SAMUEL N. TIU is an accomplished IP litigator. Sam litigates in the areas of patents and trade secrets and has litigated IP cases in a wide variety of technologies including industrial and chemical processes, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, computer animation and graphics, video and data transmission, network technology and video display technology.
- Amgen v. Sandoz (D.N.J.) – Successfully tried and obtained a permanent injunction for Amgen in the biotech industry’s first major biosimilar litigation with Sandoz and protecting Amgen’s rights to its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis biopharmaceutical.
- Spine Solutions, Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek (W.D. Tenn.) – Successfully tried and secured a jury verdict of infringement and validity for Synthes and Spine Solutions (now part of Johnson & Johnson) for a patent relating to spinal disc replacement, and obtained entry of a permanent injunction against Medtronic Sofamor Danek’s lumbar artificial disc products. Jury verdict of validity and 18% royalty upheld on appeal.
- Hanwha v. LONGi Solar Technology – Representing LONGi Solar in its defense against Hanwha’s patents relating to solar cell composition and manufacture in the ITC and PTAB and securing a favorable claim construction ruling that was dispositive of the infringement issue.
Sam is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and also counsels clients on various aspects of intellectual property including, intellectual property procurement strategies, licensing, and due diligence. Managing Intellectual Property named Sam a “Patent Star” for 2019. Before starting his legal career, Sam worked in the biotechnology industry for seven years. He has a technical background in microbiology and molecular genetics, and is also fluent in Chinese and Tagalog.