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Michael Kennedy
Michael N. Kennedy
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5215 mkennedy@cov.com Download V-card

Mike Kennedy is a litigator with broad experience in a variety of trial and appellate matters. In particular, Mr. Kennedy has extensive experience representing pioneer pharmaceutical companies in patent litigation. He has represented such companies in over a dozen Hatch-Waxman actions in therapeutic areas ranging from oncology to sleep medicine, at all stages of litigation including trial and appeal. Mr. Kennedy has also participated in district court and Patent Office proceedings involving biologic drug patents, as well as inventorship disputes.

  • Purdue Pharma L.P. and Transcept Pharmaceuticals in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation against several generic drug companies involving Intermezzo®, a drug for the treatment of insomnia. Played a leading role in ten-day, three-patent, three-defendant trial (D.N.J.).
  • Amarin in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation against several drug companies involving Vascepa®, a prescription medicine used (along with a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet) to lower very high levels of triglycerides in adults (D. Nev.).
  • Anacor Pharmaceuticals in inter partes review proceedings challenging two Orange Book-listed patents for Kerydin®, Anacor’s topical antifungal drug. Argued Federal Circuit appeal arising from the IPR proceeding. (P.T.O. Fed. Cir.).
  • Pioneer pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation against several generic drug companies involving a drug for treating ulcerative colitis. Argued Federal Circuit appeal arising from district court judgment. (E.D. Tex., Fed. Cir.).
  • Pioneer pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation against nearly 20 generic drug companies involving a drug indicated to treat psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (D.N.J.)
  • Pioneer pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation against several generic drug companies involving a drug indicated to reduce the risk of COPD exacerbations (D.N.J.).
  • Eli Lilly & Co. in district court patent litigation, as well as parallel inter partes review proceedings, related to Erbitux®, a monoclonal antibody used in treating various cancers. (E.D. Pa., P.T.O.).
  • Pioneer pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation against several generic drug companies involving an antibiotic for treating acne (D. Del.).
  • Pioneer pharmaceutical company in an inventorship dispute with former collaboration partner (S.D. Ind.).
  • BioHorizons in related contract and inventorship disputes involving patents pertaining to dental implant system technology. Obtained summary judgment in contract dispute, affirmed on appeal (S.D. Fla., Fed. Cir., 11th Cir.).
  • Warner Chilcott as member of trial team that obtained a judgment upholding the validity of the patent covering Lo Loestrin®, an oral contraceptive. The judgment was affirmed by the Federal Circuit (D.N.J.).    
  • Pioneer pharmaceutical company in two separate patent cases, each involving allegations that the company induces infringement of a method of treatment patent by marketing its best-selling cholesterol-lowering drug (D.S.C.).
  • Leading information technology company in commercial litigation against former subcontractor. Obtained summary judgment on eve of trial (N.Y. Supreme Court).
  • Sanofi in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation involving Taxotere®, a drug used to treat several forms of cancer (D. Del.).
  • Knowles Electronics in multiple patent infringement actions in the ITC, and a related district court action (ITC, N.D. Ill.).

Pro Bono

  • Representing a group of pet owners seeking to compel a local animal shelter to follow the county code regarding the humane treatment of animals.
  • Representation of a defendant accused of murder in a case tried to a jury in Prince George’s County, Maryland.