Stefanie Lopatkinis an intellectual property associate in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Her practice focuses on patent litigation and trademarks, where she has experience drafting petitions for inter partes review, discovery motions and briefs, patent invalidity claim charts, developing noninfringement positions, claim construction positions and consulting experts. Stefanie has also drafted responses to United States Patent and Trademark Office actions rejecting both patent and trademark applications.
Stefanie majored in bioengineering at Binghamton University where she was part of a team that developed an algorithm to better test internal cardioverter defibrillator lead integrity, an algorithm which was presented at the International Conference on Complex Systems in 2011. She then went on to the University of Michigan Law School where she received her degree cum laude. Her coursework focused on patent law, trademark law and copyright law. While attending law school she worked as a summer associate with Hughes Hubbard’s Intellectual Property group and also interned for the Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson.
Intern, the Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson, magistrate judge, Eastern District of New York, June – August 2012
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, No 16-341 (2017). Counsel for TC Heartland in winning reversal of patent venue judgment, supporting lead counsel in successfully urging the Supreme Court to overturn decades of circuit precedent interpreting the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b). Also represented TC Heartland before the Patent Trials and Appeal Board, successfully invalidating one of Kraft’s patents in an inter partes review proceeding.
Bosch v. Costco, 171 F. Supp. 3d 283 (D. Del. 2016). Counsel for Costco in winning summary judgment dismissing claims that Costco’s sale of “hybrid” wiper products allegedly infringed four Bosch patents; also won six parallel inter partes review proceedings holding asserted claims invalid.