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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Boston Globe | July 27, 2018
Boston Intellectual Property co-practice group leader Jason Kravitz is quoted in this article analyzing legislation approved by the Massachusetts Senate to reduce patent infringement claims made by “patent trolls.” Jason says such legislation is important in a state with a strong entrepreneurial economy.
Law360 | February 04, 2018
Washington DC IP counseling and transactions partner Jeffrey Costellia is quoted in this article about the possibility of reforms at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Andrei Iancu was confirmed as the new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which oversees the board.
Los Angeles Daily Journal | October 09, 2017
Los Angeles IP litigation partner Shawn Hansen is quoted in this article about drug maker Amgen Inc.’s request for a federal judge to invalidate patents claimed by a rival company so it can create a generic, less expensive version of a popular cancer drug.
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