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Michael Kennedy
Michael N. Kennedy
Washington +1 202 662 5215 Download V-card

Mike Kennedy is a litigator with substantial trial experience, representing clients before federal district and appellate courts.

In particular, Mr. Kennedy has extensive experience representing pioneer pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. Over the past several years, he has represented such companies in nearly a dozen such actions in therapeutic areas ranging from oncology to sleep medicine, at all stages of litigation including trial and appeal.

  • 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.N.J. and Fed. Cir.).
  • 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.
  • Successful representation of an applicant for Social Security disability benefits.
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, IP Litigation "Rising Star" (2014-2016)