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Attorneys and Professionals

  • Paul Lewis

    Paul C. Lewis

    Partner

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  • Eric H. Liou

    Associate

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  • Craig McRobbie

    Craig A. McRobbie

    Partner

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  • Andy Meikle

    Andrew D. Meikle

    Partner

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  • Gerald Murphy

    Gerald M. Murphy, Jr.

    Partner

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  • Michael Mutter

    Michael K. Mutter

    Partner

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  • Jun Nakamara

    Jun (Atsushi) Nakamura

    Registered Patent Agent

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  • Eugene Perez

    Eugene T. Perez

    Partner

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Insights

  • May 11, 2020

    The Importance of Correctly Identifying Goods and Services

    by Michael T. Smith | World IP Review

    Trademark rights are acquired through use of a mark in commerce. Applicants must correctly identify

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  • February 8, 2018

    Prior Art Takes New Shapes: Relying on Non-traditional Prior Art to Invalidate a Patent

    by MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. | Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst

    When we teach kids today about Internet privacy, one of the things that is emphasized is that once something has been posted on the Internet, that posting seemingly takes on a life of its own, with an eternal existence, even if the original poster deletes the posting. Unfortunately, companies have not learned this lesson and temporal items, such as press releases and Internet publications, can come back to haunt a patent owner in the form of invalidating prior art for a post-grant review. The following paragraphs consider ‘non-traditional’ prior art, for example, press releases, Internet publications, drug labels among others, and examine considerations in determining whether such non-traditional prior art can be used as a basis for invalidating a patent.

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