Cynthia Lambert Hardman has over a decade of experience litigating complex intellectual property cases, from developing initial strategy through appeal. She has appeared in cases in federal district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in the International Trade Commission. Her extensive experience has earned her a spot on the 2012 and 2013 editions of Super Lawyers New York–Metro Rising Stars.

Ms. Hardman has represented clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, nutritional supplement and consumer product industries. She has significant experience with ANDA patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act, and has also litigated cases involving a wide range of products such as spinal fixation devices, home pregnancy tests, and video content analysis systems and software.

Ms. Hardman’s practice also extends to pre-litigation counseling, including rendering opinions relating to patentability, infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate issues. She has also conducted due diligence in connection with acquisitions of patent estates. Additionally, Ms. Hardman is founder and editor of Kenyon’s CAFC Blog (www.cafcblog.com), which follows the latest intellectual property decisions from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

bar and court admissions
  • New York
  • Registered Patent Attorney: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
professional organizations

William C. Conner Inn of Court; Federal Circuit Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York