RatnerPrestia Welcomes Mary E. Adams as Patent Agent

Philadelphia, PA | April 2017 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to welcome Mary E. Adams joining the firm in its Philadelphia office as a patent agent. Earning a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and registered as a US patent agent, Mary will focus on writing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical arts. Mary has approximately 4 […]

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Eamonn P. Morrison Joins RatnerPrestia as Counsel

Philadelphia, PA | March 2017 – RatnerPrestia welcomes Eamonn P. Morrison to the firm as Counsel in its Philadelphia office. Eamonn’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution of chemical and pharmaceutical technologies, as well as counseling clients on the strategic development of the their intellectual property rights.  Eamonn has extensive experience in preparing and […]

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RatnerPrestia Welcomes Valerie P. Hayes as Counsel

Washington, DC | March 2017 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Valerie P. Hayes has joined the firm as Counsel in its Washington, D.C. office. “Valerie is an extremely talented individual and we are truly fortunate to have her join us as we continue to develop our world-class team of professionals,” notes Jonathan H. […]

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Supreme Court Clarifies Separability Analysis for Copyright Protection of Elements of Industrial Designs

In a second Intellectual-Property-related decision in as many days, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling on March 22, 2017, in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. et al. (No. 15-866), confirming that copyright protection extends to pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works regardless of whether they were created as freestanding art or as […]

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Supreme Court Eliminates Laches Defense in Patent Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decisive ruling today in SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC (No. 15-927), eliminating the defense of laches in patent cases. This ruling continues the Supreme Court’s recent trend of overturning Federal Circuit precedent. Laches is an equitable defense in which a plaintiff is barred from […]

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Jonathan H. Spadt Recently Presented at Live Webcast

Philadelphia, PA | February 2017 – The Knowledge Group hosted a live webcast entitled “Induced Infringement of Method Claims in Light of Suprema v. ITC” on March 2, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. In this webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals provided an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent […]

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Design Patent Damages After Samsung v. Apple – If the Supreme Court Knows How to Calculate Damages, They’re Not Telling Us

Apple’s design patent suit against Samsung certainly has earned its newsworthy status. Take the two biggest players in the booming smartphone market, lock them in protracted and heated battle, and slap one with a staggering $400 million in damages, and you have the makings for the design patent case of the century. In fact, this […]

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RatnerPrestia Elects Ling Zhong, Ph.D. as Shareholder

Philadelphia, PA | January 2017 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Ling Zhong, Ph.D. has become a Shareholder of the firm. Ling joined the firm as an Associate in 2010 and has most recently held the position of Counsel. She has practiced all aspects of intellectual property law since 2000, with particular expertise in […]

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Despite Brexit, the United Kingdom Will Ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement

After the UK’s June 2016 Brexit vote, it seemed almost certain that London would not ratify the Unitary Patent Protection agreement (UPP) and, as a result, would not become one of the seats of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). Recently, in a move made unexpected by Brexit, the UK revealed that it plans to continue […]

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Sunjeev S. Sikand Speaks at USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable 1

Washington, D.C. | November 2016 – Sunjeev Sikand was selected to speak on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable 1 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on November 14, 2016. Mr. Sikand made three recommendations to improve the USPTO’s existing subject matter eligibility guidance and training examples. Recent decisions from the Supreme Court […]

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