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R. Austin Blakeslee

graduated from Tulane University Law School in 2013 and joined the Blakeslee Law Firm immediately thereafter. He was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia in 2014. Since joining The Blakeslee Law Firm, he has been heavily involved in the firm’s anticounterfeiting practice and in copyright and related matters involving the literary estate of a celebrated American poet.

Recent Articles by R. Austin Blakeslee

CES Seizure order against alleged patent infringers issued by the Las Vegas federal district court

While we tend to think of Las Vegas’ tourism-based economy as built on gambling, trade shows also bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city each year. Thus, the issue of effective enforcement of the patent laws at these trade shows becomes entwined with the health of the city’s economy. Against this backdrop, the Las Vegas bench of the U.S. District Court for Nevada has developed a muscular set of equitable remedies for U.S. patent holders who complain to the court of patent infringement by a trade show exhibitor, remedies that the court can and does deploy with sufficient speed to be effective within the narrow timeframe of a trade show.