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Nicholas F. Lenning

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Nick Lenning is a patent litigator with experience guiding complex cases from initial pleadings through trial and appeal. He has represented clients involving a large range of complex technologies, including media application software, semiconductor devices and other electronic circuitry, data storage technology, chemical and pharmaceutical processes, and mechanical devices.

Mr. Lenning has experience in all phases of patent litigation and assists clients to develop winning strategies on patent infringement, validity, and claim construction. He has drafted dispositive motions and Markman briefs, worked closely with experts to draft reports and prepare for testimony, and managed large-scale document discovery. Mr. Lenning has also been a member of multiple trial teams, crafting opening and closing statements, as well as direct and cross examinations of both expert and fact witnesses.

Mr. Lenning has litigated in courts across the country, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington. Mr. Lenning also has experience with Section 337 trials before the International Trade Commission and Petitions for Inter Partes Review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

In addition to patent litigation, Mr. Lenning has managed complex civil and criminal cases in a range of other subject areas, including products liability, antitrust, general commercial disputes, and fraud.

Mr. Lenning also has significant appellate experience, having drafted petitions for certiorari, amicus briefs, and merits briefs before the United States Supreme Court, as well as appellate briefs before the Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, and D.C. Circuit.

Professional Background

Mr. Lenning served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul L. Friedman of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Lenning was a senior associate with an international law firm in Washington, D.C.

Intellectual Property Litigation
  •  Defending Amazon in patent litigation in the Southern District of Florida concerning Amazon Video’s “X-Ray” feature.
  • Defending Quest Software in patent litigation relating to its data compression and storage technologies.
  • Represented Indivior Inc. in patent litigation in the District of Delaware relating to the company’s billion dollar Suboxone® Film product.
  • Represented Tessera Technologies and Xperi Corporation in patent litigation concerning semiconductor and microelectronic devices.
  • Represented Omniactive Health Technologies in patent litigation before the District of New Jersey and International Trade Commission.
  • Represented the petitioner in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. before the United States Supreme Court in a copyright dispute concerning the first sale doctrine.
Civil Litigation
  • Represented a leading automobile airbag manufacturer in product liability and consumer protection litigation in federal and state courts across the country.
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation in a multi-billion-dollar breach of contract and patent licensing suit.
  • Represented Merck Sharpe & Dohme in multi-state civil fraud and price-fixing litigation in numerous federal and state courts.