Aldo Badini is co-chair of Winston’s Technology Antitrust Group and a first-chair trial lawyer with over 35 years of experience litigating antitrust and patent matters and the intersection of the two. Aldo’s principal areas of practice include antitrust and unfair competition litigation patent litigation, complex commercial litigation, arbitration and contract disputes. He has extensive experience litigating Sherman Act Section 1 and 2 cases in numerous industries, including the steel, coffee, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and electronics industries. Aldo has successfully defended clients against predatory pricing allegations and has had extensive involvement in Robinson-Patman and state antitrust cases. He served as trial counsel for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in a landmark 10-week Sherman Act antitrust jury trial with potential damages in the tens of billions of dollars at stake, in which the court granted defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law. He was counsel for MedImmune in its successful US Supreme Court case relating to patent licensing issues. Aldo has also been involved in numerous software, semiconductor, biotechnology and medical device patent matters. His experience includes various Markman hearings, jury and judge trials, and intellectual property due diligence and licensing negotiations. He has experience with intellectual property issues relating to standard essential patents and standard setting organisations, including possible antitrust claims that may arise in that context.