An accomplished veteran patent litigator, Brian Coggio combines deep experience, imagination, and skill, representing life sciences companies in high-profile and complex patent-related disputes.
Brian helps clients preserve, protect, and maximize the value of their patents worldwide. With a particular focus on chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, biosimilar, and biotechnology innovations, he excels in litigating infringement claims and favorably resolving other contentious patent-related disputes in and out of court.
Brian has successfully represented clients in high-stakes, game-changing patent matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal, and in cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He coordinates, asserts, and defends clients’ patent-related actions around the globe, including in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands.
Well-reasoned and articulate, Brian presents clear and compelling arguments, achieving winning results through early motions, at trial, and, when necessary, on appeal. Handling Hatch-Waxman Act cases for decades, he has a nuanced understanding of the Act, its history, and its application. As a result, he is exceptionally sought after to handle those cases. He is particularly experienced at resolving biosimilar disputes under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.
From an early DNA sequencing patent infringement win for Harvard Medical School to clarifying the law in big pharma drug cases, Brian has helped protect clients’ most critical innovations. His cases have also included defeating an allegation of patent infringement, which enabled the client to market the drug Aredia to treat bone disorders. Pharmaceutical company clients also rely on Brian to conduct worldwide patent analysis and to prepare validity and infringement opinions on life sciences issues.
Brian speaks on patent-related topics throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Japan. For more than 20 years, he has been teaching a patent litigation course at Fordham Law School and before that at New York Law School.
During college, Brian was a percussionist, playing in jazz and rock bands throughout Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, at weddings, and at school events. Now he enjoys reliving his youth by attending concerts, Broadway musicals, and the opera.