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Litigation

Concentrated Power

With 135+ attorneys and patent agents, Brinks is one of the nation’s largest law firms dedicated to intellectual property law. Our litigators focus on intellectual property disputes only, leading to a depth of knowledge and experience in this area that is unparalleled by others.

In the past 10 years alone, our attorneys have appeared in 550+ intellectual property cases throughout the United States.  Our litigators are experienced and respected in every forum where intellectual property rights are contested, including the federal district and appellate courts, the International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), and arbitration tribunals. 

Strength Through Simplicity

Our guiding principle in litigation is to keep it simple and efficient.  The technology and legal principles may be complex, but to succeed, trial themes need to be clear and persuasive and developed early in the case. Discovery needs to be strategic and purposeful.  Our efficiency keeps litigation costs down for our clients while, at the same time, achieving success.

Diverse Technologies

Our litigation experience spans a wide array of technologies including life sciences, medical devices, health and consumer products, telecommunications, computer software, financial services, and internet applications. We also focus on ANDA litigation. For a representative list of pharmaceutical products we have addressed, click here.

Forward Thinking
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On October 12 & 13, 2017, PLI’s Patent Litigation 2017:  Advanced Techniques & Best Practices will be hosted across the street from the Brinks Chicago office at the University of Chicago:  Gleacher Center. On the ...
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Those who were hoping for a clear standard to emerge as a result of the Federal Circuit’s grant of en banc review on the issue of burdens of proof for motions to amend in post-grant proceedings under the American Invents Act (“AIA”) may be disappointed by Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal, No. 2015-1177, which issued October 4, 2017...

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In affirming a District Court vacatur of a jury verdict of infringement under the doctrine of equivalents, the Federal Circuit held that patent owner Dr. Jang failed to prove that his equivalents theory did not ensnare the prior art...

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CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller, a shareholder and litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a featured speaker at Centerforce’s Sixth Annual IP Strategy Summit at the Park Lane Hotel on Central Park in New York on November 1, 2017.

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Under 35 U.S.C. § 315(e), a final written decision in an inter partes review (“IPR”) by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) results in estoppel of certain actions by the petitioner...

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In Ultratec, the Federal Circuit cited several problems with the Board’s permissive rules of trial proceedings and held the Board abused its discretion in its consideration of supplementary evidence...

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On Thursday, August 24, the United States Trade Representative published formal initiation of the awaited Section 301 investigation under the Trade Act of 1974 to determine whether acts, policies and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property and innovation are actionable under the Trade Act...

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CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller, a shareholder and litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a featured presenter at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Patent Litigation 2017: Advanced Techniques & ...
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Brinks is sponsoring the ACC Chicago Annual IP Law Dinner Program at Morton’s The Steakhouse where attorneys David Fleming and Virginia Marino will be presenting along with Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the US District Court of ...
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On appeal of the district court’s dismissal of Visual Memory, LLC’s patent infringement complaint against NVIDIA Corporation, the Federal Circuit concluded...

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CHICAGO—Fifteen attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018...

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In late June 2017, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) co-sponsored and introduced in the U.S. Senate the Support Technology and Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience  Patents Act of 2017...

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The June 15 decision by the Federal Circuit, EmeraChem Holdings, LLC v. Volkswagen Group of Am., Inc., highlights the power of a procedural challenge to a final written decision by the PTAB...

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This past Monday, June 19, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a), is unconstitutional under the First Amendment.  Matal v. Tam, No. 15-1293, 582 U.S. ___ (2017).  Section 2(a), often referred to as the “disparagement clause”...

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On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, attorneys from Brinks' Litigation practice group presented the webinar, 2017 Litigation Update...

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On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 12:00pm CT, the Litigation practice group will present the webinar, "2017 Litigation Update." Attorneys David P. Lindner, James K. Cleland, Alex J. Fernandez, and Andrew McElligott...

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On June 5, 2017, the Federal Circuit arrived at two different conclusions concerning whether a case is exceptional under 35 U.S.C. § 285, reversing the district court in both cases...

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CHICAGO—Best Lawyers, a widely-respected peer review publication for the legal profession, recently recognized eleven attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione in its 2017 edition of Illinois’ Best Lawyers...

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CHICAGO—For the fourth consecutive year, Managing Intellectual Property, publisher of the annual comprehensive legal directory IP STARS, has accorded a Highly Recommended ranking to the Illinois office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, and a Recommended ranking to the firm’s office in North Carolina. Managing IP also ranked Brinks’ office in Ann Arbor, Mich., office as Recommended...

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On June 1st, Jim Cleland was quoted in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly article, “Attorneys Brace For Impacts of Patent Case Ruling.” Please click here to read more.
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On May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. (Case No. 15-1189), limiting the use of patent rights to enforce post-sale restrictions on goods sold by the patent owner or the patent owner’s licensee...

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Ann Arbor, Mich. - Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announced that Jon H. Beaupré, a shareholder and litigator in the Ann Arbor office, will join with his Brinks Chicago office colleague, Jeffrey J. Catalano, to participate in the ninth China-US Intellectual Property Comparative Mock Trial at China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) training center in Beijing on June 15, 2017...

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CHICAGO—Ralph J. Gabric, a shareholder and patent litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a panelist for the session “Claim Construction,” at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s 2017 Bench & Bar Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on June 22, 2017.

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Ann Arbor, Mich. - Managing Intellectual Property magazine (MIP)  named eleven attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., to its annual list of IP Stars...

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CHICAGO—Chambers USA, an annual guide to the world’s best lawyers and law firms, has again ranked Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, in Band 1 in the intellectual property practice area for Illinois, and has recognized four Illinois-based Brinks attorneys for their notable contributions to the practice of IP law...

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On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s finding that the GOOGLE trademark had not become generic, providing guidance on preventing genericide.  Elliott et al. v. Google, Inc., No. 15‑cv-15809, 2017 US App. LEXIS 8583 (9th Cir. May 16, 2017)...

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On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (Case No. 16-341) altering the landscape of venue for patent infringement litigation...

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Ann Arbor, MI - James Cleland, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on May 22, 2017 in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, alters the landscape of venue for patent infringement litigation and, in Michigan, will have a positive impact on key industries such as automotive...

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CHICAGO—Gary M. Ropski, Miyoung Shin, Jafon Fearson, and Sen (Alex) Wang, attorneys in the post-grant patent practice group at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will present the webinar “PTAB and the District Courts” at 12:00 p.m. CDT on May 18, 2017...

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On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Gary Ropski, Miyoung Shin, Jafon Fearson, and Alex Wang will present the webinar, PTAB and the District Courts...

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On May 17, 2017, Laura Beth Miller will be speaking on a panel at the CenterForce IP Defense conference in Chicago.  The panel, Risk Management & Strategic Defensive Litigation, will examine: Risk management and the ...
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In Helsinn Healthcare S.A., v. Teva Pharm. USA, Inc., the Federal Circuit recently held that, despite changes to the statutory language of § 102 under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), the Court’s pre-AIA interpretation of the on-sale bar remains the same with respect to public sales...

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CHICAGO—Mark H. Remus, Jason W. Schigelone, and Peter Lee, attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, were featured speakers at the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) three-day Patent Fundamentals Bootcamp 2017: An Introduction to Patent Drafting, Prosecution, and Litigation, at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center on May 9, 10, and 11, 2017.

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On May 3, 2017, Law360 mentioned Ralph Gabric and Laura Lydigsen in an ongoing case for their client. Please click here to read more.
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CHICAGO—Mark H. Remus, a shareholder and patent litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a panelist for “Defensive Strategy 2.0: Facing a Better-Prepared Plaintiff” at CenterForce’s third annual IP Strategy Summit on May 3, 2017, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle...

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On May 3, 2017, Mark Remus will speak on the panel, Defensive Strategy 2.0: Facing a Better Prepared Plaintiff at the CenterForce IP Strategy Summit: Seattle in Seattle, Washington. The panel will discuss: Understanding the new ...
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President-Elect, Gus Siller, was quoted several times in the May 2017 Chicago Lawyer article, "Through the Looking Glass: Intellectual Property Law Revamps in the Wake of PTAB Shifts, Competition from Shenzhen and of ...
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On April 28, 2017, Law360 mentioned newly elected shareholders, Michael Hussey, Linda Nattler, Mark Remus and Jason Schigelone in its quarterly column devoted to law firm promotions, "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks in ...
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On April 28, 2017, Salt Lake City associate, Andrew Hufford, spoke at a podcast for The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies entitled, "Courthouse Steps: Amgen, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc."  Please click here to listen.
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CHICAGO—Janet A. Pioli, a patent attorney and shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will moderate the panel “Comparing ITC and U.S. District Court Litigation” at the Update on Intellectual Property Litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission to be held at The John Marshall Law School on April 27, 2017...

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SALT LAKE CITY—Andrew A. Hufford, an Intellectual Property Attorney with Brinks Gilson & Lione, hosted a live Courthouse Steps teleforum on behalf of the Intellectual Property Practice Group of The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy on April 26, 2017...

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On April 25, 2017, at the ACI Paragraph IV Conference, Ralph Gabric will moderate the panel, PTAB Live: Thoughts on Practice, Procedure, IPRs and More in the World of Pharmaceutical Patent Validity Challenges, which will discuss: The ...
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CHICAGO—Ralph J. Gabric and Laura A. Lydigsen, shareholders and patent litigators at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be featured presenters at the 11th Annual ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Conference on April 25, 2017, at the Conrad New York...

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On April 20, 2017, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin mentioned the recently released book, “Copyright Litigation Strategies,” a publication of the American Bar Association which was written by Chicago shareholder, Bill Frankel. To read ...
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On April 7, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced its PTAB Procedural Reform Initiative...

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On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) denied Google’s petition for rehearing en banc.  Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google Inc., ___ F.3d. ___, Case No. 2015-1812 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 4, 2017).  In the petition, Google asked the CAFC to overturn Versata Development Group, inc. v. SAP America, Inc., 793 F.3d 1306 (Fed. Cir. 2015) in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, 136 S. Ct. 2131 (2016)...

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CHICAGO—William H. Frankel, a shareholder and litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, is a contributing author of the recently released book Copyright Litigation Strategies, a publication of the American Bar Association (ABA)...

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TAMPA, FLA.—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is relocating its Tampa, Fla.-based team to new downtown office space at 401 East Jackson Street...

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On Monday, March 27, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands Group LLC, (Case No. 16-341)...

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CHICAGO—Six attorneys and shareholders at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been selected for inclusion in Euromoney PLC’s 2017 Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners: William H. ...
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On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 6-2 ruling in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al., holding the decorative elements on Varsity Brands’ cheerleading uniforms were conceptually separable two-dimensional graphic works, and therefore eligible for copyright protection...

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On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States held in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC that laches cannot be used as a defense against damages for patent infringement where the infringement occurred within the six year period prescribed by 35 U.S.C. § 286...

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On March 21, 2017, Gary Ropski and Miyoung Shin will serve as moderator and speaker on a panel session entitled ...

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On March 21, 2017, Laura Beth Miller will co-present with Genevieve Thiers, CEO of Sister City and Dorri McWhorter, ...

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On March 15, 2017 Jeff Nichols will co-present with Judge Prost and Judge Pallmeyer ...

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CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller, a shareholder and patent litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a featured presenter at Women In Bio-Chicago’s Women’s History Month event, “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Navigating To and Through the Boardroom,” on March 21, 2017, at healthcare startup incubator Matter.

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CHICAGO—Jeff Nichols, a patent litigator and shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will moderate the panel session “True or False – PTAB Trials and Alice Motions Simplify the Case” at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s (FCBA) Intellectual Property Law Symposium on March 15, 2017, at the University Club of Chicago.

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CHICAGO—Mark Remus, a shareholder and patent litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, presented “The Strategic Use of IPRs to Challenge Pharmaceutical Patents” at CPhI’s 6th Annual Pharma IPR Conference in Mumbai, India, on March 1, 2017...

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On February 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. to address whether the act of supplying from the United States a single commodity component of a multicomponent invention for combination abroad constitutes patent infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1)...

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On February 28, 2017, Jeff Nichols will be presenting, "Tackling the Offensive and Defensive Sides of Inter Partes ...

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CHICAGO—Gary M. Ropski and Miyoung Shin, shareholders and patent litigators at intellectual property law firm Brinks ...

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CHICAGO—Twenty attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named to the 2017 ...

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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys Jeff Nichols, David P. Lindner, and E. Brandon Nykiel will be featured ...

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CHICAGO—Jeff Nichols, a shareholder and patent litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a ...

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Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Lee v. Tam to examine the constitutionality ...

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Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys kicks off the firm's centennial year...

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On January 25 at 12:00pm CT, join Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys as they kick off the firm's centennial year by discussing the issues that...

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The maker of “My Other Bag” tote bags received its hoped-for holiday gift in late December ...

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As part of its annual “Special 301” identification and review of countries that deny adequate and...

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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, ...

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The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Federal Circuit’s decision in VE Holding Corp. v. Johnson Gas Appliance Co...

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that Eric C. Cohen has relocated to the firm’s Research Triangle Park, N.C. office, from Chicago.

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On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office launched its new electronic registration system ...

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On December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc. upset the framework for determining damages for infringement of a design patent in the context of a multicomponent product.  Under § 289 of the Patent Act, the infringer of a design patent is liable for all of its profit from the manufacture or sale of the infringing “article of manufacture.” 

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The Supreme Court recently granted a petition for writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s en banc ...

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In its recent In re: Nuvasive, Inc. decision, the Federal Circuit on November 9, 2016 ...

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On October 28, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) again proposed revisions to the...

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK—Rashad L. Morgan, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione...

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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again...

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CHICAGO—Eric C. Cohen, an intellectual property litigator at Brinks Gilson & Lione, will moderate the Federal...

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In Medtronic, Inc. v. Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc., the Federal Circuit discussed the non-appealable...

 

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On October 6th, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a greatly anticipated study, the subject ..

 

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CHICAGO—Patent attorney Fei Hu, most recently senior legal counsel for processing chipmaker ARM Ltd., is joining intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione in Washington DC.

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CHICAGO—Jason Schigelone, a patent attorney at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a...

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On October 13, Laura Beth Miller will speak on “Acts of Multiple Parties -  When Do They Constitute Patent ...

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On October 7, 2016, the en banc Federal Circuit reversed a panel decision issued earlier this year and reinstated...

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Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit held a software-based patent to be eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in...

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On September 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide a case challenging the constitutionality of ...

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For nearly a century, U.S. federal courts have struggled with the “metaphysical quandary” involved in determining ...

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CHICAGO—Fifteen attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United  ...

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On July 25, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in In re Magnum Oil Tools Int’l, reversed the final decision of an inter partes ...

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On June 23, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to exit the European Union (EU) – a decisive move whimsically known ...

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled in Amgen Inc. v. Apotex Inc. that a biosimilar-product ...

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The Federal Circuit, in an en banc decision, held that to be “on sale” under pre-AIA § 102(b), a product must be the ...

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In vacating a District Court grant of summary judgment that a patent directed to a cryopreservation process was ...

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On June 21, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp., held that a patent application filed as a continuation of an earlier application on the issue date of the earlier application has been “filed before the patenting” of the earlier application, and therefore is entitled to the earlier application’s filing date under 35 U.S.C. § 120...

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On June 17, 2016, IP Frontline published an article entitled, “Never Late is Better: PTAB Denies Petitioners Motion in IPR After Missing Filing Deadline By Minutes” written by Oluwafemi Masha, Kent E. Genin and Jennifer Fox.  Please ...
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On May 23, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying motions...

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On May 26,2016, Brinks Gilson & Lione counsel Craig Buschmann discusses Tesla's patent strategy for an article for TechCrunch. Click here to read more.
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On May 23, 2016, Brinks Shareholder, Jon H. Beaupré, was mentioned in Michigan Lawyers Weekly for his participation as moderator for “Building Your IP Litigation Dream Team — Tips for Selecting, Screening & Managing Outside ...
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On May 13, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in Merck & Cie v. Watson Labs., Inc., held that an offer for sale that qualifies as a commercial offer under the law governing contracts...

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The Supreme Court recently granted a petition for writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in SCA Hygiene Prods. Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Prods., LLC.

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On April 4, 2016 the United States Senate unanimously passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890). 

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On Friday March 18, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in a pair of appeals involving the contours of personal jurisdiction in Hatch-Waxman litigation—Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., No. 15-1456, and AstraZeneca AB v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., No. 15-1460.

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Prior to the implementation of the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), the “on sale” bar could be triggered by secret sales and offers-for-sale.

 

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On March 15, Robert Mallin and Laura Beth Miller will participate on the panel, "PTAB and the District Courts" at the Managing Intellectual Property's US Patent Forum in Palo Alto, CA. The session will ...
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Apple Inc. sued Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. for infringement of five U.S. patents, including U.S. Patent Nos. 5,946,647 (the Analyzer Server patent), 8,046,721 (the Slide-to-Unlock patent), and 8,074,172 (the Autocorrect patent)...

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Yesterday, the Federal Circuit decided what it called “an issue of first impression . . . that has split the district courts.” 

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Melinda Zatkoff, James Cleland and Steven Oberholtzer were mentioned in the Law360 article...

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A refrain often repeated by courts, jurors and even litigants is that patent cases are too complex, confusing and long. ...

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The Brinks Post-Grant Practice Group will conduct the first in a series of webinars on recent ...

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ANN ARBOR– A report titled The Impact of the Updated Joinder Rules on Automotive Patent Litigation released ...

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In a case of major significance, on January 27, 2016, both the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and Align ...

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Two recent cases from the Federal Circuit and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) ...

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ANN ARBOR – James Cleland, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson ...

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Join Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys, Jim Sobieraj, Mark Remus, Amy Fix, Bill Frankel and Laura Beth Miller as they discuss the issues that will be front and center on the minds of Intellectual Property Departments and Attorneys in 2016, ...
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On December 17, 2015, an Eastern District of Texas Court ordered patent owner eDekka to pay ...

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CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione—one of the nation’s largest IP boutiques ...

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On Friday, January 15, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in In re Cuozzo Speed ...

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The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently designated as precedential its prior decisions in LG Electronics ...

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On Monday January 4, the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in a pair of appeals—Acorda ...

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ANN ARBOR, MI—Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms ...

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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States...

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CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that Eric...

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On October 19, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc. to address the Federal Circuit’s standard for willful infringement that allows for enhanced ...
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On September 29, 2015 Brinks will be sponsoring the Annual Intellectual Property Owners Association meeting. ...

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On September 18, 2015, a split Federal Circuit in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag, et al. v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, et al., No. 2013-1564, ruled en banc that laches remains a defense to legal relief in patent infringement suits. The Court ...
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ANN ARBOR – John A. Lingl and Josh E. Ney, Ph.D., attorneys in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., have been named Michigan Rising Stars 2015 by Michigan Super ...
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On April, 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decisions in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc. These decisions made it easier for a prevailing party in a patent ...
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CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that Mark H. Remus has rejoined the firm as a partner in its Chicago office. Remus is a seasoned trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel on numerous patent ...
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On August 7, 2015, an Eleventh Circuit panel in Duty Free Americas, Inc. v. The Estee Lauder...

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On August 13, 2015, the Federal Circuit in Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., No. 2009-1372, ruled en banc that there was direct infringement of a method patent, although the claimed steps were not all performed by one entity. ...
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The seeming unwillingness of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to grant motions to amend patent claims in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings has left many patent owners wondering whether the purported ability to amend claims is merely ...
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On August 12, 2015 Lyle Vander Schaaf and Shen Wang’s article, “Fed. Circ. Breaks Impasse On ITC Authority In ...

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Standard essential patents (“SEPs”) cover technology that is required to comply with interoperability standards, such as the 802.11 Wi-Fi standard and the LTE telecommunications standard. Given the “essential” nature of these ...
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On August 7, 2015 Jim Sobieraj and Gary Ropski were mentioned and quoted in the Law.com article, 'Facing Tsunami of Cases, Federal Circuit Gives PTAB Wide ...
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On July 29, the Ninth Circuit held that a stock photo company qualifies as an exclusive licensee and therefore has standing to sue under the Copyright Act. Minden Pictures, Inc. v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 14-15267 (9th Cir. July 29, ...
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On July 31, 2015 Jeffrey Catalano will be presenting, 'The Shifting Economics of Patent Litigation,' at the ABA Annual Meeting at the Intercontinental Magnificent Mile. Click here to register or for more information.
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The Federal Circuit recently issued a decision that could be very helpful to trademark applicants. On July 20, 2015, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (“TTAB”) holding that Juice ...
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The Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”) was enacted in 2010 to provide an abbreviated pathway for FDA approval of biologic products (“biosimilars”) deemed sufficiently similar to products already on the ...
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The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s finding that the challenged claims in a Covered Business Method (CBM) Patent Review are unpatentable for lacking patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Versata Development Group, Inc. v. ...
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Danielle Phillip will be presenting, 'Patent Infringement: Proving Royalty Damages Under Increased Federal and District Court Scrutiny,' in a two hour, LIVE Webcast, along with a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The ...
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SALT LAKE CITY—Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann, attorneys in the Salt Lake City office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, have again been included in the 2015 Super Lawyers Mountain States list, the rating service's annual regional listing ...
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On June 16, 2015 the Federal Circuit decided en banc to overturn a panel decision of the Federal Circuit that held the term “module” in the context of a computer software patent did not invoke means-plus-function claiming under 35 U.S.C. ...
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On June 23, 2015 Jeff Nichols was mentioned in Chicago Daily Bulletin regarding his presentation at the IP Strategy Summitt on June 28, 2015. Click here to read more.
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Brinks is sponsoring the IP Strategy Summit: IP Defense, taking place in Silicon Valley on June 18, 2015. Jeff Nichols will be co-presenting, 'Preparing for Litigation: Getting Battle-Ready.'  The presentation will ...
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The Senate Judiciary Committee voted early this month to approve patent reform legislation while the House Judiciary Committee approved a similar bill last week. Both the Senate and House bills attempt to improve procedures created by the 2011 ...
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Almost one year ago, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, a decision that fundamentally changed the way software claims are analyzed for patent eligibility. Following the decision, Alice has been used aggressively by litigants ...
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Today, in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., the Supreme Court overruled the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) and held that a defendant’s belief regarding patent validity is not a defense to an induced infringement ...
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In upholding the denial of a preliminary injunction, the Federal Circuit held that a drug manufacturer’s label instructing the use of a generic drug for prophylactic use coupled with an instruction to consult a physician in the event of an ...
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At a Lunch and Learn Workshop at the Fairmont Chicago, Mircea Tipescu and Jeff Catalano will be presenting “Utilizing the ITC in Your Enforcement Strategy.” The session will explore how companies can use the rapid pace and global ...
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On April 28, 2015 Laura A. Lydigsen and Ralph Gabric were mentioned in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin regarding their recent presentations at the Paragraph IV Disputes conference on April 27 in New York. Click here to read more.
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Brinks is a sponsor of the ACI's Paragraph IV Disputes conference on April 27 and 28 at the Conrad New York in New York City. Laura Lydigsen and Ralph Gabric will both be presenting. Ms. Lydigsen will be a panelist for the session ...
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On April 24, 2015 Brinks attorneys Ralph Gabric and Mircea Tipescu were mentioned as counsel for ZTE in the Law360 article, 'Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs.' Click here to read more.
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CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller and Janet A. Pioli, two stand-out intellectual property attorneys and shareholders at Brinks Gilson & Lione, have been named by Leading Lawyers to its list of the Top 10 Women Intellectual Property Lawyers in ...
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On March 27, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) announced a three-part roll-out plan. The first rule package of “quick fixes” will be released in full later this spring, but part of the first package is effective ...
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On March 25, 2015 Brinks was mentioned on the news show Autoline Daily regarding the article, 'Patent Related Trends in the Automotive Industry,' written by Steven Oberholtzer, Robert Shereda and Melinda DeSantis. Click here to listen.
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On March 23, 2015 Brinks was mentioned in the Law360 article, 'Law360 Reveals Largest IP Boutiques.' Click here to read more.
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On February 10, 2015, the Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit in Helferich Patent Licensing v. NY Times and JCPenney reversed a district court decision holding that the doctrine of patent exhaustion barred a patentee’s claim of patent ...
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Shareholder Danielle Anne Phillip was recently featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine—Women's Edition for 2015 in the article 'Danielle Anne Phillip: Bringing the Rigor of a Scientist to the World of Intellectual Property,' which ...
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Carl Charneski will speak at the 7th Annual Advanced Forum on ITC Litigation & Enforcement, taking place February 24-25 in Washington, DC.  Carl will be part of a Q&A panel of ITC alumni, entitled “The Inner Workings of the ITC ...
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In Teva Pharm. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., 574 U.S. __, No. 13-854 (2015), the Supreme Court overturned the Federal Circuit’s long-standing precedent that claim construction is subject to strict de novo review. In a 7-2 decision authored by ...
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CHICAGO—Twenty-four attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, are named to the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers, a rating service that lists lawyers from more than ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, has elected attorney Jason W. Schigelone as counsel, effective January 2015. Mr. Schigelone specializes in patent prosecution and ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, the sixth-largest IP law firm in the United States, has again been recognized as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2015 list of 'Best Law Firms.' Brinks is ...
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Brad Lane, will be speaking with Kevin Leffel, corporate patent counsel for Cook Medical Technologies, at the MD&M Chicago conference on October 16 from 11:30 am-12:00 pm in Schaumburg, IL. Mr. Lane and Mr. Leffel will have a panel discussion ...
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On September 9, 2014, IPO Daily News reported that its U.S. Patent Law Committee earned a Committee of the Year Award. Gary Ropski serves as vice chair of the committee. “Yesterday at the IPO Annual Meeting, IPO President PHILIP JOHNSON ...
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CHICAGO—Sixteen shareholders at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. Thirteen of the ...
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CHICAGO—Yuezhong Feng, Ph.D., an intellectual property attorney at Brinks Gilson & Lione, has been named by Lawyers of Color to its second annual Hot List, which recognizes early-to mid-career attorneys of color who have achieved ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione was named an “IP VIP,” one of only 12 firms that can handle intellectual property work across the practice spectrum of complex IP litigation, complex patent work, routine IP litigation, and routine ...
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Brinks was mentioned in the Law360 article, '12 Firms Are The Full IP Package, In-House Counsel Say,' on July 6, 2014. Twelve firms were chosen based on corporate counsel surveyed in the new Intellectual Property Outlook report ...
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued preliminary examination instructions for the Patent Examining Corps to follow when examining claims for compliance with 35 U.S.C. § 101. The instructions are effective as of June 25, 2014, and the ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again this year received high recognition in Chambers USA's annual rankings of the nation's law firms, once more placing in ...
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In two opinions issued on June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court rejected the Federal Circuit’s claim definiteness and indirect infringement tests, and reversed the Federal Circuit’s holding in each case. In Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig ...
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Laura Beth Miller, Mircea A. Tipescu and Hersh H. Mehta will be featured presenters at The IP Strategy Summit on May 13, 2014, in Chicago. Mircea will be a panelist for the session “Defending Against NPEs” at 10:45 am. At a special Lunch ...
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Laura Beth Miller is featured in 'Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Brinks' Laura Beth Miller,' in Law360 on May 8, 2014. In the profile, Ms. Miller answers questions about her practice, the challenges of being a woman at the senior ...
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This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court changed the legal test for awarding attorney fees, issuing decisions in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc.  In Octane ...
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Gary Ropski is mentioned in the Appointments section of the Firm Life page of the May 5, 2014 issue of Chicago Lawyer, for his selection as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America honorary society. Click here to read more.
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Ralph J. Gabric and Kelly J. Eberspecher will speak at ACI's Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium on April 28-29 at The Conrad in New York, NY. Mr. Gabric will be a moderator for the panel entitled, 'Working with Local Counsel and ...
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ANN ARBOR – James Cleland, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been reappointed to the legal task force of the Sports & Fitness Industry ...
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On March 24, Bradley G. Lane and Betsy J. Derwinski will be speaking at ACI's 4th Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents: Comprehensive and Practical Patent Prosecution and Litigation Strategies for an Evolving IP Landscape, in Chicago, ...
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CHICAGO—Gary M. Ropski, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a highly selective honorary society that represents the best in law ...
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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (EDTX) has issued a General Order for an alternative case management schedule that expedites disclosures in patent cases.  The 'Track B Initial Case Management Order' is a fast ...
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On February 26, Janet A. Pioli will be presenting "Evaluating Reverse payment settlement cases and decision to understand its implication on the pharmaceutical industry after Actavis decision," at Pharma IPR 2014 in Mumbai, India.
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The Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) has amended the patent laws to fulfill the provisions of the Patent Law Treaty (PLT), which “harmonizes and streamlines formal procedures pertaining to the filing and processing of ...
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CHICAGO—World Trademark Review 1000—The World's Leading Trademark Professionals has rated Brinks Gilson & Lione in the Gold Band as a top Illinois firm and in the Silver Band nationally for trademark matters. According to World ...
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Brinks Gilson and Lione--one of the country's largest intellectual property law firms--offers its glimpse into three significant developments for 2014: Innovation Act: Pending Patent Reform Litigation Patentable Subject Matter: ...
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CHICAGO—Twenty-seven attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named as 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers in the categories of Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property, and six have been recognized as Rising ...
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CHICAGO -- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, has announced the 2014 chairpersons of its legal and industry practice groups and geographic task forces. The firm added a new practice group ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced that attorneys Laura A. Lydigsen and Douglas A. Oguss have been elected as shareholders, effective January 2014. Ms. Lydigsen ...
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CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione's Chicago office has again this year received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, receiving distinction as Recommended ...
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On December 10, Ralph J. Gabric will be speaking on the panel “Damages in a Post-Uniloc World—Expert Tools for Determining Reasonable" at ACI’s Advanced Forum on Patent Litigation in New York City, NY.  
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On December 5, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, a bill entitled the Innovation Act.  This bill has wide-sweeping provisions that, if enacted into law by passage of a similar bill pending in the Senate and with approval ...
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CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller, an attorney and shareholder at the Chicago office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione and chair of the firm's International Trade Commission (ITC) practice group, has been listed in the ...
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Ralph Gabric will speak on a panel on Tuesday, November 12 entitled “Enforcement’s Role in Your IP Strategy: A Balanced Approach.” The panel will explore the ability to build a balanced enforcement strategy that ties into overall ...
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The Eastern District of Texas conducted its 17th Annual Bench Bar Conference last week in Plano, TX. The Eastern District traditionally has used this forum to discuss potential changes to the local rules or introduce model orders, particularly in ...
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Janet A. Pioli is profiled in the November 2013 issue of Fra Noi, Chicagoland’s Italian American Voice and at www.franoi.com. Read the profile here.
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In re Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC, Patent Litigation, No. 1:11-cv-09308 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 27, 2013) Before Judge James F. Holderman in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois On September 27, 2013, Judge Holderman issued a ...
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On October 3, Laura Beth Miller will be presenting the panel, “Ways to Manage and Resolve IP Disputes and Litigations Costs Effectively” at the Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, DC.
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Today, the Federal Circuit Advisory Council issued a Model Order that it hopes will assist trial courts in crafting orders that reduce litigation costs and streamline patent cases. The Model Order may be found here. Recognizing that litigants often ...
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CHICAGO—When you're in the business of protecting others' brands, patents and intellectual property, it helps to have a winning brand of your own. That's the situation of Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the ...
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Commil USA v. Cisco Systems, 2012-1042 (June 25, 2013) Before Judges Newman (concurring-in-part, dissenting in-part), Prost, and O’Malley (concurring-in-part, dissenting in-part). This week, in Commil USA v. Cisco Systems (2:07cv341-CE), ...
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On June 13, Gary M. Ropski will be presenting "Intellectual Property Litigation in the US: Different Approaches via District Courts or the International Trade Commission," for the VPP, an association of IP law professionals, in Leverkusen, ...
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On May 29, Laura Beth Miller and Carl C. Charneski will be speaking at The IP Strategy Summit: Enforcement in Washington, D.C. Ms. Miller will be speaking on the panel “Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and Your Enforcement ...
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On April 19, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) published Final Rules of Practice and Procedure (78 Fed. Reg. 23474-487). The final rules amend certain rules concerning general application (19 C.F.R. 201) and rules concerning ...
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On May 14, Janet A. Pioli will be presenting at Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2013: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing in Chicago, IL.
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On May 8, Jason W. Schigelone will be speaking in the panel "Examining New Rulings in Inducement of Infringement and Divided Infringement and Their Application to Method Claims in Hatch-Waxman Litigation" at ACI's Paragraph VI ...
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On April 26, Gary M. Ropski will be speaking the panel“The Business Case for Diversity: Reality or Wishful Thinking?” at the ABA Section of Litigation Annual CLE Conference in Chicago IL.
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CHICAGO – Eleven attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been recognized as IP Stars for 2013 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, for their insights into the intricacies of practicing IP law and their ...
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On April 23, Lyle Vander Schaaf will be speaking during the panel "Multinational Litigation and Your Monetization Strategies" at The IP Strategy Summit (TIPSS) Monetization: Harvesting Your IP in New York City, NY. This ...
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Front row (l-r): Marcus Thymian, Michael Pophal, Leif Sigmond and Melissa Junge Back row: Henrique Steuer I. de Mello and Gary Ropski CHICAGO–From first chair to team captain is not so different for lawyers who compete in the ...
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CHICAGO – Managing Intellectual Property has recognized intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione as Firm of the Year 2013 for the Midwest region in the category of Trademark - Contentious, and has ranked Brinks as a leading ...
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On April 3, Jeffrey J. Catalano will be moderating,  “What is the Future of RAND/FRAND Licensing?” at the ABA Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, VA
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On March 5, Bradley G. Lane and Janet A. Pioli will be speakers at the upcoming ACI Medical Device Patents conference in Chicago, IL. Mr. Lane will be moderating, “Preparing Your Device Portfolio for Litigation: Limiting ...
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Brinks Gilson & Lione--one of the largest IP firms--offers its glimpse into three significant developments for 2013: At the ITC: New Commissioners, New OUII Leadership, Major FRAND Ruling Patent Eligibility for Computer-Implemented ...
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has added four new attorneys as chairs of its firm-wide practice groups and formed two new task forces to focus on intellectual property legal services to clients in Germany and Brazil. Appointees include ...
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CHICAGO – Thirty-eight attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named in the 2013 Super Lawyers Illinois Edition, in the categories of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Alternate Dispute Resolution ...
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Janet A. Piloi is profiled in the November 2012 Leading Lawyers Network Women’s Edition article “Janet Pioli: Securing Patents to Protect Companies that Protect Lives.”
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CHICAGO – Brinks shareholders Gary M. Ropski and Allen R. Baum have been recognized as Lawyers of the Year in the 2013 The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Baum has been named Raleigh Lawyer of the Year in Biotechnology, and Mr. Ropski was named ...
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CHICAGO – Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, today announced that Bashir M.S. Ali, David P. Lindner, John A. Lingl, Stephen C. Smith, Scott A. Timmerman and Mircea A. ...
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Jennifer L. Fox and Jeffry M. Nichols will be speaking at ACI’s conference on Paragraph IV Disputes on December 3-5, 2012 in San Francisco. Ms. Fox will be a panelist on December 4 at 8:15 a.m. The session is entitled ...
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has again been ranked a top-tier law firm in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers® ranking of the 'Best Law Firms.” Brinks is ranked in Tier 1, the highest level, in the national ...
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On October 30, Carl C. Charneski will be moderating the panel, "ITC Bench Q&A: Claim Construction and the Markman Hearing" at ACI's Managing Complex ITC Litigation conference in San Francisco, CA.
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CHICAGO – Five Brinks attorneys have been recognized in the 2012 International Who’s Who Legal - Trademarks, bringing to eight the number of Brinks attorneys listed in the Who’s Who Legal compendium. Name shareholder Jerome ...
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CHICAGO – Eighteen attorneys from intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named as leaders in intellectual property law in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review ...
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has announced the addition of six legal professionals in its Chicago office: Betsy J. Derwinski, Eric D. Babych, James G. DeRouin, ...
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CHICAGO – The 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition has named 24 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione in the categories of Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property – Litigation respectively. The following Brinks attorneys are ...
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CHICAGO – Leading Lawyers Network has named 54 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, as 2012 Leading Lawyers in intellectual property in Illinois for 2012. The roster ...
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On September 16, 2012, the next wave of changes under the America Invents Act (AIA) took effect. Outlined below are some of the more significant changes that went into effect, with links to additional information. If you would like more ...
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ANN ARBOR – Steven L. Oberholtzer, Managing Partner of the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer for 2012 in the practice area of ...
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On August 31, 2012, the Federal Circuit issued its highly anticipated en banc decision regarding Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., No. 2009-1372, -1380, -1416, -1417 and McKesson Technologies, Inc. v. Epic Systems Inc., No. ...
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ANN ARBOR – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces that Robert D. Shereda, Ph.D. and Nicholas J. Angelocci have joined the Ann Arbor office and Jon H. Beaupré, a shareholder ...
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Jerold A. Jacover is profiled in the article “IP Veteran Touches the Marketplace, from Coke to Pop Music,” in the Leading Lawyers Network Business Edition.
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On July 16, 2012, the Third Circuit issued a key ruling in In re K-Dur Antitrust Litigation regarding so-called “reverse payment” settlement agreements, which are not uncommon in the pharmaceutical industry. In these types of agreements, ...
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CHICAGO - Brinks attorneys James R. Sobieraj and Allen R. Baum have again been listed by Intellectual Asset Management magazine in IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists (4th. ed.), a reference guide for senior in-house ...
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The conversion from the longstanding first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system for granting patent rights may be the most significant change in legal practice to be imposed by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). But the ...
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CHICAGO– Brinks shareholders Allen R. Baum, William H. Frankel, Gary M. Ropski, James R. Sobieraj and Andrew D. Stover have been ranked among the top U.S patent law practitioners in Intellectual Asset Management’s inaugural IAM Patent ...
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On June 23, Gary M. Ropski will be moderating the panel discussion "Comparison of International Competitiveness: What Works in the United States and What We Can Learn From Other Countries" at the Federal Circuit Bar Association 2012 Bench ...
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CHICAGO – For the tenth consecutive year, Brinks Gilson & Lione has been named among the top intellectual property law practices in Illinois in the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, Brinks ...
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James R. Sobieraj is profiled in the March 23, 2012, Detroit Legal News article “Detroit Native Heads One of Chicago’s Top IP Firms.”
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At the beginning of 2012, Brinks Gilson & Lione welcomed James R. Sobieraj as the firm's new president. Please click here for a personal message from Jim, as well as details on the growth of the firm.
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Jeffry M. Nichols and Andrea Lynn Evensen’s article “Patent Validity Challenges in the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry” was republished on Mondaq on Oct. 27, 2011.
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Danielle Phillip was named to Law Bulletin's '40 Under 40' in a special supplement to Chicago Lawyer.
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Timothy Q. Delaney and Janet A. Pioli contributed the chapter “Smartphone Patent Wars: It’s the Operating System,” to the January 2011 Aspatore Special Report Navigating Recent Mobile Patent Lawsuits, An Immediate Look at the ...
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Timothy Q. Delaney and Janet A. Pioli contributed the chapter “Smartphone Patent Wars: It’s the Operating System,” to the January 2011 Aspatore Special Report Navigating Recent Mobile Patent Lawsuits, An Immediate Look at the ...
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Brinks was named 'Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year' by Finance Monthly magazine in the annual law award edition which recognizes leading firms for their expertise and success.  In the article, shareholder and firm President ...
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This article first appeared in ENGAGE - The Journal of the Federalist Society Practice Groups, Volume 10, Issue 3. The article is posted with permission from the Federalist Society.
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In another defeat for repeat trademark plaintiff Leo Stoller, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed summary judgment against him in his claim that baseball great George Brett and his company Brett Brothers Sports International ...
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Reprinted with permission from World Trademark Review 2007.
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Reprinted with permission from the March 2007 edition of les Nouvelles and the Licensing Executives Society.
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Q: What are the one or two key issues you will need to address in your practice area in the coming months, and what business developments are driving them? The executives I serve are usually IP counsel or general counsel; sometimes they are ...
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Steven L. Oberholtzer penned The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law, a primer published by Brinks Gilson & Lione in 2006. Copies available upon request by clicking here.
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James R. Sobieraj contributed the 'United States,' chapter of the book 'International Litigation' published by Aspatore Books in 2005.
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Reprinted with the permission of Aspen Publishers from 2003 Intellectual Property Law Update, Glen Belvis, Ed. © 2003, www.aspenpublishers.com.
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Discovery of electronic evidence can be extremely expensive. Faced with these enormous costs, courts have been wrestling with the question of who pays. See, e.g., Murphy Oil Inc. v. Fluor Daniel Inc., 2002 WL 246439, at *3 (E.D. La. 2002) (“it ...
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Most litigants use demonstrative evidence, and courts permit its use in varying degrees. Demonstrative evidence is any secondary proof that illustrates or explains documentary, testimonial or other substantive evidence. It is typically specially ...
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This article first appeared in the December 1999 issue of the American Bar Association Journal.. FOCUS: LITIGATION Coming Clean on E-mail Discovery Soap giant Procter & Gamble, Amway battle shows need for clear rules By ...
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Ralph J. Gabric contributed 'Chapter 2, Protecting Trade Dress,' to the second edition of Trade Dress and Product Configuration Law published by Aspen Law & Business in 1999.
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Only federal courts may decide patent cases, but state courts may decide patent issues. Either court system will apply its own or the other’s law or a combination, depending on several factors. Because the correct answer can be unexpected, ...
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OVERVIEW The first federal act specifically relating to the theft of trade secrets was enacted into law on October 10, 1996. The Economic Espionage Act is a combination of two proposed bills. One bill, S 1557, was introduced in Congress to cover ...
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Gary M. Ropski edited Butterworth's Patent Litigation: Enforcing a Global Patent Portfolio published by IBA in 1995.
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The Twelfth Edition of Patents and the Federal Circuit is now available. ...

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The Twelfth Edition of Patents and the Federal Circuit with 2016 Supplement is now available. ...

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