Dr. Hassen Sayeed is an experienced trial lawyer and one of the few patent litigators in the United States with a medical degree. His practice focuses on representing innovator life sciences companies in contested matters involving pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. He has particular expertise in cases arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.
For nearly two decades, Hassen's unique background has given him valuable insight and unrivaled technical understanding to help both domestic and international companies to achieve their strategic goals. His dedication to client service and his legal acumen have been consistently recognized by multiple publications. Hassen was named a "Life Sciences Star" for Hatch-Waxman patent litigation by LMG Life Sciences and has been twice named as a “Legal Lion” by Law360 for helping lead patent trial teams. The Legal 500 named him a Recommended Lawyer for both Life Sciences and Patent Litigation, as well as a Next Generation Lawyer for Life Sciences. IAM Patent 1000 has noted that Hassen attracts "glowing reviews," with clients commending him as “thorough and responsive”, achieving client goals “even under immense time pressure”, and producing work product that is “consistently excellent”. In the most recent edition of IAM Patent 1000, clients described Hassen as “an excellent lawyer and a top-notch patent litigator. He also has a deep scientific background and training, which makes him the best choice for high-stakes issues. Hassen is thorough, thoughtful, creative and delivers results on time and on budget.”
Hassen has also devoted significant efforts to pro bono work. In 2022, Hassen co-led a team on behalf of a pro bono client alleging defamation by multiple defendants, including InfoWars’ Alex Jones, in connection with tragedies occurring at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hassen’s team secured a rare public admission of liability from Jones. Hassen’s team also secured admissions of liability in court filings from seven other defendants accused of defamation.
Hassen is a frequent speaker on developments in patent law and an active member of the IP community, including for championing increasing diversity and inclusion in the bar. He previously served as a Global Fellow of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and on the IPO President’s Task Force for Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership.