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Rich Kurz

Partner

Rich Kurz

Partner

A skilled intellectual property attorney with an extensive technical and business background.
A skilled intellectual property attorney with an extensive technical and business background.

OVERVIEW

Richard Kurz is a partner in Haug Partners LLP’s New York office. His practice primarily focuses on intellectual property counseling and litigation.  His litigation experience includes numerous district court cases and appeals for innovator life sciences companies concerning biologic and pharmaceutical drug products, with allegations that include patent infringement, inventorship disputes, inequitable conduct, false advertising, breach of contract, and business torts.  This experience includes both brand vs. generic litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act and brand vs. brand cases.  In addition, he assists clients with counseling, due diligence, freedom-to-operate analyses, and licensing and collaboration agreements concerning intellectual property rights, including drafting and negotiating contracts.  He also represents clients for patent and trademark matters in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He has worked with clients in diverse industries that include pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, medical devices, software, computer systems, and materials processing.  Prior to law school, he worked in industry for seventeen years in engineering and manufacturing management positions.  In his spare time, he teaches a course as an adjunct professor at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law titled “Pharmaceutical Patents – Patent Protection and Litigation in the Life Sciences Industry.”

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Shire LLC v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Actavis Elizabeth LLC, Johnson Matthey Inc., Mylan Inc., Roxane Laboratories, Inc., Sandoz Inc., No. 11-3781 (D.N.J.) (consolidated)
  • Shire LLC v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC, No. 14-1736 (Fed. Cir.)
  • Shire LLC v. Mickle, No. 10-434 (W.D. Va.)
  • Shire LLC v. Sandoz Inc., No. 11-1110 (D. Colo.)
  • Shire LLC v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., No. 10-329 (D. Del.)
  • Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. v. Genpharm Inc., No. 07-4661 (D.N.J.)
  • Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. v. Apotex Inc., No. 12-1270 et al. (Fed. Cir.)
  • Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. v. Apotex Inc., No. 13-1128 et al. (Fed. Cir.)
  • Warner Chilcott Co. LLC v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., No. 08-627 (D. Del.)
  • Warner Chilcott Co. LLC v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., No. 14-1439 (Fed. Cir.)
  • Mission Pharmacal Co. v. Virtus Pharmaceuticals, LLC, No. 13-176 (W.D. Tex.)
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Actavis, Inc., No. 14-6102 (D.N.J.)
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc., No. 14-7272 (D.N.J.)
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Par Pharmaceutical Cos., No. 15-326 (D.N.J.)
  • Bayer HealthCare LLC v. Baxalta Inc., No. 16-1122 (D. Del.)
  • Baxalta Inc. v. Bayer HealthCare LLC, No. 17-1316 (D. Del.)
  • Nektar Therapeutics v. Bayer HealthCare LLC, No. 18-1355 (D. Del.)
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Ajanta Pharma Ltd., No. 21-6964 (D.N.J.)
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., No. 21-14268 (D.N.J.)
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Lupin Ltd., No. 21-1293 (D. Del.)
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc., No. 21-17104 (D.N.J.)
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PUBLICATIONS

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AWARDS

  • SuperLawyers New York Metro 2013-2020 Rising Stars, Intellectual Property Litigation

EDUCATION

  • Purdue University (B.S.E.E., 1990)
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center (J.D., 2010) (now known as University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law), Editor-In-Chief, IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review (Volume 50)
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BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Southern District of New York
  • District of Colorado
  • District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • John C. Lifland American Inn of Court
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • IEEE
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LOCATION

New York City
745 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor, 
New York, NY 10151
745 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10151