Alex Menchaca Quoted in Bloomberg Law about Minerva Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling addresses the issue of assignor estoppel, which prevents an inventor or selling company from challenging the validity of a patent after the inventive rights have been assigned to a purchaser. Alex views the decision as “another example of the Supreme Court striking down bright-line patent rules adopted by the U.S. Court […]

07.26.21
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Scott McBride and Wil Rao to Speak on Panels at the American Conference Institute (ACI) 13th Annual Practitioners’ Think Tank on ITC Litigation and Enforcement

Scott McBride’s panel, “How to Satisfy Domestic Industry Requirements: Addressing New Intricacies,” is on July 27 at 3:15 p.m. central. Wil Rao’s panel, “Evaluating the Implications of Trade Secret Jurisprudence at the ITC,” is at 11 a.m. central on July 27. Learn more about the conference and register here.

07.22.21
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11 McAndrews Attorneys Named to the IAM Patent 1000

Christopher V. Carani, Troy Groetken, Herb Hart, David Headrick, Sharon Hwang, Debbie Laughton, Ed Mas, Pete McAndrews, Wil Rao, Bob Surrette, and Tom Wimbiscus are featured in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021. The guide states that McAndrews “can be relied on for the right steer on any patent matter and for cogent, all-around strategic […]

07.20.21
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Firm President, Shareholder, and Executive Committee Member Bob Surrette Receives Professional Achievement Award

Congratulations to Bob Surrette on receiving the “Professional Achievement Award” as part of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Alumni Awards. Each year, Alumni Awards are presented in nine categories. The Professional Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement in any professional field and honors alumni whose accomplishments have brought distinction to themselves, as well as credit to […]

07.20.21
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Sharon Hwang Answers MD&DI’s Questions on the Pandemic and its Impact on IP Rights

  Sharon sheds light on the current state of medical device IP and the impact of the pandemic. Topics include: intellectual property filings, IP trends, issues with IP practices in the medical device supply chain, key learnings from the pandemic, and what the future might hold. Read the Q&A here.

07.08.21
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Ron DiCerbo Answers Arthrex Questions for Law.com’s Skilled in the Art Blog

Arthrex has brought up a multitude of questions, and “some savvy lawyers are venturing their best guesses” in Scott Graham’s article “We’ve Got Answers and We Don’t Even Know the Questions Yet on Arthrex.” Ron chimes in on the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 and the Director’s role in reviewing decisions at the TTAB. Check […]

07.08.21
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Congratulations to our Shareholder Malaika Tyson, Recognized as a Top 50 Women in Law Honoree

McAndrews is proud to announce that Malaika has been named to the Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin 2nd annual Salute! Women in Law Class of 2021. Malaika’s leadership, vibrant legal practice, and commitment to diversity efforts make her extremely deserving of this recognition. She will be featured, alongside other influential women in the […]

07.01.21
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Delaware Judge Sides with McAndrews Client TQ Delta

On Monday, June 28, U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Andrews granted summary judgment of infringement to McAndrews client TQ Delta and rejected 2Wire Inc.’s cross motion for summary judgment of noninfringement. The patent at issue in Monday’s order describes a data communications apparatus that counters the effects of impulse noise, an issue for DSL […]

07.01.21
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