Sebastian Zonte

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Sebastian Zonte is a litigation associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on patent litigation arising under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act and the Hatch-Waxman Act. Mr. Zonte received a J.D. from UCLA School of Law. During law school, he served as a judicial intern for the Patent Pilot Program in the Central District of California. Before law school, Mr. Zonte worked as a research chemist at Gilead Sciences. He received a M.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley and B.S. in Chemistry from University of Colorado.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US Patent and Trademark Office
Education
JD
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
MS
University of California, Berkeley
BS
University of Colorado
Languages
English
Romanian

Experience

  • Counsel to Pfizer in proceedings under the BPCIA concerning the biosimilar drugs Zirabev® (bevacizumab-bvzr) and Ruxience® (rituximab-pvvr)
  • Counsel to Pfizer in inter partes review proceedings concerning vaccine patents
  • Counsel to Pfizer in a Federal Circuit appeal from an inter partes review proceeding concerning protein-purification patents
  • Counsel to Pfizer in antitrust litigations concerning the drugs Lipitor® and Inflectra®
  • Counsel to Abiomed in patent litigation concerning Abiomed’s Impella®  cardiac-support products
  • Counsel to patent holder The Medicine Company in Hatch-Waxman litigation against multiple generic defendants concerning patents covering the drug Angiomax®
  • Counsel to patent holder Shire in Hatch-Waxman litigation against multiple generic defendants concerning patents covering the drug Lialda®
  • Counsel to Pfizer, Celgene, Gilead, and Astellas on multiple due-diligence projects concerning pharmaceutical patents