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A partner in the Litigation Department, Nicholas Groombridge focuses exclusively on intellectual property litigation matters. Over the past 25 years, Nick has been extensively involved in all aspects of patent litigation, including trials (both bench and jury). He has been lead counsel in numerous patent infringement actions in federal district courts and has successfully argued many cases in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Nick has litigated patents in a wide variety of technical areas. In the area of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, he has handled numerous litigation and other matters involving biologics, drugs (both prescription and over-the-counter), drug delivery systems and research tools. His patent litigation experience also extends to a wide range of other technologies, including consumer electronics, specialty chemicals, automotive parts, financial services, medical devices, as well as software and web services.

Nick is a frequent speaker on developments in patent law. He currently teaches courses on patent litigation at Columbia Law School and NYU School of Law. He has been quoted on intellectual property law issues in leading business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and Fortune.

Nick has received many professional accolades. He is ranked in Chambers Global 2015 and Chambers USA 2015 ranked him as a Band 1 practitioner for Intellectual Property: Patent (NY). Chambers describes him as "an incredibly good trial attorney who takes the time to master every detail of a case and dominates the courtroom with his knowledge of both the law and the facts." The Legal 500 describes him as having "a unique understanding of the way people think and an ability to get a message across." He was named a "National Litigation Star" for Intellectual Property by Benchmark Litigation 2014, one of the Lawdragon "500 Leading Lawyers in America" and an expert in patent law in the Guide to the World's Leading Patent Practitioners.

Nick is active in several professional societies including the Federal Circuit Bar Association, in which he serves as treasurer.

Recent cases include:

  • Edwards Lifesciences v. Medtronic. Trial counsel for Edwards in patent dispute involving transcatheter heart valve technology. Obtained a verdict of infringement and $394 million damages. Together with related matters, this case subsequently settled with payments to Edwards totaling approximately $1.1 billion;
  • Pacing Technology v. Garmin. Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement in a case involving Garmin fitness products;
  • General Electric v. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Trial counsel for GE in patent dispute involving wind turbine technology. Obtained a verdict of infringement and $170 million damages;
  • Biogen v. Bayer Healthcare, et al. Representing Biogen in patent dispute involving recombinant beta interferon;
  • CheckFree v. Metavante. Representing CheckFree and Fiserv in patent dispute between market leaders in providing electronic payment solutions to the banking industry; and
  • Triangle Software v. Garmin. Trial counsel for defendant Garmin in five patent cases involving portable navigation devices. Obtained favorable verdict on three patents. The jury hung on remaining two patents and the trial court granted JMOL of no infringement. The resulting judgment for Garmin was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.



  • LL.B., University of London, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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Related Resources

Feb 11, 2016 | Events

Nick Groombridge to Moderate Panel at Federal Circuit Bar Conference on N.J. Patent Law

Feb 09, 2016 | Events

Nick Groombridge to Participate in USC Gould School of Law’s Intellectual Property Institute

May 28, 2015 | News

Garmin Wins Las Vegas Jury Trial in Patent Case

Oct 20, 2014 | Events

Nicholas Groombridge to Co-Moderate Panel at FCBA Conference

May 23, 2014 | News

Edwards Lifesciences Settles Heart Valve Patent Wars With Medtronic for Over $1 Billion

Apr 11, 2014 | News

Edwards Lifesciences Attains Another Major Patent Victory Against Medtronic 

Mar 03, 2014 | News

Paul, Weiss Achieves Summary Judgment Victory for Garmin

Jan 23, 2014 | News

Edwards Lifesciences Achieves Another Major Patent Victory Against Medtronic 

Jan 16, 2014 | News

Paul, Weiss Wins $393 Million Jury Verdict for Edwards Lifesciences in Patent Litigation

Nov 08, 2013 | Events

Actavis, Monsanto, Myriad & Attorney’s Fees in Exceptional Cases

Mar 14, 2013 | Events

Panel on Strategic Patent Litigation Issues

Feb 12, 2013 | News

Garmin Secures Victory in Triangle Software Patent Case

Jun 06, 2012 | Events

Video: Nick Groombridge Discusses Implications of Health Care Reform at Financial Times Conference

Apr 24, 2012 | Events

Nicholas Groombridge and Catherine Nyarady Discuss Paragraph IV Disputes

Mar 21, 2012 | Publications

The Supreme Court Holds That Prometheus’s Diagnostic Method Claims Are Unpatentable Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

Of Note

Nov 17, 2015

Paul, Weiss Named to National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List

Nov 10, 2015

Four Paul, Weiss Partners Win Law360 MVP Awards

Apr 01, 2015

Paul, Weiss Included in The National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts of 2014

Nov 25, 2014

Nicholas Groombridge Selected for Law360 Intellectual Property MVP Award

Nov 20, 2014

Four Paul, Weiss Partners Win Law360 MVP Awards

Jun 07, 2013

Chambers USA 2013 Ranks Paul, Weiss Highly

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