Daniel Roberts
Associate | Philadelphia
Daniel Roberts

Daniel Roberts focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, with a focus on complex patent and trademark matters. He has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Mr. Roberts has represented clients in bringing and defending against Lanham Act, trademark, unfair competition, and false association claims. Mr. Roberts has also represented numerous pharmaceutical companies in patent and antitrust litigation in federal court and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

He was previously a research chemist in the pharmaceutical industry for nearly a decade, specializing in drug product design, high-throughput crystallization, small molecule and protein crystallography, and tech transfer. His research areas were virology (particularly HIV and HCV combination therapies), metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disorders and oncology (particularly PD1/PDL1). He is a named inventor on numerous patents and patent applications, including U.S. Patent No. 8,759,372 (Roberts et al.) directed to a crystal form of a CGRP antagonist. His writing has appeared in Reuters, JD Supra, NYIPLA: The Report, Law360 and Crystal Growth & Design.

Mr. Roberts maintains an active pro bono practice, working with veterans to secure government benefits in the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as assisting victims of battery or extreme cruelty in obtaining lawful permanent residence in the U.S.

  • Genzyme Corp. et al. v. Novartis Gene Therapies et al. USA Inc. et al. (D. Del.). Represented Sanofi and Genzyme in a patent infringement suit involving multiple patents relating to rAAV vectors for gene therapy.
  • Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi (U.S. Supreme Court). Represented Eli Lilly & Co.Ipsen Bioscience, Inc., and Innovent Biologics, Inc. as amici curiae in support of Respondents. Supreme Court unanimously affirmed judgment in favor of Respondents.
  • Jane Street Group v. Millennium Management LLC (S.D.N.Y.). Representing Millennium Management in dispute regarding alleged trade secret theft. Defeated motion for temporary restraining order and won pre-discovery disclosure of alleged trade secrets.
  • Boston Scientific Corporation et al. v. Micro-Tech Endoscopy USA Inc. et al. (D. Del.). Represented Boston Scientific in a patent infringement suit involving multiple patents relating to endoscopic hemostasis clips. Matter settled favorably.
  • Agape Hospice Care v. Agape Care Group (N.D. Ga.). Represented Agape Care Group defending against Lanham Act claims. Successfully defended against issuance of preliminary injunction. Matter settled favorably.
  • The Cousteau Society, Inc. v. Celine Cousteau et al. (D. Conn.; S.D.N.Y.). Represented The Cousteau Society in bringing trademark, unfair competition, and false association claims against competitor. Matter settled favorably.
  • Simon J. Burchett Photography, Inc. v. Alibaba Group (U.S.) Inc. (S.D.N.Y.). Represented Alibaba Group (U.S.) and Alibaba Cloud US LLC defending against copyright infringement claims. Matter settled favorably.
  • TC ICAP Americas Holdings Inc. v. iCap Enterprises, Inc., Hafen, LLC & BitGo, Inc. (W.D. Wash.). Represented BitGo, Inc. defending against trademark infringement and Lanham Act claims. Successfully argued for dismissal based on lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • In re Opana ER Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.). Represented Endo Pharmaceuticals defending against antitrust claims. Jury found for Endo that settlement at issue was not anti-competitive.
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    • University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Chemistry, 2008
    • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2018, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
    • Pennsylvania
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims