Maria Luisa Palmese has over 20 years’ experience representing clients in patent litigation, patent prosecution, and trademark and design protection matters. She maintains a global practice focused on assisting companies with their US IP matters.

A skilled litigator, Ms. Palmese has represented her clients in both jury and bench trials in some of the busiest patent jurisdictions in the United States, including the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, Northern District of Illinois, and the District of Delaware. She is adept at litigating intellectual property disputes across a range of subject matter, including chemicals, and chemical processes, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, cosmetics, polymers and other materials.

Ms. Palmese also maintains a counseling, patent, prosecution, opinion and due diligence practice. In this capacity she represents clients in a variety of industries, including the chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, agricultural and roofing industries, and the design, fashion and entertainment industries. Ms. Palmese is fluent in Italian, French and Spanish.

representative matters
  • Bristol Myers et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (D. Del. 2009) (H.I.V. medication)
  • Premium v. Ferrante (S.D.N.Y 2009) (latin music license)
  • Otsuka v. Sandoz et al. (D.N.J. 2007) (antipsychotic medication)
  • Procter & Gamble Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (D. Del. 2006) (osteoporosis medication)
  • Abbott Laboratories v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., (N.D. Ill. 2007) (antibiotic medication)
  • Abbott Laboratories v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., (N.D. Ill. 2005) (antibiotic medication)
  • Merck & Co. v. Teva Pharmaceutical U.S.A., Inc. (D. Del. 2003) (osteoporosis medication)
  • De Simone v. Vesely (D.D.C. 2002) (probiotics)
  • Merck & Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (D. Del. 2001) (osteoporosis medication)
  • Revlon v. Estee Lauder (S.D.N.Y. 2000) (cosmetic emulsions)
  • American Home Products v. Medeva Pharma (S.D.N.Y. 2000) (vaccine)
  • Medeva Pharma Ltd. v. American Home Prods (D.Del. 2000) (vaccine)
bar and court admissions
  • New York
  • Registered Patent Attorney: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
professional organizations

The Federal Circuit Bar Association; the International Intellectual Property Association; the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property; the International Bar Association and the European Trademark Owners Association “Marques"