McDermott’s Columbia succeeds at patent infringement jury trial for BlackBerry

When BlackBerry was threatened with patent infringement that went to the heart of its technology, the company fought back

Sarah Chapin Columbia

When BlackBerry was threatened with patent infringement that went to the heart of its technology, the company fought back. About three months before the trial in NXP v. Research in Motion, BlackBerry (previously known as Research in Motion) brought in Sarah Chapin Columbia, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP and head of the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice group, to serve as lead counsel. Columbia and her team won a complete victory against the plaintiff.

“This was a very important case for BlackBerry,” Columbia told WIPL. “We secured a complete defense victory before a jury trial.”

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Amy I. Stickel

Amy I. Stickel has extensive experience covering the legal, financial and pharmaceutical industries as a writer and editor. A past managing editor of Corporate Legal Times and...

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