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August 2018
Global Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions and Litigation
Intellectual Property Intelligence
20,000,000 When Will the Patent Office Issue Patent #20,000,000?

On June 19, the U.S. Patent Office issued its ten millionth patent, to Raytheon, just over three years after it issued the ninth millionth patent to WiperFill Holdings, LLC. It took 200 years for the total number of U.S. patents to reach 5 million.
Oracle v Google Oracle v. Google: The World Series of IP Cases

Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC has been dubbed "the World Series of IP cases" by one of the presiding judges. Others have referred to the dispute as the case that never ends. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), ruled in favor of Google earlier this spring, opining that Google had violated Oracle's copyrights.
IPR Inter Partes Reviews – A Brief Primer, Recent Supreme Court Rulings, and the USPTO's Notice of Proposed Changes

Inter partes reviews (IPRs) were enacted on Sept. 16, 2012, as part of the America Invents Act passed by Congress. IPRs are trial proceedings conducted at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to review the patentability of one or more claims in a granted patent.

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Lars Genieser Patent Attorney Lars H. Genieser Joins Firm

Panitch Schwarze is pleased to announce that registered patent attorney Dr. Lars Genieser has joined the firm as a partner. He focuses his practice on pharmaceutical, chemical, material science, and medical technologies for domestic and foreign clients.
Super Lawyers 7 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2018 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to attorneys Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, and John D. Simmons on being named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Additionally, Bridget H. Labutta and Bijal Shah-Creamer have been named among Pennsylvania's Rising Stars.
Chambers USA Chambers USA Ranks Panitch Schwarze Among Top IP Attorneys for 2018

The firm again has been ranked among the top practitioners in intellectual property law by Chambers USA, a leading legal ranking guide. In addition, the firm's IP attorneys Martin G. Belisario, Ronald L. Panitch and Clark A. Jablon have been ranked individually for their prowess in IP law.
Butler Partner Dennis J. Butler Speaks at Penn State's Capstone Design Conference

Dennis J. Butler was selected to address students, faculty and guests at the 2018 Capstone Design Conference presented by his alma mater, Penn State Harrisburg's School of Science, Engineering, and Technology. During his address, Dennis shared experiences and advice to inspire students and to help them succeed after graduation.
JPP Seminar Firm Partners Participate in Annual JPPCLE

John Simmons and Dennis Butler participated in the 34th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar on May 2 in New York City. The JPPCLE is a one-day seminar that features judges, government officials, and attorneys discussing the latest trends and important topics in intellectual property law.

Featured Practice Area – Patents
With the rapid advancement of new technologies in virtually all areas of science, patents continue to be one of the most important ways to protect intellectual property rights.
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Featured Industry – Medical / Medical Equipment / Medical Devices
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP serves the medical, medical equipment and medical device industries, helping healthcare businesses safeguard and enforce their intellectual property.
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Did You Know?

Did you know that you can trademark a hashtag? The Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure advises that a mark including the hash symbol (#) or the term HASHTAG can be registered as a trademark as long as it "functions as an identifier of the source of the applicant's goods or services." The first application to trademark a hashtag was filed in 2010, and the number of applications filed globally each year continues to grow.

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Frequently Asked Questions About IP

Q: What is the value of trademark searches?

A: It depends on the complexity and the technology.
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How long does a patent last?

A: The terms of patent protection vary from country to country and with the type of patent.
Learn more about how long a patent lasts in the U.S…
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