Dr. Fritz Wetzel Speaks at the World Intellectual Property Forum in Dubai on January 17, 2018

Munich, Germany | January 2018 – Dr. Fritz Wetzel, RatnerPrestia shareholder, will speak at the World Intellectual Property (IP) Forum in Dubai being held from January 16-18, 2018 on a panel entitled Startups and IP.  The World IP Forum is a two-day conference featuring 150+ IP specialists sharing the latest trends, insights and strategies for […]

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Joshua Cohen Lectures About Innovation and IP at PDMA’s Annual Conference

Philadelphia, PA | November 2017 – Shareholder Joshua Cohen lectured at the Annual Conference of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) on November 15, 2017, in Chicago. Joshua presented the topic Celebrating the Coke Bottle at 100—Lessons in Driving Innovation and Differentiating Deliberately. In his TED-style talk, Joshua used case studies, including the Coke […]

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Joshua Cohen & Ling Zhong Lecture to the American Association for Clinical Research

Philadelphia, PA | November 2017 – Shareholders Joshua Cohen and Ling Zhong, PhD lectured on multiple IP topics to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) on November 3, 2017 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  The AACC event was held in the impressive Junker Auditorium of the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine of the Penn State […]

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James Kelly Attends Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Partnership Meeting

Washington, D.C. | November 2017 – James (Jim) Kelly attended a meeting of the Biotechnology, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Partnership (the Partnership) at the main campus of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Alexandria, Virginia on Monday, November 6, 2017. Sponsored by the PTO, The Partnership serves as an informal conduit for patent practitioners […]

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Jaya Sharma, Ph.D. Joins RatnerPrestia as a Patent Agent

Philadelphia, PA | October 2017 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Jaya Sharma, Ph.D. joined the firm as a Patent Agent. With over 11 years of experience, she will provide expert and efficient patent prosecution services in a wide variety of technologies including advanced materials, image processing devices, toners, semiconductor devices and fabrication, personal care […]

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RatnerPrestia Welcomes James J. Kelly, Ph.D. as Counsel

Washington, D.C. | October 2017 – RatnerPrestia welcomes James (Jim) J. Kelly, Ph.D. to the firm as Counsel in its Washington D.C. office. Jim’s practice will focus on patent preparation and prosecution of chemical and pharmaceutical technologies, as well as counseling clients on patent portfolio management, post-grant proceedings, patent validity and infringement. He has extensive […]

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Federal Circuit Paves the Way for Easier Claim Amendments During Inter Partes Review

Written by: Benjamin E. Leace & Christopher H. Blaszkowski In a long awaited decision, the en banc Federal Circuit ruled today that the patent owner does not bear the burden of demonstrating the patentability of any claim amendments made during an inter partes review (“IPR”).  Depending on how the United States Patent and Trademark Office […]

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RatnerPrestia Elects Christopher Blaszkowski as Shareholder

Philadelphia, PA | August 2017 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Christopher H. Blaszkowski has become a Shareholder of the firm. Chris has extensive experience in patent litigation and federal litigation practice. He serves as local and lead counsel, and is highly skilled at formulating litigation and pre-litigation strategies, as well as executing day-to-day […]

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ABA, AIPLA and IPO Offer Revisions to Clean Up the §101 Mess

Written by: Michael P.F. Phelps Raise your hand if you think 35 U.S.C. §101 has gotten too big for its britches!  Raise your hand if you think Section 101 needs to move over and let Sections 102, 103 and 112 do their jobs!  Raise your hand if you’re tired of subjective and inconsistent patent decisions!  […]

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Sunjeev Sikand to Moderate Panel on Alice and the 101 Wonderland

Washington, DC | July 2017 – Sunjeev Sikand will moderate a panel, Alice and the 101 Wonderland, at the 2017 Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting.  The law on § 101 following the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal Alice ruling has been a murky morass to navigate.  With district court, PTAB, and Federal Circuit decisions […]

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