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Philip A. Rovner

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Mr. Rovner specializes in the areas of corporate, commercial and complex litigation. He is an experienced trial attorney, having served as trial counsel in intellectual property, trade secret, corporate and commercial disputes, including cases pending in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Superior Court.

Representative Matters

  • Glaxo Wellcome Inc. v. Genentech, Inc. (D. Del.). Counsel for Genentech in a successful patent infringement trial relating to two of Genentech’s leading oncology products, Herceptin® and Rituxan®; jury found that Genentech’s products did not infringe and that all of the patent claims that Glaxo asserted were invalid.
  • Quadrant Structured Products LLC v. Athilon Capital Corp. (Del. Chancery). Counsel for Athilon and its board of directors in successful defense against claims of breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract; in post-trial decision, court denied all the relief Quadrant requested ($200 million and an order requiring Athilon to liquidate its assets and shut its business down entirely) and permitted Athilon to continue executing the long-range business strategy that Quadrant challenged at trial.  
  • XpertUniverse, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. (D. Del.). Counsel for plaintiff in fraud action; jury returned a verdict of $70 million in XpertUniverse’s favor.
  • Nova Biomedical Corp. v. Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., et al. (D. Del.). Represented Roche Diagnostics in jury trial defeating allegations that Roche Diagnostics had breached a confidentiality agreement and unfairly competed by misusing alleged trade secrets.
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation v. Minrad, Inc. (D. Del.). Counsel for Baxter in successful ANDA litigation involving device for inhaled drug delivery.
  • Freudenberg Spunweb Company v. FiberVisions L.P. (Del. Super.). Lead trial counsel for defendant FiberVisions in successful defense of breach of contract action brought pursuant to Delaware Superior Court’s Summary Proceedings for Commercial Disputes procedures; judgment in FiberVisions’ favor after six-day bench trial before Judge Fred S. Silverman.
  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation v. Aventis Behring L.L.C. (Del. Chancery). Lead trial counsel for Baxter in successful commercial case involving Baxter’s recombinant blood products.
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Fordham University, J.D., 1987

University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1981

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 1988

    Delaware, 1993

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Delaware State Bar Association 
  • American Bar Association