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Karen L. Hagberg

Partner
New York, (212) 468-8032
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Karen L. Hagberg is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Hagberg’s practice focuses on litigation and arbitration of complex commercial cases.

Ms. Hagberg advises both domestic and international companies on IP-related issues, including patent licensing and litigation, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters. She has represented clients in a variety of industries, including electronics, pharmaceuticals, entertainment and media and aerospace. Ms. Hagberg has led a number of patent disputes in venues around the world.

In addition to her IP practice, Ms. Hagberg has overseen a number of internal investigations involving claims of price-fixing and unfair business practices. She has also prosecuted and defended cases for U.S. and non-U.S. clients in areas including business torts, theft of trade secrets and unfair competition.

Ms. Hagberg spent five years in the Tokyo office, where she headed the firm’s Asia litigation practice. During her time in Tokyo, she advised some of Japan’s largest corporations on patent licensing issues and represented those companies in patent litigation in the U.S., Japan and Europe. She returned to New York in the fall of 2002, where she served as that office’s Managing Partner until 2008.

Ms. Hagberg is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Circuit and New York State bar associations, and AIPLA. She is the former co-chair of the Intellectual Property Arbitration Subcommittee of the ADR Section of the American Bar Association. She was a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association.

She is a frequent lecturer in locales throughout the U.S. and Asia on U.S. and international legal issues relating to intellectual property rights.

Ms. Hagberg is recommended by Super Lawyers 2012 and Legal 500 U.S. 2009.

Ms. Hagberg received her B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and her J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School. She served as law clerk to the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in the Southern District of New York from 1986-1987.

Pioneer Corporation v. Samsung SDI, Ltd.
(Eastern District of Texas). Obtained a jury verdict of $59 million for Pioneer plus a finding of willful infringement by Samsung in a patent infringement case. The case involved plasma display technology.
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.
(Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit). Represented Sandoz in an appeal related to Copaxone, Teva’s $4 billion multiple sclerosis drug. Achieved victory when the Federal Circuit ruled that five of the nine patents covering Copaxone are invalid.
ICU Medical v. RyMed Technologies
(District of Delaware). Achieved a favorable jury verdict in a patent infringement case for our client ICU Medical. ICU alleged that RyMed infringed ICU’s patents related to needle free connectors for IV systems. The jury found that RyMed’s InVision Plus IV connector infringes two patents owned by ICU. ICU is a pioneer in this field and its patents and technology cover important and fundamental developments in the intravenous access device area.
Fujitsu Ltd. v. Samsung SDI Co. Ltd.
Co-lead counsel for litigation in ten jurisdictions globally including the Northern District of California, the Eastern District of Virginia, the International Trade Commission (ITC), Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. Both ITC proceedings went through hearings. Cases settled with a cross-license favorable to Fujitsu.
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