RatnerPrestia Selected as Member Company of the Board of Directors of the German American Business Council

Washington, D.C. | March 2021 – RatnerPrestia is honored to have been selected as a Member Company of the Board of Directors of the German American Business Council (GABC).  RP has been represented by its CEO, Jonathan H. Spadt, as a Leadership Member of the GABC since 2010. Founded as an initiative of the Embassy […]

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Ben Xiaobin You Joins RatnerPrestia in the District of Columbia Office

Washington, D.C. | March 2021 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to welcome Ben Xiaobin You to the firm in the District of Columbia Office. As an IP attorney, Ben will focus on electrical and mechanical technologies as it relates to the building, maintaining and enforcing patents for inventions. As a patent prosecutor before the United States […]

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Standard Essential Patents—Should Secret Chinese Lawsuits Define What is Fair and Reasonable?

by Jonathan H. Spadt & Christopher H. Blaszkowski Not long ago, legal work on standard essential patents (“SEPs”) was largely limited to the telecommunications industry.  With the expansion of communication software and protocols into nearly every industry today, however, having knowledge of the issues relevant to SEPs and the associated obligations of SEP holders to […]

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RatnerPrestia Prevails in IPR on Behalf of Remediation Products, Inc.

Philadelphia, PA | January 2021 – RatnerPrestia litigators Christopher Blaszkowski and Andrew Koopman recently prevailed in an inter partes review proceeding in which they represented Petitioner Remediation Products, Inc.  The final written decision, which issued on January 15, cancelled every claim of U.S. Patent No. 7,531,709 (“the ‘709 Patent”).  The ‘709 Patent “relates to an […]

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Robert A. Esposito of RatnerPrestia Will Co-Present on “Artificial Intelligence and the Related Issues of Patentability, Inventorship & Trade Secrets” at The Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court

Philadelphia, PA | January 2021 – Robert A. Esposito of RatnerPrestia will co-present on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence and the Related Issues of Patentability, Inventorship, and Trade Secrets.” for The Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court on Thursday, January 21st at 6PM.  A group will present the challenges that may be faced when trying […]

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Judge Gilstrap Grants Ericsson’s Request For An Anti-Interference Injunction

January 11, 2021 by Jonathan H. Spadt, Benjamin E. Leace, Christopher H. Blaszkowski & Shayne D. Rasay, RatnerPrestia For our last post in the on-going coverage please click here. For a list of relevant filings in the EDTX case, click here. Today, Judge Gilstrap issued his memorandum opinion granting Ericsson’s request for relief via an […]

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Samsung Files Its Sur-Reply (1/6) And Preliminary Injunction Hearing Occurs in Person

January 7, 2021 by Jonathan H. Spadt, Benjamin E. Leace, Christopher H. Blaszkowski & Shayne D. Rasay, RatnerPrestia Samsung’s sur-reply addressed arguments raised in Ericsson’s reply, as well as the two amicus briefs accepted into the record.  The sur-reply emphasized that Ericsson’s briefing never contested jurisdiction in the Chinese court, and that Ericsson’s alleged real […]

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Ericsson Files Its Reply And Professor Adam Mossoff Offers An Amicus Brief Supporting Ericsson’s Anti-Interference Injunction

January 6, 2021 by Jonathan H. Spadt, Benjamin E. Leace, Christopher H. Blaszkowski & Shayne D. Rasay, RatnerPrestia For our coverage concerning Samsung’s Opposition and The Honorable Paul R. Michel’s Amicus Brief click here.  For our coverage of the initial filings in the Wuhan Case the EDTX Case click here. Ericsson’s reply alleged additional details […]

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Retired Federal Circuit Chief Judges Battle Over Whether Chinese Court Can Prohibit U.S. Patent Lawsuit From Proceeding

January 5, 2021 by Jonathan H. Spadt, Benjamin E. Leace, Christopher H. Blaszkowski & Shayne D. Rasay, RatnerPrestia Our prior coverage of the recent developments in the global FRAND dispute between Samsung and Ericsson may be found here. SAMSUNG FILES ITS OPPOSITION, SUPPORTED BY THE DECLARATION OF THE HONORABLE RANDALL RADER Highlighting the jurisdictional issues […]

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From Unwired Planet to Samsung — Forum Shopping for Global FRAND Judgments

December 31, 2020 by Jonathan H. Spadt, Benjamin E. Leace, Christopher H. Blaszkowski & Shayne D. Rasay, RatnerPrestia Four months ago, the UK Supreme Court decided Unwired Planet International Ltd. v. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. [2020] UKSC 37, holding that English courts have the ability to enjoin infringing activity when the infringer refuses to enter […]

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