Ralph is the co-chair of the firm’s litigation practice group, and has over 28 years of experience handling patent matters. Ralph has served as lead counsel on numerous cases, and he has successfully represented clients in jury trials, bench trials, and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as in post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board. Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine writes that Ralph is “incredibly client-oriented” and “a composed lawyer who dispatches tricky questions from judges very effectively.”
Ralph has extensive experience in representing generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical litigation. He has appeared as lead counsel in cases involving numerous drug products and has also assisted clients with regulatory and pre-litigation strategies.
Ralph also has experience protecting and defending other technologies, including medical devices, communications networks, cellular telephony, automotive, infrared cameras, and various internet-based technologies. He is a frequent speaker and author on current topics in patent law. Ralph consistently has been named by publications that recognize attorney achievement, having been recognized in multiple years by The Best Lawyers in America, the IAM Patent 1000 —The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, and Chambers U.S.A. Ralph has also repeatedly been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer in patent litigation.