An accomplished patent litigation attorney, Wanda is creative, analytical and able to focus on the overall picture to develop litigation strategies that align with her clients’ business objectives. She represents clients in a range of technologies, including biotechnology, medical devices, healthcare diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals with a concentration in Hatch-Waxman litigation.
With a decade of experience working as a registered pharmacist in the healthcare and pharmaceutical fields, Wanda is well-versed in Food and Drug Administration guidelines created by the Hatch-Waxman and Biologics Price Competition and Innovation acts, which are crucial to the entry of generic and biosimilar pharmaceutical products. Wanda counsels pharmaceutical clients about the scope and coverage of patents, new drug product exclusivity and litigation strategies related to Paragraph IV certifications filed under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
Represented an American pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman ANDA patent litigation involving its Sprycel® brand kinase inhibitor products. The court adopted proposed constructions for all 15 terms in dispute. The case resulted in a favorable settlement for the client. Bristol Myers Squibb Co. v. Apotex (D.N.J.)
Represented an American pharmaceutical company in patent infringement action involving pharmaceutical products for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection. Obtained a claim construction ruling in favor of the client, which resulted in a win on summary judgment for infringement. Gilead Sciences Inc. v. Merck & Co. Inc., et al. (N.D. Cal.)
Represented an international based pharmaceutical company in a patent litigation involving Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing kits.
Represented a British pharmaceutical company in patent infringement litigation involving its Paxil® brand antidepressant products, which resulted in a favorable settlement.
Represented a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman ANDA patent litigation involving its Clarinex® brand antihistamine products against 21 generic defendants. Obtained consent judgments with injunctions against all defendants. In Re: Desloratadine Patent Litigation (D. N.J.)
Represented a British pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman ANDA patent litigation involving formulation patents covering its branded topical corticosteroid products.
Represented a Japanese pharmaceutical company in Hatch-Waxman ANDA patent litigation involving formulation patents covering its branded cholesterol-lowering products.
Represented a medical device manufacturer in defense of patent infringement involving fiberoptic intra-aortic balloon catheters and pumps. Developed a pretrial strategy that resulted in a favorable settlement agreement shortly after serving invalidity contentions and before the start of fact discovery.
Represented TC Heartland in inter partes review petitions before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office while concurrently defending TC Heartland in a district court patent infringement action and a writ of mandamus appeal before the Federal Circuit. Kraft Food Groups LLC v. TC Heartland LLC (D. Del.)
Represented a leading multinational technology corporation in defense of patent infringement and won summary judgment of invalidity where, after an unfavorable re-examination decision on patent validity, all defendants except the client settled out of the case.
Represented a leading multinational technology corporation in Section 337 proceeding before the U.S. International Trade Commission in a patent infringement action involving LTE technology, which resulted in a favorable settlement. In the Matter of Certain Wireless Communication Equipment and Articles Therein (ITC)
Represented a financial services company in defense of patent infringement involving its prepaid card products. Won on summary judgment of non-infringement and invalidity.
New York Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association: Intellectual Property Section
New York City Bar Association
Minorities in the Profession Committee (2015-Present)
Diversity Pipeline Initiatives Committee (2013-2014)
New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association
National LGBT Bar Association
New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2016-2018)
National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 (2015)