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Knobbe Martens Partner Amy Chun Wins International “Client Choice Award” for Patent Practice

Amy Chun - Knobbe Martens Partner - Client Choice Award for Patent PracticeKnobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the nation’s leading intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that partner Amy Chun has been selected by International Law Office (ILO) as the exclusive winner of their “Client Choice A

Knobbe Martens Expands with Lateral Partner Jonathan Losk

Jonathan Losk has joined Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice focuses in the medical device, electronics, communications and computing industries, helping clients develop strategic patent portfolios.

Design Patent Law Changes in effect May 13, 2015

In December 2012, Congress passed the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act, which authorizes the United States to become a member of the Hague Agreement for the Registration of Industrial Designs (i.e., design patents). Today, the U.S. took the final step to become a member of the Hague Agreement. The membership will become effective on May 13, 2015.

Garmin International, Inc. v. Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC – First IPR Decision Reviewed by Federal Circuit

On February 5, the Federal Circuit issued its first decision on an appeal of a final written decision of an Inter Partes Review (“IPR”). The decision addressed two outstanding questions of interest to IPR proceedings. First, the Federal Circuit held that the “broadest reasonable interpretation” standard for claim construction is appropriate in IPRs. Second, the Federal Circuit held that decisions to institute IPRs are not reviewable on appeal.

Hedge Fund Coalition For Affordable Drugs (ADROCA) Files a Petition for Inter Partes Review Against Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

On February 10, hedge fund Hayman Credes Master Fund, L.P., under the name Coalition For Affordable Drugs (ADROCA) LLC, filed a petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR2015-00720) against U.S. Pat. No. 8,663,685 for the drug AMPYRA (dalfampridine) owned by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. This is the first petition by a hedge fund against a drug patent. In January, Kyle Bass, the manager and principal of the hedge fund, announced that he would lower drug prices by challenging drug patents using IPR proceedings.

Knobbe Martens Partner Adeel Akhtar Named to Lawyers of Color’s “Power List 2015”

Adeel Akhtar, Partner at Knobbe Martens, Lawyer of Color's Power List 2015Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the nation’s leading intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that Adeel Akhtar, managing partner of its San Francisco office, has once again been selected for inclusion on Lawyers of Color’s (LOC) “Power List 2015.” The “Power List” is a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s mo

Knobbe Martens Partner Joseph Re Ranked Among Top 25 Lawyers on 2014-2015 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America List

Joseph Re, Partner at Knobbe Martens

Joseph Re, a litigation partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, has been selected as one of the Top 25 lawyers in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America 2014-2015 list.

Knobbe Martens Attorneys Present “Magnifying Your IP IQ: Topics for the Savvy Intellectual Property Manager” at the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco, February 10

Attorneys from Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, one of the largest intellectual property firms in the United States, will be presenting “Magnifying Your IP IQ: Topics for the Savvy Intellectual Property Manager” at this year’s SPIE Photonics West conference on Tuesday, February 10, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Supreme Court Rules on “Tacking” and District Court Distinguishes Dish Network from Aereo

Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank – What You Need to Know

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that whether two trademarks may be tacked for purposes of determining priority is a question for the jury, because tacking is a factual inquiry based on the perspective of a consumer.

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Knobbe Martens Ranked as Top Trademark Firm; Six Partners Recognized as Leading Trademark Attorneys

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP has once again been ranked as one of the top trademark law and litigation firms in the nation by the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000). This is the fifth consecutive year the firm has been so recognized.

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