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Charles D. Ossola

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Ossola, Charles D.

Chuck is a trial lawyer whose practice has spanned a broad spectrum of intellectual property litigation for more than 25 years. He has served as lead counsel in numerous patent, trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, copyright, and trade secret lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout the United States. In addition, he has litigated antitrust counterclaims in patent litigation as well as independent antitrust claims arising from the use or enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Chuck’s practice further encompasses Section 337 litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and arbitration proceedings involving intellectual property claims. He is an experienced appellate advocate in intellectual property cases, having argued patent cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and trademark and copyright cases before the regional federal courts of appeals, including the Second, Fourth and Ninth Circuits. 

Representative Experience

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  • Served as lead counsel in patent litigation involving semiconductors, software, communication systems, MRI technologies, pharmaceutical compositions, dermatology products, medical devices, and mechanical systems 
  • Served as lead counsel in numerous Hatch Waxman cases in federal district courts across the country, as well as provided strategic counseling in worldwide pharmaceutical patent litigation
  • Represented clients in Markman hearings, summary judgment proceedings, and Federal Circuit appeals 
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • Villanova University Law School, J.D., 1978 (Member of the Villanova Law Review)
  • Williams College, B.A., History, 1975 (cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, 1979; Virginia, 1978
Professional Recognition
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  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property and Patent Litigation, 2007-2012 and 2014
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – cited for being “about as smart as they come”, 2005 - 2006
  • IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property, 2014
Activities and Affiliations
  • Member: Intellectual Property Owners Association – Amicus Committee (2004 – 2006) and Trademark Committee (2006 – 2007)
  • Advisory Board Member of the BNA Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report
  • Master of the Bench and Founding Member of The Pauline Newman IP American Inn of Court in Alexandria, Virginia
Publications and Presentations
  • "How to Effectively Protect and Enforce Your Company’s Trade Secrets," Intellectual Property Owners Association 42nd Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, September 9, 2014 (moderator)
  • Chuck is a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics through the Practicing Law Institute, the International Trademark Association, and the Intellectual Property Owners Association

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