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"Add Value Any Way You Can" - Jim Batchelder, Partner at Ropes & Gray, In Conversation w/ @HsuUntied

Today, my guest is Jim Batchelder, a Partner at Ropes & Gray, who currently serves on the firm’s governing Policy Committee. A trial lawyer in its intellectual property litigation group, Jim has been recognized by Chambers,...more

Inside WilmerHale’s Approach to Matter Management for IP

by WilmerHale on

Matter management has become increasingly important for law firms and the clients that they serve. For clients, effective matter management can result in lower fees, more accurate estimates of costs, and better results, as...more

Kathi Vidal, Leading IP Litigator and Partner at Winston & Strawn, Discusses Her Career with @HsuUntied

Today, my guest is Kathi Vidal, the Managing Partner of Winston & Strawn‘s Silicon Valley office where she is one of the leading patent litigators in the country. Nationally recognized for trying high-profile, high-stakes,...more

Improving the Examiner Interview with a Little Psychotherapy

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Wandering through the aisles of iTunes for interesting podcasts, I came across several on psychotherapy. Wow, I thought to myself; I can sure use these! Many of them are hosted by women who have nice voices and who interview...more

The IP Legal Minute - Quarter #1 2017: Examiner Legal Training

by Kirton McConkie PC on

The USPTO recently released materials for training patent Examiners on how to rebut legal arguments during prosecution. Titled “Responding to Legal Arguments (RLA),” these materials train patent Examiners about (i) the basics...more

Best practices in defending patent litigation

by DLA Piper on

What best practices have recently emerged for companies that engage in patent litigation? The latest trends in this area were the topic of a popular panel at DLA Piper’s biannual Tech Summit, held in late September in Palo...more

Women in IP Law: panel examines divided infringement, cyber-risk

by DLA Piper on

In September, DLA Piper hosted its tenth annual Women in IP Law CLE program at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley. Over 100 attendees enjoyed a celebratory cocktail reception and networking opportunity following a panel...more

4 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your IP Counsel

by Knobbe Martens on

1.Considering Your IP Counsel as a Partner - Companies maximize the value of their IP counsel when both the company and IP counsel view their relationship as a partnership. More specifically, look for IP counsel that...more

Employment Law This Week: EEOC on Position Statements, Hispanic Ruled as Race, NLRB on Computer Use, Big Data Privacy, Tip of the...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

Litigation Funding and Other Monetization Tools for Israeli Innovators and Investors

by Kobre & Kim on

Protecting the value of Israeli businesses involved in cross-border legal disputes may require aggressive assertion of rights in claims against joint venture partners, distributors, licensees, customers, or infringers of...more

Pushing work down to lower priced lawyers: why is that a good thing?

by Valorem Law Group LLC on

This just caught my eye. The data – some $18 billion in legal invoices – suggests the largest law firms have modified staffing models and reassigned IP litigation work to more junior partners in an effort at cost control....more

Trademark Grammar, Concerns, and Cliches?

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is currently running this advertisement from a local law firm highlighting its “Total Partnership” program (BTW, love the website video, linked here):Although the use of the term...more

Litigants Challenging PTO Decisions in District Court Should Be Prepared to Pay PTO’s Attorneys’ Fees - Shammas v. Focarino

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Addressing the issue of attorneys’ fees in connection with a district court challenge of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO’s) decision to reject a trademark registration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth...more

A “Solution” in Search of a Problem? The Innovation Act of 2015 and Trends in Fee-shifting in Patent Litigation

by Mintz Levin on

On February 5, 2015, Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 9, entitled the “Innovation Act.” Among other things, the bill would direct courts to award attorneys’ fees and litigation-related expenses to prevailing...more

If It’s Important, Don’t Put It in a Footnote - Cisco Sys., Inc. v. C-Cation Techs.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In a decision recently designated as “informative” and addressing the issue of using footnotes to cite to a 200-plus-page declaration to support conclusory statements in an inter partes (IPR) review petition, the Patent Trial...more

Copyright Law and the Fight Against Revenge Porn: Q&A With David Bateman of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project

by JD Supra Perspectives on

In-depth Q&A with attorney David A. Bateman about the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, which Bateman co-founded last year with K&L Gates colleague Elisa J. D'Amico to help victims of revenge porn. We wanted to learn...more

Legal Writing: Speak Freely (But Plainly, Please!)

by Archer Norris PLC on

“This petition . . . ask[s] this Court to unmistakably clarify, to the whole patent community, that its Mayo/Biosig/Alice decisions (“3 decisions”) ended the claim construction anomaly hampering especially ET CIs – but meet,...more

Hidden Traps: Subject Matter Conflicts of Interest in Patent Prosecution

by Buchalter on

Attorneys who have been practicing for more than a day are familiar with the process of conflicts of interest searches. A new client comes into the office or firm, the attorney or conflicts team searches a client database for...more

Move Over, Billable Hour; There's a New IP Fee Arrangement in Town

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The practice of law has changed greatly over the past decades. We have witnessed great growth in solo and small firm practice, as well as a large movement to in-house practice. We are even seeing growth in freelance attorneys...more

PTAB Threatens Sanctions for Unauthorized E-mails

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. v. Black Hills Media, LLC - Addressing a patent owner’s unauthorized e-mail arguing for additional discovery and the petitioner’s likewise unauthorized responsive e-mail, an...more

IP Newsflash - September 2014

Federal Circuit Remands for Reconsideration of $6.6 Million Attorney Fees Award On September 4, 2014, the Federal Circuit remanded a case to the district court to reconsider an attorney fees award in light of the Supreme...more

Objective Baselessness and Subjective Bad Faith for Exceptional Case Determination Are Still Applicable Even After Octane Fitness

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Bianco v. Globus Medical, Inc. - Interpreting recent Supreme Court of the United States precedent that arguably relaxed the legal test for determining whether a case is “exceptional” to warrant an award of attorneys’...more

ALIS – A Legal Guide For Writers

by Dentons on

The good folks at Nova Scotia’s Artists’ Legal Information Society (ALIS) have published their free Legal Guide for Writers, a solid plain-English resource which will prove useful both for authors and their lawyers. Published...more

Subject Matter Conflicts of Interest in Patent Prosecution – Training Your Team

by Buchalter on

This article series is focusing on subject matter conflict of interest issues that are a significant concern for attorneys. Patent practitioners have an additional layer of concern with respect to subject matter conflicts of...more

Focus Newsletter - Winter 2014

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

In this issue: - On Being “Mid-Sized” and the Future of Law Practice - 2014 Message from the Managing Partner - Amazing Clients: Broadview Ventures, Inc. - "Pumping Up Promising Treatments for Heart Disease...more

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