Michael P. Stadnick
Michael P. Stadnick
Partner
PHONE: 212-351-3422 FAX: 212-351-3401
Michael P. Stadnick is an experienced litigator and a partner in the firm. His practice focuses on complex trials and appeals involving patent infringement, antitrust claims, and related technical matters. He has served as trial counsel in cases involving a broad range of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, computer hardware and software, electronics, semiconductors, and telecommunications technology.
 
Recently, Mr. Stadnick represented Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. in several litigations concerning nucleic acid probe technology that resulted in settlements yielding nearly $100 million.
 
Mr. Stadnick and others from Desmarais LLP secured a complete defense verdict for Cisco Systems against VirnetX Inc. in a case where VirnetX sought over $250 million in damages.
 
Along with John Desmarais, Mr. Stadnick and other  Desmarais LLP attorneys won a then record-setting $1.54 billion jury verdict on behalf of Lucent Technologies against software giant Microsoft Corporation—a result widely reported at the time as the largest patent jury verdict in history.  In another patent infringement jury trial, also on behalf of Lucent Technologies against Microsoft, Mr. Stadnick and others from Desmarais LLP won a favorable jury verdict and judgment totaling $512 million, at the time one of the top five largest patent verdicts in history.  Later, Mr. Stadnick and other Desmarais LLP attorneys also successfully obtained a complete defense verdict for Lucent Technologies against Microsoft in a case involving over a dozen Microsoft patents.
 
Early in his career, Mr. Stadnick helped lead the successful defense of Infineon Technologies against Rambus Inc. in a case that resulted in dismissal based on litigation misconduct and unclean hands.
 
Prior to co-founding Desmarais LLP, Mr. Stadnick practiced as a partner in the Intellectual Property group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Courts

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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Representative Matters

  • Represented Apple Inc. against Chestnut Hill Sound, Inc. in patent infringement litigation involving media player technology.
  • Represented Enzo Biochem, Inc. against, among others, Abbott Laboratories, Affymetrix, Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., Becton, Dickinson & Co., Hologic, Inc., Illumina, Inc., Life Technologies, Corp., Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. in patent infringement litigations involving nucleic acid based analytical and diagnostic products.
  • Represented GlaxoSmithKline against Genentech Corp. in a patent infringement litigation involving the monoclonal antibody products Herceptin and Lucentis.
  • Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. against VirnetX Inc. in patent infringement litigation involving virtual private network technology.
  • Represented Intellectual Ventures in patent infringement litigation against Xilinx, Inc., Altera Corp., Microsemi Corp., and Lattice Semiconductor Corp. involving FPGA technology.
  • Represented IBM Corp. against Semcon Tech, LLC in patent infringement litigation concerning semiconductor wafer planarization technology.
  • Represented GlaxoSmithKline against Apotex, Inc. in a patent infringement and antitrust litigation involving the prescription antidepressant pharmaceutical Paxil.
  • Represented GlaxoSmithKline in consolidated direct and indirect purchaser class action antitrust litigations involving the prescription antidepressant pharmaceutical Wellbutrin XL.
  • Represented Masonite Corp. against JELD-WEN Inc. in a patent infringement litigation involving wood composite materials.
  • Represented Alcatel-Lucent against Microsoft Corp., Dell Inc., and Gateway, Inc. in a multi-patent litigation involving digital video compression, perceptual audio coding, user interface, and communications protocol technologies.
  • Represented Micron Technology, Inc. against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a patent infringement litigation involving semiconductor lithography mask technology.
  • Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. against Fenner Investments, Ltd. in a multi-patent infringement litigation involving mobile data technologies.
  • Represented Lucent Technologies, Inc. against Broadcom Corp. in a multi-patent litigation involving modem technology.
  • Represented Agere Systems, Inc. against Atmel Corp. in a multi-patent litigation involving semiconductor process technology.
  • Represented Infineon Technologies, Inc. against Rambus Inc. in a complex patent infringement, antitrust, unfair competition, R.I.C.O., and fraud litigation involving dynamic random access memory technologies.

EDUCATION

New York University School of Law, J.D., 2000, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

University of Pennsylvania, M.S., Molecular Biology, 1997

Wesleyan University, B.A., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, 1994

ADMISSIONS

2001, New York

CONTACT

NYC

230 Park Avenue,
New York, New York 10169
P: 212-351-3400
F: 212-351-3401