Gabriel K. Bell

  • Partner
  • Egabriel.bell@lw.com
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
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Profile

Gabriel Bell, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation and Supreme Court and Appellate Practices.

Mr. Bell advises clients on high-stakes intellectual property litigation in the Federal Circuit and federal district courts. He has argued over 20 Federal Circuit appeals and has led the briefing in dozens of others. He also routinely argues and briefs dispositive motions in district courts.

Mr. Bell has represented a range of companies in the computer, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, biotech, automotive, and financial sectors. Representative clients include:

  • Abbott
  • Capital One
  • Duolingo
  • J&J
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America
  • Meta
  • Peloton
  • Symantec
  • Volvo

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Bell was counsel for the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary. He has also held positions at the US Department of Justice and NASA Langley Research Center. In addition, he clerked for Judge Janice Rogers Brown on the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham on the Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Bell is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court and the Fifth, Ninth, D.C., and Federal Circuits.

Experience

Representative appellate victories in intellectual property matters include:

  • Nuance Commc’ns v. MModal, 847 F. App’x 860 (Fed. Cir. 2021)
  • CardioNet v. InfoBionic, 816 F. App’x 471 (Fed. Cir. 2020) (§ 101) 
  • EnerPol, LLC v. Schlumberger Tech. Corp., 809 F. App’x 795 (Fed. Cir. 2020)
  • Cheetah Omni LLC v. AT&T Servs., Inc., 949 F.3d 691 (Fed. Cir. 2020)
  • Pac. Coast Bldg. Prod., Inc. v. CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc., 816 F. App’x 454 (Fed. Cir. 2020)
  • In re IPR Licensing, Inc., 942 F.3d 1363 (Fed. Cir. 2019)
  • TriPlay, Inc. v. WhatsApp, Inc., 752 F. App’x 1011 (Fed. Cir. 2019) (§ 101)
  • Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Symantec Corp., 725 F. App’x 976 (Fed. Cir. 2018) (§ 101)
  • Realtime Data, LLC v. Riverbed Tech., Inc., 742 F. App’x 505 (Fed. Cir. 2018)
  • Braemar Mfg. v. InfoBionic, Inc., 721 F. App’x 990 (Fed. Cir. 2018)   
  • Vehicle Interface Techs. v. Jaguar Land Rover, 691 F. App’x 626 (Fed. Cir. 2017)
  • InterDigital Communications, Inc. v. ZTE Corp., 711 F. App’x 998 (Fed. Cir. 2017)
  • Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Symantec Corp., 838 F.3d 1307 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (§ 101)
  • Dynamic 3D Geosolutions LLC v. Schlumberger Limited, 837 F.3d 1280 (Fed. Cir. 2016)   
  • Jericho Systems Corp. v. Axiomatics Inc., 642 F. App’x 979 (Fed. Cir. 2016) (§ 101)
  • Vehicle Interface Techs., LLC v. Jaguar Land Rover N. Am., LLC, 639 F. App’x 651 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
  • Suprema v. ITC & Cross Match Tech., 796 F.3d 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (en banc)   
  • Exela Pharma Sci., LLC v. Lee and Cadence Pharm., 781 F.3d 1349 (Fed. Cir. 2015)   
  • Federal Home Loan Mortg. Corp. v. Graff/Ross Holdings, LLP, 604 F. App’x 930 (Fed. Cir. 2015) (§ 101)
  • Cadence Pharm. Inc. v. Exela Pharmsci Inc., 780 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 2015)   
  • Ultramercial v. Hulu, 772 F.3d 709 (Fed. Cir. 2014) (§ 101)

Thought Leadership

  • Supreme Court Says a Secret Sale Qualifies as Prior Art Under AIA -  January 30, 2019
  • Keeping Tabs on PTAB -  September 19, 2016
  • Early Lessons on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International and Section 101 From Recent Court Decisions -  September 19, 2014
  • Federal Circuit Judges Stake Positions on Patent Eligibility in CLS Bank -  May 14, 2013
  • Reaffirming the Patentability of Medical Treatment Methods -  January 19, 2011

Recognized as a Next Generation Partner 2020 and 2021 by The Legal 500

Recognized as a Rising Star in the 2014 and 2015 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers lists

Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
Education
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2004
    magna cum laude
  • BA in Computer Science, Yale University, 1998
    summa cum laude
Practices
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Supreme Court & Appellate