Dominick A. Conde

Conde Dominick

Dom Conde is co-chair of Venable's Intellectual Property Division. Dom is a noted patent litigator who represents pharmaceutical companies in large-scale patent litigation – often involving high-value ANDA matters. He serves as lead counsel in Hatch-Waxman litigation, and regularly represents clients in contested proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to pharmaceutical clients, Dom represents clients in a variety of other industries, including biotechnology, chemicals, consumer goods, energy, industrial equipment and manufacturing, and medical devices. Before joining Venable, Dom was chair at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto.


Representative Matters

  • Represented Astellas, Pfizer, and U. of California against Actavis, Zydus, Roxane, and Apotex on patents covering Xtandi®, used for the treatment of prostate cancer 
  • Represented Aralez Pharmaceuticals against Actavis on patents covering Yosprala®, used for the prevention of cardiovascular events for patients that are at risk of developing gastric ulcers
  • Represented Pernix Therapeutics against Alvogen and Actavis on patents covering Zohydro®, used to relief severe pain 
  • Represented Sanofi-Aventis against Fresenius, Accord Healthcare, Mylan, and Actavis on patents covering Jevtana®, used to treat metastatic prostate cancer  
  • Represented Pozen Inc. against Actavis, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Mylan, and Lupin on patents covering Vimovo®, used by patients who have arthritis pain and risk of NSAID-induced stomach ulcers
  • Represented Warner Chilcott against Lupin and Watson Laboratories on patents covering Lo Loestrin 24®, a low-dose oral contraceptive
  • Represented Warner Chilcott against Watson Laboratories on a patent covering Loestrin 24®, an oral contraceptive 
  • Represented Reliable Sprinkler Co. against a complaint filed by Tyco Fire Products on multiple patents related to fire protection sprinklers
  • Represented Sanofi-Aventis against Sandoz Inc., et al. on a patent related to Eloxatin®, a treatment option for stage III colon cancer and advanced colorectal cancer
  • Represented Warner Chilcott against multiple defendants on a patent related to Doryx®, a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic
  • Represented Warner Chilcott against Barr Laboratories and Watson Pharmaceuticals on patents related to Warner Chilcott’s Femcon Fe®, a chewable oral contraceptive
  • Represented Entegris against infringement allegations related to filtration technology
  • Represented Reckitt Benckiser against Tris Pharmaceuticals and Amneal Pharmaceuticals on patents related to Delsum®, a 12-hour cough suppressant
  • Represented Sepracor Pharmaceuticals against Sandoz Inc., et al. on patents related to Clarinex®, an allergy medication
  • Represented Adams Respiratory against multiple defendants on patents related to Adams’ highly successful Mucinex® product
  • Represented KOS Pharmaceuticals against Barr Laboratories on patents covering KOS’s niaspan anticholesterol drugs
  • Represented Bristol Myers against Teva Pharmaceuticals regarding patents covering Bristol’s antibacterial agent gatifloxacin
  • Represented Warner Chilcott against KV Pharmaceuticals on a patent covering pregnancy vitamins
  • Represented Bristol-Myers against Rhône-Poulenc Rorer on patents related to a semi-synthetic process technology for making Taxol
  • Represented Dixon Ticonderoga against Dri Mark Products in patents involving metallic inks used in writing instruments
  • Represented American Maize Products against Grain Processing Corp. on patents related to maltodextrin food additives
  • Represented Bausch & Lomb against Alcon Laboratories regarding technology for contact lens disinfectants
  • Represented Exxon against Lubrizol regarding motor oil additives

Representative Clients

  • Astellas
  • Pernix
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Sanofi




  • J.D. Franklin Pierce Law Center 1990
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1982

Bar Admissions

  • New York 1991
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court


Dom is known not only as an "intellectual giant" (Best Lawyers), but as a "mature, pragmatic lawyer with great judgment" (IAM 250). Chambers USA writes that Dom "completely stands out, in terms of raw intelligence, lawyering skills and putting together the perfect case."

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2024
    • Lawyer of the Year, Patent Law, 2023
    • Intellectual Property, 2011, 2014 – 2022
    • Litigation, Intellectual Property, 2023
  • Who's Who Legal, Patents, 2020
  • LMG Life Sciences
    • Life Sciences Star, 2019 - 2020, 2022
    • Leading Lawyer, 2012 – 2018
  • New York Law Journal, Burton Award for Legal Achievement, 2015
  • Managing Intellectual Property
    • IP Star, 2013 – 2020, 2022 – 2023
    • Top 10 Life Science Litigator, 2013 – 2015
  • IAM Patent 1000, The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012 – 2019, 2021 – 2023
  • IAM, Global Leaders, 2022
  • Chambers USA, Intellectual Property: Patent, New York, 2011 – 2023
  • Legal 500, Intellectual Property - Patents: Litigation (full coverage), 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 – 2023
  • Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, New York Metro, 2006 – 2010, 2012 – 2023