Irene E. Hudson

Partner

New York
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Overview

Irene Hudson concentrates her intellectual property practice on Hatch-Waxman and medical device litigation, representing domestic and international biologics, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. She has a depth of experience coordinating multijurisdictional litigation and managing discovery. Dedicated to her clients’ success, Irene utilizes a creative, organized approach to develop efficient and effective solutions. 

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Hatch-Waxman
  • Represented and achieved trial and appellate victories for plaintiff Allergan in Hatch-Waxman litigation against four separate generic drug manufacturers regarding their Abbreviated New Drug Applications seeking to market generic versions of Allergan’s glaucoma drug, LUMIGAN 0.01%. Allergan Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.)
  • Represented plaintiff Hoffman-La Roche Inc. and Genentech Inc. in four separate Hatch-Waxman patent litigations pertaining to the drug XELODA (capecitabine) used in the treatment of metastatic colorectal and breast cancer. Achieved a favorable settlement for the client. Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Mylan Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Roxane Laboratories Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc.Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Intas Pharm. Ltd. (D.N.J.)
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Patent Infringement
  • Represented a medical device client in a patent infringement action relating to bone fixation devices. Biomedical Enterprises Inc. v. Wright Medical Inc. and Solana Surgical LLC. (W.D. Tex.)
  • Represented Gilead Sciences Inc. in patent litigation concerning its hepatitis C treatments SOVALDI and HARVONI. Gilead Sciences Inc. v. AbbVie (D. Del.); Gilead Sciences Inc. v. Merck Inc. (N.D. Calif.)
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Experience

Hatch-Waxman
  • Represented and achieved trial and appellate victories for plaintiff Allergan in Hatch-Waxman litigation against four separate generic drug manufacturers regarding their Abbreviated New Drug Applications seeking to market generic versions of Allergan’s glaucoma drug, LUMIGAN 0.01%. Allergan Inc. v. Sandoz Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.)
  • Represented plaintiff Hoffman-La Roche Inc. and Genentech Inc. in four separate Hatch-Waxman patent litigations pertaining to the drug XELODA (capecitabine) used in the treatment of metastatic colorectal and breast cancer. Achieved a favorable settlement for the client. Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Mylan Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Roxane Laboratories Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc.; Hoffman-La Roche Inc. v. Intas Pharm. Ltd. (D.N.J.)
  • Represented plaintiff Gilead Sciences Inc. in a Hatch-Waxman case regarding angina pharmaceutical product RANEXA (ranolazine). The case settled favorably after a bench trial. Roche Palo Alto LLC, Gilead Inc., et al. v. Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al. (D.N.J.)
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Patent Infringement
  • Represented a medical device client in a patent infringement action relating to bone fixation devices. Biomedical Enterprises Inc. v. Wright Medical Inc. and Solana Surgical LLC. (W.D. Tex.)
  • Represented Gilead Sciences Inc. in patent litigation concerning its hepatitis C treatments SOVALDI and HARVONI. Gilead Sciences Inc. v. AbbVie (D. Del.); Gilead Sciences Inc. v. Merck Inc. (N.D. Calif.)
  • Represented a fashion client in a patent infringement action relating to smartphone cases. CardShark LLC v. Kate Spade (EDNY).
  • Represented a medical device company in a patent infringement action relating to medical devices for heating nitinol bone staples. Intelifuse Inc. v. Biomedical Enterprises Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented Molecular Probes in a multi-patent and multi-defendant case involving molecular reagents and probes. Enzo Biochem v. Molecular Probes Inc. et al. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented Microsoft in a patent trial relating to video compression and other technologies. The case was tried to a jury verdict in June 2008, and the jury found no infringement of Multimedia Patent Trust’s video patent. Multimedia Patent Trust v. Microsoft Corp. (N.D. Calif.)
Trade Secrets 
  • Represented AirDefense in a trade secrets case involving wireless network security systems and technologies. The case settled. AirDefense Inc. v. AirTight Networks Inc.
  • Represented Lehman Brothers in a trade secret, copyright and unfair competition case involving misappropriation of Lehman’s fixed securities data. The case settled. Lehman Brothers v. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. et al. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented Immtech in an International Code Council arbitration regarding misapropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract involving patent applications and compounds for treating Alzheimer’s disease. Immtech v. Neurochem 
Trade Dress and Trademarks
  • Represented Philip Morris in a trade dress infringement action regarding the famous MARLBORO Cowboy, which resulted in a finding of infringement on summary judgment. Philip Morris v. Cowboy Cigarettes (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented Allied Marketing in a trade dress infringement action relating to high-end watches. Successfully defeated plaintiff’s preliminary injunction motion. The case settled. Cartier v. Allied Marketing (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented Circle Line Statue of Liberty Ferry Inc. in a trademark dispute concerning the famous CIRCLE LINE trademark. Case settled on the merits after a full trial. Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts Inc. v. Circle Line Statue of Liberty Ferry Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Represented registrant car manufacturer Honda in a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board action. Case resolved on summary judgment in favor of Honda. Honda Motor Co. Ltd. v. Winkelmann (CIVIC vs. V.I.C., both for vehicles) 

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Women in IP Law Committee (2012 to 2013, 2015 to 2016)
    • Patent Litigation Committee (2011 to 2016)
  • New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association
  • ChIPs
  • International Trademark Association 
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group

Community

  • Mandalay Elementary School STEAM Program Chair; PTA Treasurer
  • St. Stanislaus Kostka Academy Board of Directors 

Industries

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New York, 2003

Education

  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2002; Articles Editor, Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal
  • B.S., Pharmacy, St. John’s University, 1999

Languages

  • Polish