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May 2020
Global Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions and Litigation
Intellectual Property Intelligence
SCOTUS Ruling Forecloses More Appeal Issues on PTAB Decisions
In Thryv, Inc. v. Click-To-Call Technologies, LP the Supreme Court held that PTAB decisions on whether validity challenges were filed on time are final and cannot be reviewed by an appellate court. The decision further protects a range of PTAB actions from review in the appellate courts, limiting the scope of the Federal Circuit’s power.
Supreme Court Ushers in Flexible Rule for Profit Payouts in Trademark Cases
In a unanimous ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote for the court that the Lanham Act does not require a finding of willfulness in suits for false or misleading use of trademarks.
IP Considerations During the Coronavirus Pandemic
As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, intellectual property attorneys and their clients face new challenges daily.
USPTO Implements its Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice
On February 15, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented its new Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice.
Patent Admissions are Forever, But They Are Usually Not Your Best Friend
Images and messages posted online are an indelible mark that may be difficult, if not impossible to remove, so great thought and consideration should be given as to how others will view thoughts, images and expressions. Patent applicants should similarly heed this advice and take great care with the language and choices that are made during the patent prosecution process.

Highlights from Panitch Schwarze
Powerhouse IP Litigation and Life Sciences Group Joins Panitch Schwarze

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Erin M.
Philip L.
Travis W.
Bliss, Ph.D.
Stephany G.
Small, Ph.D.

The firm has expanded its IP life sciences and litigation practices by adding a formidable group of patent litigators and prosecutors. Erin Dunston and Phil Hirschhorn joined Panitch Schwarze and their former colleagues from Buchanan Ingersoll, Dr. Travis Bliss and Dr. Stephany Small, who joined the firm several weeks earlier. Rounding out the group is
Tekcapital logo Panitch Schwarze Client Tekcapital Files for a Patent for Potential Treatment of Coronavirus Patients

Tekcapital PLC announced that its investee, Belluscura PLC and their research partner Separation Design Group, has filed for a patent application for an oxygen enrichment device that treats patients with acute respiratory distress including patients suffering from coronavirus.
GLP logo Panitch Schwarze’s Client GLP Ranked on Forbes’ Best Consultancy Firms in Italy

GLP, the only Italian firm to operate exclusively in the field of intellectual property, receives double recognition as one of the most important firms in Italy and one of the few in the sector to be recognized as a top player at the European and international levels. GLP is also recognized in the competitive Asian market as one of the leading European professional services providers.
Ronald J. Ventola II headshot Ronald J. Ventola II Supports Growth of LSU Alumni Chapter

Of Counsel attorney Ronald J. Ventola II is serving as a board member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Alumni Association.
Krista Hart headshot Firm Administrator Named President-Elect of Philadelphia ALA Board

Krista Hart has been named president-elect of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Hart previously served as the organization’s vice president of communications.

Featured Practice Area – IP Litigation
Litigation serves as an important legal tool and at Panitch Schwarze, we focus specifically on intellectual property litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Find out more about the firm’s IP Litigation from partner John D. Simmons.

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Featured Industry – Pharmaceuticals / Biotechnology / Chemicals
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP serves the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries, helping companies / clients safeguard and enforce their intellectual property, while avoiding infringement of valid intellectual property rights of others. We take the time to get to know our clients and their businesses to determine what needs to be protected by patents, trademarks and trade secrets. We conduct freedom to operate and due diligence analyses to assist our clients in making decisions on mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and research and development on new products.

Upcoming Events

Panitch Schwarze’s Dr. Travis Bliss and Dr. Stephany Small will present an American Hort Webinar on “Three Options for Protecting Your New Plant Cultivar – Which Are Best for You?” on May 14. To register, visit American Hort’s website.

Dr. Lars Genieser will present at the JPPCLE 2020 Webinar Series as a speaker in the Bio & Pharma in IP program. The webinar is on May 20 at 2 p.m. Register here.

Frequently Asked Questions About IP

How much does it cost to get a patent?

A. It depends on the complexity and the technology. Simple mechanical patents can range from $5,000-$8,000… Read more…

Q: How long does it take to get a patent?

A: The average prosecution of a patent application from filing to allowance or abandonment is on… Read more…

Q. How long does a patent last?

A: The terms of patent protection vary from country to country and with the type of… Read more…

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