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Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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|Description||Drew Sommer focuses his practice on complex patent disputes, having appeared in nearly 200 contentious intellectual property matters in jurisdictions across the country and more than 100 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) trials. Drew serves as first-chair trial counsel in litigation, representing clients in district courts and before the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Federal Circuit, and the PTAB. He represents both patent owners and accused infringers in a variety of proceedings, drawing on a deep understanding of the technology at issue and experience in handling a wide-range of patent disputes. Because of the extent of his experience both before the PTAB and the courts, he regularly counsels clients on the interplay between litigation and trial proceedings before the PTAB. He also advises clients on strategic licensing, patent portfolio development, and patent licensing matters.He has experience with a wide range of technologies, including video coding (H.264, H.265), lasers, Internet of Things (IoT), telecommunications, computer hardware and software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and video games. Prior to practicing law, Drew was a patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and he later served as one of the first clerks for the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. ConcentrationsPatent litigation International Trade Commission – Section 337 Litigation Post-issuance patent proceedings, including inter partes review, post-grant review, covered business method patent review (CBM), and ex parte reexaminations Patent prosecution Recognition & LeadershipAwards & AccoladesSelected, Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers, Star Lawyers, 2017-2020 IAM magazine, 2016-2020 Listed, IAM Patent 1000, Post-Grant Proceedings, 2016 and 2020 Listed, IAM Patent 1000: Patent Litigation, Washington, D.C., 2016-2019 Ranked 18th overall by Patexia amongst the Top 100 Best Performing IPR/AIA Trial Attorneys (representing Petitioners or Patent Owners), 2020 Listed, IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2017-2019 Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2014-2019 Listed, Patexia, Top 50 PTAB Practitioners, 2017 Selected, Federal Bar Association, Global fellow, 2016-2017 Selected, The National Law Journal, D.C.’s Rising Stars, 2014 Recipient, Washington Lawyer’s Committee, Pro Bono Leadership Award, 2014|
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