Bradford J. Badke


  • JD, cum laude, University at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York, 1982
  • Basic Medical Sciences, University of Medicine and Surgery, Rome, Italy, 1978
  • BA (Chemistry), Hofstra University, 1976


  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Bradford J. Badke


Jim is an established lead trial counsel with numerous recent jury and bench trial victories in bet-the-company cases in courtrooms across the country. His litigation successes for client Nova Biomedical, which faced formidable opposition from three leading life sciences companies, are highlighted in a recent Forbes magazine article. Jim recently has been featured as American Lawyer's “Litigator of the Week” for his successes in the landmark Therasense inequitable conduct case. Further on the basis of his work on this case, Jim and his team were recently ranked number 1 in the nation “lawyers to the innovators” by the Financial Times in its Innovative Lawyers Report “FT Law 25.”

Jim’s patent trial and litigation practice includes all technologies, but is focused primarily in the medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, including litigation under the Hatch–Waxman Act. Jim is a pioneer in medical device patent litigation, having continuously litigated cases involving medical device patents for more than 25 years. His cases have involved a wide range of medical device technology, including blood glucose devices, surgical staplers, laparoscopic instruments and coronary stents. His cases in the pharmaceutical industry have included a number of life-saving drugs such as recombinant Factor VIII used in the treatment of hemophilia. Based on his extensive experience in life sciences cases, Jim has been featured as a “Life Sciences Star” in Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences 2012 and 2013.

In addition to his trial work, Jim appears regularly before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, having argued six cases before the Court in the past two years, including one (Therasense) in which the Court sat en banc. Benchmark Appellate has named Jim as a Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit “Star,” one of less than fifty lawyers in the country to achieve this distinction. 

Client Feedback

    Jim has received extensive positive feedback from clients, judges and attorney ranking institutions. 

    • Chambers USA ranked Jim as a leading lawyer "on the back of extensive praise for his trial skills," and quoted a client who said "his cross examination skills are the best I've seen, he's good on his feet, and he quickly establishes a real presence and credibility with the jury." Another client is quoted as saying that Jim is “intelligent, calm, client focused” and “an articulate orator” in trial situations.
    • International Asset Management (IAM) Magazine named Jim one of the world’s leading patent litigators, noting that he was a “client favorite.”  In interviews conducted by IAM, clients are quoted as saying that Jim “is convenient to work with, accessible and quick to act” and “has the ability to move away from the jargon and build a persuasive case that ordinary laymen can grasp, connecting him well with a jury.”
    • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 identifies Jim as a “medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical expert,” and states that he is “extremely popular with clients” quoting a client who stated: “He doesn’t have an air of arrogance that some trial attorneys have and is very down to earth. He is always mindful of the needs of his clients, and the quality of service he provides is special.”
    • LMG Life Sciences 2012 identified Jim as a “Life Sciences Star,” stating “Leading the Firm’s IP litigation team is industry luminary Bradford (Jim) Badke. Known by his counterparts as a ‘heavy hitter in the industry,’ Badke has been lead counsel for many distinguished clients . . .” Jim is described by a client as "one of the most superb lawyers I have worked with" with respect to his experience with Jim in the courtroom.
    • Judge James Otero (CD California): “This [case]… was exceptionally tried. It was a judge’s delight because the lawyers were so cooperative and professional and it was presented in such a well ordered form and format... [A]ll of the lawyers and all of the work were required because of the complexity of the case. So when all is said and done... it was money wisely spent... and successfully spent.” (This was at the conclusion of a jury trial in which Jim Badke lead a team representing the prevailing party.)


    • Therasense, Inc. (Abbott Laboratories) v. Becton Dickinson & Co. and Nova Biomedical Corp.: Represented Nova and Becton, Dickinson and Company in a patent infringement suit involving four U.S. patents relating to blood glucose test strips. Prevailed on all four patents. Two of the four patents were disposed of on summary judgment (both declared not infringed and one invalid), the third patent was declared both invalid and unenforceable due to inequitable conduct after a six-day bench trial, and the fourth patent was invalidated on two separate grounds after a three-week jury trial. The Court also found the case to be exceptional and awarded our clients their attorneys’ fees. All judgments in this case were affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit though one issue, inequitable conduct, was reconsidered by the Court en banc. Jim argued before the en banc court on this issue, and on remand, prevailed again on inequitable conduct.
    • Medtronic MiniMed, Inc. v. Nova Biomedical Corp. et al.: Represented Nova in a misappropriation of trade secrets suit relating to a blood glucose meter and three other causes of action. Prevailed on all causes of action after a three-week jury trial in Los Angeles federal court. The trial judge later stated that the case had been “exceptionally tried.”
    • Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. and Corange Int’l Ltd. v. Nova Biomedical Corp. et al.: Successfully led a team representing Nova in a patent infringement case involving two patents relating to blood glucose test strips asserted by Roche Diagnostics. In that case, the court ruled on summary judgment that Nova does not infringe either patent after a successful Markman ruling in Nova’s favor.
    • PerkinElmer Inc. et al. v. Intema Ltd.: Successfully led a team representing PerkinElmer in a case involving a patent relating to a Down's Syndrome screening method. The case was dismissed on summary judgment, and the dismissal affirmed on appeal by the Federal Circuit which upheld the dismissal on the basis of lack of patentable subject matter.
    • Novartis Vaccines v. Wyeth (Pfizer): Led a team in a patent infringement case in the Eastern District of Texas on recombinant Factor VIII for hemophiliacs, which settled on the eve of trial.
    • King Pharmaceuticals (Pfizer) v. Teva: Led a team in an ANDA case on the Epipen® auto injector used to deliver epinephrine, tried in March 2012 in the District of New Jersey.
    • Intendis Inc., et al. v. River’s Edge Pharmaceuticals: Leads a team in a case pending in New Jersey based on an ANDA filing relating to Desonate®, a dermatology product.
    • Koninklijke Philips Electric v. Coby Electronics Corp. : Leads a team in a breach on contract and tortious interference case concerning DVD technology pending in the New York Supreme Court set to be tried in March 2013.


    • LMG Life Sciences: “Life Sciences Star” (2013)
    • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report “FT Law 25”: ranked with the top national score as a “standout” in category of “lawyers to the innovators”
    • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2011-2014)
    • American Lawyer “Litigator of the Week,” (April 2012)
    • IAM 250: “World’s Leading Patent Litigators” (2011)
    • LMG Life Sciences: “Life Sciences Star” (2012)
    • IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners (2012-2014)
    • Benchmark Appellate: Federal Circuit “Star” (2011, 2013)
    • New York Super Lawyers (2006-2014)
    • Lawdragon 3000: Leading Lawyers in America (2006)
    • Lawdragon 500: "New Stars, New Worlds"
    • Managing IP – “IP Star” (2013-2014)
    • Legal 500 (2014)




    Jim is a recognized patent litigation expert as exemplified by the following recent speaking engagements:

    • ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Conference (April 2014)
    • ACI Medical Device Patent Litigation Conference (February 2012)
    • IPO Annual Meeting (September 2011)
    • ABA Webinar (June 2011)
    • C5 Biotechnology Conference (March 2011)
    • New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (March 2011)
    • ACI Medical Device Patent Litigation Conferences (February 2011)
    • Fed. Cir. Bar Assn./Catholic University Columbus School of Law (November 2010)