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Erica Andersen
Erica N. Andersen
Washington +1 202 662 5549 Download V-card

Erica Andersen focuses on intellectual property litigation and Hatch-Waxman advisory work. She has experience managing complex, multi-party litigations from complaint to trial and through appeal. Ms. Andersen has significant trial experience, including four total trials in 2014 and 2015. She has argued at discovery, claim construction, and pre-trial hearings and conferences, as well as conducted direct and cross examinations at trial.

From 2008 to 2009, Ms. Andersen served as a law clerk for the Honorable Alvin A. Schall of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

  • Representation of Shire LLC in a series of Hatch-Waxman cases in the Southern District of New York, the Northern District of Texas, the District of Massachusetts, and the District of New Jersey, concerning Shire’s Adderall XR® product for the treatment of ADHD.
  • Represented Purdue Pharma L.P. and Transcept Pharmaceuticals at trial and appeal in a Hatch-Waxman patent litigation against several generic drug companies. The case involved Intermezzo®, a drug for the treatment of insomnia.
  • Represented Warner Chilcott in a trial and appeal involving Generess®, a chewable oral contraceptive product.
  • Representation of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals in the District of Delaware and the District of New Jersey, involving transdermal testosterone gel for treatment of male hypogonadism.
  • Successfully represented Microsoft on appeal at the Federal Circuit, defending summary judgment of non-infringement in a patent case relating to messaging technology.
  • Represented comScore, Inc. in the Eastern District of Virginia in simultaneous patent infringement actions involving digital analytics.
  • Representation of a vitamin and nutritional supplement company in a patent litigation in the District of Delaware, yielding a favorable result for the client.
  • Representation of a major pharmaceutical company in D.D.C. in a dispute with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over the proper amount of patent term adjustment, ending in a favorable result for the client.

Pro Bono

  • Successful representation of a veteran in a challenge to a benefits determination.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Intellectual Property Advisory Board 
  • American Chemical Society
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, IP Litigation "Rising Star" (2014-2016)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation, Jan Jancin Competition, Intellectual Property Law Section of the Virginia State Bar Award (2008)