Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School
JD, 1992

Tufts University
BA, 1988, magna cum laude

Admissions

Massachusetts

US District Court, District of Massachusetts

US Court of Appeals, First & Federal Circuits

US Supreme Court

Publications & Events

Eric Maradett on Key IP Cases in 2015

Choate Named to IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners for IP Prosecution, Transactions and Litigation

Choate's Intellectual Property Group Receives Top Rankings in Managing Intellectual Property's 2015 "IP Handbook"

Choate Receives Top Chambers USA Rankings for 10 Practice Areas and 27 Attorneys

Fangli Chen, Eric Marandett and Stephanie Schonewald on Inter Partes Review

Eric Marandett Speaks on Building a Better Biotech & Life Sciences Practice

Fangli Chen, Eric Marandett and Dan Winston Mentioned in Articles Related to Recent BIO IPCC Conference

Eric Marandett on IP Litigation Strategy

Choate Sponsors BIO IPCC Fall Conference 2014

Eric Marandett and Sophie Wang on Secondary Patents

Eric Marandett on Recent Decision That May Impact Drug Patents in Law360

Eric Marandett and Sophie Wang on Life Sciences Trade Secrets in Bloomberg BNA

Choate Sponsors BIO IPCC Fall Conference 2013

Eric Marandett and Fangli Chen in ACC Docket on Orphan Drugs

Choate’s Intellectual Property Group Receives Top “Tier 1” Ranking in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2013 “IP Handbook”

Choate's Intellectual Property Group Named to IAM Patent 1000

Eric Marandett Profiled in IP Law360

Choate Sponsors Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology IP Forum

Choate Sponsors BIO IPCC Fall Conference 2012

2013 Best Lawyers in America

Eric Marandett and Margaret Ives on Avoiding Trade Secret Litigation

Choate’s Intellectual Property Group Named to IAM Patent 1000

Eric Marandett Speaks on Building Value in Biotech

Margaret Ives and Eric Marandett on Preempting Patent Litigation in Law360

Eric Marandett on Changes to the Law of Written Description in Managing Intellectual Property

2011 Top Massachusetts Super Lawyers

Choate Sponsors BIO IPCC Fall Conference

Eric Marandett Quoted on Recent Patent Reform Law

Eric Marandett Speaks on Intellectual Property Litigation Strategy

Eric Marandett and Fangli Chen on China's IP System

Choate Sponsors Half-Day Program at BIO IPCC Fall Conference, Eric Marandett and Brenda Jarrell Moderate

Eric Marandett Speaks on IP Protection for Drugs and Biologics

Eric Marandett Discusses Follow-On Biologics

Eric J. Marandett on Patent Infringement

Choate Sponsors BIO IPCC Fall Conference

Eric Marandett Speaks on Hatch-Waxman and the Patenting Process

Eric Marandett Speaks on Positioning Patents for Success at Trial

Eric Marandett and Mark Edgarton on The Preserve Access to Affordable Generics Act

Eric Marandett Speaks on IP Due Diligence

Eric Marandett Speaks About Quanta’s Impact on IP

Choate Sponsors BIO IP Counsels' Committee's Fall Conference

Eric Marandett on Steady Decrease of IP-Related Cases in Massachusetts

Eric Marandett Speaks on the Paragraph IV Notice Letter

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Eric J. Marandett

Practice Group Leader, Litigation Department Co-Chair

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"very business-savvy and [clients’] first port of call for litigation"

Chambers USA

Eric Marandett represents biotech, pharmaceutical and technology companies in high stakes patent litigation and other intellectual property and commercial disputes.  Mr. Marandett’s approach to litigation combines a keen business savvy with the courtroom skills of a seasoned trial lawyer.  Mr. Marandett has been named the 2015 Boston "Lawyer of the Year" for Patent Litigation by Best Lawyers, and was included in the Patent Expert Guide 2015.  He is listed in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers Top 100 and is also listed in Chambers USA and The Legal 500.  He has been named a World’s Leading Patent Litigator by IAM 250, a World’s Leading Patent Practitioner by IAM Patent 1000 and an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property.

Mr. Marandett co-chairs the firm’s Litigation Department and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. 

Practice Focus

Intellectual Property Litigation:  patent infringement (including Hatch-Waxman litigation), licensing disputes and other intellectual property litigation on behalf of major pharmaceutical and biotech companies and clients in the high tech industry.

Complex Commercial Litigation:  securities and antitrust litigation, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, state and federal investigations of Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, anti-kickback and drug record keeping violations.

Intellectual Property Counseling & Due Diligence:  assessment of freedom to operate and patentability, valuation of intellectual property, Orange Book and other regulatory and strategic questions in connection with collaborations, acquisitions and joint ventures, particularly in the life sciences industries.

Representative Engagements

Patent Litigation

  • Lead Counsel to Momenta in patent infringement action relating to innovative methods of processing therapeutic polysaccharides.
    Momenta v. Amphastar et al.
  • Lead counsel for Wyeth (now Pfizer) in patent infringement litigation involving industry leading genetically engineered porcine circovirus vaccines.
    Wyeth v. Intervet, Inc and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, D Del
  • Lead counsel for Millennium in patent infringement action relating to combinatorial phage display libraries.
    Pieczenik v. Abbott Laboratories, et al., D NJ
  • Lead counsel for Wyeth in Hatch-Waxman patent action brought against Teva relating to prescription sleep aid marketed by King.
    King Pharmaceuticals and Wyeth v. Teva, D NJ
  • Counsel to Momenta in patent infringement action relating to innovative methods of processing therapeutic polysaccharides.
    Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sandoz, Inc v. Teva Pharmaceuticals, Ltd, et al, D Mass
  • Lead counsel for Iovate in patent infringement action relating to novel nutritional supplements.
    Iovate Health Sciences v. Allmax Nutrition, D Mass
  • Lead counsel for Cypress and Hawthorn in patent infringement relating to cough and cold medicine.
    Tiber Laboratories, LLC v. Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, Inc, D Northern District of Georgia
    Tiber Laboratories, LLC v. Cypress Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Southern District of Mississippi Jackson Division
  • Counsel to Eisai, Inc and Eisai Research Institute of Boston, Inc (collectively “Eisai”), one of 11 major pharmaceutical companies sued for infringement of four patents to certain cell-based screening assays.
    Housey Pharmaceuticals, Inc v. Abbott Pharmaceutical Corp et.al., D Del Counsel for Eisai Co, Ltd
  • Obtained judgment on appeal reversing $34 million verdict against Powerscreen.
    The Read Corporation, et al v. Powerscreen International, PLC, et al, D Mass
  • Lead counsel for Sapidyne in patent infringement action involving antibody affinity assays.
    Sapidyne Instruments, Inc v. Gyros US, Inc, D Mass
  • Counsel for Genetics Institute in patent infringement and breach of contract litigation relating to the development of recombinant Factor VIII.
    Genetics Institute v. Baxter International, Inc, D Mass
  • Along with co-counsel, represented defendants TKT and HMR in patent infringement litigation brought by Amgen to prevent TKT from commercializing its patented gene-activated erythropoeitin product.
    Amgen, Inc v. Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc and Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc, D Mass
  • Along with co-counsel, represented Berlex Laboratories in patent infringement litigation involving recombinant beta interferon for treatment of multiple sclerosis.
    Biogen v. Berlex Laboratories, D Mass

Other Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation

  • Lead counsel to Celgene in breach of contract litigation regarding exclusive license agreement related to Revlimid and Pomalyst.
    Children’s Medical Center Corporation v. Celgene Corporation, D Mass
  • Counsel to Shionogi Pharmaceuticals in contract action related to manufacturing and marketing of Fenoglide.
    HCRP v. Shionogi Pharmaceuticals, NY Ct
  • Counsel to Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in trade secret misappropriation lawsuit brought against Dicerna Pharmaceuticals.
    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. vs. Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Counsel to AlCana in trade secret litigation brought against AlCana and its research collaboration partner Alnylam Pharmaceuticals by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp.  Technology at issue involves novel lipid nanoparticals used as drug delivery vehicle for Alnylam’s short interfering RNA therapeutics. 
    Tekmira v. Alnylam & AlCana
  • Represent Adimab in patent interference dispute with Dyax Corp. relating to antibody display.
    Adimab, LLC v. Dyax Corp.
  • Lead counsel for Wyeth in breach of contract dispute relating to Celera’s genomics database products.
    Applera Corp., d/b/a Celera Genomics Group v. Wyeth, Montgomery County Maryland Circuit Court
  • Counsel to Astellas Pharma in breach of contract and unfair competition litigation relating to drug formulation collaboration.
    Alamo Pharmaceuticals v. Astellas Pharma Inc, Central D of CA
  • One of three partners representing Genetics Institute in contract dispute relating to the manufacture of recombinant Factor VIII for treatment of hemophilia A.
    Baxter HealthCare, Inc v. Genetics Institute, Inc, Delaware Chancery Court
  • Counsel to KiOR in breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets litigation involving biomass catalytic conversion technology.
    KiOR, Inc v. George Huber, et al., D Mass
  • Publications and Presentations
  • “Will The Pendulum Swing Back In IPR Proceedings?”, co-author, IP Law360, April 2015.
  • "Building & Improving a Biotech & Life Sciences Practice," speaker, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, March 2015.
  • “Actionable Insights: Taking A Deeper Dive Into Your IP Litigation Strategy,” moderator, Consero’s IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, November 2014.
  • “Secondary Consideration for Pharma Patents get 2nd Look,” co-author, IP Law360, November 2014.
  • “How Federal Circuit’s Commil Ruling Could Affect Drug Patents,” co-author, IP Law360, December 2013.
  • “Trade Secrets in Life Sciences:  Challenges and Opportunities in a Collaborative and Mobile Environment,” co-author, Bloomberg BNA, November 2013.
  • "Is There a New Paradigm for Indirect Infringement?" moderator, BIO IP Counsels Committee Fall Conference and Meeting, November 2013.
  • "Adopt IP Protections to Ensure Regulatory Exclusivity for Orphan Drugs," co-author, ACC Docket, August 2013.
  • "Q&A with Choate's Eric Marandett," featured, IP Law360, June 2013.
  • “Managing Outside Counsel Efficiently and Effectively,” panelist, The Consero Group’s Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology IP Forum, Palm Beach Garden, FL, December 2012.
  • “The Trade Secret Minefield,” moderator, BIO IP Counsels Fall Conference and Meeting, Charleston, SC, November 2012.
  • “Avoiding Trade Secret Litigation in the Life Sciences,” co-author, IP Law360, August 2012.
  • “Finance & BD: Strategies for Building & Realizing Value in the Evolving Biotech Landscape,” panelist, MassBio, April 2012.
  • “Preempting Patent Litigation With 3rd-Party Submissions,” co-author, IP Law360, February 2012.
  • “Navigate Written Description Post-Ariad,” co-author, Managing Intellectual Property, December 2011.
  • “IP Lawyers Say Concerns Run High Among Clients,” quoted, Boston Business Journal, September 2011.
  • “A Brave New World: Patent Litigation Tactics and Strategies for Biosimilars,” panel moderator, BIO 2011, June 2011.
  • “Taming the Wild West of IP Protection,” co-author, IP Law360,  February 2011.
  • “Patent and IP Overview: Hatch-Waxman, Trade Dress and More,” panelist, ACI’s FDA Boot Camp, September 2010.
  • “How the Dynamics of Follow-On Biologics Will Change the Hatch-Waxman Landscape,” panelist, ACI’s Hatch-Waxman Boot Camp, July 2010.
  • “Biotechs Face Higher Bar For Induced Infringement," co-author, Intellectual Property Law360, June 2010.
  • “The Mysteriously Vanishing Injunction, and Other Developments in Remedies Law,” panelist, Bio IP Counsels Committee Fall Conference, October 2009.
  • “Patent & IP Spotlight: Hatch-Waxman, the Patenting Process and More,” panelist, American Conference Institute’s FDA Boot Camp, September 2009.
  • “Positioning Your Patent/Product for Success at Trial: Crafting the Initial Pleadings, Seeking Declaratory Judgment and Managing the Markman Hearing,” panelist, American Conference Institute’s 3rd annual Paragraph IV Disputes Conference, April 2009.
  • “Consequences of Banning Reverse Payments,” co-author, Intellectual Property Law360, April 2009.
  • "Navigating the Dynamic Labyrinth of Recent Cases, Rules and Regulations on the Company's Due Diligence Analysis," panelist, American Conference Institute's Pharma/Biotech Due Diligence Conference, January 2009.
  • “Does Your Intellectual Property Need Protecting After Quanta Computers v. LG Electronics?” panelist, Boston Patent Law Association Seminar, December 2008.
  • “BioPharma IP Strategies in the post KSR World," moderator, BIO 2008, June 2008. 
  • "Throwing Down the Gauntlet: The Paragraph IV Notice Letter – Delivery and Receipt,” panelist, American Conference Institute’s 2nd Annual Paragraph IV Disputes Conference, April 2008.
  • "Evaluating Various Courtroom Strategies in Different Cases," moderator, IQPC's 4th Patent Strategies Conference, September 2007.
  • “Patent and IP Overview for Drugs and Biologics:Hatch-Waxman, Trade Dress and More,” panelist, American Conference Institute’s Pharma/Biotech Patent Boot Camp, September 2007.
  • “Solving Identified Problems During the Diligence Process,” panelist, American Conference Institute’s Life Sciences IP Due Diligence for Buyers Forum, April 2007.

Professional and Community Involvement

Mr. Marandett is a member of the American Bar Association Intellectual Property and Litigation sections, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.  In addition, he is a board member of the Boston IP Inn of Courts.  Mr. Marandett is also active in the Dana Farber Leadership Council.  He is a past member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

 

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