(Chicago, Ill. and Atlanta, Ga.) Meredith Martin Addy, co-founder and a partner at boutique intellectual property and corporate litigation firm AddyHart P.C., has been named an LMG Life Sciences Star for 2020 by LMG Life Sciences as one of the preeminent Life Sciences practitioners in the US, in recognition of her ongoing work in patent strategy and management, patent litigation, and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation in the US.
Addy co-founded AddyHart P.C. with fellow litigator Robert P. Hart in January 2019. She has handled more than 50 cases in US district courts and more than 60 appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including multiple litigations Addy has spent her career counseling high-profile companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, software, and technology industries, developing and executing strategies to achieve the most efficient approach to realizing her clients’ goals with respect to intellectual property portfolios and in litigation.
Addy has represented pharmaceutical companies in patent litigations from filing through trial and appeal, and relating to a wide range of branded and generic drug products, including bimatoprost, budesonide, caspofungin, cefdinir, doxercalciferol, duloxetine, enoxaparin, esomeprazole, galantamine, levoceterizine, metformin, omeprazole, pantoprazole, pregabalin, repaglinide, ropivacaine, sevelamer, venlafaxine and zolpidem. She has assisted district courts in several cases as a Special Master under F.R.C.P. § 706 and as a Court-Appointed Expert under F.R.C.P. § 53, handling various aspects of complex patent cases and advising courts on discovery; claim construction and patent validity; summary judgment proceedings; pre-trial proceedings, and trial.
Before founding AddyHart P.C., Addy held leadership positions at several AmLaw 100 law firms. She has testified to the US Congress on the state of patent law and the Federal Circuit. She has received multiple legal industry accolades, including being named by Chambers USA to Band 1 from 2006 to the present; being named to Best Lawyers from 2007 to the present; being named an Illinois Super Lawyer, and a Top 50 Female Super Lawyer in Illinois for 15 years running; and for the last two years being the only female attorney named to Band 1 for IP Law in Illinois by Chambers USA.
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