Christopher Cassella

Locke Lord LLP

Christopher J. Cassella is an associate in the Chicago office of Locke Lord LLP where he is a member of the Firm’s IP Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology and IP Litigation groups. He concentrates his practice primarily on complex pharmaceutical patent litigation matters arising under the Hatch-Waxman Amendments to the Patent Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

His experience ranges from pre-litigation activities, including Paragraph IV Certifications, through initial filings, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, motion practice, and pre-trial phases.

While in law school, in addition to five CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (given to the highest scoring student in each law school class), Chris earned Brief Writing Honors in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition.

He also served on the Executive Board of his law school’s Intellectual Property Association and was a Senior Editor of the law school’s IP Theory journal. He has an advanced degree in biology as well as an undergraduate degree in biochemistry.

Chris is registered to practice in patent matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Experience :

  • Representing generic drug manufacturer in Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning oral formulations of atypical antipsychotic indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and depressive episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder
  • Representing generic drug manufacturer in Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning oral formulations of a combination of an aromatic amino acid decarboxylation inhibitor and an aromatic amino acid indicated for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
  • Representing generic drug manufacturer in Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning oral formulations of endothelin receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Representing generic drug manufacturer in Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning oral formulations of an antidepressant indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder
  • Representing generic drug manufacturer in Hatch-Waxman litigation concerning oral formulations of a sodium-glucose cotransporter inhibitor indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Professional History :

  • Associate, Locke Lord LLP, Chicago, IL (2017)
  • Summer Associate, Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand (2015)

Professional Affiliations :

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Registered Patent Agent

Education :

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2017
  • M.S., Biology, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, 2012
  • B.A., Biochemistry, DePauw University, 2011

Admissions :

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Cost

Rate : $$$

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