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Background

Douglas E. McCann is a Principal in the Delaware office of Fish & Richardson. He leads and tries cases for some of the world’s best known companies in critical patent cases. He has worked for both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of industries. Doug’s practice has an emphasis on life sciences and biotech litigation, and has also included technologies as diverse as medical devices, computer software and hardware, and satellite communications. Doug’s courtroom experience includes jury and bench trials in courts across the country including California, Texas, North Carolina and Delaware, as well as the International Trade Commission. Doug also has represented clients in inter partes review proceedings.

Doug is a member of the District of Delaware Advisory Committee, as well as the faculty of the District of Delaware Federal Trial Practice Seminar, and is a former officer of the Delaware Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson in 2008, Doug was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Delaware and served as both a criminal and civil AUSA with duties including prosecuting and supervising investigation of all manner of complex white collar, money laundering and narcotic cases, and initiating and defending civil litigation in areas including asset forfeiture, health care fraud, environmental, medical malpractice, tort, and employment cases. He has successfully litigated multiple cases before several Courts of Appeal. Mr. McCann was previously a litigation associate in the Delaware office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (2000-2002), and he was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., of the District of Delaware (1999-2000).

After graduating from the Naval Academy, Doug served as an artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Education

J.D., Fordham University School of Law 1999
Fordham Law Review


B.S., United States Naval Academy 1989
History

Admissions

  • Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Clerkships

United States District Court for the District of Delaware, The Honorable Joseph J. Farnan Jr. (retired 2010), 1999 - 2000

Other Distinctions

​"Outstanding IP Litigation – Delaware​," Managing Intellectual Property  ​North America Outstanding IP Litigator Awards Shortlist, 2016

Named "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, 2014 – 2016

Selected for the "IAM Patent 1000″ List for Litigation and Transactions, 2015​ and 2016

Selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leader in his practice area

Named Life Sciences IP Attorney of the Year in Delaware by Corporate INTL Magazine, 2014 and 2015

​Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

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Fish & Richardson Obtains Reversal of $200 Million Patent Verdict Against Gilead After Merck’s “Pervasive Pattern of Misconduct”
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