Overview

Thomas A. Rammer, II focuses on patent litigation. His practice centers on Hatch-Waxman litigation, with experience with pharmaceuticals, medical devices, semiconductors, and electronics.

Tom performs all phases of litigation from discovery and jury selection through substantive motion and closing arguments. A conscientious and compelling litigator, he has served as second chair and is particularly skilled in finding, investigating, and preparing expert witnesses.

Tom has extensive drafting experience as well, including pleadings, dispositive motions, pretrial orders and motions, post-trial briefs and findings of fact, petitions for inter partes review, Supreme Court amicus briefs, and numerous appellate briefs.

Known for his thorough counsel and his friendly demeanor, Tom also advises clients on patent landscapes and current trends in developing case law.

  • Experience

    • Successfully represented Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC in obtaining a rare preliminary injunction in federal district court. The injunction barred our client’s competitor from launching a generic version of its patented formulation of levothyroxine, an injectable thyroid hormone. The District Court for the District of New Jersey granted the injunction on the basis that our client was likely to win its patent lawsuit against its competitor.
    • Represented a major generic pharmaceutical company in a Hatch-Waxman litigation that found the patent-in-suit invalid as obvious. Litigated successfully through appeal, and pursued recovery on injunction bonds.
    • Obtained a final judgment of invalidity on six patents for major pharmaceutical company client, including multiple successful motions dismissing closely related patents.
    • Won a $2.1 million judgment for a semiconductor company client in a jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas on a patent infringement claim.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude
    • University of Chicago, M.S., Chemistry, 2001
    • University of St. Thomas, B.A., Chemistry, B.S., Physics, 2000, magna cum laude

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
      • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

        Professional Memberships

        • American Bar Association
        • Chicago Bar Association
        • Illinois State Bar Association
      • Insights

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        News Release

        18 Schiff Hardin Attorneys Named to 2018 Emerging Lawyers List

        Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that 18 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2018 Emerging Lawyers Network.

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        40 Attorneys Named to 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, and Top Women Lists

        Forty Schiff Hardin attorneys have been recognized on the 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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        Nineteen Schiff Hardin Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers

        Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2017 Emerging Lawyers Network.

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        39 Schiff Hardin Lawyers Named to 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists, and Two Schiff Hardin Attorneys Named to Top 50 Women Lawyers

        Thirty-nine Schiff Hardin attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

        Alert

        Pharma team scores rare preliminary injunction

        Schiff Hardin’s pharma and life sciences patent litigation team, lead by partner Imron T. Aly, recently secured a preliminary injunction in federal court.

        News Release

        22 Schiff Hardin Lawyers Named to 2016 Emerging Lawyers Network

        The list comprises those attorneys who are most recommended as top lawyers among their peers.

        Publications

        • “Uptake of Hypobromous Acid (HOBr) by Aqueous Sulfuric Acid Solutions: Low-Temperature Solubility and Reactions,” (contributing author) Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion (2005)
        • “Apparatus for Spin-Polarized Inverse Photoemission and Spin Scattering,” (contributing author) Proc. SPIE 3945: Laser Diodes and LEDs in Industrial, Measurement, Imaging, and Sensors Applications II; Testing, Packaging, and Reliability of Semiconductor Lasers V, (29 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380522
        • “A Compact, High Efficiency Mott Polarimeter,” Research Experience for Undergraduates in Nanostructured Materials (1998)
      • Citizenship

        Pro Bono Activities

        • Successfully represented a prisoner through dispositive motions seeking to recover for violations of his constitutional rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 after he was denied medical care.
        • Second chaired a trial for a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 excessive force case, representing a client who was tased during an arrest.
        • Sought recovery for a prisoner under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 after he suffered an attack by a cellmate.
        • Working with the Chicago Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, helped victims obtain emergency and plenary orders of protection.