Eric L. Saunders

Associate

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8806
F 212 728 9806
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Eric L. Saunders is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department. Eric’s practice includes experience with patent litigation, at both the trial court and appellate levels, as well as client counseling on intellectual property issues that arise in transactions, including licensing, research and development, and mergers and acquisitions. He is an active member of Willkie’s trademark practice group, with experience advising clients in trademark litigation and trademark prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and abroad. Eric has litigation experience across an array of technologies, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biotechnology.

Eric L. Saunders is an associate in the Intellectual Property Department. Eric’s practice includes experience with patent litigation, at both the trial court and appellate levels, as well as client counseling on intellectual property issues that arise in transactions, including licensing, research and development, and mergers and acquisitions. He is an active member of Willkie’s trademark practice group, with experience advising clients in trademark litigation and trademark prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and abroad. Eric has litigation experience across an array of technologies, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biotechnology.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Roche Diabetes Care v. Insulet Corporation (insulin pump) – Representing Insulet in a patent infringement litigation brought by Roche Diabetes Care regarding the OmniPod insulin delivery system.
  • Amgen v. Hospira (erythropoietin) – Represented Hospira in appeal of one of the first litigations under the BPCIA regarding Epogen.
  • Belcher v. Hospira (epinephrine) – Successfully defended Hospira in ANDA litigation in which patent-in-suit was found invalid by the trial court.
  • Par v. Hospira (epinephrine) – Represented Hospira in appeal of ANDA litigation at the Federal Circuit.
  • Array v. Takeda – Represented Array in an IPR proceeding on Takeda’s compound patent which ultimately resulted in a favorable decision.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Eric is a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • The Bio-Quarterly: Willkie’s Biologics and Biosimilars Newsletter, February 2021
  • The Bio-Quarterly: Willkie’s Biologics and Biosimilars Newsletter, November 2020
  • The Bio-Quarterly: Willkie’s Biologics and Biosimilars Newsletter, July 2020
  • Willkie Obtains Significant Victory for Hospira in Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation, April 6, 2020
  • The Bio-Quarterly: Willkie’s Biologics and Biosimilars Newsletter, April 2020
  • The Bio-Quarterly: Willkie’s Biologics and Biosimilars Newsletter, January 2020
  • The Bio-Quarterly: Willkie’s Biologics and Biosimilars Newsletter, October 2019
  • The Bio-Quarterly: Willkie’s Biologics and Biosimilars Newsletter, July 2019
  • The Bio-Quarterly: Willkie’s Biologics and Biosimilars Newsletter, April 2019
  • The Bio-Quarterly: Willkie’s Biologics and Biosimilars Newsletter, October 2018

Recognition, Honors & Awards

New York State Bar Association “Empire State Counsel 2019” for commitment to serving pro bono clients.

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Recognition, Honors & Awards

New York State Bar Association “Empire State Counsel 2019” for commitment to serving pro bono clients.

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