Stacy Anderson

Associate - Boston

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Stacy Anderson represents clients in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on patent litigation. Stacy has represented clients in patent infringement suits involving biotechnology and medical devices. She has experience litigating in federal court, state courts, and the International Trade Commission. 

Before joining Foley Hoag, Stacy clerked for the Honorable Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court and for the Honorable James R. Browning of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Before law school, Stacy spent six years working in state and local government, including four years as a management consultant to public sector agencies.


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Syracuse University, M.P.A.
  • Yale University, B.A.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Becton, Dickinson in a patent infringement suit brought by Gen-Probe Incorporated involving methods of automating nucleic acid diagnostic assays and related consumable products. Obtained dismissal or summary judgment as to four of eight asserted patents, and narrowed asserted claims from 140 to twenty-two. Case settled favorably on the eve of trial.
  • Represented the University of Massachusetts in federal court action brought by Max Planck Institute and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals against UMASS and two other co-owners of patent applications involving RNA interference. Obtained judgment in favor of UMass on all damages claims asserted against it. Case settled with global agreement by which UMass become a co-owner of Max Planck’s competing patent applications on RNA interference.
  • Represented the respondent in a Section 337 investigation of patents involving low ignition propensity cigarette paper.
  • Filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association in Microsoft Corp. v. i4i, concerning the standard of proof required to invalidate a patent.
  • Represented Johns Hopkins University and Xanthus Pharmaceuticals in a dispute over ownership of intellectual property relating to a novel method of treating autoimmune disorders, resulting in negotiation of patent license.

  • Stacy Anderson and Howell Jackson. "Can States Tax National Banks to Educate Consumers About Predatory Lending Practices?" 30 Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 1 (2007).

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  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Boston Patent Law Association
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  • Massachusetts

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  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts