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Courtney Forrest
Courtney Roberts Forrest
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5252 cforrest@cov.com Download V-card

Courtney Forrest is a litigator with broad experience representing a wide variety of clients in high-stakes patent litigation. Ms. Forrest has experience representing clients at all stages of litigation, from case inception through trial. She has appeared in many of the nation’s most active patent litigation jurisdictions.

  • Representation of small pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman litigation involving its sole product, a combination therapy used to maintain pupil size during cataract surgery or intraocular lens replacement and reduce postoperative pain.
  • Representation of UCB, Inc. and LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG in Hatch-Waxman litigation involving a transdermal therapeutic system used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Representation of ALZA Corporation in an inventorship dispute regarding a once-daily drug used to treat ADHD.
  • Representation of Merck & Co., Inc. in Hatch-Waxman litigation in the District of New Jersey involving a drug used during in vitro fertilization treatment.
  • Representation of major pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman litigation relating to an oral osteoporosis treatment.
  • Representation of major pharmaceutical company in patent litigation relating to oral contraceptive.
  • Representation of a multinational electronics corporation in ITC litigation, defending allegations of patent infringement relating to light-emitting diode technology.
  • Representation of a leading provider of digital and internet analytics in patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Pro Bono

  • Successful representation of criminal defendant charged with first-degree assault. Client was acquitted after a 2-day trial.
  • Successful representation of criminal defendant charged with possession of a concealed dangerous weapon. Client was able to reach a plea agreement resulting in no jail time.
  • Representation of an Arizona death-row inmate in state post-conviction proceedings involving claims of ineffective assistance of appellate counsel and ineligibility for the death penalty based on mental retardation pursuant to Atkins v. Virginia.
  • Served as guardian ad litem for two teenage boys in a custody dispute between their parents in D.C. Superior Court.
  • Representation of two plaintiffs alleging race discrimination by their employer in violation of Title VII and Section 1981.

Previous Experience

  • Federal Public Defender Office, Boston MA, Paralegal (2003-2005)