Trial boutique Desmarais offers a team of more than 40 attorneys equipped to handle a range of IP litigation, in addition to antitrust, unfair competition, trade secret, fraud and contract claims. The firm has represented many clients in the tech industry, from small players to large Fortune 500 companies, and has appeared on many stages including the ITC, arbitration panels and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. A life sciences client praises the firm's high-stakes litigation abilities: "The Desmarais attorneys are dedicated advocates and highly-effective litigation counsel who have successfully handled some of the company's most important high-stakes patent litigations."
Founding partner John Desmarais, described by one peer as "first rate," is a revered figure in the patent litigation community. He represents such clients as Apple and Cisco. A networking client praises Desmarais as a "top trial lawyer and very responsive to client needs." A medical devices calls him "hands down one of the best trial attorneys in the country," adding "he is on speed-dial for any high profile litigation – and he always takes the call." An IT client calls him a "leader in the industry who can be counted on to win at trial." Paul Bondor's practice focuses on the jury trial of patent infringement disputes. He has won a preliminary injunction for LifeCell Corp. He has also won a stay for Cisco Systems in an antitrust matter. A medical devices client praises him: "I count on him as a trusted adviser who tells it like it is, not what we want to hear."
Michael Stadnick has overseen a multi-defendant biotech litigation leading to approximately $100M in settlement revenue for his client. A life sciences client speaks highly of his work: "Mike and his team's strategic insight, ability to anticipate adversaries' views, and the clear commitment of both he and his colleagues to excellence in litigation and trial practice have resulted in very favorable outcomes for the company." Jon Hohenthaner is active in complex patent infringement litigation. An IT company calls him an "excellent litigator that take the time to understand the client's needs and charts a path to get there."
Desmarais is a New York-based IP boutique largely focused on handling high-stakes patent litigation for technology sector clients. The firm, which is known as a hotbed for deeply experienced trial lawyers, represents plaintiffs and defendants whose products span industries such as semiconductors, telecommunications, software, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, chemicals and transportation.
Founding partner John Desmarais receives regular accolades from peers for his trial acumen and strategic vision with regards to patent litigation and patent licensing. He recently succeeded in having cases for Apple and Cisco stayed, and, working on behalf of Enzo, saw six matters settled under favorable terms. One peer, referencing both Desmarais and the firm more broadly, says, "They are a really good firm! You don't really see the talent until John has out-maneuvered you." Michael Stadnick recently oversaw a multi-defendant biotech litigation matter that led to approximately $100 million in settlement revenue for the client. New York-based Paul Bondor recently won a preliminary injunction for plaintiff LifeCell in a trade secret and unfair competition action. He also defended Cisco in an antitrust matter that was eventually stayed.
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