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Sandra J. Badin

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Education

  • Harvard Law School (JD)
  • Columbia University (MPhil)
  • York University (MA)
  • University of Toronto (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Sandra has broad experience litigating patents before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the US International Trade Commission, and the federal district courts. She has represented clients in a wide range of technology fields, including telecommunications and handheld devices, LCD displays, graphics processing units, medical records processing, electronic point-of-sale systems, high-density plasma cutting torches, dental materials and processes, specialty fabrics, and financial and business methods. Sandra also maintains an active pro bono practice and has co-authored amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on behalf of state and national domestic violence organizations.

While in law school, Sandra held an Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowship in Ethics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and served as a judicial extern to Justice Lorene B. Ferguson of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court. She also served as a teaching and research assistant to several of her law school professors, and as a senior thesis adviser to several undergraduates at Harvard College.

Representative Matters

Federal Circuit

  • Preservation Wellness Technologies LLC v. NextGen Healthcare Information Systems LLC et al - 2016-2193, 2016-2194, 2016-2195 (Fed. Cir.) Successfully represented at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to affirm an Eastern District of Texas ruling from May 2016 that held unpatentable a medical records patent asserted by Preservation Wellness against long-time client NextGen Healthcare. Mintz Levin also argued on behalf of co-appellees Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. and Epic Systems Corp. NextGen Healthcare provides electronic health record, financial, and health information exchange solutions for myriad healthcare organizations and the infringement allegations threatened “Patient Portal,” a key component of the company’s service.
  • Straight Path IP Group, Inc. v. Sipnet EU S.R.O, 2015-1212, (Fed. Cir.) Represented Straight Path IP in successfully appealing to the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit (CAFC) the adverse result of an inter partes review handled by another firm. The IPR decision cancelled all challenged claims of Straight Path’s US Patent No. 6,108,704. In the Straight Path IP Group, Inc. v. Sipnet EU SRO appeal, the CAFC for the first time completely reversed an adverse IPR decision, remanding the matter for further proceedings under the correct construction advocated by Mintz Levin and Straight Path.
  • Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. v. Transamerica Life Insurance Co. (Fed. Cir. 2009-1403, -1491) – Retained after an adverse jury verdict, Sandra represented the defendant-appellant insurance company in an appeal involving business method patents, and assisted her team in obtaining reversal of the $13 million judgment.

  • PSN Illinois, Inc. v. Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2007-1512) – Sandra represented defendant-appellee manufacturer of dental materials and processes and assisted her team in obtaining affirmance of the lower court's grant of summary judgment of no infringement.

International Trade Commission

  • Certain Communications or Computing Devices and Components Thereof (337-TA-925) – Represented owner of portfolio of communications and computing patents from former enterprise communications business unit of large multinational innovation company. An ITC investigation was instituted in August 2014 as to respondent entities Apple, Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and HTC Corporation. Google participated as an intervenor. The investigation resolved prior to evidentiary hearing in June of 2015.

  • Certain Consumer Electronics with Display and Processing Capabilities (337-TA-884) – Represented owners of the patent portfolio of the original Silicon Graphics, now known as Graphics Properties Holdings, as complainant in the ITC. Investigation was instituted in June 2013 and among the respondent entities were Panasonic, Toshiba, Vizio, and ZTE. Most respondents settled. After an evidentiary hearing held over several days in May 2014, on August 29, 2014 Mintz Levin successfully obtained a recommendation for a Limited Exclusion Order against the remaining respondent, which chose to settle while Commission review of the Administrative Law Judge’s Initial Determination was pending.

  • Certain Consumer Electronics and Display Devices and Products Containing Same (337-TA-836) – Represented complainant in investigation involving technologies related to LCD panels, central processor units, graphics processing units, and other microprocessor technologies. All respondents were successfully licensed.

Federal District Courts

  • Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. v. Humedica, Inc. (D. Del.) – Represents defendant in pending patent infringement action; patents-in-suit relate to the processing of electronic health records.

  • Polartec LLC, et al. v. Lamour Global, Inc. (D. Mass.) – Defended patent infringement action involving patents covering fleece fabric. Case settled on favorable terms.

  • Cardsoft (Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors), LLC v. The Gores Group, LLC, et al. (E.D. Texas) – Defended patent infringement action involving patents related to electronic point-of-sale systems. Case settled on favorable terms.