Sandra J. Badin


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  • Appellate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation
  • Valuation & Assessment
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1604
Fax: 617-542-2241
University University of Toronto, B.A.; York University, M.A.; Columbia University, M.Phil.
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D.
AdmittedMassachusetts; New York; US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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.


• Mintz Levin Files Amicus Brief in Pivotal First Amendment Case, Elonis v. United States, (10.07.2014)


•Co-author, Ninth Circuit Upholds Judge Robart's RAND Determinations in Microsoft v. Motorola, Intellectual Property & Antitrust Alert (08.14.2015)
•Co-author, FTC Commissioners Weigh in on FRAND Debate, Intellectual Property Alert (07.27.2015)
•Co-author, EU Court Clarifies the Conditions Under Which Assertion of Standard-Essential Patents May Constitute Abuse of Market Dominance, Intellectual Property Alert (07.23.2015)
•Co-author, Writing on Her Own Behalf, Chairwoman Ramirez Takes a Position on FRAND, Intellectual Property Alert (07.17.2015)
•Co-author, Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Prohibiting Post-Expiration Patent Royalties, Intellectual Property Alert (06.23.2015)
•Co-author, ALJ Essex Elaborates an Evidence-Based Framework for Adjudicating the FRAND Defense, Intellectual Property Alert (06.11.2015)
•Co-author, Belief That a Patent Is Invalid Is Not a Defense to Inducement Liability, Intellectual Property Alert (05.28.2015)
•Co-author, Patent Hold-Up or Patent Hold-Out? Judge Essex Adds His Voice to the SEP-FRAND Debate, Intellectual Property Alert (07.10.2014)
•Co-author, Computer Implementation Not Enough to Render Abstract Ideas Patent Eligible, Intellectual Property Alert (06.20.2014)
•Co-author, Supreme Court Delivers Unanimous Decisions in Two Important Patent Cases: What Do This Week's Limelight and Nautilus Decisions Mean for You?, Intellectual Property Alert (06.06.2014)
•Author, IP Law - Supreme Court, Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, published by the American Bar Association (2014)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Federal Circuit: Straight Path IP Group, Inc. v. Sipnet EU S.R.O (Fed. Cir. 15-212) - Retained after an adverse ruling before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in an inter partes review petition, Sandra represents the patent owner in the pending appeal.; 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. 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.; Certain Consumer Electronics with Display and Processing Capabilities (337-TA-884) - Represented investors in the patent portfolio of the original Silicon Graphics, now known as Graphics Properties Holdings, as complainant in the International Trade Commission. Investigation was instituted in June 2013 and among the respondent entities were Panasonic, Toshiba, Vizio, and ZTE. Most respondents settled. The ITC hearing was held over several days in May 2014, and 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 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.

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Determining Damages for Standard Essential Patents: the Federal Circuit Provides Some Guidance in CSIRO v. Cisco
Sandra J. Badin,Michael T. Renaud, December 21, 2015
Late last week, in an opinion authored by Judge Prost, a panel of the Federal Circuit vacated a $16 million damages award won by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in its patent infringement suit against Cisco Systems, Inc. The decision provides important guidance...

Ninth Circuit Upholds Judge Robart’s RAND Determinations in Microsoft v. Motorola
Sandra J. Badin,Richard G. Gervase,Michael T. Renaud,Bruce D. Sokler, August 17, 2015
Late last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its much-anticipated decision in Microsoft v. Motorola, a breach of contract action brought by Microsoft alleging that Motorola violated its commitment to license its standard essential patents (SEPs) on reasonable and non-discriminatory...

In “Limelight”, Unanimous Federal Circuit Outlines Framework for Direct Infringement of Method Claims
Sandra J. Badin,Michael T. Renaud, August 14, 2015
In a unanimous full court decision issued yesterday, the Federal Circuit availed itself of “the opportunity to revisit the § 271(a) question” left unanswered by the Supreme Court last year, and outlined “the governing legal framework for direct infringement” of method...

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