Diana G. Santos

Associate

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8460
F 212 728 9460
dsantoswillkie.com

Diana Santos is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department. She has advised major technology, automotive, pharmaceutical, consumer product, and medical device companies in the development of offensive and defensive legal strategies. Diana has experience in a variety of patent litigation stages, and has represented clients in various forums, including district courts, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the American Arbitration Association. She has counseled clients on IP issues in licensing, research and development, and acquisition agreements and investments. Also, Diana has advised clients on branding, trademark, and copyright issues and conducted strategic investigations concerning advertisements and consumer law.

Diana is a member of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF Líderes Board and the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division former President. Diana is also a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Programs Committee.

Diana Santos is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department. She has advised major technology, automotive, pharmaceutical, consumer product, and medical device companies in the development of offensive and defensive legal strategies. Diana has experience in a variety of patent litigation stages, and has represented clients in various forums, including district courts, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the American Arbitration Association. She has counseled clients on IP issues in licensing, research and development, and acquisition agreements and investments. Also, Diana has advised clients on branding, trademark, and copyright issues and conducted strategic investigations concerning advertisements and consumer law.

Diana is a member of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF Líderes Board and the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division former President. Diana is also a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Programs Committee.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

  • LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Líderes Board Member
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Fordham University, School of Law, Recent Graduates Committee & Alumni Attorneys of Color Affinity Group
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • The Cooper Union's Alumni Association, former council member

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • Diana Santos (moderator), “Licensing Strategies in View of Lexmark and Promega,” NYIPLA One-Day Patent CLE Seminar, Nov. 16, 2017.
  • Diana Santos (moderator), “Are You In? Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility,” HNBA Annual Conference, Sept. 7, 2017.
  • Santos, Diana, co-editor. Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (Vol. 12, Chapter 128: Federal Claims Based on Land Use Regulation), 4th ed. Vol. 12. American Bar Association Section of Litigation, 2016.
  • James Meyers and Diana Santos, “Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc.: Move Quickly to File CBM and Stay District Court Litigation,” Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (December 5, 2014)
  • Michael P. Kahn and Diana Santos, “A Return to Opinion of Counsel – A “Good-Faith Belief” as a Defense to Inducement: Commil v. Cisco,” NYIPLA (August/September 2014 Bulletin)
  • James Batchelder and Diana Santos, “Tech Companies Should Soon Find It Easier to Punish Bad Faith Patent Litigation Tactics,” Inside Counsel (Jan. 24, 2014)
  • Denise L. Loring and Diana Santos, “Statutory Patent Reform and Its Effect on Patent Infringement Litigation,” Practising Law Institute, Patent Litigation 2011 Program (November 2011)
  • David S. Chun, Kenneth B. Herman, and Diana Santos, "ITC has become a more attractive forum for nonpracticing entities," The National Law Journal (May 2011)
  • Hudnell III, Lewis E. and Santos, D.G., “The Closing Bell for Business Method Patents,” Law360 (Sept. 9, 2009)
  • Winkelstein, B.A. and Santos, D.G. “An Intact Facet Capsular Ligament Modulates Behavioral Sensitivity and Spinal Glial Activation Produced by Cervical Facet Joint Tension,” Spine Volume 33, Issue 8 (April 15, 2008)
  • Santos, D.G. and Winkelstein, B.A. “Persistent Pain from Facet Joint Tension Requires Mechanical Loading of the Facet Joint Capsule,” Orthopaedic Research Society, 52nd Annual Meeting (March 2006)
  • Guest commentator, “A Tu Lado,” a Univision evening news consumer rights segment concerning patent applications (July 2012)