Drew Alan Hillier

Associate | San Diego

dhillier@mofo.com | (858) 720-5100 dhillier@mofo.com
(858) 720-5100

Drew Hillier is a litigator and former federal law clerk who navigates the most complex intellectual property disputes. 

Drew focuses his practice on patent litigation, with an emphasis on the pharmaceutical, biologic drug, diagnostic equipment, and medical device sectors.

He has helped Fortune 100, Fortune 500, and other sophisticated clients in patent suits in district courts across the country as well as before the PTAB, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, and the Federal Circuit. He has also represented clients in complex matters involving the intersection of patent rights with antitrust, unfair trade practices, trade secrets, and licensing.

Before clerking in a U.S. district court, Drew graduated first in his class and was editor-in-chief of the law review at the University of Connecticut, School of Law, which he attended on a full-tuition merit scholarship. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Saint Louis University, where he earned his B.A. summa cum laude.

Representative Experience

  • Defended a pharmaceutical company in a suit involving dozens of patents from seven patent families directed to controlled release and abuse-deterrent dosage forms in the District of Delaware.
  • Represented an accused patent infringer in district court, including winning a motion to dismiss the patentee’s complaint for failure to state a claim and defeating the patentee’s motion to transfer to the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Defended a patentee in an inter partes review of a pharmaceutical patent.
  • Litigated an inventorship and licensing dispute involving spinal implants in the Southern District of New York.
  • Defended an international law firm in a suit brought by a celebrity rapper involving rights of publicity.
  • Representing a patentee in a suit involving recycling antibody technology in the District of Delaware.
  • Litigating a patent infringement dispute over genetic-sample collection devices in the Southern District of California.
  • Defending an accused infringer in a medical-device patent case in the Southern District of California.
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