A partner in White & Case's Intellectual Property Practice, Jeff Oelke represents some of the world's preeminent life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotech and high-tech companies in patent litigation, and other intellectual property issues.
He has extensive experience steering clients through all phases of complex patent litigation, including Hatch-Waxman patent litigation and appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Pfizer Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novo Nordisk, are among the clients who have benefited from Jeffrey's counsel and insight. He has supported Pfizer Inc. for a number of years, during several high-profile patent infringement disputes, and was part of the team that achieved significant victories on their behalf, against generic drug companies.
Jeff has also developed a significant track record, litigating matters and counseling clients in the electrical arts, including mobile communications, Internet applications, semiconductor devices and hardware and software inventions.
He has been named as a leading patent practitioner by IAM Patent 1000's "The World's Leading Patent Practitioners" in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was also recommended for his work in the Life Sciences industry by The Legal 500 US 2014, which noted that he is "highly regarded for his Hatch-Waxman expertise."
He has previously been recognized as a leading patent litigator in "Patent Litigation (Life Sciences/Chemical)" in The Legal 500 Vol. II (Intellectual Property, Media, Technology and Telecoms) and in The Legal 500 Vol. III (Litigation). He has also been recognized as a "Future Star" in New York by the Benchmark Litigation Guide.
Widely respected for his cutting-edge knowledge, Jeff writes and lectures on patent law and other intellectual property issues.
"Intellectual Property Law and the Biosciences", April 27, 2012: The Stanford Law School Conference,
"Understanding the Recent Bankruptcy Court Decision Threatens Intellectual Property Rights of Licensees from Foreign Owners", September 2011: Knowledge Congress
"Emerging Intellectual Property Issues For Attorneys: A 2009 Update", May 2009: Knowledge Congress
Inequitable Conduct, Willful Infringement and Antitrust Law: Navigating New Challenges in Patent Litigation, The Impact of Recent Patent Law Cases and Development, Inside The Minds, Thomson Reuters, 2013
Surviving the Patent Shakeup, Chief Executive Magazine, July/August 2008
Healthcare: Life Sciences – The United States