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Ralph J. Gabric

Ralph J. Gabric

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Haynes and Boone, LLP
Illinois, U.S.A.

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Ralph Gabric is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience handling patent matters, serving as lead counsel in numerous cases around the country including in the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Delaware, the Northern and Central Districts of California, the Eastern District of Texas and the District of New Jersey. He has successfully represented clients in both jury and bench trials, and appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as in post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, appearing as lead counsel in more than 20 inter partes review proceedings. Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine, Globe Business Media Group, 2017 writes that Ralph is “incredibly client-oriented” and “an awesome orator who instantly connects with juries.”

Ralph has extensive experience handling matters involving a variety of technologies, including software, medical devices, communications networks, cellular telephony, automotive, infrared cameras, and various internet-based technologies. Ralph also has substantial experience in Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical litigation, serving as lead counsel in cases involving numerous drug products.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1988
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

J.D., 1988, DePaul University College of Law, DePaul Law Review
B.,S., 1985, Chemistry, Boston College
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Won jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity after 4-week jury trial, affirmed on appeal.
Won bench verdict of inequitable conduct after 1-week bench trial.
Won summary judgment in Hatch-Waxman case that the claimed transitional language “consisting essentially of” was indefinite, believed to be a case of first impression.
Won summary judgment of non-infringement in Hatch-Waxman case involving topical drug formulation.
Won consolidated inter partes review proceedings involving infrared camera technology where all challenged claims held unpatentable, affirmed on appeal.
Won partial summary judgment of non-infringement and invalidity in Hatch-Waxman case involving a transdermal patch leading to favorable settlement and early launch date.
Won motion for clarification of earlier Markman ruling on eve of trial leading to favorable claim construction ruling and favorable settlement.
Won key claim construction rulings leading to multimillion dollar settlement in client’s favor.
Successfully defeated defendants’ motion for summary judgment of non-infringement, invalidity and no unfair competition leading to favorable settlement for client.
Won temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction after favorable claim construction ruling on the eve of a trade show leading to favorable settlement for client.
Won temporary restraining order that prevented the shut-down of client’s email-based advertising system leading to favorable settlement for client.
Won summary judgment of no anti-trust conspiracy in client’s favor, affirmed on appeal.
Won summary judgment of no tortious interference, fraud or RICO violations in client’s favor, affirmed on appeal.
Won summary judgement of no infringement, affirmed on appeal.
Won summary judgment based on fact findings in collateral ITC proceedings that were held binding in the district court proceeding.
Won favorable settlement on client’s behalf after retained document examiner opined that the signatures on the contracts at issue were not genuine.

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