McAndrews Welcomes Record Number of Summer Associates to the Firm

For the second year in a row, McAndrews is hosting its largest-ever summer associate class. Over 40 percent of the firm’s current shareholders and partners began their careers with McAndrews as summer associates. Each year, the program attracts some of the nation’s brightest IP and technology law students, all of whom possess engineering, science, or […]

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Design Patent Obviousness Shake-Up Following En Banc Federal Circuit Decision; Christopher V. Carani Quoted in IPWatchdog and Law360

The en banc Federal Circuit overturned the longstanding Rosen-Durling test for design patent obviousness, a decision that will create uncertainty in the design patent world. Last year, Chris and Dunstan Barnes authored an AIPLA amicus brief on the topic that was quoted by both the majority and concurring opinions, and mentioned in most coverage of […]

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Bob Surrette Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article “Noncompete Ban Has Companies Eying Trade Secrets, Patents”

The FTC’s final rule on non-competes could significantly impact companies nationwide. As employees join competitors, trade secret litigation and patent filings might increase to help companies protect their intellectual property. In this Bloomberg Law article, Bob Surrette provides insight into the implications of these new FTC guidelines. Read the article here:

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Scott McBride and Wil Rao Featured at ACI’s 16th Annual Practitioners’ Think Tank on ITC Litigation & Enforcement

On May 29 at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Eastern, respectively, Scott and Wil will lead discussions offering insights for those involved in ITC litigation and enforcement. Scott is moderating a fireside chat with U.S. ITC Chief Administrative Law Judge Honorable Clark S. Cheney, and U.S. ITC Administrative Law Judges Honorable Dori Johnson Hines and […]

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Ron DiCerbo Authors Chapter on Trade Dress in International Comparative Legal Guide – Trademarks 2024

In his ICLG chapter contribution, Ron examines an essential element of brand protection: trade dress. He explains what makes product packaging and design unique, shares relevant case studies, and offers actionable steps to protect a product’s distinctive appearance. Read Ron’s chapter here:

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Sanjay Murthy Presents on Patent Damages at IPWatchdog’s Patent Litigation Masters 2024

On May 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern in Ashburn, Va., Sanjay will serve on a panel entitled “Patent Damages: What is Really at Stake?” as part of the 2024 IPWatchdog Patent Litigation Masters series. The panel will delve into current trends in patent litigation damages, offering valuable insights and practical advice. Specific topics that will […]

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Matt McAndrews Rejoins the Firm

Matt, the son of firm founder George McAndrews and brother of our firm colleagues Peter and Paul McAndrews, has a broad base of experience in intellectual property, technology licensing, and internet/information law with a concentration in trial and appellate practice. Matt is a strong addition to our litigation and trial bench. Having litigated dozens of […]

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Christopher V. Carani Featured in Design Patent Claim Construction Webinar

On Thursday, April 25, at noon central time, Chris will participate in an expert panel discussion about design patent claim construction. This Strafford CLE webinar will review critical drafting considerations, steps counsel and patent owners should take to remove functional features when constructing a claim, and insights from recent court decisions. It will cover written […]

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