Nina Tallon

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 1875
Washington 20006 DC US

Nina S. Tallon’s practice focuses on patent litigation. She has represented clients in jury and bench trials in state courts, federal courts and in Section 337 matters before the US International Trade Commission (ITC). Notably, she has never lost a case before the ITC, and has played a key role in helping the firm reach its streak of more than 25 successful outcomes in Section 337 matters.

Ms. Tallon’s cases have involved technologies such as computer security, microprocessors, digital cameras, flash memory devices, GPS, cellular and wireless communications, user interfaces, acoustics, diagnostic assays, enterprise management computer software and municipal drinking water disinfection.

Ms. Tallon received a JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 2001, where she served as publications editor of The Tax Lawyer, Law Fellow in the Georgetown Legal Research and Writing Program, and as a teacher’s assistant in Advanced Legal Writing in Practice. Ms. Tallon received an AB from Princeton University.

Ms. Tallon is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, and before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ms. Tallon leads the Women’s Leadership Initiative in the firm’s Washington DC office.

Ms. Tallon is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, where she is co-teaching Patent Litigation.

Experience :

  • Co-lead counsel for respondent/defendant— the leading computer, mobile device and media player company— in co-pending ITC, federal district court, and foreign patent infringement proceedings. (ITC Inv. Nos. 337-TA-1065, 337-TA-1093, Civil Action Nos. 3:17-CV-1375-DMS-MDD, 3:17-CV-02398-DMS-MDD, others.)
  • Co-lead counsel for defendant, the leading US processor company, in a patent infringement action filed in the District of Arizona involving four patents (Case No. 2:16-cv-02026-DGC). Following a favorable Markman ruling, the plaintiff stipulated to non-infringement. The case is on appeal.
  • Represented respondent, a leading computer, mobile device and media player company, in a Section 337 investigation involving eight patents before the International Trade Commission (ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-953). The parties settled before any determination.
  • Represented defendant, a leading US processor company, in a patent infringement action filed in the Eastern District of Texas involving six patents relating to Wi-Fi; settled favorably following the court’s Markman ruling (Civil Action No. 2:11-cv-179-MHS-CMC).
  • Represented flash memory manufacturer accused of infringing patents in two successive Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission, each resulting in a Final Determination of no violation (ITC Inv. Nos. 337-TA-526, 337-TA-560).


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2001
  • AB, Princeton University, 1998

ADMISSIONS : District of Columbia, Massachusetts.


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