Dominick Conde is a partner at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto and is widely recognised for his experience and accomplishments in patent litigation. For almost 30 years, Mr Conde has tried and argued patent cases, including arguing numerous cases before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and United States District Courts. He is active in all aspects of the firm’s patent practice, focusing particularly on large-scale litigation matters related to chemistry, pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical devices and diagnostics. He has appeared and been lead counsel for numerous major international companies including Astellas Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly & Co, Entegris, LEO Pharma, Merck & Co, Pfizer, Reckitt-Benckiser, Reliable Sprinkler Company, Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis, Aralez Pharmaceuticals, Pernix Therapeutics and Warner Chilcott.
Mr Conde has been widely recognised by many publications as a leader in the life sciences field. He has been recognised as a leading patent lawyer by Chambers (2011 to present); recognised as a top intellectual property law practitioner by Best Lawyers in America (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016); recognised as a leading patent litigator by The Legal 500 (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014); named a leading lawyer, LMG Life Sciences (2012–2014); named a Top 10 Life Science Litigator, Managing Intellectual Property (2013–2015); named an IP star, Managing Intellectual Property (2013–2015); and in 2015 received the Burton Award for an article in the New York Law Journal. Clients have also recognised his skills, talent and expertise: ‘He sees the forest through the trees and never gets tunnel vision. He also understands the need to find business solutions to legal problems and is very pragmatic,’ (IAM Patent 1000 2015 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals); ‘an intellectual giant, but one who can distil complex patent issues into clear, concise and cogent language that anyone can understand. Business leaders like him because of his clarity. Attorneys like him because they know his direct advice is grounded in thorough legal analysis and experience’ (Best Lawyers, 2014); ‘completely stands out in terms of raw intelligence, lawyering skills and putting together the perfect case’ (Chambers USA 2013); and ‘superb litigator’ (IAM Patent 1000 2013 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals); ‘the best trial lawyer in the country for complex medical cases’ (The Legal 500 2012); ‘an outstanding strategist and litigator. If you end up going to trial, he is amazing – nothing gets by him’ (The Legal 500 2011). Mr Conde formerly served as the firm’s managing partner and is currently on the firm’s management committee.