Wil Rao Outlines Litigation Financing Options in Built In Article

When patent infringement threatens a company’s business and possibly even puts its survival at risk, litigation can become a necessity. However, the cost to enforce patents can be an obstacle for some companies, and others might choose not to devote their own capital to litigation in order to minimize downside risk. Wil Rao outlines options […]

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Herb Hart to Present at the UIC John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law’s IP Master Class: Strategies for the Federal Circuit, District Courts, ITC, and PTAB

With a focus on four key areas of patent practice, this seminar will provide attendees opportunities to interact with speakers through chat features and live video discussions. The virtual event will take place on Friday, April 16 from 7:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. CDT. Herb Hart will be speaking during a session about the Patent […]

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Dunstan Barnes Featured at Footwear IP Summit

Shoe industry, legal, and policy thought leaders will share strategies to enhance product protection initiatives in an April 26-27 digital summit put on by the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) in honor of World Intellectual Property Day 2021. McAndrews’ Dunstan Barnes is one of […]

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World Trademark Review (WTR) Features Ron Dicerbo’s Article “A Countdown of the Biggest Trademark Lessons from U.S. courts in 2020”

From generic.com marks being eligible for protection to the Seabrook test opening doors for color marks, and everything in between, this WTR article is a must-read offering crucial lessons and insights for brand owners. Read the article here.

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The UIC John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law Hosts Virtual Conference with Welcome Remarks and Moderating by Christopher V. Carani

The conference “Intersections in Intellectual Property: Trends, Policies, and Strategies” is a one-day, comprehensive CLE program that brings together seasoned experts to share their insights on key intersections – data privacy and antitrust, health and social justice, and functionality and infringement in copyright, trademark, and design law, as well as legal issues arising from the Supreme […]

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Drug Discovery & Development Article Features Troy Groetken on Pharma Innovation

Drug Discovery & Development notes that “Since the early 2000s, pundits have lamented that there is an innovation crisis in the pharmaceutical industry. One of the most common reasons given is the challenge of bringing new drugs to market.” Groetken provides his point of view in the article “Why focusing on the quantity of pharma […]

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Christopher V. Carani to Serve as a Judge for the USPTO National Patent Application Drafting Competition

The USPTO National Patent Application Drafting Competition introduces law students to issues arising in U.S. patent law and develops their patent application drafting, amending, and prosecution skills. Carani will serve as a judge for the virtual regional rounds on Saturday, March 6. The regional winners will be announced and move ahead to the National Finals competition […]

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Alex Menchaca’s Article “What the Minerva Supreme Court Decision Could Mean for the Medical Device World and Beyond” Featured in MD&DI

The long-standing patent law doctrine at issue is called “assignee estoppel.” Assignee estoppel prevents an inventor or selling company from challenging the validity of a patent after the patent has been acquired by a purchasing company. Read the article here.

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