Mr. Gagala practices in all aspects of domestic and international patent law, with primary emphasis on litigation, dispute resolution, licensing, counseling, and inter partes and ex parte matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Gagala has sweeping experience in contested proceedings. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants as lead counsel in trials and appeals in matters involving patents, trade secrets, and trademarks in United States District Courts and in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board, in arbitration, and in mediation. Mr. Gagala’s experience includes widespread litigation under the Hatch Waxman Act, biosimilars litigation under the BPCIA, interferences involving inventions in biotechnology and chemistry, and litigation in the chemical, medical device, and mechanical arts.
Mr. Gagala counsels and advises numerous domestic and international clients on patent validity, infringement, licensing matters, and post-grant proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as general trademark matters. He has prepared and prosecuted patents for domestic and international clients in a variety of technical fields, especially relating to chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and food science. Mr. Gagala frequently counsels clients on the patentability of their inventions, and on the validity, infringement, and design-around opportunities relating to third party patents, with emphasis on the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnical, medical device, and mechanical arts.