Aaron Maurer's practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on patent and technology-related litigation.  He has successfully represented patentees and accused infringers in suits involving a wide range of technologies, including medical and biomedical products, pharmaceuticals, molecular biology, mechanical and electrical devices, and Internet method patents.  He has also successfully represented clients in suits centering on licenses and contracts for intellectual property, and in legal malpractice claims regarding patent prosecution and litigation.

Mr. Maurer has conducted several Markman and summary judgment hearings, has had an active role in a number of trials, and has co-authored successful appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Mr. Maurer has also represented parties in trade secrets disputes and appeared before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Mr. Maurer's pro bono work has included handling a trial and appeal of a defendant in an identity theft case, and representing veterans appealing denials of benefits in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Maurer was born in Rhinebeck, New York, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and earned his B.S., summa cum laude, in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.  While in college he worked as an engineering coop student at IBM in the Networking Hardware test group and also at Johnson Controls.  Mr. Maurer received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and then spent two years as a law clerk to Judge Pauline Newman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Mr. Maurer joined Williams & Connolly in 2001 and is a member of the patent bar.

Representative Experience

  • Defending start-up medical device companies in patent infringement suits
  • Representing pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman Act litigations
  • Defending biopharma companies in lawsuits alleging breaches of patent licenses and other intellectual property contracts
  • Defending attorneys accused of legal malpractice relating to their handling of patent prosecution and patent litigation
  • Authoring briefs on appeals of patent issues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court




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