Martina Hufnal and Mike McKeon Named Litigators of the Year by Managing IP

Fish & Richardson Principals Martina Hufnal and Mike McKeon have been named "Litigators of the Year" at Managing IP's 2022 Managing IP Americas Awards. Hufnal was named "Litigator of the Year" for the Delaware region, while McKeon was named "Litigator of the Year" for the DC Metro.

Hufnal is an experienced intellectual property litigator in the areas of small molecule pharmaceutical, biosimilar, and chemical litigation. She represents clients in jury trials, bench trials, and PTAB proceedings, and often handles complex matters involving a combination of these proceedings. Hufnal's experience allows her to develop overall strategies to best achieve the business objectives of her clients. Clients describe her as an "outstanding lead counsel" who is "known for her prowess in post-grant proceedings and great in Hatch-Waxman actions."

McKeon has a long record of success representing clients in district court through jury trial wins, while also working to develop paths to victory before trial. He has successfully represented clients in over 40 International Trade Commission cases both as complainants and respondents. Clients have remarked that "Mike is brilliant in court" and called him "a dynamic first-chair litigator."

The Managing IP Awards seek to honor the intellectual property practitioners and firms behind the most innovative and challenging IP work conducted in the past year. Managing IP's analysts obtain information and evaluate data from thousands of firms, IP practitioners, and their clients through interviews, email, and online surveys.