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Yearly Archives: 2014

Diversity Council Multicultural Leadership Award

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in News

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia Diversity Council awarded its Multicultural Leadership Award to firm partner Michael Cornelison. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate leadership excellence in their field of work and commitment to community well-being. Congratulations Mike!

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CAFC in STC.UNM v. Intel Corp. Affirms Dismissal of Patent Infringement Suit in Which Co-Owner Refused to Join

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Blog

In STC.UNM v. Intel Corporation, case number 13-1241, decided September 17, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”), in a 6-4 decision, refused to conduct an en banc review of its prior panel decision dismissing a patent infringement suit brought by the licensing arm of the University of New Mexico against Intel Corporation (“Intel”),

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Are You Able to Extend Your Patent’s Term of Enforcement?

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Articles

The U.S. Constitution provides to inventors the exclusive right to their discoveries “for limited times.” Patents are thus granted with limited terms of enforcement. Is there a way to extend the term of a patent? Is there a way to increase the time period during which a patent can be monetized? In some situations, the answer to both questions is a resounding “yes.”

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Best Lawyers in America

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in News

We are pleased to announce that nine lawyers from Caesar Rivise were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the fields of Patent Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law, Trade Secrets Law, Litigation–Patent, and Litigation–Intellectual Property.

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CRBCP Attorneys to Attend the Society for Imaging Science and Technology NIP30 Conference

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Events

Caesar Rivise attorneys Scott Slomowitz, Gary Greene and Nick Tinari (not shown) will be hosting a booth at the Society for Imaging Science and Technology NIP30 Conference at the Sheraton Philadelphia on September 9 and 10, 2014. Please look for our booth if you are attending.

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The Washington Redskins Come Back Fighting

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Blog

On June 25, 2014, we blogged that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six trademark registrations owned by the Washington Redskins, ruling that the term “Redskins” was disparaging. On August 14, 2014, the owner of the Washington Redskins came back fighting with a new federal lawsuit (Pro-Football, Inc. v. Amanda Blackhorse et al., Case No. 1:14-cv-01043, E.D. Va.) asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to overturn the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s cancellations, asserting that the Redskin marks do not disparage Native Americans.

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U.S. House of Representatives Panel to Investigate Abuse of U.S. Patent And Trademark Office Telework Program

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s “telework” program came under fire when news emerged, first reported in an August 10, 2014 Washington Post article, that oversight of patent examiners who work from home at various locations around the country was “completely ineffective.”

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Resounding Victory in New Jersey Follows Successful Transfer of Pharmaceutical Patent Infringement Litigation from Ohio

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in News

A New Jersey federal judge on August 6, 2014 rejected Roxane Laboratories, Inc.’s bid for a preliminary injunction in its patent suit over Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s generic calcium acetate capsule product, which is used in the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic kidney disease.

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CRBCP Adds Office and Litigator in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in News

CRBCP is pleased to announce that it has opened a Wilmington, Delaware office. The office will focus on litigation in the State and Federal Courts of Delaware, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and commercial litigation.

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Balancing Claim Language Requirements in Nautilus Case

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 in Articles

When legal principles are at odds with each other, it can be immensely difficult to reach a conclusion that is fair and just. Such is the dilemma in Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments, 572 U.S. _______ (2014). The case has been talked about for months, and seen by some as a possible major step forward in the “war” against “patent trolls.”

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