Eugene Novikov

B .S., The University of Pennsylvania, Economics, 2005

J.D., The University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2008

Gene has spent much of his career on intellectual property cases for clients in the internet space -- though at various points also cases in materials science, semiconductor technology, fashion, and other fields. He has litigated complex, high-stakes patent matters through summary judgment, trial, and appeal.

Prior to joining Durie Tangri, Gene was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, where he helped obtain two jury verdicts of both non-infringement and invalidity for patent defendants in the Eastern District of Texas. Gene graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2008, where he served as Articles Editor on the Law Review, externed for Judge Joseph J. Farnan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and taught constitutional law to undergraduates.

In 2013, Gene took a break from practice to do two overseas tours as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department, serving in Nigeria and Pakistan. He returned to the firm in 2016. Nowadays, in his spare time, he enjoys travel, scuba diving, going to film festivals, and seeking a precise definition of "too much coffee."

Eugene  Novikov