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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

Education conscious people

Fashion Consciousness Magazine | February 10, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan is featured in this story that focuses on her work in fashion law.

Wheelchair Superhero

NBC Boston & New England Cable News | January 27, 2017

This media clip highlights the Wheelchair Man book launch party hosted at the Nixon Peabody Boston office and features pro bono client, Mohammed Sayed (AKA Wheelchair Man). Boston IP counseling & transactions partner David Resnick and public company transactions associate Tevia Pollard helped Mohammed create his new non-profit RimPower.

Pitbull, The-Dream, Gallant & music insiders share 2017 predictions

Billboard | January 09, 2017

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is quoted in this roundup of music industry predictions for 2017.

Breville USA alleges patentable juicer design was used without authority

Northern California Record | December 06, 2016

San Francisco commercial litigation partner Bruce Copeland and associate Shady Joulani are noted as Breville USA Inc.’s counsel in a patent infringement case before the Northern District of California.

ITA Spotlight: Russ Genet

illinoistech.org | December 05, 2016

Russ Genet was featured in a Q&A discussing the firm's IP practice nationally and in the Chicagoland region.

When starting a business, consider the liabilities

The New York Times | November 17, 2016

Long Island Health Care partner Allan Cohen is quoted in this article about legal challenges entrepreneurs can face when starting a business. Allan’s comments focus on areas start-ups should keep in mind such as patent, ownership and copyright issues, and what companies should consider to avoid being sued.

A Tribe Called Quest signs with CAA

Billboard | November 14, 2016

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Julian Petty is mentioned as legal representative for A Tribe Called Quest in this article about the group’s signing with Creative Arts Agency for worldwide representation.

Justices struggle with cheerleader uniform case that holds big implications for fashion

Forbes | October 31, 2016

This story discusses a Supreme Court case about whether design elements on a cheerleader uniform can have intellectual property protection. Los Angeles partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan talks about the potential impact of this case on the fashion industry.

Feud in fashion

Los Angeles Business Journal | October 28, 2016

Los Angeles partner and fashion practice leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about SCOTUS case Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand, which could have major implications for the Los Angeles region’s fashion industry.

The Notorious B.I.G.'s Family Talks Managing His Life after Death

Billboard Magazine | October 06, 2016

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Julian Petty is featured in this article highlighting the team who manages the Estate of Notorious B.I.G.

Executive Style Office: Musical Cues

Los Angeles Business Journal | October 03, 2016

This feature article showcases Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Julian Petty, leader of the firm’s entertainment practice, and his work through photos of his office and the mementos he’s collected through the years.

Nixon Peabody Hires Away IP Transactions Lawyers

San Francisco Daily Journal | September 08, 2016

The following coverage highlights the arrival of the IP Counseling & Transactions team of San Francisco partner On Lu, Washington DC counsel Ed Quiñones and Silicon Valley associate Zhou Lu.

Nixon Peabody Recruits Three Novak Druce Attorneys for IP Team

Law360 | September 08, 2016

The following coverage highlights the arrival of the IP Counseling & Transactions team of San Francisco partner On Lu, Washington DC counsel Ed Quiñones and Silicon Valley associate Zhou Lu.

Rainmaker Q&A: Nixon Peabody's Jeffrey Costellia

Law360 | September 07, 2016

This profile features Washington, DC, partner, chair of the Global Strategies Committee and lead of IP Counseling & Transactions, Jeff Costellia. The Q&A showcases his focus on client service and he offers advice to new attorneys building their practices.

The Healing Power of AI

Tech Crunch | August 12, 2016

Silicon Valley IP litigation associate Erik Birkeneder authored this article about how deep learning algorithms can have the potential to improve medical diagnostics and care.

The Styled Side: Style and Legal Hurdles at the Olympics

KPCC-FM (NPR Los Angeles affiliate) | August 10, 2016

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Staci Riordan is quoted in this article about controversies surrounding corporate sponsorships at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Notorious B.I.G. Will Have His Life & Lyrics Turned Into A TBS Scripted Series

The YBF | July 30, 2016

Los Angeles IP counseling and transactions partner Julian Petty is noted as representing Bystorm Films and Notorious B.I.G., LLC, on a scripted series for TBS that will loosely incorporate Biggie’s life and lyrics.

Robotext Class Defendants May Benefit from Multi-District Consolidation Approach

Bloomberg BNA Privacy Law Watch | June 14, 2016

TCPA team co-leader and Boston IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman is quoted in this piece discussing considerations companies should address when facing multiple Telephone Consumer Protection Act class actions.

When it comes to high quality patents these are the US firms that lead the way

IAM | April 08, 2016

The story notes the U.S. law firms delivering the highest quality patents on their clients behalf. Nixon Peabody ranked among the top 10.

Beats, Rhymes and Law for Nixon Peabody's Julian Petty

American Lawyer | March 23, 2016

This article profiles Los Angeles partner Julian Petty. Click here to read the full article.

4 Times To File A Continuation Patent Application

Law360 | March 17, 2016

Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Jennifer Hayes provides third-party commentary throughout this article about when to file a continuation patent application.

4 Ways Fashion Brands Trip On The Oscars Red Carpet

Law360 | February 25, 2016

Los Angeles partner and Fashion practice group leader Staci Riordan is quoted in this story about the four biggest legal landmines for fashion brands to avoid when celebrities wear their designs on the Oscars red carpet this Sunday.

#FreeKesha Puts a Legal Battle in a Public Spotlight

NPR | February 23, 2016

Los Angeles partner Julian Petty is quoted in this story discussing the #FreeKesha movement supporting the pop singer as she fights her recording contract with Sony. Throughout the piece, he provides third-party commentary on how public support is playing into the legal battle. Click here to read the full article.

Apple's Aggressive Stance at PTAB is Paying Off

Law360 | February 11, 2016

Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch is quoted in this piece that discusses Apple’s strategy behind its America Invents Act review petitions at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and how this gives the company greater leverage in patent infringement fights.

On the Move

The Recorder | February 05, 2016

This coverage notes Silicon Valley IP litigation partner Jennifer Hayes election to the partnership news.

Can an Applicant With a Criminal History Buy a Franchise?

The Legal Intelligencer | January 22, 2016

New York City partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing whether a potential franchisee can purchase a franchise with a criminal history.

Can Discount Prices Get Retailers Into Trouble?

Apparel News | January 21, 2016

Los Angeles partner and Fashion practice group leader Staci Riordan provides third-party commentary in this piece about an increasing number of class-action lawsuits against big-name department stores over markdowns allegedly made on “false” original prices.

Life Cycle Approach to Data Rights Can Help Contractors

Law360 | January 14, 2016

Boston IP Counseling & Transactions counsel David Crosby and Washington, DC, associate Harini Kidambi co-authored this column regarding implications arising from the 2015 Army Data & Data Rights Guide for military service professionals and other contractors.

Shout-Out: Nixon Peabody Scores Win for Planet Fitness in Transgender Locker Room Suit

American Lawyer Litigation Daily | January 13, 2016

This feature story highlights the firm’s efforts securing a dismissal of transgender locker room policy lawsuit for client Planet Fitness. The Boston team of partner Art Pressman and associate Troy Lieberman are noted as counsel.

Get Ready For EU Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent

Law360 | January 08, 2016

San Francisco IP litigation partner Ron Lopez and Silicon Valley IP litigation associate Jennifer Hayes co-authored this column on the new single Unified Patent Court with jurisdiction over European patents.

Hackers Strike Out

Journal of Sports Analytics | January 01, 2016

Boston associate Matt Frankel authored this column discussing recent cases of alleged misappropriation, infringement, and/or theft of sports analytics intellectual property.

Notorious B.I.G. estate gets copyright infringement lawsuit tossed

Reuters | December 23, 2015

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this feature article for our representation of Warner Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, Big Poppa Music, Bad Boy Records and the estate of The Notorious BIG. Our team—led by partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty—won a dismissal of copyright infringement claims involving BIG’s 1994 debut album. Associates Neal Gauger and Seth Berman were part of the legal team. Click here to read the full article.

Warner, Notorious BIG Estate Duck Songwriter's IP Suit

Law360 | December 22, 2015

Partners Staci Riordan and Julian Petty and associates Neal Gauger and Seth Berman are mentioned in this article for their representation of Warner Music Group, EMI Music Publishing, Big Poppa Music, Bad Boy Records and the estate of Notorious BIG in a case focused on alleged copyright claims involving BIG’s 1994 debut album. Staci provides commentary. Click here to read the full article.

Changing Channels

Fordham Lawyer | December 11, 2015

Partner Julian Petty is featured within this article highlighting Fordham Law alumni prominently involved in the evolution of the way we watch movies and listen to music. Click here for the complete coverage.

Michelle Lee Steers USPTO Through Choppy Waters

Law360 | December 09, 2015

San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez is quoted in this profile of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee.

Sneaker Wars: Converse vs. New Balance

Boston Magazine | December 01, 2015

Los Angeles partner and leader of our Fashion practice Staci Riordan is included in this feature story on how the footwear industry is dealing with intellectual property lawsuits.

Your Working Life with Staci Riordan

Your Working Life | December 01, 2015

Los Angeles partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion industry team Staci Riordan is profiled in this podcast. Your Working Life is a series that features thought-leaders and influencers in the career and personal growth arena. Staci talks about her passion for fashion and getting into fashion law.

4 Ways to Knock Out a Frivolous Patent Suit in East Texas

Law360 | November 09, 2015

San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez provides commentary in this feature story on how to beat a frivolous patent case in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas which is known for being a difficult challenge.

New Bill Seeks to Level Playing Field for Franchisees

The Legal Intelligencer | October 23, 2015

New York City IP Litigation partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing a new bill intended to establish “responsible franchise practices” and level the playing field for franchisees.

Protecting attorney-client privilege in asset sales

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | October 15, 2015

Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Janet Garetto and Chicago IP Litigation partner Russ Genet co-authored this column on protecting the valued attorney-client privilege. Click here to read the full article.

Protect your consumers' privacy from mass telemarketing

Rochester Business Journal | October 09, 2015

This column explains the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the risks to businesses, and how businesses can avoid TCPA liability. Corporate transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, commercial litigation associate Dan Deane and IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman collaborated on the piece.

RevoLaze Drops Lawsuit Against Hennes & Mauritz

California Apparel News | October 08, 2015

Los Angeles partner and leader of our fashion practice Staci Riordan is quoted in this article discussing a dropped legal action against her client, fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M). Staci is quoted in the piece expressing H&M’s confidence that the retailer would have won the lawsuit as it did not infringe on RevoLaze’s laser technology used to distress jeans.

5 Mistakes to Avoid In Patent Prosecution

Law360 | October 07, 2015

Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch provides commentary on the most common mistakes by patent prosecutors and how to avoid them.

Are Patent Trolls Taking Over the Fashion Industry?

Fortune | October 07, 2015

Partner and leader of the firm’s fashion team Staci Riordan provides commentary in this feature story discussing how the fashion industry—especially textile companies—are dealing with copyright infringement lawsuits.

State, Federal Law Differ on Franchisors as Joint Employers

The Legal Intelligencer | September 30, 2015

New York City IP litigation partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing differences in state and federal law related to franchisors as joint employers.

Fashion Week gets down to business with show, expert

Democrat & Chronicle | September 29, 2015

Los Angeles partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion team Staci Riordan is featured in this column on the legal side of the fashion industry.

Planet Fitness asks Beale to dismiss Cormier's suit

Midland Daily News | September 26, 2015

Boston Franchise partner Art Pressman is noted as counsel for Planet Fitness parent company, Pla-Fit Franchise LLC, in its efforts to dismiss a lawsuit involving the gym’s transgender-friendly locker room policy.

Fed. Circ.'s Apple Ruling Makes Patent Injunctions Easier

Law360 | September 17, 2015

Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen discusses a federal patent-infringement decision and how it could now be easier for patent owners to secure injunctions in disputes over complicated technology and boost their bargaining power in settlement negotiations.

Think Before You Hit ‘Send'

New Hampshire Business Review | September 04, 2015

Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Dan Deane and Boston IP Litigation associate Troy Lieberman co-authored this column discussing what businesses need to know about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Avoiding Vicarious Liability for Accident Resulting From Delivery

The Legal Intelligencer | August 28, 2015

New York City IP Litigation partner Craig Tractenberg authored this column discussing vicarious liability resulting from a car accident involving a food delivery service.

Collecting Fees Still Tough After Octane, Highmark Cases

Law360 | August 28, 2015

Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen provides commentary in this article discussing how two Supreme Court rulings have helped accused patent infringers gain leverage to resolve weak cases earlier and get attorneys' fees awarded.

Endorsements on Social Media Run Afoul of FTC

Daily Journal | August 26, 2015

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions associate Ellie Altshuler provides third-party commentary in this feature story on celebrity endorsements of brands or products on social media.

Brand Building With a Legal Foundation at Loyola's Summer Fashion Law Program

California Apparel News | July 30, 2015

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner and leader of the firm’s Fashion practice Staci Jennifer Riordan is included in this article about Loyola Law School’s Fashion Law Summer Intensive. Staci is the executive director of the Fashion Law Project at Loyola and teaches not only fashion entrepreneurs and executives, but also attorneys who represent fashion-industry clients as well as current law students.

Hip-Hop Lawyer Julian Petty Keeps L.A.'s Top Rappers from Signing Shady Deals

L.A. Weekly | July 08, 2015

This profile of Julian Petty includes quotes from him on his experience working with clients in the music industry and how he’s helping them navigate the challenges of an evolving industry. A few of Julian’s clients are quoted throughout the profile. Click here for the complete coverage.

Julian Petty: The Man with the Master Plan

Examiner.com | July 03, 2015

Julian Petty is featured in this Q&A. In the piece, Julian discusses getting into the music industry and how he works with industry clients now. Click here for the complete coverage.

UC Will Nurse Lab Inventions

Los Angeles Business Journal | June 22, 2015

This article focuses on a new $250 million independent fund created by the University of California to invest in research enterprises on its campuses.  Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Seth Levy talks about the research environment particularly for health care technologies and how it’s changed with regard to what it takes to get technology licensed or spun out.

Cool Jobs: Entertainment Attorney Julian Petty Talks Going from Intern to Law Firm Partner

Black Enterprise | May 26, 2015

This article profiles Los Angeles partner Julian Petty who has carved out a successful practice advising clients in the entertainment industry. Click here to read the full article.

Microphone Check

NPR | May 12, 2015

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Julian Petty is featured in this interview on NPR's “Microphone Check,” a radio show focused on covering hip-hop music and culture. Julian discusses how the music industry is evolving and how this impacts his clients.

Nautilus Standard Used by CAFC to Overturn Pre-Nautilus Patent Indefiniteness Judgment

BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal | March 11, 2015

Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the Federal Circuit’s precedential opinion reversing a district court's judgment of patent claim invalidity for indefiniteness since the Supreme Court's Nautilus decision.

Lawyers Weigh in on High Court Claim Construction Ruling

Law360 | January 20, 2015

Silicon Valley IP Litigation partner Shawn Hansen and Chicago IP Counseling & Transactions partner Paul Kitch discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to cast aside the Federal Circuit's long-standing rule that all district court claim construction rulings must be reviewed anew on appeal.

Pinterest Squeezes Travel Startup in Trademark Row

The Recorder | January 16, 2015

San Francisco IP Counseling & Transactions partner Marlene Williams is quoted among industry sources discussing the trademark battle between Pinterest and Pintrips.

Marijuana Patent Applications Face Tough Road at USPTO

Law360 | January 08, 2015

Boston IP Counseling & Transactions partner David Resnick is quoted in this article discussing potential challenges facing those applying for new types of marijuana plant patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.



Life Sciences Cases to Watch in 2015

Law360 | January 02, 2015

Boston IP Litigation and Life Sciences partner Maia Harris is quoted in this feature article on what to watch in life sciences in 2015.

The Changing Landscape: Looking Forward Through a New Lens

Loyola Lawyer | January 01, 2015

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Staci Jennifer Riordan, leader of the firm’s Fashion practice, is profiled among other attorneys carving out busy practices in new areas of the law.

Top IP Firms Hired To Fight Converse TM Blitz

Law360 | December 23, 2014

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Staci Jennifer Riordan is noted among the “veritable who's who of elite intellectual property” attorneys and firms representing dozens of major companies for allegedly copying Converse’s iconic Chuck Taylor.

Novelty Textile Wins Major Case Over Fabric Design Copyright

California Apparel News | November 26, 2014

Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions partner Staci Jennifer Riordan provides commentary in this article on fashion copyright infringement.

Keep Your Company's Trade Secrets from Walking Out Your Door

Rochester Business Journal | November 21, 2014

Rochester M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and Rochester Commercial Litigation associate Terence Robinson collaborated on this column discussing 10 practical ideas to safeguard trade secrets.

Don't Worry About Stem Cell Patents… Yet

Daily Journal | November 18, 2014

Los Angeles office managing partner and IP Counseling & Transactions attorney Seth Levy and Los Angeles IP Counseling & Transactions patent agent Stephen Chen authored this column discussing a recently filed U.S. Supreme Court petition in the ongoing saga about the patentability of stem cells.

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 08, 2014

San Francisco IP Litigation partner Ron Lopez provides commentary in this feature story on the ongoing patent trial involving Apple.

Nixon Peabody Nabs Fox Rothschild's Fashion Law Head

Law360 | October 07, 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 08, 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 09, 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.

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.

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.

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 04, 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 03, 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 02, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Contacts

Jeffrey L. Costellia

Partner
Practice Group Leader, IP Counseling & Transactions

jcostellia@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 202-585-8207

Jason C. Kravitz

Partner
Practice Group Leader, IP Litigation

jkravitz@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 617-345-1318

  • Ocean Tomo ranked a patent portfolio managed entirely by Nixon Peabody in the top 1% for patent quality
  • Legal 500—Nixon Peabody Ranked in Trade Secrets Category
  • Ranked in Tier 2 by U.S. News/Best Lawyers 2016 for Patent Law
  • Recommended for patent prosecution and litigation by IAM Patent 1000
  • 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
    • Numerous attorneys recognized as “IP Stars”
  • Recommended for trademark prosecution and strategy and for trademark litigation and enforcement by World Trademark Review 1000
  • IAM Magazine
    • Ranked in the top 5 for patent quality in the “consumer electronics/discretionary” category
    • Ranked in the top 10 for patent quality in the “information technology” category
    • Ranked in the top 10 in the “overall” category (which includes all industries)
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