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Susan Morrison (Coletti)

Principal

Wilmington, DE
302-778-8434
morrison@fr.com
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Background

Susan Morrison is the Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Delaware office.  She is a patent trial lawyer and litigator with more than a decade of experience, and has tried cases in venues around the United States, including the District of Delaware, the Eastern District of Texas, the Central District of California, and the International Trade Commission.  Ms. Morrison has extensive experience in Hatch-Waxman and life sciences litigation, representing branded pharmaceutical clients on technologies ranging from topical ophthalmic medications for treating glaucoma to a blockbuster treatment for Hepatitis C.  She also has significant experience in medical device litigation.

Subsequent to the enactment of the America Invents Act, Ms. Morrison has broadened her practice to include post-grant proceedings, including inter partes review (IPR).  She has successfully worked to obtain decisions denying institution on patents for her pharmaceutical clients, both in competitor vs. competitor cases and in challenges brought by hedge funds.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Morrison is actively involved in her community.  She sits on the Board of Directors for Westside Family Healthcare, an nonprofit community health center that provides healthcare to more than 25,000 patients in Northern Delaware and the surrounding area.  Ms. Morrison is also actively involved in the Federal Bar Association for the District of Delaware, serving as a co-coordinator for the Federal Trial Practice Seminar, a one of its kind trial practice program sponsored by the District Court and the FBA, which provides trial practice training to lawyers with less than ten years of experience.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Morrison served as a law clerk for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan for two years, first on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and then at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Morrison worked in an immunology and microbiology lab, designing experiments and performing original scientific research in the area of T cell immunology.

Education

J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law 2005
Staff Member, Temple Law Review
summa cum laude


B.S., Haverford College 2001
Cell Biology
with high honors

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2005
  • Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware

Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, The Honorable Kent A. Jordan, 2005 - 2006

United States District Court for the District of Delaware, The Honorable Kent A. Jordan, 2007

Other Distinctions

Accolades

Selected to join the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017 by the Philadelphia Business Journal

Selected as a one of the 2017 “Women Worth Watching in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal

Named to IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2016 list.

Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2013, 2014, and 2015).

Select Publications

Personal jurisdiction in ANDA cases after Daimler – Has the analysis changed?Fish Litigation Blog (June 23, 2014).

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