Press Releases

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,…

Hogan Lovells boosts IP practice on both coasts with four lateral hires

Hogan Lovells has brought on four lateral partners, significantly strengthening its Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Practice (IPMT) on both coasts. The new partners – Krista Schwartz and Patrick Michael in San Francisco and Robert Underwood and Kristen Connarn in Boston – deepen the firm’s commitment to clients in two of the country’s major technology and life sciences markets. Krista Schwartz and Patrick Michael joined the firm from Jones Day.…

McNees Attorney to Speak at Upcoming Inventors Network Meeting

COLUMBUS, Oh. – (July 1, 2019) McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC intellectual property attorney Diane Dobrea will speak at the Inventors Network meeting at Rev1 Ventures for Columbus on July 9, 2019. Diane will present “Identifying Opportunities for Inventors and Mechanisms for Securing a Competitive Advantage.”  She will dive into what is needed for an invention to succeed and outline a…

Mathys & Squire continues European expansion with strategic addition of top Munich IP team

Top tier intellectual property firm Mathys & Squire LLP is driving its EU expansion and today has announced the strategic addition of a highly respected Munich IP team led by Dr Gerold Fiesser. This follows recent new office openings around the UK, so the firm now has ten sites across the UK and Europe, including Paris, Luxembourg and Munich. Dr Gerold Fiesser, one of Germany’s leading Patent…

Banner Witcoff Continues Growth with Addition of Six

Banner Witcoff Continues Growth with Addition of Six Attorneys, Technical Specialist The Firm Has Added 11 Attorneys in 2019 So Far June 20, 2019 – Six attorneys and a technical specialist have joined Banner Witcoff from other firms since late April, highlighting the ongoing growth of the nationally recognized intellectual property law firm. Manav Das, Ph.D., Ben Holt, Wesley W.…

Boult Wade Tennant Opens Berlin Office

Boult Wade Tennant is delighted to announce the opening of the Berlin office. The new office location will further strengthen the firm’s presence in Europe with their Madrid office  having opened last year. The centrally located office is on one of the most famous avenues in Berlin and is headed up by partner Michael C. Maier. Michael is a German Solicitor (“Rechtsanwalt”)…

Leading Music Attorney, Jacqueline Charlesworth Joins Preeminent Music and Copyright Firm, Alter Kendrick & Baron

May 07, 2019 – New York, NY – Jacqueline Charlesworth, key contributor to the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) and former general counsel of the Copyright Office, is leaving Covington & Burling to join forces with well-known music attorney Lisa Alter at the music and copyright boutique Alter Kendrick & Baron, LLP (“AKB”). In addition to legislative and policy work, Charlesworth will…