Sweeping Changes (The Innovation Act of 2015 Proposes Major Shifts in Patent Litigation)

April 14, 2015

Partner Benjamin T. Horton and Associate Giordana Mahn co-authored the article “Sweeping Changes,” which appeared in the April 2015 edition of Intellectual Property Magazine.

The article reviews the dramatic revisions proposed in the US Innovation Act of 2015 and how this legislation may significantly alter strategy and practice for patent litigants nationwide.

To view the article click here.

Benjamin T. Horton handles complex litigation and provides counseling involving patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Mr. Horton has a degree in electrical engineering and before law school he worked for technology companies in the automotive and semiconductor industries. He is a member of the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois and litigates intellectual property actions in federal courts across the country. Mr. Horton speaks regularly on patent litigation and strategy, and SuperLawyers, a Chicago Magazine publication, selected Mr. Horton for the 2012–2015 Illinois Rising Stars® lists, which feature outstanding lawyers recognized among the top up-and-coming attorneys in intellectual property law. He was also selected as an "Emerging Lawyer" in the inaugural edition of Emerging Lawyers Magazine as a top Illinois attorney under 40. Mr. Horton has been recognized by intellectual property publications such as InsideCounsel, Law360, Chicago Magazine, and IPPro.

Giordana Mahn secures patent rights in the United States and dozens of foreign countries for clients in mechanical, biomechanical, consumer products, and medical arts. She counsels on issues of validity, infringement, and freedom to practice. Ms. Mahn understands not only her clients’ technologies, but their businesses as well. That perspective allows her to formulate successful strategies that are useful in Patent Offices around the world.

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