Finding Stability in Today’s Automotive and Transportation Industry

Written by: Jonathan H. Spadt There are many significant social and technological phenomena converging on the transportation industry which are permanently redefining it.  Environmental awareness and concerns over climate change are driving new technologies in electric mobility.  Shared digital platforms and improved data flows allowing for ride sharing and new forms of fleet management are […]

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RP CEO Moderates “Trade, Economics and IP Policy” Discussion at Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Global Series

Philadelphia, PA | September 2019 – RP CEO, Jonathan H. Spadt will moderate a discussion on “Trade, Economics and IP Policy” on October 16, 2019 at the Global Series meeting of the Federal Circuit Bar Association.  The three-day conference is being held in Honolulu, Hawaii and will bring together government representatives, adjudicators, corporate leaders, litigation leaders, academics, and others in […]

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Industry / Academic Collaboration – Stronger Together

Written by: Jonathan H. Spadt There has been a fundamental change to the research model about every 80 years since the founding of the United States in 1776.  Research and development was almost exclusively driven during the industrial revolution by private sector investment.  Then from 1862 to the outbreak of World War II, federally supported […]

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Maximizing the Impact of Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration in the 21st Century

Written by: Jonathan H. Spadt Leaders today understand that the best outcomes are the result of informed decision making.  But what exactly constitutes “informed”?  Is a decision “informed” when it is based on empirical evidence?  Is it informed when it is based on multiple viewpoints?  Can a decision be informed if it disregards certain information […]

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A Rational Approach to Corporate Decision Making in Today’s World

Written by: Jonathan H. Spadt The current level of disruption to established frameworks in trade, economics and intellectual property law is unprecedented.  Making business decisions in today’s geopolitically unstable environment requires a controlled, analytic approach that focuses only on the most important variables and outcome determinative factors.  But how does a decision maker assess which […]

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Jeffrey B. Bove Will Co-Moderate A Panel At The Upcoming Federal Circuit Bar Association and Federal Bar Association Delaware IP Event

Wilmington, DE | August 2019 – RP’s Jeffrey B. Bove will participate in “Hot Topics in IP 2019” presented by the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association on September 20, 2019 at the Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington, DE. He will co-moderate Excellence in Persuasion: Advocacy from a Judicial Perspective. The panel includes: […]

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RatnerPrestia’s James M. Gould Appointed Adjunct Professor of Law at Penn State’s Dickinson Law School

Philadelphia, PA | August 2019 – Effective August 2019, RatnerPrestia’s James M. Gould has joined the faculty of Penn State University’s Dickinson Law School as an Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & the Law.  This course is available for second and third year law students and qualifies as an elective toward fulfilling a […]

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Helsinn’s Law of Unintended Consequences: Avoiding Loss of Patent Rights in the Post-AIA Era

This article first appeared in the July 31, 2019 edition of the Legal Intelligencer. Written by: Glenn E. J. Murphy The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective.  – Richard Schickel Lawmakers who interfere with commerce and the normal creation of jobs in an economy run the […]

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A Temporary (?) Open Season on Four Letter Words at the PTO; Supreme Court Overturns the Lanham Act’s Bar on Registration of Immoral and Scandalous Trademarks

Written by: Rex. A Donnelly Following on its decision two terms ago that the Lanham Act’s bar on the registration of “disparaging” trademarks violated the First Amendment (Matal v. Tam, 582 U. S. ___ (2017)), the Supreme Court has now struck the related bar on registration of “immoral or scandalous” trademarks.  Both bars infringe the […]

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The EPO and the Rule of Law

Written by: Friedrich Scheele Like other large towns in the world, Munich is surrounded by a number of smaller cities or villages, known as the Munich Area, offering living in the beautiful countryside of Oberbayern and working in the urban area of Munich or vice versa. One of the nicest locations is the municipality of […]

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