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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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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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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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RatnerPrestia Shareholders Earn Superior Recognition by AIPLA and LES

Philadelphia, PA | November 2016 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce the accomplishments of two Shareholders making headlines in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Licensing Executives Society (LES) circuits. Jacques L. Etkowicz has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for AIPLA. Prior to being elected to the […]

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Jacques L. Etkowicz Elected on the Board of Directors for AIPLA

Philadelphia, PA | November 2016 – RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Jacques L. Etkowicz has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors for American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Prior to being elected to the Board, Mr. Etkowicz served as Chair of the Professional Programs Committee, the Electronic and Computer […]

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Federal Circuit Strengthens Software, Business Method Patents

This article appeared in the October 4, 2016 edition of the Legal Intelligencer The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 ­decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, No. 13–298, shifted the tide against ­patents ­claiming software and business ­methods and led to record numbers of invalidations under 35 U.S.C. Section 101’s prohibition on patenting abstract ideas. After upholding […]

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