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  • Legal 500—Nixon Peabody Ranked in Trade Secrets Category
  • U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
  • IAM Patent 1000
  • BTI Litigation Outlook 2013
    • “Most Feared Law Firms”—Honor Roll
    • Strong Performance—IP Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation
  • Managing IP Magazine
    • Ranked in the top 15 among all U.S. law firms for securing “the highest-quality patents” for clients across all industries
    • Recognized as a national leader in the patent category for bio life sciences
 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Working side-by-side with our clients, we leverage every possible IP-related opportunity to maximize revenue and accomplish their business objectives.

Who we are

Intellectual property laws, and the competitive landscape in many industries, are shifting rapidly. Now more than ever, attorneys need to bring not only sharp legal skills, but also a deep knowledge of technology, and excellent industry-specific business judgment to every matter.

There are few assets more valuable than your intellectual property. Effective navigation in an increasingly competitive market has never been more important. Protecting your innovations and minimizing costly disputes and interruptions to your business are essential to generate revenue and stay a step ahead of your competition.

We understand that our clients’ innovations serve as the foundation for building strong companies and reputations. We help clients stay abreast of the ever-changing U.S. patent system, monitor rapidly shifting social media trends that impact our clients’ brands, intimately understand our clients’ competitive landscape, and vigorously defend our clients’ IP rights.

Who we work with

  • Cutting edge technology companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Consumer product and services companies
  • Life science companies
  • Leading universities and academic medical centers

Media Clips

  • Credit Card Information Security Issues in Franchising
    The Legal Intelligencer | October 31, 2014
    New York City partner and leader of the firm’s Franchise & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg and Washington, DC, IP Litigation and Franchise & Distribution associate Keri McWilliams authored this piece discussing important data security issues for the franchise industry.
  • Post-Pom Distinctions May Not Stop Lanham Act Claims
    Law360 | October 27, 2014
    Boston IP Litigation partner Maia Harris, Boston Commercial Litigation partner Fred Kelly and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense law clerk Charles Dell'Anno authored this article discussing the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Pom Wonderful LLC v. The Coca-Cola Company to Lanham Act challenges related to drug labeling and marketing.
  • New Ammo for Apple in Patent Trial
    Daily Journal | October 8, 2014
    San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez provides commentary in this feature story on the ongoing patent trial involving Apple.
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  • Nixon Peabody Nabs Fox Rothschild's Fashion Law Head
    Law360 | October 7, 2014
    This feature story highlights the arrival of Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partners Staci Jennifer Riordan and Julian Petty. The coverage notes that Staci Jennifer will lead our fashion law team after having spearheaded Fox’s group and Julian will focus his practice on providing strategic career and business guidance to clients in the music, TV, film, new media and book publishing industries.
  • Optics firm taking Chinese manufacturers to task
    Democrat & Chronicle | September 18, 2014
    Rochester IP Counseling & Transactions partner Kristen Walsh is quoted in this article on IP issues for U.S. companies operating, or considering starting operations, in China.
  • Antique Car Dealer Taking the Low Road by Infringing Songs, Suit Says
    Westlaw Journal | September 8, 2014
    This coverage highlights Freeplay Music Inc. v. Streetside Classics—a lawsuit over alleged use of copyrighted songs. Partner and leader of the IP Litigation practice Jason Kravitz and Long Island Commercial Litigation associate Seth Berman are noted as plaintiffs’ counsel.
  • The Past, Present and Future of Stem Cells
    Daily Journal | August 27, 2014
    Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy and Los Angeles patent agent Stephen Chen co-authored this column looking at the state of stem cells and what’s next.
  • Courts Line Up Behind 3rd Circ.'s Ascertainability Logic
    Law360 | July 25, 2014
    Buffalo Commercial Litigation associate Tracey Ehlers, Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Viv Quinn, and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Janet Garetto discuss federal courts’ increased attention to the ascertainability of class members especially in the food and beverage industries where consumers do not typically retain receipts.
  • Life After Aereo: TV Startups Continue With Little Worry
    Mashable | July 9, 2014
    Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie provides commentary in this feature story discussing the state of the TV startup industry after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision about the streaming service Aereo.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Aereo Ruling
    Law360 | June 30, 2014
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc. is discussed by industry attorneys including Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie.
  • Fed. Circ. May Ditch Rigid Stance after High Court Reversals
    Law360 | June 27, 2014
    Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's repeated reversals of patent decisions by the Federal Circuit.
  • After Supreme Court Ruling, Here are Aereo's Best Options
    Boston Business Journal | June 25, 2014
    Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc., Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie looks ahead for Aereo and the industry.
  • Supreme Court Rules against Aereo
    New England Cable News (NECN) | June 25, 2014
    Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc.
  • Supreme Court Decision in ABC v. Aereo
    WBZ-AM (Boston CBS News) | June 25, 2014
    In this radio segment, Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Software Patent Ruling
    Law360 | June 19, 2014
    Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Washington, DC, IP Counseling & Transactions professional specialist Rob Pilaud provide commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank ruling that computerized abstract ideas are not patent eligible.
  • USPTO Plan to Speed Up Patent Apps Will Limit Protection
    Law360 | June 12, 2014
    Boston IP Counseling & Transactions partner David Crosby discusses a new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office program that will speed up the process by which software patent applications are processed.
  • You Say 'Insolubly Ambiguous,' I Say 'Reasonably Certain'
    Law360 | June 4, 2014
    Boston partners Maia Harris and Mark FitzGerald and associate Shayne Huff authored this column discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc.
  • High Court Nixes ‘Amenable to Construction,' ‘Insolubly Ambiguous' Indefiniteness Rules
    Bloomberg BNA | June 3, 2014
    Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch and Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen provide commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Induced Infringement Ruling
    Law360 | June 2, 2014
    Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch and Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen provide commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc.
  • Win or Lose, Aereo Is About to Make History
    Mashable | May 21, 2014
    Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie discusses the U.S. Supreme Court hearing focused on arguments against start-up Aereo which gives consumers the opportunity to lease antennas to access free-to-air broadcast television.
  • In the News
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 21, 2014
    This coverage notes that Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Sorin Cimpoes has been named to the board of managers of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.
  • Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Patent Rulings
    Law360 | April 29, 2014
    Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen provides commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in a pair of cases regarding the appropriate standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in patent litigation cases.
  • Business News
    WBZ-AM Radio 1030 | April 23, 2014
    Boston IP litigation partner Gina McCreadie provides commentary in the Aereo Supreme Court case.
  • Supreme Court Expresses Skepticism on Aereo
    Boston Globe | April 23, 2014
    Boston IP Litigation partner Gina McCreadie provides commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court's hearing of American Broadcasting Companies Inc. et al. v. Aereo Inc.
  • Here are Three Things to Watch for in the Aereo Case
    Boston Business Journal | April 22, 2014
    Boston IP litigation partner Gina McCreadie discusses the U.S. Supreme Court case about start-up Aereo, which gives consumers the opportunity to lease antennas to access free-to-air broadcast television.
  • Personalized Medicine Changes the Rules of the Play (Personoitu Laaketiede Muuttaa Pelisaantoja)
    Mediuutiset (Finland) | March 21, 2014
    In this Finnish health care publication, Boston Patents counsel Leena Karttunen Contarino provides commentary on how the FDA defines personalized medicine and about the FDA’s attempts to handle personalized medicine drugs and devices in an integrated process.
  • Provisional Patent Apps Need More Detail In Post-AIA Era
    Law360 | February 26, 2014
    Silicon Valley Patents partner Kal Shami discusses how provisional applications need to provide a more complete picture of the claimed invention to protect patents in a post-America Invents Act world.
  • Valley Offices Nab IP Laterals
    The Recorder | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrivals of Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Litigation partners Shawn Hansen and Jeff Lokey.
  • Valley Offices Nab IP Laterals
    The Recorder | February 18, 2014
    This coverage highlights the arrivals of Silicon Valley intellectual property litigation partners Jeff Lokey and Shawn Hansen.
  • In the News
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 10, 2014
    This news brief notes that Chicago Patents attorney Sorin Cimpoes has been elected to the firm’s partnership.
  • People on the Move
    Boston Business Journal | February 4, 2014
    This coverage notes that Boston Brands & Creations attorney Gina McCreadie has been elected to the firm's partnership.
  • Universities Seek More Legal Help on Export Control Compliance
    Daily Journal | February 4, 2014
    Patents partner and Los Angeles office managing partner Seth Levy discusses export control compliance relating to increased federal enforcement attention on academic institutions bringing in top international talent.
  • People on the Move
    San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal | February 4, 2014
    This coverage notes that Silicon Valley Patents attorney Maria Swiatek has been elected to the firm's partnership.
  • Strong Software Patents Crucial, Michel Tells Justices
    Law360 | January 28, 2014
    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan is noted in this article for his representation of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property who recently filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court urging that any ruling that weakens software patents "would be a step backward for the United States."
  • Patentable Subject Matter in the U.S.
    IP Copy | December 17, 2013

    Los Angeles patents partner Seth Levy discusses the current state of case law in the U.S., the U.S. Supreme Court's Myriad decision and its aftermath, USPTO Guidance, and patent prosecution tips.

  • Personalized Medicine Providers, FDA Has Your Back
    Law360 | December 8, 2013
    Boston Patents counsel Leena Karttunen Contarino and Washington, DC, Health Services and Life Sciences partner Areta Kupchyk authored this column discussing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s comprehensive personalized medicine report.
  • Enter the Academic-Entrepreneur
    Daily Journal | November 27, 2013
    Los Angeles Patents and office managing partner Seth Levy authored this contributed article focusing on some of the pitfalls that exist for the academic-entrepreneur and the university technology transfer programs whose currency is those academician’s innovations.
  • Patent Law Committee Taps Nixon Peabody's Paul Kitch as Vice-Chair
    Intellectual Property Today | October 28, 2013
    This article notes that Chicago Patents partner Paul Kitch has been named vice chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Patent Law Committee.
  • Restaurant Owner Loses $1M Copyright Claim Over TV Show
    National Law Journal | October 23, 2013
    This coverage notes a California federal judge’s decision to dismiss copyright infringement claims against TV One LLC. TV One’s legal team was led by Los Angeles partners Thad Stauber and Sarah André, Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre, Los Angeles associate Michael Azat, and Washington, DC, associate Kenneth Nichols.
  • Maine Law Muddles Liability in Drug Injury Suits
    Law360 | October 11, 2013
    Boston Life Sciences and IP Litigation partner Joe Leghorn provides commentary on a new Maine law, a first of its kind in the U.S., allowing prescription drugs to be purchased from foreign pharmacies.
  • Big Law Social Media Success Strategies
    The American Lawyer | October 1, 2013
    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan’s use of Twitter is highlighted in this feature story.
  • 'Raging Bull' copyright fight headed for U.S. Supreme Court
    Reuters | October 1, 2013
    San Francisco Commercial Litigation attorney John Chatowski provides commentary in this article noting that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Raging Bull copyright.
  • Putting an Estate Value on the Assets Unique to You
    The New York Times | September 28, 2013
    Boston Private Clients partner Sarah Connolly comments on how patents (which have the potential to be more valuable after a researcher’s death) can play a role in estate planning.
  • Rochester firms work to protect intellectual property
    Democrat and Chronicle | September 27, 2013
    Rochester Private Equity & Investment Funds counsel Jeremy Wolk discusses the importance of sufficient capital and intellectual property safeguards for startups.
  • Martha Stewart Fires Pre-Emptive Shot against Alleged Troll
    National Law Journal | September 27, 2013
    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Brands & Creations practice Jason Kravitz provides third-party commentary about a patent infringement case involving iPad apps created by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
  • Trade Secrets Spats Center on Cloud
    The Recorder | September 20, 2013
    San Francisco Brands & Creations partner Rob Weikert comments on how trade secrets matters are being impacted by growing use of online data storage.
  • Case to Watch: A circuit split and 'Raging Bull'
    Reuters Legal | September 13, 2013

    John Chatowski discusses a closely watched lawsuit over rights to the "Raging Bull" film.

  • Protecting U.S. Trade Secret Assets in the 21st Century
    Landslide | September 1, 2013
    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan wrote this article discussing the need for U.S. companies and the intellectual property bar to place more importance on trade secret asset protection.
  • Myriad Decision Aftershocks Ripple through Biotech
    Nature Biotechnology | August 8, 2013

    Co-leader of the Patents practice and Life Sciences partner David Resnick discusses the impact of the June 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Myriad Genetics case.

  • Patent Troll Lawsuits Rare In Device Industry, But May Increase, Attorneys Say
    The Gray Sheet | June 24, 2013

    Chicago partner and leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice Russ Genet discusses the trend of lawsuits from firms that buy up device patents purely to pursue litigation becoming more commonplace.

  • SCOTUS: Human Genes Can't Be Patented
    CNBC | June 13, 2013

    Co-leader of the firm’s Patents practice and member of the Life Sciences team David Resnick discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that human genes cannot be patented, striking down Myriad Genetics Inc.'s patents on isolated DNA associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

  • High Court's Myriad Ruling Won't Crush Biotech Industry
    Life Sciences Law360 | June 13, 2013

    Co-leader of the firm’s Patents practice and member of the Life Sciences team Ron Eisenstein discusses the U.S. Supreme Courts’ ruling that human genes cannot be patented, striking down Myriad Genetics Inc.’s patents on isolated DNA associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

  • Attorneys, Tech Transfer Pros Offer Their Take on How to Address New Rules under AIA
    Technology Transfer Tactics | March 1, 2013

    Boston partner and Patents practice co-leader Ron Eisenstein discusses new key provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA).

  • Lawyers See IP Protection Help in U.S. Trade-Secrets Focus
    Reuters | February 22, 2013

    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan discusses efforts to combat trade-secret theft.

  • Former Kodak Trademark Counsel Stimson Joins Nixon Peabody
    Rochester Business Journal | January 16, 2013

    This article highlights the arrival of Rochester Brands & Creations counsel David Stimson, former chief trademark counsel of the Eastman Kodak Company.

  • On the Move
    Daily Record | January 15, 2013

    This coverage notes that Rochester Brands & Creations attorney Kristen Mollnow Walsh has been elected to the firm’s partnership.

  • Top 40 Angelenos to Know in Intellectual Property Law
    Los Angeles Business Journal | October 29, 2012

    Los Angeles Patents partner Seth Levy is profiled in this special section highlighting “Who’s Who” in intellectual property in the region.

  • EXTRA! EXTRA! En Banc Federal Circuit Overrules Its Precedent on Induced Infringement
    IP Today | October 16, 2012

    Authored by Chicago intellectual property partner Paul Kitch and Chicago intellectual property litigation associate Jason Kunze, this article discusses the law concerning induced infringement of patented methods. Click here to download the article.

  • Sobering Times in IP Law
    Boston Business Journal | September 28, 2012

    Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Brands & Creations practice Jason Kravitz provides third-party commentary in this article discussing Massachusetts’ food and beverage industry’s efforts to manage the complexities of intellectual property law.

  • IP Protection May Promote Additional Franchise Growth In Africa
    Franchising Business & Law Alert | September 1, 2012

    This article, authored by Washington, DC, partner Kendal Tyre, discusses the necessary developments in the protection of an investor’s intellectual property that are vital for continued foreign investment in Africa.

  • Federal Circuit Again Upholds Myriad's BRCA Gene Claims
    BioWorld Today | August 17, 2012

    Washington, DC, Patents counsel Mary Webster provides commentary in this article focused on the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding the validity of Myriad Genetics Inc.’s claims for its BRACAnalysis breast cancer gene test.

  • Washington Roundup: Federal Circuit Broadens Hatch-Waxman Safe Harbor
    BioWorld Today | August 7, 2012

    This article recaps a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision expanding the safe harbor for generic drug makers. Washington, DC, patents counsel Mary Webster is quoted discussing how expanding the safe harbor will affect patent claims.

  • Lake Tahoe May Prepare Winter Olympic Bid for 2026
    San Francisco Business Times | August 6, 2012

    This article focuses on Lake Tahoe’s potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. San Francisco brands and creations partner Rob Weikert is mentioned as a board member of the Lake Tahoe Winter Games Exploratory Committee.

  • Seventh Circuit Ruling Clears Website of Infringement
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 3, 2012

    This article focuses on a ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals indicating that a website that provides copyrighted videos without consent does not contribute to copyright infringement. Chicago intellectual property partner Mark Halligan provides third party commentary.

  • Expert Witness: Lawyers Put Their Legal Skills to Use in Creative Way
    Chicago Lawyer | August 1, 2012

    Chicago intellectual property litigation partner Mark Halligan discusses how attorneys and law professors serve as consultants to strengthen cases before trial and as experts to do reports, give depositions, and provide testimony if a case goes to trial.

  • Federal Circuit Revisits Myriad Breast Cancer Gene Claims
    BioWorld Today | July 23, 2012

    This article focuses on the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Inc. case and arguments in the Federal Circuit about the patentability of isolated DNA. Washington, DC, Patents counsel Mary Webster provides commentary.

  • Protecting Intellectual Property Allows Growth
    Long Island Business News | July 13, 2012

    Long Island partner Allan Cohen provides commentary in this special “Growth Strategies” section addressing important factors for businesses to consider as they look to grow.

  • Sabermetrics Sees Recent Scrutiny
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 30, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan and San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Matt Frankel, discusses trade secrets in baseball—specifically “sabermetrics,” the advanced statistical analysis for evaluating players.

  • Business of Law: Nixon Peabody Expands IP Practice in L.A. with Davis Wright Team
    Bloomberg News | May 8, 2012

    This article highlights the arrival of Los Angeles Patents and Life Sciences partner Seth Levy and his team.

  • Guest Article: Good Brands Die Hard
    Mergers & Acquisitions | April 13, 2012

    San Francisco Brands & Creations partner Rob Weikert authored this column on how and why companies must be vigilant and deliberative when they decide to discontinue use of trademarks.

  • Nixon Peabody LLP Meets KenJiva’s IP Challenge
    The Law Project | April 12, 2012

    Chicago Patents counsel Wayne Tang is featured in this story discussing an intellectual property matter faced by the CEO of KenJiva Energy Systems, a startup energy management firm. Wayne provided legal counsel pro bono through the organization the Law Project.

  • Spotlight: Expanding Nixon Peabody’s Chicago office
    Crain’s Chicago Business | March 26, 2012

    This column profiles Chicago office managing partner Janet Garetto. Ms. Garetto’s and the firm’s plans for the office are highlighted.

  • Fallout from Court Decision to Have Long-Term Impact
    BioWorld Today | March 21, 2012

    This article focuses on the Supreme Court ruling determining that Prometheus Laboratories Inc.’s process claims were not patent eligible. Boston partner and co-leader of the firm’s Patents practice group Ron Eisenstein provides third-party commentary about what the ruling means for the biopharma industry and personalized medicine.

  • Case Study: Fort Properties V. American Master Lease
    Law 360 | March 13, 2012

    This “Expert Analysis” column, authored by Chicago Intellectual Pproperty Litigation partner David McKone, discusses the Federal Circuit’s decision upholding a district court ruling invalidating process patent claims as being too abstract and what this decision means in the future.

  • Start-Up Biotechs May Face Rock-Hard Patent Quandary
    BioWorld Today | March 12, 2012

    This article notes that small biotechs, universities, and other holders of early upstream patents could find themselves caught between the new first-to-file patent system and the ever tougher patent standard being set by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Washington, DC, Patents counsel Mary Webster provides commentary.

  • U.S. Tries Cracking Down on Economic Espionage
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | March 9, 2012

    Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan provides commentary about the recent surge in trade secrets theft cases, especially those involving possible espionage.

  • Increased Biopharma Patent Valuation Fuels Litigation
    BioWorld Insight | January 30, 2012

    This article notes that as patents are becoming increasing more important for biopharma organizations, patent litigation is also increasing and raising the patents’ values at the same time. Washington, DC, Patents counsel Mary Webster provides commentary.

  • Area Lawyers Gear Up For Fight Against Counterfeiters
    Boston Business Journal | January 27, 2012

    This feature article highlights Boston partner and leader of the firm’s Brands & Creations practice Jason Kravitz for the work he is doing protecting luxury brands, such as Shamballa Jewels, against counterfeiters and knockoffs.

  • Garetto Plans to Lead Nixon Peabody’s Chicago Office
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | January 27, 2012

    This feature story profiles new Chicago office managing partner Janet Garetto and highlights her vision for the office and outlook on the industry.

  • Defensive ESI Strategies in Trade Secret Misappropriation Litigation
    BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal | January 6, 2012

    This contributed article, authored by Chicago Intellectual Property Litigation partner Mark Halligan, notes that the battleground for trade secrets litigation now involves electronically stored information. Mr. Halligan offers strategies for preventing and defending such lawsuits.

  • TTOs Often Walk a Fine Line When Negotiating Rights to Improvements
    Technology Transfer Tactics | January 1, 2012

    This feature story discusses how technology transfer offices (TTOs) can effectively deal with the rights to intellectual property improvements in license agreements. Boston partner and co-leader of the firm’s Patents practice Ron Eisenstein provides commentary in the piece.

  • Legal Focus: Trade Secrets and Confidential Information
    Lawyer Monthly Magazine | January 1, 2012
    This featured Q&A profiles Chicago intellectual property litigation partner Mark Halligan and focuses on the issues surrounding trade secrets and confidential information. For the complete article, please click here.
  • Personalized Medicine Could Hinge on Supreme Court Ruling
    BioWorld Today | December 8, 2011

    This story notes that the future of personalized medicine rests in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court as it mulls arguments in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories Inc. Patents practice co-leader and member of the firm’s Life Sciences practice David Resnick provides third-party commentary.

  • Could Violators of Internet Agreements be Criminally Liable?
    Daily Record | December 7, 2011

    The feature story discusses the Department of Justice’s interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Rochester brands & creations partner Peter Durant provides third-party commentary in the piece.

  • What TTOs Need to Know about Freedom-to-operate Analyses
    Technology Transfer Tactics | December 1, 2011

    Boston partner and co-leader of the firm’s Patents practice Ron Eisenstein provides commentary in this article abut what Technology Transfer Office (TTO) managers need to know about freedom to operate investigations.

  • Federal Bill Pits Creative Industries against the Internet in Piracy Fight
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | November 29, 2011

    This article discusses the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOAP) which is being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives and would give owners of intellectual property the power to quickly shut down "rogue websites" pirating their goods. Chicago intellectual property litigation and trade secrets partner Mark Halligan provides commentary.

Ideas

California Federal Court Takes First Stab At False Advertising Claims Involving Prescription Drugs After POM Wonderful
IP Law Alert | October 21, 2014

Webinar Recording: Tech Talk 101: are you fluent in the language of data security?
Originally recorded October 8, 2014 | October 14, 2014

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USPTO extends deadline for Patents for Humanity applications to October 31, 2014
Intellectual Property Alert | September 26, 2014

Third Circuit extends Supreme Court's Octane decision to Lanham Act cases
Intellectual Property Alert | September 8, 2014

Whose "likes" are they?
Social Media Law Alert | September 3, 2014

Webcast Recording: Patents for Humanity
Originally recorded August 14, 2014 | August 20, 2014

Ninth Circuit refuses to extend Aereo to Dish Network's technology
Intellectual Property Alert | July 15, 2014

Webinar Recording: Seven Things You Need To Know Now About The Continually Shifting IP Landscape
Originally recorded July 10, 2014 | July 11, 2014

Does Supreme Court decision signal the end for Aereo?
Intellectual Property Alert | June 26, 2014

The Supreme Court did not kill software patents in its decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank
Intellectual Property Alert | June 19, 2014

Supreme Court allows POM suit against Coca-Cola for Lanham Act violations
Intellectual Property Law Alert | June 12, 2014

Back to the drawing board
Intellectual Property Law Alert | June 2, 2014

You say “insolubly ambiguous,” I say “reasonably certain”
Intellectual Property Law Alert | June 2, 2014

Supreme Court revives suit over Raging Bull and finds doctrine of laches couldn't be used to bar claims within statutory timeframe
Intellectual Property Alert | May 21, 2014

Personalized medicine patent watch
Intellectual Property Alert | May 20, 2014

Federal Circuit decision on copyright protection afforded to computer programs reminds programmers to think twice before using pre-existing code
Intellectual Property Alert | May 13, 2014

Supreme Court relaxes standard for awarding attorneys' fees in patent infringement cases
Intellectual Property Alert | May 1, 2014

Supreme Court hears oral argument in the Aereo copyright dispute
Intellectual Property Alert | April 23, 2014

Even "antiquated" contract may include e-book publishing rights
Intellectual Property Alert | April 2, 2014

Webinar Recording: Trade Secrets Trends Impacting the Insurance Industry
Originally recorded March 18, 2014 | March 24, 2014

Mass expansion of Internet domain names is coming: brands need to be ready
Intellectual Property Alert | March 21, 2014

New patent-eligible subject matter guidelines announced
Intellectual Property Law Alert | March 12, 2014

What will happen when your foreign IP licensor becomes insolvent?
Bankruptcy Alert | March 3, 2014

Personalized medicine patent watch
Intellectual Property Law Alert | February 27, 2014

Court dismisses copyright infringement claims over Google Books based on fair use defense
Intellectual Property Alert | November 21, 2013

New intellectual property regulation requires scramble to protect marks in Ethiopia
Africa Alert | October 16, 2013

Personalized Medicine Patent Watch - June 2013
Intellectual Property Alert | June 12, 2013

Nixon Peabody obtains dismissal of videogame trademark claims based on First Amendment defense
Intellectual Property Alert | May 13, 2013

Supreme Court rules that the "first sale" doctrine applies to the sale in the United States of a work lawfully obtained abroad
Intellectual Property Alert | April 4, 2013

Nike succeeds in dodging alleged trademark infringer's counterclaim for invalidity
Intellectual Property Alert | January 11, 2013

3D printing: new "disruptive technology" raises serious intellectual property questions
Intellectual Property Alert | December 3, 2012

Victory of OEM product manufacturer in Guangdong courts sheds additional light on OEM trademark infringement litigation
Intellectual Property Alert | November 16, 2012

Recent complaint highlights role of copyright in protecting health care information, protocols, and products
Intellectual Property Alert | November 2, 2012

Personalized Medicine Patent Watch
Intellectual Property Alert | October 31, 2012

President Obama signs bill clarifying applicability of federal registration defense in dilution actions
Intellectual Property Alert | October 11, 2012

Federal circuit holds an assertion of induced infringement does not require proof of underlying direct infringement by a single party
Intellectual Property Alert | September 10, 2012

Although the statute of limitations had not yet run, Ninth Circuit affirms dismissal of Raging Bull copyright case on laches grounds
Intellectual Property Alert | September 6, 2012

Fashion designer Christian Louboutin "wins" and "loses" after the Second Circuit partially reverses trademark ruling
Intellectual Property Alert | September 6, 2012

Ninth Circuit rejects fair use defense in reversing decision in favor of gossip magazine's publication of private celebrity photographs
Intellectual Property Alert | August 15, 2012

Court refuses to enjoin provider of service allowing users to access "live" copyrighted television broadcasts over the internet
Intellectual Property Alert | July 19, 2012

The developing legacy of Prometheus: new interim guidelines for patent eligible subject matter
Intellectual Property Alert | July 16, 2012

How abstract is too abstract for a patent?
Intellectual Property Alert | July 10, 2012

Personalized Medicine Patent Watch Update
Intellectual Property Alert | July 9, 2012

Federal Circuit holds the objective prong of the willful infringement analysis is a question of law to be reviewed de novo
Intellectual Property Alert | June 26, 2012

Webinar Recording: Marketing Your Products and Services Without Losing Your IP
Originally recorded June 14, 2012 | June 19, 2012

South Park creators prevail in copyright infringement action based on fair use defense
Intellectual Property Alert | June 7, 2012

Omega appeals a finding of copyright misuse to the Ninth Circuit
Intellectual Property Alert | June 6, 2012

Former Village People lead singer wins right to terminate copyright grants
Intellectual Property Alert | May 10, 2012

Supreme Court unanimously holds § 145 to allow admission of new evidence and de novo review of BPAI decisions by the District of Columbia
Intellectual Property Alert | April 23, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments on whether the "first sale" doctrine applies to works manufactured outside of the United States
Intellectual Property Alert | April 20, 2012

Fourth Circuit rejects use of functionality doctrine as a defense to trademark infringement based on alleged infringer's use of the mark
Intellectual Property Alert | April 18, 2012

The Ninth Circuit limits the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
Intellectual Property Alert | April 17, 2012

Webinar Recording: Trade Secret Protection in the Baseball Analytics Field
Originally recorded April 9, 2012 | April 11, 2012

Webinar Recording: Surviving Mayo v. Prometheus
Originally recorded April 10, 2012 | April 11, 2012

ANYWEAR or ANYWEAR? Trademark Trial and Appeal Board allows registration of mark that would otherwise be confusingly similar to senior user's registered mark due to applicant's prior registration
Intellectual Property Alert | April 10, 2012

Second Circuit construes key language of the Section 512(c) "safe harbor" provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Intellectual Property Alert | April 9, 2012

Second Circuit affirms award of attorney's fees where a trademark owner elected to recover statutory damages in a counterfeiting case
Intellectual Property Alert | April 2, 2012

Fifth Circuit allows claims asserting abuse of the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act ("ACPA") by a trademark owner
Intellectual Property Alert | March 27, 2012

Divided en banc Federal Circuit: only new or amended claims in reexamination give rise to intervening rights
Intellectual Property Alert | March 19, 2012

Federal Circuit holds res judicata bars new action after reexam, but not infringing actions or device modifications occurring after the previous complaint
Intellectual Property Alert | March 16, 2012

Federal Circuit avoids "murky morass" of Section 101 jurisprudence, proceeds directly to Sections 102 and 103
Intellectual Property Alert | March 7, 2012

Are e-books a "new use" for purposes of pre-digital era publishing contracts?
Intellectual Property Alert | February 29, 2012

Claims to investment tool too "abstract" to be patent eligible under 35 USC § 101
Intellectual Property Alert | February 28, 2012

Crafting personalized medicine IP protection—walking the thin line between patent eligibility and enforcement
Intellectual Property Alert | January 10, 2012

USPTO announces: fast-track patent processing available after the filing of an RCE
Intellectual Property Alert | December 21, 2011

Federal Circuit grants mandamus, transfers patent case against Delaware company out of Delaware
Intellectual Property Alert | December 9, 2011

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Protecting Trade Secrets, Confidential Business Information and Goodwill in the Information Age
December 11, 2014 | Buffalo, NY

Upstate New York Alcoholic Beverage Summit: What's Fermenting This Fall?
November 6, 2014 | Rochester, NY

Webinar: Tech Talk 101: are you fluent in the language of data security?
October 8, 2014

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Protecting Trade Secrets, Confidential Business Information and Goodwill in the Information Age
October 2, 2014 | Rochester, NY

Investment Trends in IP & Technology
October 1, 2014 | New York, NY

Start-ups can never be too careful when protecting trade secrets
September 19, 2014

Code the Deal
September 19, 2014 | New York, NY

Patents for Humanity
August 14, 2014

Webinar: Seven Things You Need To Know Now About The Continually Shifting IP Landscape
July 10, 2014

The "inside scoop" on how to defeat counterfeiters
July 9, 2014 | New York, NY

Chicago Corporate Counsel IP Seminar
June 3, 2014 | Chicago, IL

Nixon Peabody's Semi-Annual CLE Program
May 15, 2014

IP Rights: Protect technology and build value for your company
May 6, 2014 | Jericho, NY

IoT Olympiad
May 2, 2014 | Boston, MA

Trade Secrets 101
April 2, 2014

Minding the Store: Legal Roundtable for Retailers
March 27, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Trade Secret vs. Patent Protection After AIA: Making the Choice
March 26, 2014

Webinar: Trade Secrets Trends Impacting the Insurance Industry
March 18, 2014

Investment Trends in Technology & IP
March 12, 2014 | Boston, MA

Your Most Valuable IP Assets Could Be Secret: Maximizing the Value of Trade Secrets in 2014
March 11, 2014

Trade Secrets 101
January 22, 2014

IP DEFENSE: Silicon Valley 2014
January 21, 2014

Nixon Peabody's 9th Annual All-Day California MCLE Seminar
January 14, 2014 | San Francisco, CA

Trade Secrets: Protecting Your Intellectual Capital and Confidential Business Information
November 4, 2013

Focused Branding: Why it's important for attracting investors
October 15, 2013 | Boston, MA

Licensing Executives Society (LES) 2013 Annual Meeting
September 22, 2013

Trade Secret Management & Monetization Symposium
September 10, 2013 | Chicago, IL

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Forum and ExCo
September 5, 2013

NEW DATE: Surviving Myriad
June 20, 2013 | Boston, MA

IP Transaction Trends: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Value
June 20, 2013 | Chicago, IL

Nixon Peabody's Semi-Annual CLE Program: Buffalo and Rochester
May 30, 2013

Nixon Peabody Sponsoring NU Venture Challenge
May 8, 2013

Implementing the AIA
September 14, 2012 | Boston, MA

IPO Annual Meeting
September 11, 2012

Strafford CLE Webinar: Negotiating Patent Indemnification Provisions
July 17, 2012

Webinar: Marketing Your Products and Services Without Losing Your IP
June 14, 2012

AIA, Damages, Ethics, Oh My! Hot Topics in IP
May 23, 2012 | Chicago, IL

AIPLA 2012 Spring Meeting
May 10, 2012

Webinar: How to Keep Trade Secrets from Walking Out the Door
May 1, 2012

Webinar: Are You the Weakest Link? Making Certain that In-House and Outside Counsel Protect Their Clients' Trade Secrets
April 18, 2012

Webinar: Surviving Mayo v. Prometheus
April 10, 2012

Webinar: Trade Secret Protection in the Baseball Analytics Field
April 9, 2012

License Agreements 101
March 9, 2012

Drafting and Enforcing Noncompetition Agreements and Steps to Take When Key Employees Leave
March 8, 2012 | Rochester, NY

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