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Alston & Bird Elects 4 New Intellectual Property Partners

Alston & Bird has announced the election of 20 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, four of which, are within the intellectual property discipline. Shri Abhyankar (Atlanta), Xavier M. …
By Press Releases
11 days ago 0

IP and the 115th Congress: Meet the Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee is where any action relating to intellectual property reform will be played out during the 115th Congress, at least on the Senate side …
By Gene Quinn
12 days ago 0

Ford receives record number of U.S. patents during 2016 after consistent increases in R&D

Dearborn, MI-based automaker Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) recently issued a press release, which heralded the 1,442 patents granted to the company by the U.S. Patent and …
By Steve Brachmann
12 days ago 0

Patent issued on vaccine for one of the most common causes of bronchiolitis and pneumonia

Respiratory syncytial virus, commonly referred to simply as RSV, is a highly contagious viral disease and is one of the most common causes of bronchiolitis and pneumonia. …
By Gene Quinn
12 days ago 1

USPTO Announces New Patent and Trademark Advisory Committee Members

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced new Patent and Trademark Advisory Committee Members for the Patent Public Advisory …
By Press Releases
12 days ago 1

Politics of Patent Venue Reform: SCOTUS Taking TC Heartland to Delay Push for Venue Reform

The genesis of the patent venue “problem” is simple: Many patent infringement defendants complain about traveling to the Eastern District of Texas. They feel that it is …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
13 days ago 2

Intellectual Ventures co-founder Peter Detkin Joins Sherpa Technology Group

Sherpa Technology Group announced the appointment of Peter Detkin, a pioneer in the field of technology and intellectual property (“IP”) strategy, to the role of Senior Advisor. …
By Press Releases
13 days ago 7

The America Invents Act was Wrong from the Start

First to File was just the beginning of the damage caused by the America Invents Act. When the concept of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) …
By Adrian Pelkus
13 days ago 16

Michael Jordan prevails in trademark case, earns right to use Chinese character mark for his name on merchandise

On December 8th, famed basketball star Michael Jordan was partially successful in a legal action filed in Chinese courts over the use of his name and likeness …
By Steve Brachmann
13 days ago 0

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Names Three New Partners

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, one of the world’s leading intellectual property law firms, announced today that Susanne Flanders, Natalie Lieber, and Dennis McMahon have been named …
By Press Releases
13 days ago 0

IBM achieves record number of U.S. patents in 2016, 24th straight year of patent dominance

In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States. Hurricane Andrew bore down on the American Southeast, causing billions in damage after wreaking destruction from Florida …
By Steve Brachmann
14 days ago 2

Patent Forecast 2017: Will Patent Courts Be Great Again?

While Congress seems to pass some form of patent legislation roughly every 9 to 11 years, the more important changes with regard to business predictability and economic growth tend …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
14 days ago 3

AXIM Biotech earns patent for chewing gum containing cannabinoids to treat neurodegenerative diseases

The patent space surrounding marijuana formulations for medical use is still wide open despite the current march towards legalization. According to patent portfolio analysis tools available through …
By Steve Brachmann
14 days ago 2

Israeli District Court Rejects Disney’s Forum Shopping in Infringement Case

Disney decided to add the State of Israel as a defendant since the Haifa port Customs unit that held the allegedly infringing goods is an Israeli government …
By Ariel Dubinsky
14 days ago 0

Wolf Greenfield Promotes Four Attorneys to Shareholder

Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. is pleased to announce the promotion of Chelsea A. Loughran, Nathan Speed, Robert A. Jensen and Andrew (A.J.) Tibbetts to the …
By Press Releases
14 days ago 0