Paul McAndrews Outlines “How to Build a Foundation for Strong IP Protections” in Built In

Innovative ideas and inventions are often considered the crown jewels of companies. Establishing fundamental record-keeping best practices is crucial for protecting this valuable intellectual property. Read the article here.

01.07.21
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MD&DI Features Scott McBride and Alex Vogler’s article “Intellectual Property at the Intersection of Medical Devices and Artificial Intelligence”

AI-based medical devices can do amazing things, with one goal being to enhance decision-making at the point of care. There are challenges, however, to obtaining patents related to AI-based medical devices. Scott McBride and Alex Vogler explore this topic in this MD&DI article. Read the story here.

01.07.21
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McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program Taking Applications through January 31

Launched in 2008, the McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship provides for a $15,000 award and a paid summer clerkship to a qualified first-year law student who is committed to meaningfully contributing to diversity and inclusion in the field of intellectual property law, possesses a degree in science or engineering, and intends to pursue a […]

12.29.20
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Troy Groetken article, “Three Cases that Changed the Patent Disclosure Landscape of Proteins,” Featured in Drug Discovery & Development

Groetken explores the impacts of three opinions that have redefined what is considered adequate disclosure to support broad antibody claims in the first paragraph of 35 U.S. Code 112. Life sciences innovators must closely consider the three when planning and developing their patent portfolios. In particular, consideration should be given regarding the inclusion of sufficient support […]

12.21.20
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Malaika Tyson Elected to Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Leadership Positions

Malaika Tyson will serve as both President of the Chicago Chapter of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, and as board member for the national organization in 2021. The Coalition is a nonprofit membership association that brings together women in law firms, government, and companies of all sizes. Its goal is to foster career advancement and […]

12.14.20
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McAndrews Sponsors IPO Education Foundation 20th Anniversary & Awards Celebration

McAndrews was once again proud to sponsor the IPO Education Foundation Annual Celebration, which concluded yesterday. We salute this year’s honorees, and we applaud all those who made the event possible. In the face of the pandemic, they did an excellent job creating a first-class virtual event celebrating modern-day heroes for their accomplishments in the […]

12.11.20
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Scott McBride and Sarine Hagopian Provide Law360 Expert Analysis, “Congress Should Restore Course Filter for Patent Eligibility”

McBride and Hagopian argue that a coarse filter for Section 101 would provide a solution to patent eligibility that is consistent with the remainder of patent law and avoids the current scourge of Section 101 defenses. Read the article here.

12.09.20
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Jim Murphy Article in Built In Addresses Why Startups Should Develop an IP Strategy

For many companies, their IP is the most, or one of the most, valuable company assets. And because IP often involves complex legal rights, every startup should have an IP strategy in place to maximize the value of that IP. Jim Murphy addresses many IP strategy questions in this Built In article “Why Your Company […]

12.01.20
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