Kathleen Crotty litigates cases involving pharmaceutical, medical device and industrial products and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of patent litigation. She brings her statistical knowledge to bear in cases involving sampling techniques, surveys and analyses of clinical and epidemiological data. She also advises clients on potential infringement and validity of patents as well as contractual issues.

Representative Matters

Patent Litigation
All phases of U.S. Patent litigation in both federal and district court for medical device, pharmaceutical, mechanical and industrial concerns.

Successfully represented a major coronary stent manufacturer both in prosecuting and defending patent infringement lawsuits in both federal and district court and in arbitrations resulting in jury verdicts of $324 million and $271 million, an arbitration award of $425 million, and reversal of a $593 million jury verdict in the Federal Circuit.

License Disputes
Successfully represented pharmaceutical and medical device companies in arbitration surrounding disputes with licensees.

Other Matters
Counsels clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters. Successfully litigated federal and state antitrust actions, including a multi-defendant Sherman Act class action trial resulting in a directed verdict.


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York

Professional Activities

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Presenter, “Patent Litigation for the Non-Specialist,” Association of Corporate Counsel Webcast (April 11, 2013)