Sue Gerber practices in the area of intellectual property law, focusing primarily on patent infringement litigation and appeals. She has experience in many facets of patent infringement litigation, from pre-complaint investigation through trial and on appeal, including appeals before the Federal Circuit, other Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. She has experience litigating antitrust/unfair competition claims brought in the context of patent infringement litigation and counseling clients on intellectual property enforcement and defense strategies.
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 discovery issues in patent cases, including the discovery of evidence for use in foreign proceedings under Section 1782, and on topics relating to patent issues before the 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.
Precedential Opinion Provides Factors For Deciding Whether To Allow Live Testimony, PTAB Litigation Blog
- 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)
- October 19, 2017
Women in IP Speaker Series: A View From The Top—Perspective of Women Leaders
- December 16, 2009
Out of the Starting Block ... Creating A Solid E-Discovery Foundation For Your Litigation, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, IP Section CLE
- September 10-11, 2007
Identifying the Most Appropriate Venue for Resolving Your Patent Disputes and Critical Update on the Evolving US Patent Landscape: The Impact of Recent Case Law on Your Litigation and Licensing Strategy, Legal IQ's Drafting, Prosecuting & Litigating US Patents, 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)