Nielsen Authors Article in Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review Quarterly

March 1, 2014

Matthew C. Nielsen has authored an article in Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (LSIPR) Quarterly (Volume 1, Issue 2). In “Burden of Proof: U.S. Supreme Court Backs Licensees,” Mr. Nielsen discusses the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC, including its holding (reversing the Federal Circuit) that patent owners bear the burden of persuasion when a licensee raises the issue of non-infringement in a declaratory judgment action, and the implications for patent owners and licensees.

Mr. Nielsen is a litigation partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun. He has successfully litigated several high-stakes patent cases, including in jury and bench trials and appeals to the Federal Circuit. He also counsels clients on the strategic protection of their intellectual property and navigating the IP rights of others. He currently serves as a member of the LSIPR editorial board.