John Bennett, a partner in Goodwin’s IP Litigation Group, represents leading companies in high-stakes disputes involving intellectual property and complex technology. Mr. Bennett has over 15 years of experience trying cases on behalf of clients like Teva Pharmaceuticals, Fresenius Kabi and Actavis Pharmaceuticals. He has developed expertise representing both plaintiffs and defendants in pharmaceutical patent disputes brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Mr. Bennett’s engagements have included trial representation before various federal courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, appellate representation before the Federal Circuit and other courts of appeal and work on numerous patent and trade secret cases involving a variety of technologies including medical devices, telecommunications and internet content delivery systems.

Mr. Bennett also performs pro bono work and his engagements have included federal litigation which led to the parole of a Mariel Cuban refugee client detained by the federal government for over 14 years.

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Mr. Bennett’s recent representations include:

  • Trial and appellate counsel for Teva Pharmaceuticals in patent litigation concerning its blockbuster innovative treatment for multiple sclerosis, Copaxone®. After two bench trials, Teva prevailed on all nine patents asserted and the Federal Circuit affirmed the judgment as to four of the asserted patents. The case was subsequently appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in a landmark victory for Teva on the standard of review in claim construction in Teva v. Sandoz.
  • Trial counsel for Actavis Pharmaceuticals as generic defendant in patent litigation concerning the ulcerative colitis drug UCERIS®. The U.S. District Court, District of Delaware ruled at trial that Actavis’ product did not infringe the asserted patents.
  • Lead counsel for Fresenius Kabi as generic defendant in patent litigation concerning the oncology drug KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib) pending before the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware.
  • Lead counsel for Fresenius Kabi, Gland Pharma Ltd. and USV North America as generic defendants in patent litigation concerning the bone disorder treatment Zometa® brought in the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.  Favorable settlements were obtained.
  • Trial counsel for Teva Pharmaceuticals in patent litigation concerning its branded treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Azilect®. After a bench trial, the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey found Teva’s patent valid and infringed.
  • Lead counsel for Fresenius Kabi in Patent Trial and Appeal Board inter-partes review proceeding concerning patent covering Fresenius’s branded parenteral anesthetic, Diprivan®.  
  • Trial counsel for Fresenius Kabi as generic defendant in patent litigation concerning the intravenous acetaminophen product OFIRMEV®. The case settled favorably.
  • Trial and appellate counsel for Teva Pharmaceuticals as a generic defendant in patent litigation concerning Sanofi-Aventis’s blockbuster treatment for deep vein thrombosis, Lovenox®. After a bench trial, the U.S. District Court, Central District of California ruled that the asserted patent was unenforceable due to inequitable conduct. This ruling was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
Professional Activities

Mr. Bennett is a member of the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Bennett was an associate with Palmer & Dodge in Boston, where his practice focused on intellectual property matters.

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Education

J.D., 2000
Boston College Law School
B.A., 1996
Dartmouth College

(cum laude with high honors)

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Massachusetts

Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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