Wil Rao Quoted in IAM Article on Licensing Trade Secrets

Licensing trade secrets is a “nuanced and risky endeavor” according to Wil, who notes that “once a trade secret is no longer a secret, all value is gone.” Wil also explains that leveraging a bundle of rights increases the value of the transaction and provides the licensee with the opportunity to utilize the assets “in […]

07.11.24
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11 McAndrews Attorneys Recognized as “IP Stars” by Managing IP

Congratulations to Christopher V. Carani, Sandra Frantzen, Troy Groetken, Herb Hart, Sharon Hwang, Ed Mas, Sanjay Murthy, Eligio Pimentel, Wil Rao, Bob Surrette, and Malaika Tyson, all designated as “Patent Stars 2024.” Managing IP also ranked the firm as “highly recommended” in the areas of patent prosecution and patent disputes. Click here to learn more […]

07.09.24
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Malaika Tyson to Moderate Opening Session at ACI Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law

On July 25 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern in Boston, Malaika, along with a panel of women leaders in Life Sciences law, will kick off the 11th annual conference with their session: “Coffee & Conversation with Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law: Exploring the Top Legal, Regulatory and Policy Concerns Keeping the Industry Up at Night […]

07.09.24
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McAndrews Welcomes Joseph McCollum to the Firm

Joseph McCollum has joined McAndrews as an Associate. He focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and has experience in pre-suit investigations and assessment, motions practice, claim construction, and discovery. Prior to joining McAndrews, Joe practiced at another intellectual property firm, where he gained substantial patent litigation and prosecution experience. He graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois […]

07.03.24
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McAndrews Elects New Partner, Alan Montera

McAndrews, Held & Malloy is pleased to announce the election of Alan Montera to Partner. Alan focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and prosecution. He has experience in pre-suit investigation and assessment, motion practice, and discovery for cases in a variety of technical areas. He also has experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications. “Alan […]

07.01.24
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Join Bob Surrette and Wil Rao for CLE Webinar “Trade Secrets and Navigating FTC’s Noncompete Rule to Maintain a Competitive Advantage”

On Tuesday, June 25 from 12 -1:30 p.m. central, participate in a Strafford CLE webinar on the critical role of trade secret protection amidst the potential ban and uncertain future of noncompete agreements. The panelists will discuss strategies and best practices for developing an effective trade secret program, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding company innovations […]

06.24.24
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16 McAndrews Attorneys Named to the IAM Patent 1000

Christopher V. Carani, Sandra Frantzen, Troy Groetken, Leland Hansen, Herb Hart, David D. Headrick, Sharon Hwang, Deborah Laughton, Ed Mas, Pete McAndrews, Sanjay Murthy, Eligio Pimentel, Wil Rao, Bob Surrette, Malaika Tyson, and Tom Wimbiscus are recognized in the 2024 edition of the IAM Patent 1000, which highlights the world’s leading patent professionals. According to […]

06.20.24
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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 […]

06.10.24
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