respect to patent prosecution and related counseling. more

Professional Services

OSHA litigation for a fully integrated environmental services organization
Represented a fully integrated environmental services organization in investigations by the Chemical Safety Board, OSHA, the North Carolina State more Featured
Acquisition services for AmSan LLC *
The firm served as lead counsel for AmSan LLC, a major holding company in more than 40 acquisitions organized to acquire and integrate custodial more

Real Estate

Sale/leaseback of chemical company facilities in North Carolina
Represented chemical company in the sale/leaseback of significant office and laboratory facilities in North Carolina. more Featured
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Retail

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Technology & Software

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Telecommunications

Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more

Transportation

Juan Washington et al. v. Ford Motor Company et al.
Represented E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a wrongful death action claiming that a young child died in a house fire allegedly caused by an more
Acquisition of patents for a global chemical company
Advised a global chemical company in patent acquisition, including patent application preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and foreign countries, more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Representation of Dana Corporation *
Served as trial counsel for Dana Corporation in a series of individual, multiparty and class actions seeking to hold Dana vicariously liable for more

Water & Wastewater

Environmental compliance for multinational manufacturer
Represents a multinational manufacturer of chemicals, glass, fiberglass and coatings by providing environmental legal services. We provide more
Assistance with Department of Justice and Attorney General Civil Investigative Demands for corporate clients
Assisted corporate clients with responses to Civil Investigative Demands issued by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and state Attorneys General. more
Innovative NPDES permit
Obtained first South Carolina waste water discharge permit allowing nutrient trading and effluent limitations based on limits of technology. more

*Experience gained by attorney prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend

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Chemical

Experience Highlights

Insurance coverage litigation for Formosa Plastics Corporation for explosion and fire loss
The firm served as lead counsel for Formosa Plastics Corporation in litigation regarding coverage for property damage and other losses suffered at more
In re: Teflon products liability litigation
Jointly represented DuPont in the “Teflon” multi-district consumer fraud litigation. The multi-district litigation consolidated over 24 more
Dickies Industrial Services Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., et al.
Represented Dickies Manufacturing Co., at the time the largest privately-owned apparel company in the United States, in an environmental coverage more
Patent prosecution and counseling for U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Represent the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD), which is responsible for the military and homeland security functions of the United Kingdom, and have more

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