Richard Maidman

Associate - Boston

Richard Maidman
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617.832.3076

617.832.7000

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Richard Maidman is a litigator in the firm’s Intellectual Property and International Litigation & Arbitration practices. 

Richard’s intellectual property practice focuses on representing clients in patent infringement lawsuits across a range of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and consumer products. Richard also has experience litigating patent cases brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act, and he has represented clients in commercial disputes relating to drug development and product safety.

In his international practice, Richard represents States and private and State-owned entities in commercial and investment treaty disputes before arbitral tribunals under various governing rules. He has represented clients in disputes ranging from intellectual property to construction, energy pricing and supply, power purchase agreements, and environmental cleanup, among others. Richard also represents foreign sovereigns and state instrumentalities in U.S. courts. 

 

Education:

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2011
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 2008

Languages:

English

Representative Experience

Intellectual Property

  • Represented Becton, Dickinson and Company and the University of California in a patent infringement litigation asserting multiple patents covering polymer dyes and their use in flow cytometry, resulting in the negotiation of a favorable settlement just before trial.
  • Defended Biogen in a breach of contract and trade secret suit regarding ownership rights under a collaboration agreement to develop small molecule inhibitors of Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase.  Obtained dismissal of all claims with prejudice.
  • Represented multiple pharmaceutical companies in patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.  Drug products that were the subject of these litigations include protease inhibitors (HIV), triptans (migraine), and statins (cholesterol).
  • Represents nutritional supplement company in patent litigation against competitor.
  • Represented consumer products company in patent litigation concerning pool floats.

International Disputes

  • Chevron Corp. & Texaco Petroleum Corp. v. Republic of Ecuador. Representing Ecuador in an UNCITRAL Rules arbitration brought pursuant to an investment treaty regarding a $9.5 billion judgment issued by an Ecuadorian court against Chevron for pollution and human health damages in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
  • Counsel to entity in ICC arbitration involving a large-scale solar power project.
  • Counsel to an Asian state-owned entity in an UNCITRAL arbitration administered by SIAC arising from drilling and exploration agreements of natural gas reserves.
  • Counsel to an Asian state-owned entity in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising from a change in gas market fundamentals.
  • Counsel to an Asian entity in lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York regarding telecommunications network.
  • Counsel to State in UNCITRAL arbitration regarding trademarks.
 

Honors

  • Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review

Involvement

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
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Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York