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

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.”

  • Recognized as a top intellectual property law practitioner by Best Lawyers in America, 2011, 2014 - 2020
  • Recognized as a Life Sciences Star by LMG Life Sciences, 2019
  • Recipient, Burton Award for Legal Achievement for an article in New York Law Journal, 2015
  • Named an IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property, 2013 - 2020
  • Named a Top 10 Life Science Litigator, Managing Intellectual Property, 2013 - 2015
  • Ranked in IAM Patent 1000, 2012 - 2019
  • Named a Leading Lawyer, LMG Life Sciences, 2012 - 2018
  • Recognized in Chambers USA, Intellectual Property: Patent, New York, 2011 - 2020
  • Recognized as a leading patent litigator, Legal 500, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 - 2020
  • Named a Top New York City IP Litigator, Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2010, 2012 - 2019