Senior Litigation Counsel
Sean Thompson is Senior Litigation Counsel at Blackbird Technologies. He is an experienced intellectual property litigator, who has represented clients in complex patent disputes involving a variety of technologies, including semiconductors, voice-over-IP telephone services, and pharmaceutical products. He has experience handling all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and international arbitral tribunals. In addition, Mr. Thompson has experience with proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including inter partes reviews involving patents in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical fields.
Mr. Thompson previously practiced at WilmerHale in the Intellectual Property Litigation Group. While at WilmerHale, in addition to working on numerous significant patent litigations, Mr. Thompson tried the first case in Massachusetts history seeking damages for failure to comply with the Commonwealth’s statutory requirement that individuals be given written notice of their physical eviction at least 48 hours in advance.
Before joining WilmerHale, Mr. Thompson was a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. While at Cravath, he worked on a wide variety of litigation matters, including cases involving copyright infringement, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate derivative suits, and trusts and estates. He was also a member of the team that litigated a complex series of disputes in federal court and international arbitral tribunals between a foreign investment group and a telecommunications company, which The American Lawyer described as “one of the defining transnational business battles of our time.”
Mr. Thompson received a joint JD/LL.M., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he also served as Note Editor on the Cornell Law Review. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a M.S., with distinction, from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Mr. Thompson is a member of the Massachusetts and New York bars and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the District of Massachusetts, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.