Heather M. Schneider

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8685
F 212 728 9685
hschneiderwillkie.com

Heather M. Schneider is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department. Heather’s practice focuses on patent litigation, as well as antitrust issues involving intellectual property. Her litigation experience encompasses an array of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, computer software, medical devices, and chemical products. Her practice also includes client counseling on patent issues, as well as intellectual property issues associated with transactional work including licensing, mergers, and bankruptcy.

In the pharmaceutical field, Heather has played a significant role in litigations and appeals for major life sciences companies involving drug products including: erythropoietin (Epogen), dexmedetomidine (Precedex), rotigotine (Neupro), fingolimod (Gilenya), paricalcitol (Zemplar), argatroban (Argatroban Injection), and amlodipine besylate (Norvasc). In the computer field, Heather appeared before the U.S. and Canadian courts in the Nortel bankruptcy litigation involving the allocation of proceeds from the sale of Nortel’s assets, including a $4.5 billion portfolio of telecommunications patents. Heather has also worked on patent litigation and antitrust issues involving standard-essential patents in the chemical industry.

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Heather M. Schneider is a partner in the Intellectual Property Department. Heather’s practice focuses on patent litigation, as well as antitrust issues involving intellectual property. Her litigation experience encompasses an array of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, computer software, medical devices, and chemical products. Her practice also includes client counseling on patent issues, as well as intellectual property issues associated with transactional work including licensing, mergers, and bankruptcy.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

  • Heather is an Officer and Board Member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association where she is Secretary of the association and liaison to the Young Lawyer’s Committee.
  • Heather is a member of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law and co-author of Frequently Asked Antitrust Questions, Ch. VI, Antitrust & Intellectual Property (ABA 2d Ed. 2013).
  • Prior to attending law school, Heather worked as a Senior Technical Consultant for Hewlett-Packard. She is co-author of the book Mobile Applications: Architecture, Design, and Development (Prentice Hall 2004).