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Heather Khassian

is counsel in Dentons’ Intellectual Property and Technology practice in Houston. Her practice focuses on the chemicals and energy industries, including patent portfolio development and patent litigation involving a wide range of chemicals technologies. Khassian is a registered patent attorney who is experienced in patent preparation and prosecution, as well as IP enforcement strategies. She has also advised clients on IP transactions, including specific asset purchases and mergers and acquisitions. For more information, or to contact Ms. Khassian, please visit her firm profile page

Recent Articles by Heather Khassian

Junior party prevails at USPTO in Interference between Plant Patent and Utility Application

Sheehan contended that Dulcich, without permission, grafted Sheehan’s “Great Green” in 2010 and filed for a plant patent in 2012 claiming the “Great Green” as its own JPD-001 (“Green Emerald”). Dulcich’s plant patent on JPD-001 issued on March 18, 2014, while Sheehan’s own application on Great Green was pending… Meanwhile, Sheehan is seeking to have a stay lifted in co-pending litigation in the Eastern District of California between the same parties addressing allegations relating to conversion, unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation.