Amy R. Lemyre - Partner

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Amy R. Lemyre

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San Francisco
Phone: +1 415-439-1453
Fax: +1 415-439-1500
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Professional Profile

Amy Lemyre's practice focuses on patent litigation across various technology sectors, including cellular telephony, wireless communications, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology.  She has represented clients in proceedings in district courts throughout the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the District of New Jersey and the District of Delaware, as well as before the International Trade Commission.  Amy has also prosecuted patent applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and advised clients in the development and protection of their intellectual property portfolios.

Representative Matters

Defended Fortune 100 company in patent litigation regarding wireless technologies brought by large patent holding company in the Eastern District of Texas; represented same in declaratory judgment proceedings regarding emerging wireless technologies in the Northern District of California.

Defended group of television and film studios against patent infringement charges regarding DVD technology brought by patent holding company in the Eastern District of Texas.

Represented cellular telephony chip manufacturer in multidistrict litigation; member of trial team that obtained willful infringement jury verdict in the Central District of California for same.

Represented brand-name pharmaceutical drug company in ANDA litigation in the District of New Jersey.

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Oversight Committee for the Management of Institutional Financial Interests in Research, University of Louisville (2004 - 2005)

Member, Center for Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine (2004 - 2005)

Other Distinctions

Lecturer, Who Owns Life? Allocating Financial Benefits of Genetic Research: Legal and Ethical Perspectives, Continuing Legal Education Series funded by the Department of Energy (2006 - 2008)


Schofield, A.R. & Chezem, L.L., Public Health Law Bench Book for Indiana State Courts (2005), available online at

Schofield, A.R. The Demise of Bayh-Dole Protections Against the Pharmaceutical Industry's Abuses of Government-Funded Inventions, 32(4) J. L. Med. & Ethics 777 (2004).

Schofield, A.R. The Federal Government's Role in a Bayh-Dole Economy: Moving Toward More Effective Public Health Protections, 3(21) Med. Res. L. & Policy 851 (Nov. 3, 2004).

Schofield, A. & Weaver, L.D. Health Care Fraud, Fifteenth Survey of White Collar Crime, 37 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 617 (Spring 2000).

Prior Experience

Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation (7/2007 - 4/2008)

WilmerHale LLP and Hale and Dorr LLP, Associate, Intellectual Property/Intellectual Property Litigation (10/2001 - 1/2004, 11/2005 - 7/2007)

University of Louisville School of Medicine, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, Assistant Professor, and Center for Public Health Law Partnerships, Project Director (2/2004 - 9/2005)


Central District of California (8/14/2007)

Northern District of California (8/10/2007)

Southern District of California (8/10/2007)

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