HUGH A. ABRAMS is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. His practice involves patent litigation and litigation-related counseling involving patent issues. He has served as lead trial counsel in several cases as well as part of a larger trial team in dozens of litigated patent matters over the past 25 years. He has successfully tried patent cases to juries, district court judges, arbitrators, and administrative law judges involving diverse technologies such as medical devices, pharmaceutical products, metallurgical processes, chemical processes, automotive technology and complex electronics. He has also successfully argued appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Although his current practice focuses on litigation work, Mr. Abrams has written and prosecuted several hundred patent applications, as well as handled complex reissues, reexaminations and appeals in the Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Abrams has spent substantial time in Japan working on matters on behalf of and adverse to Japanese companies and has a limited working knowledge of the Japanese language.