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Pro Bono Efforts by Fish & Richardson Yield Clemency Grants by President Obama

Fish & Richardson announced that it has obtained clemency for five pro bono clients the firm represented through the firm’s participation in The Clemency Project. The Clemency Project is a major initiative launched by the American Bar Association and various other public interest groups in cooperation with the Department of Justice to seek sentence commutations from President Obama for non-violent, low level drug offenders who have already served at least 10 years of lengthy federal prison terms. Fish attorneys contributed over 1,800 pro bono hours to help identify potential candidates for clemency and to prepare individual clemency petitions for those eligible prisoners. Three of those commutations were announced in the past two months; two were announced last week.

Fish & Richardson Names Kurt Glitzenstein Head of Litigation Group

Fish & Richardson announced today that Kurt Glitzenstein has been named the Practice Group Leader (PGL) for its Litigation Group, the firm’s largest practice. In his new role, Glitzenstein will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s premier intellectual property and commercial litigation practice, which includes 250 lawyers in 12 offices, and which for over a decade has handled more patent litigation than any other law firm in the country.

Fish & Richardson Scores Patent Victory with Motions in Limine

So what is unique about this particular victory at the district court that caught my attention? The timing of the victory and circumstances surrounding the culmination of the case seemed peculiar to me. Moments before opening arguments were set to begin and after the jury had been selected ISE consented to entry of a judgment of non-infringement in favor of CBOE. ISE had been seeking over $400 million in actual damages and was requesting those damages be tripled. But why throw in the towel right before trial on a case that had already once gone up to the Federal Circuit? Fish & Richardson attributes the victory, and particularly the timing of the victory, to a strategy that involved a series of pre-trial motions, including motions in limine to exclude certain evidence at trial.

Patent Business: Deals, Settlements, Licenses for February 2013

The month of February was quite busy, many companies in litigations, one of the biggest stories to hit this month was the Trademark infringement case between Costco and TIffany,co. Here are some of the highlights of this month.

Fish & Richardson Awards 33 Scholarships to U.S. Space Camp

Fish & Richardson has awarded full scholarships to 33 students and their teacher chaperones this year, marking 14 years of supporting kids and providing them with an opportunity to attend the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. The goal of Fish’s Space Camp Scholarship program is to get middle school students excited about the fields of math, science, and technology.

Jobs and Apple Seek Patent on Operating System Advertising

Earlier today a pending non-provisional utility patent application assigned to Apple Computer published. This application, US Patent Application 20090265214, is titled Advertisement in Operating System, and covers exactly what the title implies; namely an operating system that is capable of displaying a variety of advertisements to users. You are likely to have heard of the first listed inventor, Steven Jobs, the CEO and co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc.