Aaron Lukas, Ph.D.

Member

Washington, D.C.

(202) 912-4823

(202) 861-1905

Recent Publication:

Exercising discretion [Intellectual Property Magazine]

Keri Schaubert and Aaron Lukas consider a precedential PTAB order outlining six factors in exercising discretion to deny institution of IPR proceedings.

Aaron is a registered patent attorney who concentrates his practice on complex patent cases for clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and semiconductor industries.  

Aaron has handled all aspects of cases including pre-suit investigations, fact and expert discovery, dispositive motions, and trial. He also has experience in IPR matters at the PTAB on behalf of both patent owners and challengers. In addition to patent litigation, his practice includes representing clients seeking patentability, infringement, and invalidity analyses, as well as developing strategic plans for clients seeking to protect their intellectual property around the world. Aaron has worked with clients in a wide range of high technology fields, including nanotechnology, semiconductor devices, display technologies, gene synthesis, recombinant DNA technology, diagnostic assays, and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to entering the legal field, Aaron was a senior research scientist at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. where he developed thin film precursors and deposition methods for use in flat panel displays, interconnects, and other high tech applications (2001-2005), which resulted in 18 issued patents. While earning his doctorate in chemistry at Northwestern University International Center for Nanotechnology and Department of Chemistry, he synthesized and studied light-absorbing organic molecules for use as molecular switching devices (1996-2001). He is a graduate of Georgetown Law, and earned bachelor's degrees in chemistry and humanities, cum laude, from Seattle University. 

Experience

News

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 20, 2020

Super Lawyers has named 14 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 25, 2019

The 2019 Washington, D.C, edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 13 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys

May 15, 2018

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been named 2018 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine Washington, D.C. edition, published by Thomson Reuters.

11 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 15, 2017

Selection to Super Lawyers is based on peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 17 Attorneys to Membership

April 03, 2017

The management committee is pleased to welcome a particularly qualified group to membership, composed of outstanding attorneys who have demonstrated remarkable professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to the firm and the legal community at large.

Eleven Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 27, 2015

Washington, D.C., April 27, 2015 – The 2015 Washington, D.C., edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 11 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its annual list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Nine Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 01, 2014

Washington, D.C., May 1, 2014 – The 2014 Washington, D.C., edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named nine Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth of IP Litigation Practice with Seven Partners, Two Associates from Duane Morris

April 16, 2012

Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth of IP Litigation Practice with Seven Partners, Two Associates from Duane Morris

Publications

Exercising discretion [Intellectual Property Magazine]

July 09, 2020

Keri Schaubert and Aaron Lukas consider a precedential PTAB order outlining six factors in exercising discretion to deny institution of IPR proceedings.

PTAB Settlement Disclosure Timing Crucial After DTN Ruling [Law 360]

July 07, 2020

Aaron Lukas and Keri Schaubert wrote an article on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision in DTN LLC v. Farms Technology LLC.

Maybe Biosimilar Applicants Should Dance After All [Biosimilar Development]

June 30, 2020

Blake Coblentz and Aaron Lukas wrote an article about the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act and the issues applicants face whether to go through the patent dance.

Will the Supreme Court choose to weigh in (again) on prosecution history estoppel? [Westlaw]

May 29, 2020

Blake Coblentz and Aaron Lukas speculate over the possibility of the Supreme Court revisiting patent prosecution history estoppel principles.

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.

First Circuit Permits Antitrust Claims for Improperly Listing a Device Patent on the FDA’s Orange Book to Move Forward [Alert]

February 25, 2020

In a holding that could significantly broaden the antitrust inquiry in the context of the Hatch-Waxman regulatory scheme, on February 13, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued an opinion that may have wide-ranging implications for both branded companies that own, and generic companies that challenge, patents listed on FDA’s Orange Book that claim drug delivery devices.

Will the Supreme Court Help Biosimilars Meet Their Potential? [Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report]

August 11, 2017

Aaron Lukas, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses this topic in the Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report.

Claim Construction at the Federal Circuit [Inside Counsel]

December 01, 2015

Aaron Lukas and Eric Choi, associates in Cozen O’Connor’s IP group, discuss claim construction at the federal circuit.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Effect On Biosimilars [Inside Counsel]

November 23, 2015

Aaron Lukas and Keri Schaubert, associates of Cozen O’Connor’s IP group, discuss the effect that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will have on the biopharmaceutical and biosimilar industry.

Will the Inventor of the Handheld Cash Register Ever Cash-In? [Inventors Digest]

December 15, 2014

Aaron Lukas, an associate in Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, authored an article for Inventors Digest titled ‘Will the Inventor of the Handheld Cash Register Ever Cash-In?’ The article addresses recent rulings in cases involving CardSoft and Teva and changes to how patent validity is decided in patent litigation cases.

ESI: My Amex! Litigators and Clients Must Work Together to Reduce E-Discovery Costs [Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet]

May 19, 2014

Chad Stouffer and Aaron Lukas, associates in Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discuss various e-discovery solutions and how to implement a cost-effective discovery strategy.

IP: Compound Patents Take a Hit in Delaware District Court [Inside Counsel]

March 19, 2013

A recent decision from the Delaware District Court held that the composition of matter patent for the drug Baraclude was invalid as obvious. This opinion has drawn immediate attention because it is the first time that a lead compound obviousness challenge has succeeded in a district court since KSR v. Teleflex issued. What this means for inside counsel depends on which side of the aisle you are on, but regardless this decision may provide the beachhead for obviousness attacks where none existed before.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2010
  • Northwestern University, Ph.D., 2001
  • Seattle University, B.A., 1996
  • Seattle University, B.S., cum laude, 1996

Awards & Honors

Washington, DC Super Lawyers - Rising Star, Intellectual Property - 2014-2015, 2019-2020

  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court