Kevin J. Culligan
Shareholder
PROFILE
EXPERIENCE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

Kevin’s Profile

Kevin Culligan is a Shareholder and member of Maynard Cooper’s Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property Protection practice groups. He has focused his practice for more than 35 years on the litigation, trial, arbitration and appeal of intellectual property matters, concentrating primarily on patent, trade secret and unfair competition cases in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology and financial services. Kevin also has extensive licensing experience, including the development and execution of licensing and enforcement programs involving patent portfolios that include hundreds of patents.

In 2014 and 2016, Kevin was honored as one of the best of the best patent litigators in the country and in 2014 as one of the 30 best practitioners in the field worldwide by The Legal Media Group. He has also been recognized for his patent litigation work by Managing Intellectual Property and IAM, and was named as one of the preeminent life sciences practitioners in North America in Euromoney LMG’s 2012 and 2014 editions of “Life Sciences”.

Kevin lectures on various intellectual property law matters, and he has served as a faculty member for organizations that include the Practising Law Institute and the American Conference Institute.

Before joining Maynard Cooper & Gale, Culligan was a partner in Goodwin Procter’s IP Litigation Group, Patent Litigation Practice and FinTech Practice. He earned an A.B. in Biology from Colgate University in 1976 and a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1980, and was a partner for many years at Fish & Neave before that patent litigation firm merged with another firm in 2005.

Kevin’s Experience

  • Defense of leading multinational high technology company in patent infringement actions in which the plaintiff claims the company infringed patents directed to online, bi-directional transactions in real time
  • Defense of a subsidiary of a leading banking association and payments company in an action for alleged breach of contract, business torts and fraud, and for alleged civil RICO violations and violations of the antitrust laws
  • Defense of multinational banking and financial services company in patent infringement action in which the plaintiff claimed that three patents posed a fundamental challenge to the company’s ability to provide its clients and customers with online banking services that enable bi-directional transactions in real time
  • Defense of Bank of America’s and Merrill Lynch’s mobile banking services and smart phone applications in a complex Multi-District Litigation in which the plaintiff alleged infringement of four patents
  • Defense of Bank of America in a patent infringement action in which the plaintiff alleged that Bank of America employs infringing methods and systems that enable clients and customers to transmit secure messages across insecure networks
  • Defense of Teva in a patent infringement action commenced by Pfizer under the Hatch-Waxman Act in response to Teva’s challenge of the patent that Pfizer listed in the “Orange Book” to protect VIAGRA®, Pfizer’s drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction
  • Defense of Teva in an action for patent infringement filed by Novartis under the Hatch-Waxman Act in response to Teva’s filing of an ANDA seeking approval to market a generic version of Novartis’s drug TOBI®
  • Represented Merck KGaA in an international arbitration proceeding against ImClone in which Merck obtained indemnification for losses associated with breaches of provisions in a patent license and development agreement that relates, among other things, to therapeutic compositions that combine EGF receptor-targeting monoclonal antibodies and anti-neoplastic agents for the treatment of cancer
  • Defense of Insulet in an action for patent infringement involving wearable, radio controlled insulin pumps used by people with certain forms of diabetes

Kevin’s Awards

  • Legal Media Group’s Euromoney Institutional Investor, named to the list of  “Leading Patent Litigators in the U.S.” in 2012 and 2014; “Best of the Best USA” in 2014 and 2016, 2014 “Best of the Best Patent Litigators Worldwide”
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Litigation: Intellectual Property and for Litigation: Patent (2005-present)
  • New York Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation and Appellate (2006 – present)
  • Managing Intellectual Property’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Experts
  • Euromoney LMG Life Sciences Guide, named “Life Sciences Star” in 2012 and 2014
  • Euromoney LMG Life Sciences, named to the 2010 “World’s Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators”

Kevin’s Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA)
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:New York
U.S. District Court:New York(Eastern, Southern, Western)
U.S. Court of Appeals:Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
EDUCATION
Cornell Law School (1980, J.D.)
Colgate University (1976, A.B.)
Publication
Patent-Quality Org Backs PTAB Amendment Regs At Fed. Circ.
Blog
Maynard Cooper & Gale Enters New York Market to Extend IP Capabilities; Provide Coast-to-Coast Reach For Clients
Veteran Attorneys Kevin Culligan, John Hanish and John Hintz to Open Firm’s New Manhattan Location   Maynard Cooper & Gale, a full-service law firm headquartered in Birmingham,...
Event
15th Annual Summit on Protecting Innovations in the Financial Services Industry
News
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE RECEIVES RECOGNITION IN RECENT U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS “BEST LAW FIRMS” AND SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard Cooper in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, L...
News
116 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE 2019 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA©
Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in...
News
95 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS DISTINGUISHED IN THE 2017 SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 95 attorneys have been selected as 2017 Super Lawyers, including 90 among the firm’s Alabama office locations, two in the firm’s New York office, and three in its San Francisco office....