Press Releases

Foley Hoag Partner Barbara Fiacco Named President of AIPLA

Boston, October 25, 2019 – Foley Hoag LLP partner Barbara Fiacco has been named President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), a national bar association of approximately 12,000 members. Fiacco was installed in her position at AIPLA’s 2019 Annual Meeting, held October 24-26 in Washington, D.C. As AIPLA President, Fiacco will be responsible for representing U.S. intellectual property interests throughout…

Casetext Introduces Next Generation of AI Legal Research with CARA Patent

San Francisco, CA; Casetext, the creators of the leading AI-powered legal research service, announced their newest A.I. research tool: CARA Patent. Developed in close partnership with prestigious patent litigation firms and Casetext customers — like Quinn Emanuel and Reed Smith — CARA Patent is the first A.I. technology that delivers research results specifically tailored to the patent in question. CARA…

Librarian of Congress Names Steve Ruwe as New Copyright Royalty Judge

Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden today announced her appointment of Steve Ruwe to the position of copyright royalty judge on the Copyright Royalty Board. Effective Oct. 13, Ruwe will serve an interim appointment through Dec. 7, 2019, followed by a six-year appointment. Ruwe is filling a vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Jesse Feder as Chief Judge. He…

New Diagnostics and Cancer Advocacy Group Announced

  A new non-profit advocacy corporation, New Cures for Cancers, announces its launch and the opening of its website, www.newcurescancers.org. The mission of the organization is to give cancer patients and their families and friends a podium to tell their stories and to demand judicial and legislative advocacy to motivate new diagnostics, personalized medicines and drugs to treat cancer. One…

Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) Joins Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

  Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) Joins the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) New option allows participants to support low income inventors Assisting low-income inventors and entrepreneurs through the Pro Bono Advisory Council (PBAC), a 501(c)(3) corporation (CFC #23695), just got easier. The Council supports the IAP which provides pro bono – free – legal services to qualified inventors. Former Director of…

LESI Selects Dana Robert Colarulli As New Executive Director

September 25, 2019 – The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) announces the appointment of Dana Robert Colarulli as its new Executive Director. Dana is based in Washington, DC. His main tasks include helping LESI to implement its strategy, building relationships with other relevant organisations, expanding the membership base, developing the association’s educational offering and support its National Presidents and Societies and the LESI  committees.…

Ericsson selects Lewisville, TX for company’s first 5G smart factory in the United States

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announced that Lewisville, Texas, will be the location of its fully automated smart factory in the United States. The 300,000-square-foot state-of-the-art factory, announced in June, will produce 5G and Advanced Antenna System* radios to boost network capacity and coverage to meet the demand for rapid 5G deployments in North America. The smart factory will begin commercial operations…

Cantor Colburn Continues Growth, Adding Experienced Laterals in Litigation and Patents

Cantor Colburn is proud to announce the addition of Partners Vincent Cichosz, John Gutkoski, and Marc N. Henschke and Counsel Joseph Barrera, Ph.D. and Aaron Bumgarner. “These attorneys are a noteworthy addition to the firm,” said Phil Colburn, Co-Managing Partner. “Vince and Joe bring years of in-house and private practice experience. Aaron is a strong patent attorney in chemical engineering.…

Assessing, Valuing, and Commercializing IP Assets at Life Sciences IP Due Diligence Conference in Boston

American Conference Institute’s 3rd Annual Summit on Life Sciences IP Due Diligence, carded for November 14 and 15 in Boston, will be a one-of-a-kind, interactive forum where top diligence experts discuss best practices and strategies for executing a proper IP due diligence analysis. Thought leaders from top life sciences companies including Celgene, Pfizer, Roche and Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research…

Intellectual Property Owners Association Names New Executive Director

Washington, D.C. (September 9, 2019) – Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) announced today that following a nationwide executive search it has selected JESSICA K. LANDACRE as its next executive director. The association’s elected president, HENRY HADAD, said, “The 50-member IPO Board of Directors has concluded that Ms. Landacre is the person best equipped to take the association to the next level both in…

Chief Judge Pallmeyer to Speak at Upcoming Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium

American Conference Institute is pleased to announce Chief Judge Pallmeyer as a featured speaker at its 7th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium on October 3 & 4, 2019 in Chicago. As the industry prepares to address the fallout of global pharmaceutical patent losses of billions of dollars and the impact of evolving law, regulation and policy impacting the Hatch-Waxman…

Sentinel Diagnostics Prevails Against Linear Chemicals SL in Spanish Patent Infringement Case

MILAN, ITALY – Sentinel Diagnostics (Sentinel CH. SpA), assisted by the team of Litigation and Intellectual Property of Rödl & Partner Milan, together with the Spanish IP firm Balder, achieved a very important goal. The company won the appeal against Linear Chemicals SL, with judgment No. 861/2019 of the Audiencia Provincial (Provincial Court) of Barcelona, provisionally enforceable, of May 10,…

MPEG LA Issues Statement Regarding CRISPR Patent Licensing

(DENVER, CO, US – 25 July 2019) – In light of questions asked of MPEG LA regarding recent events that include the announcement by The Broad Institute and MilliporeSigma to offer their own CRISPR License (press release), the commencement of a new patent interference proceeding by the US Patent Office set in motion by a series of patent applications filed…

Tillis, Hirono, Velázquez & Stivers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help Close the Patent Gap Faced by Women, Minorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) introduced bicameral, bipartisan legislation to help close the gap faced by women, minorities, and others when it comes to procuring patent rights in the United States. The Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement (IDEA)…

ABA asks U.S. Supreme Court to decline government appeal in patent case

CHICAGO, July 23, 2019 — The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting an appeals court ruling interpreting a provision of U.S. patent law to not allow the government to be reimbursed for its lawyers’ fees regardless of which side prevails in a court appeal of an administrative patent decision. Under patent law,…