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Fish & Richardson Principal Martina Tyreus Hufnal Named 2019 “Influencer of Law – Rising Star” by the Philadelphia Inquirer

March 18, 2019

Press Release

Fish & Richardson Principal Martina Tyreus Hufnal Named 2019 “Influencer of Law – Rising Star” by the Philadelphia Inquirer

March 18, 2019

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Fish & Richardson principal Martina Tyreus Hufnal has been named a 2019 “Influencer of Law – Rising Star” by the Philadelphia Inquirer for her significant legal and community accomplishments. Hufnal will be honored at an event in Philadelphia on March 26, 2019.

Hufnal was selected for her impressive trial work on high stakes patent litigation for clients such as Microsoft, Gilead Sciences, Allergan, iCeutica, Chemours, and Johnson Matthey. She was a key member of the trial team that won the February 2018 judgment as a matter of law reversal of a $2.5 billion verdict against client Gilead in federal court in Delaware. In 2017, she co-led and won an important jury trial in D. Del. for Microsoft against a well-known patent assertion entity, which typically acquire patents but does not practice the underlying technology.

Hufnal is head of Fish’s Next Gen Lawyer Initiative, an innovative program that works to provide young attorneys with the training and opportunities to have more “stand up” experience in court. She also serves on the District Court Advisory Committee for the District Court of Delaware, and is active in the Federal Bar Association, where she previously served as the Executive Board co-chair of the IP section and coordinated the Federal Civil Panel. She has worked for over a decade as a guardian ad litem for children in foster care in Delaware.

Hufnal received her J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in 2005 and her B.S.C.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware in 2002. She clerked for the Honorable Judge Sue L. Robinson in the United States District Court of Delaware from 2005-2006.