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Twelve Partners Named IP Stars in Managing IP's 2014 World IP Handbook and Survey
April 15, 2014
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is pleased to announce that the following twelve partners have been named "IP Stars" in the 2014 World IP Handbook and Survey, published by Managing IP magazine.
IP Litigation Partner Anthony Gabrielson Wins 2014 ILO Client Choice Award
April 1, 2014
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to announce that litigation partner Anthony S. Gabrielson was the exclusive winner in the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2014 "Intellectual Property Patents – Illinois" category. Nominations for the award are made by corporate counsel only and, this year, more than 2,000 nominations were received. Clients praised Mr. Gabrielson’s wisdom, good judgment and deep subject matter knowledge. "I could not ask for a better outside counsel," said one.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Named 2014 Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year - Midwest by Managing Intellectual Property
March 27, 2014
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to have been named "Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year – Midwest" during the Managing Intellectual Property North America Awards ceremony held on March 25, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The Firm also was nominated for "Specialty Intellectual Property Firm of the Year (National)," and "Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year – Midwest." Partner Kevin M. Flowers, Ph.D., was shortlisted for "Illinois Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year." View a full list of award winners here.
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Shortlisted for 2014 National Biotechnology Law Award
March 26, 2014
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm made the shortlist for the Finance Monthly Law Awards 2014 in the category of Biotechnology USA. The Finance Monthly Law Awards recognizes law firms and legal professionals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to client service and work undertaken within the past year. Selected firms will be announced in April 2014.
Lanham Act False Advertising Claims Not Limited to Competitors
March 25, 2014
March 25, 2014 – The Supreme Court unanimously held that a plaintiff need not be a competitor of the defendant in order to bring a federal false advertising claim. Instead, the plaintiff must allege that the false or misleading advertising proximately caused injury to its commercial interest in reputation or sales. Lexmark International, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc. No. 12-873 (2014). In affirming the Sixth Circuit’s ruling, the Court resolved a split among the circuits, rejecting both the view of the Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, which limited standing to competitors of the defendant, and the balancing test borrowed from antitrust law and applied by the Third, Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits.
- Twelve Partners Named IP Stars in Managing IP's 2014 World IP Handbook and Survey
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Eric M. Brusca Authors Series of Articles for InsideCounsel Magazine
April 1, 2014
Partner Eric M. Brusca, Ph.D. is a regular contributor to InsideCounsel, authoring a series of articles discussing current issues in patent law.
For clients with biotech advancements in genomics and medical applications, Dr. Brusca prosecutes patent applications in the U.S. and supervises international prosecution. Dr. Brusca has extensively assisted his biotech clients with domestic and foreign patent prosecution, U.S. interference and foreign opposition proceedings, and non-infringement/validity opinions. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and has matched his legal experience with his deep technology background.
Cox Authors Article on the Future of Non-Profit Technology Transfer for Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
April 1, 2014
In "A vision of the future for non-profit technology transfer," published in Intellectual Asset Management Magazine’s March/April 2014 issue, Pamela L. Cox engages four leaders to discuss their outlooks for the profession.
Partner David Gass Offers Critique of USPTO's New Examiner Training Memo
March 10, 2014
In "10 Problems in the USPTO’s New Training Memo," published in Law360 on March 10, 2014, David A. Gass critiques the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s March 4, 2014, memorandum to patent examiners, which outlines the procedure that all patent examiners are instructed to follow when evaluating patent eligibility under 35 USC Section 101.
Nielsen Authors Article in Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review Quarterly
Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review Quarterly
Matthew C. Nielsen has authored an article in Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review (LSIPR) Quarterly (Volume 1, Issue 2). In “Burden of Proof: U.S. Supreme Court Backs Licensees,” Mr. Nielsen discusses the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC, including its holding (reversing the Federal Circuit) that patent owners bear the burden of persuasion when a licensee raises the issue of non-infringement in a declaratory judgment action, and the implications for patent owners and licensees.
Sandip H. Patel Authors Series of Articles for InsideCounsel Magazine
February 18, 2014
Partner Sandip H. Patel is a regular contributor to InsideCounsel, authoring a series of articles on current issues in patent law. InsideCounsel is a monthly magazine published specifically for general counsel and other top in-house legal professionals.
- Eric M. Brusca Authors Series of Articles for InsideCounsel Magazine