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Intellectual Property



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

Our approach

We understand our clients’ innovations and reputations serve as the foundation for building strong companies. In order to generate revenue and compete, companies must protect their inventions and brands while minimizing costly legal disputes and business interruptions.

With first-hand experience in the technology, life sciences, music and fashion sectors, our IP lawyers bring sharp legal skills and insightful industry-specific business judgment to every matter. We monitor trends that impact our clients’ brands, understand the competitive landscape and vigorously defend their IP rights.

Leveraging our diverse team of attorneys, patent agents and technical specialists, including Ph.D.-qualified research scientists and practitioners with technology industry work experience, we help clients stay abreast of the ever-changing U.S. patent system and laws. We recognize and serve each client’s distinct needs, and work to understand how evolving laws may impact those demands in the future.

Who we work with

We represent a broad range of domestic and international entities, including companies in the technology, biotechnology, consumer product and services, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries, manufacturers, universities, research institutes and academic medical centers.

Our services

Our IP practice offers a full range of services, including IP litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and technology transfer and licensing.

We also provide proactive and business-focused legal counsel on IP acquisitions and advise on issues involving advertising and promotions, brand management, rights of publicity, domain names, cross-border enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, licensing, research, and vendor and outsourcing agreements and contracts.

Representative experience

  • Represent Alibaba Group, a large Chinese e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals, on managing an extensive U.S. trademark portfolio. as well as providing brand management counseling.
  • Successfully persuaded the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to deny the institution of IPRs against two separate patents directed to tampon applicators and owned by Edgewell Personal Care Co. (owner of Schick, Playtex, Hawaiian Tropic and Edge brands). (IPR2017-00694 and IPR2017-00693)
  • Represent a well-known international clothing retailer in multiple copyright litigation, trademark litigation, and licensing matters (trademark and copyright), including securing a motion to dismiss two copyright infringement claims with prejudice. In addition, negotiated resolutions to multiple cease-and-desist letters for copyright and trademark infringement claims, as well as trade dress claims and rights of publicity claims.
  • Represent Gameloft, a mobile game developer, in a suit alleging copyright infringement and other claims relating to the development of digital cars used in mobile video games. Glass Egg Digital Media v. Gameloft, Inc. et al. (N.D. Calif.)
  • Represent Materia, a high-performance catalysts provider, in a patent infringement matter involving patents related to Nobel Prize-winning chemical catalyst technology.
  • Defended Pilgrim Films & Television, a television production company and other defendants against patent infringement allegations for a wheelchair-accessible motorcycle that was based on an episode of “American Choppers” where they built a similar vehicle. Tavantzis, et al. v. American Choppers, et al. (M.D. Flor.)
  • Represented Remrylie Licensing, a retailer of clothing, footwear, etc., in a copyright infringement case involving photographs of Tupac Shakur. Dana Ruth Lixenburg v. Bioworld Merchandising Inc., et al. (C.D. Calif.)
  • Assist Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (“SEL”), a Japan-based company that engages in the research and development of crystalline thin film integrated circuits, liquid crystal and organic electroluminescent displays, semiconductor thin film transistors, solar cells, lithium-ion batteries, oxide semiconductors, and wireless elements, in building and managing its U.S. patent portfolio.
  • Successfully represented and invalidated instituted claims (IPR2016-00055; IPR2015-01823) on behalf of Sierra Wireless, a multinational wireless communications equipment designer and manufacturer, in a patent infringement case related to wireless modules and routers designed and intended for use in M2M communications. M2M Solutions LLC, et al. v. Sierra Wireless America Inc. et al. (D. Del.)
  • Represented Woolich Racing, which designs, manufactures and sells a range of advanced products that allow customers to monitor and reprogram the engine control units (ECU) in Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha motorcycles, in a copyright infringement action involving software for optimizing ECU computers for racing. Techmark Software Pty Ltd TA Woolich Racing v. FT ECU Inc. (C.D. Calif.)
  • Represented Akeso Health Sciences, a nutritional supplements provider, in a trademark and breach of contract case involving a nutritional supplement for migraines. Akeso Health Sciences, LLC v. Quantum, Inc. (D. Or.)
  • Assist the Wyss Institute, a cross-disciplinary research institute at Harvard University focused on developing new bio-inspired materials and devices for applications in health care, manufacturing, robotics, energy and sustainable architecture, in building a patent portfolio related to specific technologies.
  • Assist Mass General Brigham, a Boston-based non-profit hospital and physicians network, with creating a program that educates researchers and hospital technology transfer staff on IP protection to protect specific technologies.

Dairy Queen goes to court over Blizzard name

Star Tribune | October 19, 2021

This coverage provides an overview of the W.B. Mason and Dairy Queen trial underway in Minnesota, in which DQ alleges that W.B. Mason’s house brand of BLIZZARD spring water infringes and dilutes DQ’s BLIZZARD mark. Intellectual Property practice co-leader Jason Kravitz, of the Boston office, is leading the W.B. Mason trial team, which also includes Intellectual Property counsel Gina McCreadie and associate Leslie Hartford, and Complex Commercial Disputes resident attorney Melanie Dempster, all of the Boston office.

Dairy Queen sues W.B. Mason over ‘Blizzard’ name

Fox News | October 19, 2021

This coverage provides an overview of the W.B. Mason and Dairy Queen trial underway in Minnesota, in which DQ alleges that W.B. Mason’s house brand of BLIZZARD spring water infringes and dilutes DQ’s BLIZZARD mark. Intellectual Property practice co-leader Jason Kravitz, of the Boston office, is leading the W.B. Mason trial team, which also includes Intellectual Property counsel Gina McCreadie and associate Leslie Hartford, and Complex Commercial Disputes resident attorney Melanie Dempster, all of the Boston office.

A quiet US Supreme Court term ahead for IP—with one potential explosion

The National Law Journal | September 29, 2021

This article covering high-profile IP cases in the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming term includes a case involving client H&M Hennes & Mauritz, LP and allegations of fabric design copyright infringement by textile company Unicolors. The NP team representing H&M includes Intellectual Property partner and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian, and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office.

Brand Battles: Coursera seeks to cut 'Classer' trademark

Law360 | August 23, 2021

This latest roundup of new actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board includes online educator Coursera Inc. in its attempt to block rival platform Classera Inc. from registering a nearly identical trademark, claiming the brands’ similar names and services would confuse customers. Coursera is represented by San Francisco partner oN Lu and Washington, DC associate Alexis Grilli, both of the Intellectual Property group.

Post-expiration patent royalties-Developments since Kimble and practical considerations

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | August 20, 2021

Los Angeles partner Seth Levy and associate Vince Capati, and Washington, DC associate Alexis Grilli, all of the Intellectual Property group, contributed this article analyzing royalties due after a patent’s expiration—considered unlawful per se, in a rule upheld by the Supreme Court in 2015—and what it means for patent owners and licensees.

MRM research roundup: Mid-August 2021 edition

Modern Restaurant Management | August 16, 2021

This state-of-the-restaurant-industry and outlook article includes NP’s Q3 Food & Beverage Crystal Ball, covering trends around labor shortages, ransomware attacks, wildfires, and brewery distribution agreements. The insights were provided by Intellectual Property co-leader and Cybersecurity & Privacy team leader Jason Kravitz and Corporate associate Anthony Bova, both in Boston; Providence Labor & Employment counsel Jessica Schachter Jewell; and San Francisco counsel Ian T. O’Banion, and Albany associate Dana P. Stanton, both of the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group

Electronics company says ‘rushed’ JAMS award should get axed

Law360 | July 08, 2021

Litigation Department vice-chair Staci Riordan and counsel Aaron Brian, both of the Intellectual Property group in Los Angeles, are mentioned in this article for representing Indian electronics company SFO Technologies Private Ltd. in its recent request to vacate a JAMS award. The matter relates to SFO’s complaint against the former owners of California-based Qual-Pro Corp. in 2019, alleging the concealment of debts during an acquisition process and of falsely claiming that test equipment was ready to be capitalized and could be considered an asset.

Career Tracker: Bankruptcy leaders find new homes in Dallas, New York

Reuters Legal | July 02, 2021

This roundup of notable attorney moves mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP.

Wake up call

Bloomberg Law | June 16, 2021

The following article features Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP, providing an overview of each of their IP practices.

First Circuit backs Hasbro's win in board game royalties suit

Law360 | June 15, 2021

This article on Monday’s First Circuit decision unanimously affirming Reuben Klamer as the author of iconic board game The Game of Life mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Erica Van Loon for representing Mr. Klamer. The court was persuaded that the plaintiff’s late husband’s work on the game prototype was a work for hire for Mr. Klamer, and thus held unequivocally that Mr. Klamer was the author of the game and the owner of the copyright on it.

Nixon Peabody adds IP partners on west coast

Intellectual Property Magazine | June 15, 2021

The following article features Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP, providing an overview of each of their IP practices.

On the Move: Tracking the ins and outs of California lawyers

The Recorder/Law.com | June 10, 2021

This round-up of notable attorney moves mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for joining NP, providing an overview of each of their IP practices.

Nixon Peabody adds two ex-Lathrop IP pros in Los Angeles

Law360 | June 09, 2021

The following article highlights Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for their move to the firm and NP’ s continued growth on the West Coast.

INTA seeks brand stories; IACC and National IPR Center partnership; new GIs in Pakistan

World Trademark Review | June 08, 2021

The following article highlights Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Erica Van Loon and Andrew Choung for their move to the firm and NP’s continued growth on the West Coast.

H&M sweater spat heads to High Court

Courthouse News Service | June 01, 2021

The following article covers the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case involving client H&M and allegations of fabric design copyright infringement by textile company Unicolors. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordon, vice-chair of the Litigation Department and Fashion Practice leader, is quoted in the Law360 article on defending the previous Ninth Circuit ruling, which held that the trial court had erred in its ruling, and found that instead of infringement, the textile company’s copyright was invalid and the plaintiff did not use the copyright process appropriately. The NP team representing H&M also includes Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office.

SCOTUS to review H&M's 9th Circuit win in copyright dispute

Reuters | June 01, 2021

The following article covers the U.S. Supreme Court’ s decision to hear a case involving client H&M and allegations of fabric design copyright infringement by textile company Unicolors. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordon, vice-chair of the Litigation Department and Fashion Practice leader, is quoted in the Law360 article on defending the previous Ninth Circuit ruling, which held that the trial court had erred in its ruling, and found that instead of infringement, the textile company’s copyright was invalid and the plaintiff did not use the copyright process appropriately. The NP team representing H&M also includes Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office.

High Court to consider intent bar in H&M copyright escape

Bloomberg Law | June 01, 2021

The following article covers the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case involving client H&M and allegations of fabric design copyright infringement by textile company Unicolors. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordon, vice-chair of the Litigation Department and Fashion Practice leader, is quoted in the Law360 article on defending the previous Ninth Circuit ruling, which held that the trial court had erred in its ruling, and found that instead of infringement, the textile company’s copyright was invalid and the plaintiff did not use the copyright process appropriately. The NP team representing H&M also includes Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office.

Dial away? The future of TCPA after Facebook v. Duguid

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | June 01, 2021

Intellectual Property co-leader and Boston partner Jason Kravitz, Washington, DC associate Palash Basu, and Boston associate Leslie Hartford, both of the Intellectual Property group, contributed this article analyzing the Supreme Court’ s interpretation of what constitutes an autodialer and compliance concerns regarding common business communication methods.

Supreme Court agrees to hear H&M copyright case

Law360 | June 01, 2021

The following article covers the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case involving client H&M and allegations of fabric design copyright infringement by textile company Unicolors. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordon, vice-chair of the Litigation Department and Fashion Practice leader, is quoted in the Law360 article on defending the previous Ninth Circuit ruling, which held that the trial court had erred in its ruling, and found that instead of infringement, the textile company’s copyright was invalid and the plaintiff did not use the copyright process appropriately. The NP team representing H&M also includes Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of the Los Angeles office.

Brand Battles: Instagram empires fight over 'meme' game trademark

Law360 | May 21, 2021

This roundup of recent actions at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board mentions the firm for the work of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Elizabeth Baio and Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler for representing game maker Doing Things Media LLC in its trademark dispute with What Do You Meme LLC.

Litigator of the Week shout outs and runners-up

The AmLaw Litigation Daily | May 07, 2021

This article recognizes the full NP team that secured a major damages win on behalf of Takeda subsidiary Millennium Pharmaceuticals. Litigation Department vice chair and partner Ethan Trull and partner John Ruskusky, both of the Complex Commercial Disputes group in Chicago, led the damages trial team. The NP team also included partner Lisa Sullivan, associate Katie Burnett, e-discovery specialist Anders van Marter, and paralegal Donna Long, all of the Complex Commercial Disputes group in Chicago. In addition, Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell, both of the Boston office, played integral roles in the initial fraud win for Millennium in 2020.

Staking a claim with gluten-free innovation

Food Business News | May 04, 2021

This article on gluten free labeling and its marketing landscape quotes Food, Beverage & Agribusiness co-leader and Chicago Intellectual Property partner Janet Garetto for her outlook on the FDA’s stricter rules and best practices for food manufacturers around recordkeeping and quality control for their products.

‘It Gets Better’ gets new leadership

Forbes | May 03, 2021

In this article, Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy discusses the collaborative approach to a leadership change at the It Gets Better Project, where he is stepping down as president and chair of the board of directors to make way for Paul Dien. Seth, a founding member of the LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, will remain on the nonprofit’s board.

Good bacteria: The microbiome, its vast therapeutic potential, and the challenges ahead

STAT Reports | April 26, 2021

This long-form report examining the science behind the nascent microbiome industry quotes Boston Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald on patents in this area as the field begins to mature.

Chancery awards biopharm company $38M for fraud-tainted deal

Law360 | April 23, 2021

This article, covering the Delaware Chancery Court’ s $38.2 million damages judgment in favor of Takeda subsidiary Millennium Pharmaceuticals for its fraud claim against Harpoon Therapeutics, mentions Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes partners Ethan Trull, John Ruskusky and Lisa Sullivan; associate Katie Burnett; senior e-discovery specialist Anders van Marter; and paralegal Donna Long for representing Millennium. Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald, Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell, and Intellectual Property patent specialist Angela Hafner, all in Boston, have also played integral roles in the matter.

Fair Use: Google prevails in software dispute

Chicago Lawyer | April 14, 2021

Chicago Intellectual Property counsel Jason Kunze contributed this article analyzing the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the decade-long dispute between Google and Oracle, and what it could mean for businesses and copyright owners.

Intermediate copying, artificial intelligence and best practices for counseling music clients in an evolving legal and technological landscape

New York Law Journal | April 09, 2021

New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp and Washington, DC Intellectual Property associate Alexis Grilli contributed this article analyzing the Tracy Chapman v. Nicki Minaj case and an evolution in copyright law—intermediate copying, AI, and its intersection with the doctrine of fair use.

An IP guide to winning investors for biotech start-ups

Managing Intellectual Property | April 08, 2021

This article on challenges biotech startups face in their patent strategies quotes San Francisco Intellectual Property partner oN Lu on how startups can take advantage of the USPTO’s provisional patent application system, utilizing an expedited examination, to get an early decision the startup can present to investors.

ITC has eyes on IP talent in search for new judge

Law360 | April 02, 2021

Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon, leader of the firm’s International Trade Commission Section 337 team, is quoted in this article on the U.S. ITC’s search for a new administrative law judge to replace the retiring Sandra "Dee" Lord.

Why so many fashion professionals are starting side hustles

Business of Fashion | March 30, 2021

In this article on the rise of fashion professionals pursuing side entrepreneurial ventures, Fashion practice leader and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan is quoted on the benefits of employees being transparent about their activities and the need to disclose a side project due to potential contract issues and general goodwill with employers.

How to prepare NOW for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

RestaurantOwner.com | March 27, 2021

Food, Beverage & Agribusiness co-leader and Chicago Intellectual Property partner Janet Garetto is quoted extensively in this article on best practices for restaurants and what they should do as they anticipate the federal grant’s rollout.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | February 22, 2021

Chicago Intellectual Property partner Brad Taub’s and Corporate partner Sam Kim’s promotions to partner were included in this column of notable executive moves.

Litigation funding as a resource for university patent enforcement

Technology Transfer Tactics | February 22, 2021

Life Sciences practice co-chair and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy contributed this article on how litigation funding can address some of the more significant challenges for a growing number of universities pursuing patent enforcement campaigns.

Texas uni loses bid to shield cancer vaccine patents from IPRs

Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review | February 18, 2021

Life Sciences practice co-chair and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy provides third-party commentary on sovereign immunity for disputes involving patents owned by state universities, after the University of Texas lost an appeal to review a ruling preventing it from using sovereign immunity to shield patents from inter partes reviews.

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Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | February 17, 2021

This roundup of notable legal industry news and people moves includes Nixon Peabody’s promotion of 12 attorneys to counsel.

Five minutes with… Seth Levy, Nixon Peabody

World Intellectual Property Review | February 17, 2021

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences practice co-chair Seth Levy is featured in this Q&A related to diversity in the intellectual property field, with a particular focus on LGBT+ History Month.

CDLB people moves

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 11, 2021

Chicago Intellectual Property partner Brad Taub’s and Corporate partner Sam Kim’s promotions to partner were included in this column of notable legal moves.

Washington-area appointments and promotions for Feb 1

The Washington Post | January 31, 2021

Intellectual Property partner Lauren Arnold and Corporate partner Damian Myers, both in Washington, D.C., were included in this roundup of notable executive news for their promotions to partner.

People and Awards

Rochester Business Journal | January 20, 2021

Rochester Intellectual Property associate Kaleigh Morrison is featured in this short article for her arrival to the firm.

$900 Billion Stimulus Throws a Rope, but Retail Needs More

Women’s Wear Daily | January 06, 2021

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, leader of the firm’s Fashion practice, is quoted in this article on how the new stimulus legislation, as well as changes in Congress, could impact retailers.

Former AG's file friend-of-the-court brief

KIFI/KIDK News – Idaho | December 22, 2020

This article covers an amicus brief filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by three former Idaho attorneys general, detailing why Idaho House Bill 500—which bars transgender women and girls from participating in school sports and subjects all women and girl athletes to the threat of invasive testing—is unconstitutional. In addition to the former AGs, more than 175 athletes joined Athlete Ally and the Women’s Sports Foundation in signing a brief, and the National Women’s Law Center and more than 60 other women’s rights and civil rights groups also filed an amicus brief. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Sarah Erickson André, and Washington, D.C. Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Adam Tarosky are representing the former AGs.

ITC Launches Fake Eyelash, Computer Gear , OLED Probes

Law360 | October 26, 2020

This roundup of recently announced investigations by the U.S. International Trade Commission covers the ITC’s announcement that it is looking into allegations that various organic light-emitting diode (OLED) imports were infringing patents held by Solas OLED. The story mentions Washington, D.C. partner Evan Langdon and Chicago associates Paulina Starostka and Vivian Sandoval, all of the Intellectual Property group, for representing Solas.

UC Takes Next Step with Filament Light Bulb Case: Manufacturers and ITC

Technology Transfer Tactics | October 22, 2020

This article, covering the University of California’s patent enforcement campaign related to filament LED light bulbs, quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy extensively on a successful initial phase of the campaign, and a recent complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission initiating the second phase. The NP team representing UC is led by Seth and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen.

UC Expands Patent Lawsuit Against Retailers and Manufacturers

Supply Chain Brain | October 05, 2020

The following article covers the U.S. International Trade Commission’s second investigation into leading retailers and suppliers of filament LED lighting products, based on a complaint filed by Nixon Peabody on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). Supply Chain Brain quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy extensively on the expanded patent enforcement campaign. The NP team representing UC is led by Seth and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen.

Why start-ups need to learn about IP

Managing Intellectual Property | October 01, 2020

This article on what entrepreneurs need to know about IP quotes San Francisco Intellectual Property partner oN Lu extensively on whether startups need IP, strategies they can take to monetize their IP, and when to engage an attorney. The article—resulting from NP’s European Innovation Academy involvement—also includes commentary from NP clients on how IP strategies have benefitted their companies in terms of funding, growth, and other factors.

Standing Apart

Intellectual Property Magazine | October 01, 2020

Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences Practice co-chair Seth Levy and Intellectual Property counsel Peter Wied, both of Los Angeles, contributed this article, based on their alert, which examines the Gensetix Inc v Baylor College of Medicine case and a recent ruling to allow an infringement case to proceed without the state university patent owner’s involvement.

Nixon says ITC probes retailers in patent infringement case

Bloomberg Law | September 30, 2020

This article covers the U.S. International Trade Commission’s institution of a second investigation into leading retailers and suppliers of filament LED lighting products, based on a complaint NP filed on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen are leading the NP team in UC’s LED patent enforcement campaign.

USITC targets Ikea and GE in bulb investigation

World IP Review | September 30, 2020

The following article covers the U.S. International Trade Commission’s second investigation into leading retailers and suppliers of filament LED lighting products, based on a complaint filed by Nixon Peabody on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). Supply Chain Brain quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy extensively on the expanded patent enforcement campaign. The NP team representing UC is led by Seth and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen.

Investors Back Universities’ Fight for Share of Research Profits

Times Higher Education | September 19, 2020

This article discusses how the LED lighting patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC) could chart a path for other universities to protect their innovations, as well as the role of litigation funding in the campaign. The article quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy.

Nixon Peabody Expands Patent Enforcement Campaign for UCSB

Semiconductor Today | September 15, 2020

This article, covering a recent complaint NP filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC), quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy on the new litigation and the ongoing LED patent enforcement campaign.

UCSB Expands Patent Enforcement Campaign to Protect Its Filament LED Patents

LEDinside | September 14, 2020

This article covers a recent complaint NP filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC), expanding the LED patent enforcement campaign with new litigation against six leading retailers and suppliers of filament LED lighting products. The NP team is led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen.

As AI Evolves, No Need for Overhaul of US Patent System... Yet

insideBIGDATA | September 14, 2020

Chicago Intellectual Property partner Dan Schwartz and associate Paulina Starostka contributed this article on whether the U.S. patent system needs an overhaul to keep up with the rapid rise in artificial intelligence-related patent activity.

Nixon Peabody Expands Patent Enforcement Campaign Over LED Technology Developed at UC Santa Barbara

Tech Transfer eNews Blog | September 02, 2020

The following article covers a new complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC), quote Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy on the ongoing patent enforcement campaign. The complaint seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.

University of California Expands Its LED Lamp Patent Infringement Action

LEDs Magazine | September 02, 2020

The following article covers a new complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC), quote Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy on the ongoing patent enforcement campaign. The complaint seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.

UC Files New Complaint in Lightbulb Licensing Dispute

Pacific Coast Business Times | September 01, 2020

This article, covering a new complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC), quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy on the ongoing patent enforcement campaign. The complaint seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.

UC System Asks ITC to Probe Home Depot, Others Over LEDs

Law360 | August 31, 2020

An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.

In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.

'Edison' Bulb Battle Heats Up With University Targeting GE, Ikea

Bloomberg News | August 31, 2020

An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen on Monday expanded its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of the University of California (UC). The following articles cover the new complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, which seeks an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products. In addition to Seth and Shawn, the NP team includes Washington, DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Staci Riordan, Vincent Yip and Peter Wied, and associate Vince Capati; Chicago Intellectual Property associates Paulina Starostka and Angelo Christopher; San Francisco Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tracy Ickes; and Los Angeles patent specialist Jason Moore.

'Not a black-and-white issue:' Legal, business implications of facial recognition tech

Boston Business Journal | July 30, 2020

Boston Intellectual Property associate and deputy leader of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group Troy Lieberman was featured in a Q&A for his outlook on facial recognition technologies in light of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh recently signing into law a ban on government use of these technologies in the city.

Microbiome therapeutics and patent protection

Nature Biotechnology | July 08, 2020

Boston Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald co-authored this journal article on microbiome therapeutics, and how two U.S. Supreme Court decisions have redefined the scope of which natural phenomena—including microbiome therapeutics—are patent eligible.

Marijuana Social Clubs: How Colorado is Setting the Pace

Cannabis Business Executive | June 17, 2020

This article, on the reopening of Colorado’s marijuana hospitality industry, cites a recent NP alert that details guidelines for cannabis retailers to consider for revamping operations without spreading communicable illnesses. Cannabis Business Executive also re-published the complete NP alert, written by San Francisco Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Alison Torbitt; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan; and San Francisco Labor & Employment associates Hillary Baca and Rachel Conn.

Do Crowdsourced Predictions Show The Wisdom Of Humans?

Forbes | June 01, 2020

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Erik Birkeneder contributed this article that explores crowdsourced predictions, their accuracy and adoption, and the legal implications of relying on data from crowdsourced predictions.

Retailers Facing Store Damage May Look to Insurance

WWD | June 01, 2020

This article, which examines commercial insurance policy considerations for retail storefronts, quotes Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, based in Los Angeles.

IN BRIEF: Unicolors' copyright win against H&M unravels in 9th Circuit

Reuters Legal | June 01, 2020

The following coverage highlights recent developments in a fabric design copyright infringement dispute in which the NP team secured a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing the trial court’s decision for client H&M. The NP team that advised H&M was led by Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of Los Angeles.

9th Circ. Says Suit Against H&M Hinges On Copyright Validity

Law360 | May 29, 2020

This article mentions Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of Los Angeles, for representing H&M in a dispute involving allegations of fabric design copyright infringement. The NP team secured a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District to reverse the trial court’s decision.

H&M Gets Another Shot at Challenging Validity of Pattern Copyright

The Recorder | May 29, 2020

The following coverage highlights recent developments in a fabric design copyright infringement dispute in which the NP team secured a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing the trial court’s decision for client H&M. The NP team that advised H&M was led by Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of Los Angeles.

H&M Gets Fabric Design Copyright Infringement Verdict Overturned

Bloomberg Law | May 29, 2020

The following coverage highlights recent developments in a fabric design copyright infringement dispute in which the NP team secured a unanimous decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, reversing the trial court’s decision for client H&M. The NP team that advised H&M was led by Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan, Intellectual Property counsel Aaron Brian and Labor & Employment senior counsel Dale Hudson, all of Los Angeles.

More Certainty on Limits to Early Section 101 Challenges – How Will This Impact Patent Owners and Applications?

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | May 01, 2020

Intellectual Property partner Pete Prommer in Chicago and associate Ravi Braich, Ph.D. in Boston contributed this article analyzing the Supreme Court’s denial of several petitions for certiorari on patent decision in HP Inc. v. Berkheimer, and the effect on patent owners and applicants. Click here for the full article.

Gut Check: Microbiome Patent Update

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | May 01, 2020

Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald in Boston and associate Matt Kitces in Washington, D.C. contributed this article examining the post-grant review challenge of a U.S. patent related microbiomes and the treatment of cancer. The result could provide an indication of how microbiome-related patents will fare when challenged for validity. Click here for the full article.

Validity Attack on US Patent for Bifidobacetrium Combo-Therapy: What can we learn?

Microbiome Times | April 29, 2020

Boston Intellectual Property partners Mark FitzGerald and David Resnick co-authored this article analyzing a recent decision by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board to invalidate a University of Chicago U.S. microbiome patent. The authors note some positive aspects of that decision within the microbiome community, as it provides increased definition around what they can protect with patents.

Patent opportunities and dangers in the microbiome revolution

IAM | April 02, 2020

Boston Intellectual Property partner Mark FitzGerald discusses how the microbiome—the collection of microbes that occupy the human body—has become an increasingly fruitful source of insights for life sciences researchers looking to develop new therapeutics.

Fed Circuit deals loss to privateer-backed patent holder

Reuters Legal | March 25, 2020

This article highlights an appeals court victory for Nanya Technology Corp., represented by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Peter Wied and Vincent Yip.

Service Providers - Fashion and Retails Lawyers

Women’s Wear Daily | March 25, 2020

This article about the types of matters and questions that fashion and retail attorneys are handling for their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner, Litigation Department vice-chair, and Fashion practice leader Staci Riordan.

Peloton case an example of intellectual property rights of copyright owners

Rochester Business Journal | March 20, 2020

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk contributed this column analyzing a copyright dispute between home exercise giant Peloton and the National Music Publishers Association regarding the use of popular music in Peloton video workouts. This column was adapted from an NP alert by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan, New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Dan Schnapp, and associate Catherine Savio.

Personnel changes at IP law firms, organizations

Bloomberg | March 13, 2020

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Dan Schwartz to Nixon Peabody.

IP Hires: McDermott, Nixon Peabody, Cooley

Law360 | March 13, 2020

This coverage highlights the arrival of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Dan Schwartz to Nixon Peabody.

On the move

Communications Daily | March 13, 2020

This coverage highlights several personnel moves in the Intellectual Property group: the promotion to counsel of Lauren Arnold in Washington, DC, and Jason Kunze and Brad Taub, both in Chicago; and the arrival of partner Dan Schwartz in Chicago.

On the move

World Trademark Review | March 13, 2020

This coverage highlights several personnel moves in the Intellectual Property group: the promotion to counsel of Lauren Arnold in Washington, D.C., and Jason Kunze and Brad Taub, both in Chicago; and the arrival of partner Dan Schwartz in Chicago.

Nixon Peabody nabs 2 new Chicago partners

Law360 | March 11, 2020

This feature story highlights two of the newest arrivals to NP’s Chicago office—Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jon Lively and Intellectual Property partner Dan Schwartz. Both attorneys said their prior experience working with NP lawyers was a major factor in their decision to join the firm.

The Impact of Overturning eBay v MercExchange

IPWatchdog | March 02, 2020

Washington, DC, Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon wrote this contributed article about the possible impact of proposed legislation that would overturn eBay v. MercExchange, an important Supreme Court decision regarding patent litigation.

The China Spy Scandal that Entangled Harvard Could Hit Yale and MIT Next

Newsweek | February 29, 2020

Boston Government Investigations and White Collar Defense partner Brian Kelly provides third-party commentary in this article about investigations into scientists and researchers at universities across the country for alleged theft of intellectual property and U.S. secrets as part of a long-term Chinese campaign.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters Legal | February 28, 2020

This roundup of executive news includes the arrival of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Daniel Schwartz and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jonathan Lively to Nixon Peabody.

On the move

World Trademark Review | February 28, 2020

This roundup of personnel moves in the IP space highlights the arrival of Chicago Intellectual Property partner Daniel Schwartz and Complex Commercial Disputes partner Jonathan Lively to Nixon Peabody.

Universities should consider ITC for IP protection

Tech Transfer Tactics | February 18, 2020

Intellectual Property partners Evan Langdon of Washington, DC, and Shawn Hansen and Seth Levy of Los Angeles co-wrote this article explaining how the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) can be a “powerfully effective venue” for patent protection. Evan, Shawn, and Seth are leading the NP team representing the University of California in an investigation pending at the ITC concerning LED lightbulb technology. Read the full article on techtransfercentral.com.

Obtaining injunctions under eBay versus at the International Trade Commission

IPWatchdog | February 16, 2020

Washington, DC, Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon co-wrote this contributed article with IPWatchdog founder and CEO Gene Quinn, analyzing the International Trade Commission’s role as an important forum for patent owners in light of the Supreme Court’s eBay decision.

What the University of California case means for retailers and IP in the supply chain

TotalRetail | February 13, 2020

This article analyzes the potential for lasting implications to the global supply chain as a result of the University of California’s (UC) patent enforcement campaign against several retailers selling filament LED lightbulbs. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen are the lead attorneys representing UC.

Central Coast tech firms, UCSB use litigation to protect patents

Pacific Coast Business Times | February 07, 2020

The article mentions Nixon Peabody’s ongoing representation of the Regents of the University of California in UC Santa Barbara’s patent enforcement matter, noting that a recent $1.1 billion verdict for the California Institute of Technology in another matter could bode well for UC Santa Barbara. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen are the lead attorneys representing UC.

WME Signs 6-Year-Old Vlogger Anastasia Radzinskaia (Exclusive)

The Hollywood Reporter | February 04, 2020

This article about leading entertainment and media agency WME signing vlogger Anastasia Radzinskaia notes Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Heisler as one of the attorneys representing the six-year-old YouTube star.

Think universities are making lots of money from inventions? Think again

The Hechinger Report | January 17, 2020

In this article about the ways universities succeed or fail in monetizing their intellectual property, Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy talks about NP’s patent enforcement work on behalf of the University of California.

University of California targets General Electric in campaign against patent infringement

Tech Transfer Central | January 08, 2020

This article quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy discussing Nixon Peabody’s representation of the University of California, which has sued General Electric as part of its ongoing campaign to enforce its patents on LED lightbulb technology. Seth and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen are leading the NP team.

UCSB adds GE to lawsuit defending LED patents

Pacific Coast Business Times | January 02, 2020

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy is quoted in this story covering the latest developments in UC Santa Barbara’s patent enforcement campaign to protect its LED lightbulb technology, including the addition of General Electric as a defendant. Seth and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen are leading the NP team.

Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations

Bloomberg Law | December 13, 2019

This roundup of personnel changes notes Rochester Corporate associate Brandon Coyle’s arrival to Nixon Peabody.

‘Post-Chemical World’ Is Taking Shape as Agribusiness Goes Green

Bloomberg News | December 12, 2019

In this article about how agribusiness is shifting to sustainable alternatives, Boston Intellectual Property patent agent Nicole Kling provides commentary about increased agricultural patenting technology as researchers work to promote organic and non-GMO farming.

A Year Out and a Supreme Court Case Still Leaves Patent Questions Unanswered

Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | December 05, 2019

Intellectual Property associates Sydney Pritchett, Ben Rosborough and Ravi Braich authored this patent alert about remaining questions and uncertainty following the U.S. Supreme Court ‘s ruling in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S.

LEDVANCE Reaches Agreement on UC Santa Barbara's Patented LED Technology

Yahoo! Finance | December 02, 2019

This announcement related to UC Santa Barbara's first-of-its-kind patent enforcement campaign shares that LEDVANCE, one of the world’s leading general lighting providers, has entered into a licensing agreement that authorizes the company to manufacture and distribute UC Santa Barbara’s patented filament LED technology. LEDVANCE is the largest manufacturer to date that has signed a licensing agreement. The announcement mentions Nixon Peabody for representing UC Santa Barbara.

Protecting explainable AI innovations in health care

Forbes | November 19, 2019

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Erik Birkeneder also has a new Forbes column, focused on a new frontier in health care AI that has potential to advance diagnostic care but also presents thorny issues related to IP protection.

Your business may be liable for years-old website images

Rochester Business Journal | October 11, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this contributed article illustrating the need for website owners to be vigilant about the copyright status of images posted to their sites. This column is based on an alert by Boston Intellectual Property associate Troy Lieberman.

Michael Nicolas on Longford’s litigation finance focus on universities

Lawdragon | October 08, 2019

In this Q&A, Longford Capital partner Michael Nicolas discusses the litigation financing for Nixon Peabody’s University of California (UC) campaign, led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy, to protect UC’s rights related to filament LED technology developed at UC Santa Barbara.

Appointments

The Washington Post | October 07, 2019

This coverage notes the arrival of Washington DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon to Nixon Peabody.

IP Hires: Perkins Coie, Kilpatrick, Nixon Peabody, Locke Lord

Law360 | October 04, 2019

This coverage notes the arrival of Washington DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon to Nixon Peabody.

And the “Litigators of the Week” Runners Up...

The American Lawyer | October 04, 2019

This column includes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Jennifer Riordan and New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kristin Jamberdino as “Litigators of the Week” runner ups for securing a dismissal on behalf of fashion retailer Express, LLC.

Career tracker: Lawyers on the move

Reuters Legal | October 01, 2019

This article highlighting personnel moves in the legal space mentions the additions of Washington DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon and Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Chris Hotaling, who joined Nixon Peabody last week.

A university lawsuit highlights the interdependence of global supply chains

SupplyChainBrain | September 30, 2019

This article focuses on the impact of Nixon Peabody’s LED lightbulb campaign across the supply chain. Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy is quoted extensively in the piece.

Nixon Peabody nabs Adduci Mastriani IP pro in DC

Law360 | September 30, 2019

This article highlighting personnel moves in the legal space mentions the additions of Washington DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon and Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Chris Hotaling, who joined Nixon Peabody last week.

News digest: On the move

World Trademark Review | September 27, 2019

This article highlighting personnel moves in the legal space mentions the additions of Washington DC Intellectual Property partner Evan Langdon and Chicago Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Chris Hotaling, who joined Nixon Peabody last week.

UC lightbulb case may signal more aggressive infringement defense by schools

Technology Transfer Tactics | September 25, 2019

This article features Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy discussing NP’s work representing the University of California in a first-of-its-kind “direct enforcement campaign” designed to protect UC’s patents covering LED lightbulb technology.

ITC investigates University of California complaint against Amazon and other major retailers

IP Watchdog | September 19, 2019

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy talks about Nixon Peabody’s representation of the University of California in an effort to protect the university’s rights related to filament LED technology developed at UC Santa Barbara. The article also mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Shawn Hansen as co-lead counsel for UC in this case.

H&M revives copyright suit with SCOTUS petition

World Intellectual Property Review | September 11, 2019

This article quotes extensively from a petition filed at the Supreme Court by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Neal Gauger, who are representing H&M in a copyright suit.

H&M takes copyright ruling to Supreme Court

Law360 | September 10, 2019

This story mentions Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Neal Gauger, who are representing H&M in a copyright suit. The story quotes the attorneys’ petition for cert, which asks the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling that would make it much easier to sue for infringement.

A Full Plate

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 05, 2019

For the 20th anniversary of Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s 40 Under 40 list, Chicago Intellectual Property partner Janet Garetto is featured in an article on her practice and how it connects to her family’s background operating a regional pizza chain.

'Party and Bulls--t': NY judge rules phrase is fair use in Notorious B.I.G., Rita Ora songs

Billboard | September 05, 2019

This story highlights Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan and associate Sydney Pritchett and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Neal Gauger, all of Los Angeles, who successfully defended their client, the estate of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

Law360 | September 05, 2019

This story highlights Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan and associate Sydney Pritchett and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Neal Gauger, all of Los Angeles, who successfully defended their client, the estate of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., in a copyright infringement lawsuit.

2nd Circuit says Biggie's “Party And B*******” is fair use

Law360 | September 04, 2019

This story quotes Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Staci Riordan discussing the successful defense of the estate of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Intellectual Property associate Sydney Pritchett and Government Investigations and White Collar Defense associate Neal Gauger, both of Los Angeles, also worked on this matter.

ITC to Probe Amazon, Walmart, Others in LED Patent Case

Law360 | August 29, 2019

This article highlights recent developments in the University of California’s campaign to protect its rights related to filament LED technology developed at UC Santa Barbara. On Wednesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission opened an investigation in response to UC’s complaint, filed in July by the Nixon Peabody team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen.

Microbiome biotechs grapple with how to protect their IP

Boston Business Journal | August 08, 2019

This story quotes Boston Intellectual Property partner David Resnick on best practices and challenges facing microbiome companies, which create novel disease-fighting treatments from naturally occurring substances, as they try to patent their innovations.

How the EU copyright directive affects esports live streams

Esports Insider | August 06, 2019

Intellectual Property associates Jason Kunze of Chicago and Jennette Psihoules of Washington DC participated in the latest edition of the regular feature “Ask the Esports Lawyers.”  In this edition, Jason and Jennette look at how the European Union copyright directive may impact esports.

Ikea, Amazon, and the billion-dollar war over light bulb design

Fast Company | August 02, 2019

This article highlights the University of California’s campaign to protect its rights related to filament LED technology developed at the university. An NP team led by Los Angeles Intellectual Property partners Seth Levy and Shawn Hansen is representing UC in this campaign.

Brunetti case attempts to further determine “unprotected speech”

Rochester Business Journal | July 26, 2019

This column by Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk analyzes a recent Supreme Court decision on whether individuals have a First Amendment right to register federal trademarks of “obscene” words and phrases. The column is based on an NP Alert written by Intellectual Property partners Jeff Costellia, Jason Kravitz and Deanna Kunze, and associate Anthony Duncan.

Armenian Bar Association turns 30, marks anniversary with flair and education

The Armenian Mirror-Spectator | June 20, 2019

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Thad Stauber appeared on an Armenian Bar Association panel to discuss “the hitches and hurdles in efforts to reclaim vestiges of cultural heritage through the court and arbitral systems.”

PTAB rejects CBM challenges to profit measurement patents

Law360 | May 31, 2019

This article mentions Chicago Intellectual Property counsel Matt Werber and Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Jennifer Hayes for their representation of B*IEOR in a matter before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Spanish museum can keep Nazi-looted masterpiece, judge rules

Bloomberg | April 30, 2019

In the following media coverage, Los Angeles Complex Commercial Disputes partner Thad Stauber is quoted on Tuesday’s federal court ruling that found the Madrid-based Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation is the rightful owner of a Camille Pissarro painting.  Thad and Los Angeles partner Sarah André, counsel Aaron Brian, and associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan represented the Foundation in this matter.

Patent office issues new guidance on patent applications

Rochester Business Journal | February 22, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk, with the help of Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Jennifer Hayes and Washington, DC, Intellectual Property associates Anthony Duncan and Emily Sandhaus, authored this column the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s new guidance on software patent applications.

Justices agree that secret sales bar patent protection

Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal | February 04, 2019

Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Jennifer Hayes and Chicago Intellectual Property associate Ben Rosborough authored this column about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals U.S. and how it impacts patent protection.

Alum Ellie Altshuler is Ahead of the Curve

November 05, 2018

Los Angeles Corporate partner Ellie Altshuler is featured in this Loyola Law School article on the path she took to becoming the go-to lawyer for YouTube content creators and social media influencers seeking to expand their brand.

How Franchising and Licensing Can Be Avenues to Expand Your Fitness Business

Club Industry | October 31, 2018

In the second part of this two-part column, Nixon Peabody attorneys Kristin Jamberdino, Keri McWilliams, and Tarae Howell discuss potential avenues of expansion for fitness studios, including licensing and franchising. Click here to read Part Two.

High court to address rift on bankrupt brands' trademarks

Law360 | October 26, 2018

Boston Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Lee Harrington is quoted in this article about his representation of Tempnology in a trademark licensing case that was just taken up by the Supreme Court.

Thinking about a no-poach agreement

Corporate Counsel | October 26, 2018

Washington DC Complex Commercial Disputes partner Alycia Ziarno is quoted in this article on the Department of Justice’s evolving position on no-poach agreements, in which companies agree not to recruit each other’s employees.

How to expand your fitness business through brand management and careful investment

Club Industry | October 23, 2018

New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kristin Jamberdino; Washington, DC, Corporate partner Keri McWilliams; and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell co-wrote a two-part contributed article advising boutique fitness entrepreneurs on best practices for expanding their brands.

How to expand your fitness business through brand management and careful investment

Club Industry | October 22, 2018

New York City Complex Commercial Disputes partner Kristin Jamberdino, Washington DC Corporate partner Keri McWilliams and Boston Complex Commercial Disputes associate Tarae Howell co-wrote a two-part contributed article advising boutique fitness entrepreneurs on best practices for expanding their brands. Click here to read Part One.

Contacts

Jeffrey L. Costellia

Partner
Co-leader, Intellectual Property

jcostellia@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 202-585-8207

Jason C. Kravitz

Partner
Co-leader, Intellectual Property
Leader, Cybersecurity & Privacy

jkravitz@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 617-345-1318

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