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News Alerts
1/6/17
TTAB Rules of Practice Are Changing Significantly
The USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has adopted new rules.  These rules significantly streamline the TTAB process, including allowing more material to be submitted through a notice of reliance and allowing testimony through declaration.  ...
Articles
12/19/16
Moving Forward: Managing Partner Roundtable 2016
Tim Scull, managing partner of Merchant & Gould's Denver office, looks back at 2016 and ahead to 2017 in this Law Week Colorado feature article.Managing Partner Roundtable: Moving Forward Law Week Colorado Dec. 19, 2016 Vol. 14 No. 51Law Week on ...
Press Releases
12/9/16
Merchant & Gould Secures Victory for Client Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. in Hatch-Waxman Litigation
On December 8, 2016, Merchant & Gould scored a victory for its client Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. in Hatch-Waxman litigation in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.Aurobindo and several other generic companies are defendants in litigation ...
Events
12/8/16
Lunch & Learn: Understanding the Scope and Impact of the TTAB Rule Changes
Please join us for a complimentary Lunch & Learn CLE covering recent rule changes at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.The Minneapolis Club Governor's Room 729 2nd Avenue South  Minneapolis, MN ...
Articles
12/2/16
Why Patenting Is at Its Highest Level Since the Industrial Revolution
Why Patenting Is at Its Highest Level Since the Industrial Revolution By George C. Lewis, P.E. As published in the Denver Bar Association's The Docket, December 2016 The meteoric rise in patent filings reflects a fundamental change in how business ...
Blogs
12/2/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. IPR2015-00643 (PTAB) Patent 8,232,250 December 2, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
12/2/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. IPR2015-00644 (PTAB) Patent 8,399,413 December 2, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
12/2/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. IPR2015-00830 (PTAB) Patent 8,969,302 December 2, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
12/1/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Presidio Components, Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Presidio Components, Inc. IPR2015-01332 (PTAB) Patent 6,144,547 December 1, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
12/1/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. IPR2015-01232 (PTAB) Patent 7,092,029 December 1, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
11/30/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. IPR2015-01274 (PTAB)
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. IPR2015-01274 (PTAB) Patent 7,887,536 November 30, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
11/30/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Johnson Matthey Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Johnson Matthey Inc. IPR2015-01267 (PTAB) Patent 9,032,709 November 30, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
11/30/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Johnson Matthey Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Johnson Matthey Inc. IPR2015-01266 (PTAB) Patent 9,039,982 November 30, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
11/30/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Johnson Matthey Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Johnson Matthey Inc. IPR2015-01265 (PTAB) Patent 8,899,023 November 30, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
11/30/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. IPR2015-01233 (PTAB) Patent 6,836,290 November 30, 2016 Final Written Decision
Articles
11/28/16
Innovation, Invention and the Patent Law Parallel
Merchant & Gould attorneys George Lewis, P.E., and Greg Leibold, partners in the firm's Denver office, were quoted in a Law Week Colorado article titled "Innovation, Invention and the Patent Law Parallel." Written by Sarah Green, the article ...
Press Releases
11/17/16
Merchant & Gould COO/CFO Tracey Skjeveland Receives 2016 Top Women in Finance Award
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Tracey R. Skjeveland, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has been selected by Finance & Commerce as a “Top Women in Finance” 2016 honoree.Each fall, Finance ...
Events
11/15/16
David Bohrer Presents at IP Strategy Summit: Silicon Valley
David Bohrer, partner at Merchant & Gould and managing director of its Silicon Valley office, will be a featured presenter at the fourth annual IP Strategy Summit: Silicon Valley on November 15, 2016. Aligning Your Enforcement Strategy with Business ...
News Alerts
11/10/16
Silicon Valley Update
Press Releases
11/10/16
Merchant & Gould Hires Three Associates in Minneapolis
Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome new associate attorneys Laura L. Hupp, Joseph W. Dubis, Ph.D., and Elisabeth K. Muirhead to its Minneapolis office.Laura Hupp, previously from McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C. of Des Moines, Iowa, and Shook, Hardy ...
Press Releases
11/10/16
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Scott M. Smith, M.D., to Medical Devices Group
Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome new partner Scott M. Smith, M.D., to the Minneapolis and Silicon Valley offices.Scott is an M.D. and registered patent attorney who has spent nearly two decades advising medical device companies and the investors ...
Events
10/28/16
Mansi Shah Presents Session at AIPLA 2016 Annual Meeting
The American Intellectual Property Law Association 2016 Annual Meeting will take place October 27-29 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Mansi Shah, a partner at Merchant & Gould's Silicon Valley office, will give a concurrent ...
Press Releases
10/28/16
Kyle Bass Organization, Merchant & Gould Client, Nabs First Win in Post Grant Review of Gattex® Drug Patent
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that its clients, Hayman Capital and the Coalition for Affordable Drugs (CFAD), secured an unprecedented win on Oct. 21, when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) found most claims in U.S. Patent No. 7,056,886 ...
Events
10/20/16
Chris Stanton Hosts DBS Legal Café
Chris Stanton, an associate in the Denver office of Merchant & Gould, will host and lead a discussion for the Denver Business Series Legal Café on October 20, 2016. The topic for this quarterly breakfast meeting will be intellectual property protection ...
Press Releases
10/17/16
Merchant & Gould Ranked in IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2016
Merchant & Gould's patent practice has been recognized in this year's edition of IAM Patent 1000, a publication by Intellectual Asset Management that lists the world’s leading patent professionals. In its 2016 rankings of firms and individuals, ...
Events
10/13/16
Cyberworld: Protecting Your Brand in Cyberspace
Please join us for a complimentary CLE focusing on intellectual property law and the ever-evolving Cyberworld Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:30-6:00 p.m. 1801 California Street Denver, CO 80202 CLE - 2:30-4:30 p.m., The New York Conference Room Cocktail ...
Events
10/6/16
Clark A.D. Wilson on Biomedical Engineering Society Patent Process Panel
Clark A.D. Wilson will be a panelist in the “Intellectual Property: Patent Process" seminar at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis on October 6, 2016. Industry Session: Intellectual Property: Patent Process Thursday, ...
Press Releases
10/5/16
Mansi Shah Selected as a NAPABA Best Lawyer Under 40 Award Recipient
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Mansi Shah, a partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, has been named a Best Lawyer Under 40 (“BU40”) by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (“NAPABA”).The BU40 ...
Blogs
9/29/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by JDS Uniphase Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by JDS Uniphase Corporation IPR2015-00731 (PTAB) Patent RE42,368 September 29, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
9/29/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation IPR2015-01461 (PTAB) Patent 8,579,554 September 29, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
9/29/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation IPR2015-01462 (PTAB) Patent 8,579,555 September 29, 2916 Final Written Decision
Blogs
9/29/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. IPR2015-01127 (PTAB) Patent 8,404,215 September 29, 2016 Final Written Decision
Events
9/28/16
Greg Leibold to give IP presentation at ACC Fall Frenzy
Greg Leibold, a partner in the Denver office of Merchant & Gould, will be a featured speaker at the Association of Corporate Counsel - Colorado Chapter Fall Frenzy event in Denver, Colorado on Sept. 28, 2016. Protecting IP in the Face of Increasing “Coopetition”: ...
Blogs
9/28/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Apple Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Apple Inc. IPR2015-00871 (PTAB) Patent 8,560,705 September 28, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
9/28/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Apple Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Apple Inc. IPR2015-00870 (PTAB) Patent 8,560,705 September 28, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
9/28/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Apple Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Apple Inc. IPR2015-00868 (PTAB) Patent 8,516,131 September 28, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
9/28/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Apple Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Apple Inc. IPR2015-00866 (PTAB) Patent 8,458,341 September 28, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
9/28/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. IPR2015-00727 (PTAB) Patent RE42,678 E September 28, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
9/28/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. IPR2015-00726 (PTAB) Patent RE42368E September 28, 2016 Final Written Decision
Events
9/27/16
Inter Partes Review - Current Thinking on What, When, Why, and How Much
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:00 p.m. - Registration & Refreshments 4:30 p.m. - Presentations 5:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion 6:00 p.m. - Social HourNow approaching the fourth anniversary of the inter partes review process (which became effective September ...
Events
9/22/16
Merchant & Gould Attorneys Present at Midwest IP Institute
Rachel Hughey, Scott Johnston, Andrew Lagatta, and Christopher Schulte, partners in the Minneapolis office of Merchant & Gould, will be featured presenters at the 2016 Midwest IP Institute offered by Minnesota CLE September 22 & 23, 2016 in downtown ...
Press Releases
9/22/16
Daniel McDonald Elected Chair of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Board of Directors
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that senior litigation partner Daniel McDonald has officially assumed the role of 2016-2017 chair of the Board of Directors for the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.Dan was elected chair earlier this year, ...
Events
9/16/16
Rachel Zimmerman Scobie Gives Presentation on Mediation
Rachel Zimmerman Scobie, a partner in the Minneapolis office of Merchant & Gould, will present a session on mediation techniques in The Art of the Business Trial offered by Minnesota CLE. In this CLE, business litigators and judges will explain and demonstrate ...
Events
9/7/16
Rachel Hughey Gives Practical Tips on Writing Persuasive Appellate Briefs in Live Webinar
Rachel Hughey, a partner in the Minneapolis office of Merchant & Gould and former appellate law clerk, will be a presenter in a live webinar on writing persuasive appellate briefs on September 7, 2016.Mastering the Art of Writing Persuasive Appellate Briefs: ...
Blogs
8/5/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by LifeCell Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by LifeCell Corporation IPR2015-01888 (PTAB) Patent 9,125,971 August 5, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
8/5/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. IPR2015-00531 (PTAB) Patent 8,542,643 August 5, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
8/4/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Fanuc Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Fanuc Corporation IPR2016-01047 (PTAB) Patent 5,883,390 August 4, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
8/4/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. IPR2015-00604 (PTAB) Patent 8,672,482 August 4, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
8/4/16
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. IPR2015-00603 (PTAB) Patent 8,322,856 August 4, 2016 Final Written Decision
Press Releases
8/3/16
Merchant & Gould Opens Silicon Valley Office with Two Seasoned IP Partners
Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property law firm based in Minneapolis, is pleased to announce the opening of its new California office and the hiring of a pair of seasoned intellectual property attorneys.David C. Bohrer and Mansi H. Shah have ...