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 U.S. 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 Experience

  • Bristol Myers et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (D. Del.) (H.I.V. medication)

  • Premium v. Ferrante (S.D.N.Y.) (latin music license)

  • Otsuka v. Sandoz et al.  (D.N.J.) (antipsychotic medication)

  • Infosint v. Lundbeck (S.D.N.Y.) (chemical process)

  • Procter & Gamble v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (D. Del.) (osteoporosis medication)

  • Abbott Laboratories v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (N.D. Ill.) (antibiotic medication)

  • Abbott Laboratories v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (N.D. Ill.) (antibiotic medication)

  • Merck & Co. v. Teva Pharmaceutical USA (D. Del.) (osteoporosis medication)

  • De Simone v. Vesely (D.D.C.) (probiotics)

  • Merck & Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (D. Del.) (osteoporosis medication)

  • Revlon v. Estee Lauder (S.D.N.Y.) (cosmetic emulsions)

  • American Home Products v. Medeva Pharma (S.D.N.Y.) (vaccine)

  • Medeva Pharma Ltd. v. American Home Prods (D. Del.) (vaccine)

  • Cordant Technologies v. Alliant Techsystems (D. Del.) (rocket motor insulation)

  • Eli Lilly and Co. v. American Cyanamid Co. (S.D. Ind.) (chemical process) 

  • Hoechst v. Warner Lambert (D. Del.) (Alzheimer’s disease medication)
Representative Matters
  • Bristol Myers et al. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (D. Del.)  (H.I.V. medication)
  • Premium v. Ferrante (S.D.N.Y.) (latin music license)
  • Otsuka v. Sandoz et al.  (D.N.J.) (antipsychotic medication)
  • Procter & Gamble v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (D. Del.) (osteoporosis medication)
  • Abbott Laboratories v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (N.D. Ill.) (antibiotic medication)
  • Abbott Laboratories v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (N.D. Ill.) (antibiotic medication)
  • De Simone v. Vesely (D.D.C.) (probiotics)
  • Merck & Co. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA (D. Del.) (osteoporosis medication)
  • Revlon v. Estee Lauder (S.D.N.Y.) (cosmetic emulsions)
  • American Home Products v. Medeva Pharma (S.D.N.Y.) (vaccine)
  • Medeva Pharma Ltd. v. American Home Prods (D. Del.) (vaccine)
  • Cordant Technologies v. Alliant Techsystems (D. Del.) (rocket motor insulation)
  • Eli Lilly and Co. v. American Cyanamid Co. (S.D. Ind.) (chemical process) 
  • Hoechst v. Warner Lambert (D. Del.) (Alzheimer’s disease medication)
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered Patent Attorney: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Organizations
  • European Trademark Owners Association (Marques)
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • International Bar Association
  • International Intellectual Property Association