Libby Moulton

Managing Associate

San Francisco, Silicon Valley

Elizabeth Moulton is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Libby’s practice focuses primarily on high stakes patent appeals in the Federal Circuit.

Prior to joining Orrick, Libby served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond C. Clevenger III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and to Judge Ronald M. Whyte of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Before law school, Libby was a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    • Synopsys, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp. – Represented Synopsys on a petition for a writ of certiorari challenging the Federal Circuit’s assignor estoppel and lost profits doctrines. 
    • EMC Corporation v. Clouding Corp. – Represented EMC (now part of Dell) in an appeal involving artificial intelligence patents. The Orrick team secured a win in the Federal Circuit, which vacated and remanded a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling.
    • Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Gilead Sciences, Inc. – Represent Gilead Sciences in overturning a $2.54 billion patent infringement verdict related to Gilead's blockbuster Hepatitis C drug. Orrick served as appellate counsel following an adverse jury verdict in the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, and now represents Gilead on appeal to the Federal Circuit. 

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