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Christopher Sipes
Christopher N. Sipes
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5525 csipes@cov.com Download V-card

Christopher Sipes is a partner in the Food and Drug and Intellectual Property practice groups in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Mr. Sipes is a federal court trial and appellate litigator whose practice focuses on pharmaceutical and life sciences matters.  He has taken the lead in litigation involving all aspects of pharmaceutical litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act, including with FDA to obtain or uphold regulatory exclusivity, against generics to enforce the intellectual property rights of pioneers, and the defense of patent holders in antitrust actions brought by generics and direct and indirect purchasers alleging sham patent enforcement.

  • Lead counsel in the successful defense of AK Steel against allegations of patent infringement for its Ultralume™ automotive steel products.
  • Representation of Warner-Chilcott in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation successfully defending its Asacol® drug product from generic challengers.
  • Lead counsel for Abbott Laboratories in patent litigation asserting infringement against Imclone Laboratories for its manufacture and sale of the Erbitux® biologic drug product.
  • Lead counsel in the successful defense of GSK Consumer Healthcare against allegations of patent infringement asserted against its Floss-n-Cap™ dentifrice products.
  • Co-lead counsel for GSK in the successful resolution of antitrust claims alleging wrongful enforcement of patents relating to the Augmentin® antibiotic drug product.

Pro Bono

  • Lead counsel in pending challenge to the exclusion of women soldiers from combat assignments in the United States Army.
  • Lead counsel in successful pursuit of claims against the United States on behalf of a victim of McCarthy-era blacklisting.
  • Named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the National Law Journal.
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Copyright, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Trademark.
  • Recognized by Legal 500 US for Intellectual Property - Patent Litigation.
  • Awarded the Justice for Victims of Crime Award by the U.S. Department of Justice for work done on behalf of hate crime victims
  • National Science Foundation Fellow