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Education

J.D., The George Washington University Law School

B.S., Cornell University

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Federal Circuits

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Neal is a partner in Wiley Rein’s Intellectual Property Group, where he leads the Patent Litigation Practice. He is a past member of the firm’s Management Committee and currently serves as co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. He concentrates his practice on intellectual property and commercial matters.

Representative Experience

Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation

Neal has extensive experience as lead counsel litigating pharmaceutical patent matters, including Hatch-Waxman/ANDA litigation and inter partes reviews (IPRs). Notable cases concerned the following products:

• apixaban (Eliquis®) • leuprolide acetate (Eligard®)
• aripiprazole (Abilify®) • lurasidone (Latuda®)
• bendamustine (Treanda®) • lenalidomide (Revlimid®)
• cinacalcet (Sensipar®) • olanzapine (Zyprexa®)
• dexmedetomidine (Precedex®) • pomalidomide (Pomalyst®)
• diclofenac (Solaraze®) • rivaroxaban (Xarelto®)
• esomeprazole (Nexium®) • roflumilast (Daliresp®)
• fesoterodine (Toviaz®) • vortioxetine (Trintellix®)

Hardware/Software Patent Litigation

  • Represented appellants in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in successfully reversing the district court’s summary judgment of no infringement. 01 Communique Laboratory, Inc. v. LogMeIn, Inc., 687 F. 3d 1292 (Fed. Cir. 2012).
  • Lead counsel for the defendant accused of infringing patents relating to visual voicemail. Case settled favorably. Brandywine Communications Technologies, LLC v. LG Electronics, Inc., 6:12-cv-00271 (M.D. Fla. 2012).
  • Represented two respondents through trial in defending against allegations of patent infringement relating to three patents covering computer forensic devices. Prevailed on an Initial Determination finding no domestic industry. In the Matter of Certain Computer Forensic Devices and Products, No. 337-TA-799 (2012).
  • Represented complainant as lead counsel in a U.S. International Trade Commission patent infringement action relating to hand-held underground cable and pipe locators. The parties reached a global settlement during the investigation. In the Matter of Certain Underground Cable and Pipe Locators, No. 337-TA-727 (2010).

Other Litigation

  • Representing defendant in connection with the valsartan product liability multidistrict litigation. In re Valsartan N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Contamination Products Liability Litigation, No. 19-2875 (D.N.J. 2019)
  • Lead counsel for defendants in a patent infringement litigation concerning robotic gripping fingers. GMG Gesellschaft Fur Modulare Greifersysteme mbH et al. v. Robotiq, Inc. et al., No. 2:16-cv-573 (E.D.Va. 2017).
  • Represented complainant in a patent infringement action relating to baby strollers and playards. Case settled favorably while summary determination motions were pending. In the Matter of Certain Strollers and Playards, Inv. No. 337-TA-762 (2011).
  • Argued and won a reversal of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (TTAB) canceling the mark at issue. Precedent-setting case confirmed that a mark’s prosecution file history is automatically of record in an inter partes board proceeding and clarified the burdens of proof in a validity-based trademark cancellation proceeding. The Cold War Museum Inc. v. Cold War Air Museum Inc., 586 F.3d 1352 (Fed. Cir. 2009).
  • Represented appellees in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s affirming of the district court ruling on non-infringement and invalidity of patents covering aspects of wrinkle-free shirt seams. TALtech Ltd. v. Esquel Apparel, Inc., 279 Fed. Appx. 974 (Fed. Cir. 2008).
  • Represented respondents accused of infringing design patents covering aspects of the Ford F-150. In the Matter of Certain Automotive Parts, Inv. No. 337-TA-557 (2008).

Affiliations

  • U.S. Council for International Business
    • Co-Chair, Patents Working Group
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Section of International Law, India Committee
  • Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC)
    • Former Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Indo-American Lawyers Council
  • North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA)
    • Former Vice-President, Executive Committee
  • South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC (SABA-DC)
    • Former President

Recognitions

  • Named one of Bisnow’s “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40,” which recognizes up-and-coming lawyers from the Washington, DC metro area who have distinguished themselves with exceptional performance and potential (2016)
  • Named one of DC’s “Super Lawyers” for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine (2014)

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