Margaret E. Ives

Partner

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Meg Ives is a partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. She has more than a dozen years of experience representing leading technology and life sciences companies in high stakes patent infringement, trade secret, and breach of contract litigation in federal courts across the country. She has also represented clients in connection with inter partes review proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Regarded by clients as a practical, business-minded litigator, Meg has been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2016-2017) and a Rising Star (2011-2015).

Practice Focus

Intellectual Property Litigation: Represents major life sciences companies, medical device companies, and clients in the high tech industry in patent, trade secret, licensing, and other intellectual property disputes.

Representative Engagements

  • Maquet Cardiovascular LLC v. Saphena Medical, Inc., ND Cal: represented Saphena in its defense against Maquet’s claims of patent infringement, breach of contract and Lanham Act violations related to Saphena’s medical device for endoscopic vessel harvesting, and Saphena’s antitrust, unfair business practices, and tortious interference counterclaims.
  • Foundation Medicine, Inc. v. Guardant Health, Inc., D Del & ED Tex: counsel to Foundation Medicine in patent infringement action related to genomic cancer testing using next generation sequencing.
  • Children’s Medical Center Corporation v. Celgene Corporation, D Mass: counsel to Celgene in breach of contract litigation regarding exclusive license agreement related to Revlimid® and Pomalyst® (treatments for cancer).
  • Clean Energy Management Solutions LLC v. FrontPoint Security Solutions LLC, ED Tex: counsel to FrontPoint in patent infringement action related to home automation systems including integrated door locks and garage door openers.
  • Entry Systems, LLC v. FrontPoint Security Solutions, LLC, ED Tex: counsel to FrontPoint in patent infringement action related to home automation systems including integrated door locks.
  • Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., ED Va: counsel to Akamai in patent infringement action related to content delivery methods.
  • Loramax LLC v. John Hancock Funds, LLC, ED Tex: counsel to John Hancock in patent infringement litigation involving technology that enables user contact preference selection.
  • DataMotion Texas LLC v. John Hancock Financial Corporation et al., ED Tex: counsel to John Hancock in patent infringement litigation involving data privacy and security applications.
  • Script Security Solutions, LLC v. FrontPoint Security Solutions, LLC, ED Tex: counsel to FrontPoint in patent infringement litigation regarding portable motion detection systems.
  • Rothschild Connected Devices Innovations v. CPI Security, Inc., ED Tex: counsel to CPI in patent infringement litigation involving systems and methods for creating personalized consumer products.
  • Phoenix Licensing v. Fidelity Investments, Inc., ED Tex: counsel to FMR in patent infringement litigation involving direct mail marketing platform.
  • Versata Software Inc. v. NetBrain Technologies Inc., D Del: counsel to NetBrain in patent infringement litigation related to network mapping software.
  • New England BioLabs, Inc., v. Enzymatics, Inc., D Mass: counsel to New England BioLabs in patent infringement action involving nucleic acid ligand inhibitors to DNA polymerases.
  • Afluo LLC v. Adobe Systems, Inc., D Del: counsel to Akamai in patent infringement litigation and related inter partes review regarding flash media server.
  • Pi-Net International, Inc. v. Payless, Dollar Thrifty, Avis, and Hertz, CD Cal: counsel to multiple defendant car rental companies in patent infringement litigation involving e-commerce technology platforms.
  • Stat Medical Devices Inc. v. Facet Medical Technologies, D Del: counsel to Facet in patent infringement litigation regarding reusable lancets designed for testing blood glucose levels.

Publications and Presentations

  • “The Unwritten Rules: Novel and Creative Strategies and Tactics in Patent Litigation,” panelist, PLI Advanced Patent Litigation Program, November 2017.
  • “Pretrial Litigation,” MCLE New England, Boston, November, 2017
  • “Post-Grant Amendments at the USPTO,” speaker, Boston Patent Law Association, June 2017.
  • "Apotex Sets Stage For Next Fed. Circ. BPCIA Dispute,” author, IP Law360, October 2015.
  • “How Bowman V. Monsanto May Wreak Havoc On Biotechnology,” co-author, Life Sciences Law360, April 2013.
  • “Strategies for Fighting Global Trade Secret Theft,” co-author, IP Law360, September 2012.
  • “Avoiding Trade Secret Litigation in the Life Sciences,” co-author, IP Law360, August 2012.
  • “Preempting Patent Litigation With 3rd-Party Submissions,” co-author, IP Law360, February 2012.
  • “In the Wake of Bilski,” co-author, Law360, June 2009.  

Professional and Community Involvement

Ms. Ives is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Boston Patent Law Association, and the Boston IP Inn of Court, and is Co-Chair of the BBA IP Litigation Committee. She is also on the Board of Directors of Pernet Family Health Services in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

 

 

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