Sue Gerber practices in the area of intellectual property law, with a broad base of experience ranging from patent infringement litigation and appeals to trademark infringement to false advertising cases. She has experience in many facets of litigation, from pre-complaint investigation through trial having been involved in a number of trials related to intellectual property rights, as well as on appeal, including appeals before the Federal Circuit, other Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Sue also has significant experience in cross-border enforcement of intellectual property rights. She routinely handles discovery actions brought under 28 U.S.C. § 1782, in which interested persons can request production of evidence located in the United States for use in foreign litigation, and coordinates with foreign counsel to support litigation strategies in other countries.
In addition, Sue has coauthored a number of publications on topics relating to the discovery of evidence for use in foreign proceedings under Section 1782 and on intellectual property issues before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Sue has served as an adjunct professor at The University of Akron School of Law instructing first-year students in writing appellate briefs, preparing and presenting oral appellate arguments, and writing research memoranda. She co-chairs the Firm's Women in IP Initiative.
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- February 2019
Patent Eligibility Remains Uncertain — Especially for the Life Sciences — Even After Recent Federal Circuit Decisions and Efforts By the USPTO to Bring Clarity (Part Two of a Two-Part Article)
- January 2019
Patent Eligibility Remains Uncertain — Especially for the Life Sciences — Even After Recent Federal Circuit Decisions and Efforts By the USPTO to Bring Clarity (Part One of a Two-Part Article)
- April 10, 2020
Women in IP Speaker Series: Connecting in a Distancing World
- March 9, 2020
The University of Akron IP Symposium: Interview of keynote speaker Hon. Alice M. Batchelder
- September 30, 2019
The University of Akron Student Intellectual Property & Technology Law Association “Lunch & Learn”: Patent Eligibility at the Federal Circuit 2014-2019
- April 12, 2019
Case Western Reserve University Student Intellectual Property Law Association CLE: Patent Eligibility at the Federal Circuit 2014-2019
- November 20, 2018
Case Western Reserve University Guest Lecturer: Patent Rights, Strategies and Considerations for Enforcement in a Global Economy
- March 19, 2018
The University of Akron IP Symposium: Patent Rights, Strategies and Considerations for Enforcement in a Global Economy
- October 19, 2017
Women in IP Speaker Series: A View From The Top—Perspective of Women Leaders
- December 16, 2009
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, IP Section CLE: Out of the Starting Block ... Creating A Solid E-Discovery Foundation For Your Litigation
- September 10-11, 2007
Legal IQ's Drafting, Prosecuting & Litigating US Patents Conference: Identifying the Most Appropriate Venue for Resolving Your Patent Disputes; Critical Update on the Evolving US Patent Landscape: The Impact of Recent Case Law on Your Litigation and Licensing Strategy; Conference Chair
- The University of Akron (J.D. summa cum laude 1999; Law Review; 1999 Donald M. Jenkins Award for highest cumulative G.P.A.; B.S. in Natural Science magna cum laude 1996; A.A.B. with high distinction 1987)
- Law Clerk to Judge Alice M. Batchelder, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (January-December 2000)