Christopher V. Carani To Moderate Free IPLAC Webinar On Pending Federal Circuit En Banc Case LKQ v. GM, which Regards Test For Design Patent Obviousness

On Thursday, December 7 from 12:00-1:15, Christopher V. Carani will moderate a free IPLAC webinar to discuss the pending case LKQ v. GM Global, which is before the en banc Federal Circuit. Registration is free and can be found here. The en banc court has posed several questions on review, all of which regard the […]

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Christopher V. Carani Recognized as an IAM Global Leader

IAM says Christopher V. Carani is “widely regarded as one of the country’s premier design patent lawyers.” On the IAM website, he shared insights about his most memorable case to date, key elements of a successful litigation strategy, ideas for changes to the design patent prosecution process, how involvement in associations like AIPLA have contributed […]

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Christopher V. Carani and Philipp Ruben to Speak at the 2023 Auto IP & Legal USA Summit in Detroit

Chris and Phil will discuss “Cutting-Edge Strategy for Design Rights in the Automotive Industry” at the 2023 Auto IP & Legal USA Summit on November 29 in Detroit. The pair will cover strategies for procuring strong design rights in the United States, including protection of virtual designs (e.g. GUI, icons, animations), creating an international design […]

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McAndrews is Proud to Sponsor the Crain’s Chicago Business Most Innovative Companies Breakfast

On Wednesday, November 29, from 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. at the Chicago Club, Crain’s Chicago Business is holding its Most Innovative Companies breakfast. Featured speakers include Dag Kittlaus, the CEO and co-founder of Riva Health, and Kris Hammond, co-founder of the artificial intelligence company Narrative Science. They will discuss the many ways AI is […]

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Christopher V. Carani Receives AIPPI Award of Merit

Chris was recently recognized with the AIPPI Award of Merit at the AIPPI 2023 World Congress held in Istanbul, Turkey. According to the organization, Chris was deserving of this award for his many years of leadership at AIPPI and his “brilliant work and perseverance in leading the US Group to host the Congress last year […]

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McAndrews Attorneys Attend IPLAC’s 128th Annual Dinner Honoring the Federal Judiciary

McAndrews’ Chris Tuinenga, Matt Marrone, Madi Paradkar, Rami Moussa, Sarine Hagopian (front row), and Alex Menchaca (back row), along with Ferrara Senior IP Counsel Amber Carpenter and UIC Law IP Director Yolanda King (back row) support the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago at their 128th Annual Dinner honoring the Federal Judiciary. Honorable Tiffany P. […]

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McAndrews Recognized by Best Lawyers as a 2024 Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” Both Nationally and Regionally

Once again, McAndrews is nationally and regionally recognized by Best Lawyers as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in the areas of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, and Trademark Law. Firms are selected based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes feedback from clients, lawyers, peers, industry leader interviews, and information from the firm.

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Christopher V. Carani and Dunstan H. Barnes Contribute to WTR’s Special Report Q3 2023 on Fashion and Luxury Brands

Chris and Dunstan highlight a number of fashion and luxury brands that are increasingly seeking protection in the United States through IP rights beyond trademarks, such as design patent and copyright protection. In the report section entitled, “A 360-degree approach: why fashion brands are relying on more than just trademarks,” the pair utilize design patent […]

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