Sam Deka focuses his practice on patent litigation, with experience in a broad range of technologies, from pharmaceuticals, including Viagra® and Celebrex®, to semiconductors, optical networking components, and 3-D display technology. Mr. Deka is also a registered patent attorney and regularly represents clients in inter partes review proceedings.

While in law school, Mr. Deka worked for the chief in-house intellectual property counsel of a semiconductor design and manufacturing company. While in college, Mr. Deka gained technical research experience as an intern at Bell Labs.

Experience

  • Counsel for Pfizer in a set of patent litigations involving Pfizer’s Xeljanz/Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib citrate) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.  Pfizer Inc. v. Micro Labs USA Inc. et al., 1:17-cv-00158-LPS (D. Del.) and related cases.
  • Counsel for Pfizer in a set of patent litigations involving Pfizer’s Bosulif (bosutinib) for the treatment of leukemia.  Wyeth LLC et al. v Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. et al., 1:16-cv-01305-RGA (D. Del.) and related cases. 
  • Counsel for Cephalon in a patent infringement case involving Cephalon's drug Treanda (bendamustine hydrochloride). Cephalon, Inc. v. Fresenius KABI USA, LLC, 15-cv-00536 (D. Del.).
  • Trial counsel for Acorda Therapeutics in a set of patent infringement cases involving Acorda's drug AMPYRA® (dalfampridine), an oral medication to improve walking in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Actavis et al., 1:14-cv-00882-LPS (D. Del.).
  • Counsel for Pfizer in a patent infringement case involving Pfizer's drug Celebrex® (celecoxib). Pfizer Inc. v. Lupin Pharma et al., 2:13-cv-121 (E.D. Va.).

  • Counsel for Pfizer in defense of a patent infringement action relating to methods of DNA analysis and gene mapping. Genetic Technologies LTD v. Pfizer Inc., 12-cv-00395 (D. Del.).
  • Trial counsel for Nintendo in a patent infringement case involving stereoscopic (3-D) image capture and display technology. Tomita Technologies Int'l Inc. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., 1:11-cv-04256-JSR (S.D.N.Y.).
  • Trial counsel for Pfizer in a patent infringement case involving Pfizer's drug Viagra® (sildenafil). Pfizer Inc v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al., 2:10-cv-128 (E.D.Va.).
  • Counsel for QinetiQ in a patent infringement case involving QinetiQ’s patents on multi-mode interference (MMI) waveguides, Mach-Zehnder interferometers, and related optical telecommunications technologies. QinetiQ Limited v. Oclaro, Inc., 4:10-cv-00080-SBA (N.D.Ca.).

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Temple University School of Law, 2003
  • BS, Physics, Tulane University, 2000
Admissions
  • New York
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Colorado
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
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