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4/6/17
Cybersecurity CLE in Minneapolis
As part of our CYBERWORLD Series, join us for a complimentary CLE focusing on intellectual property law and cybersecurity, then stay for beverages and heavy appetizers at a networking happy hour in a private room at the Minneapolis Club.Cybersecurity: ...
Press Releases
3/17/17
Mansi Shah and Linhda Nguyen Named to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Respectively as Fellow and Pathfinder
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that attorneys Mansi H. Shah and Linhda Nguyen have been selected as members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2017 class of Fellows and Pathfinders, respectively.“This is an honor and an ...
Press Releases
3/8/17
Merchant & Gould Hires Five Attorneys in Denver
Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property law firm with clients in the Rocky Mountain Region, is pleased to welcome five attorneys to its Denver office. The new hires span the last year and include Nancy Simon, Robert Sykes, Ethan Bell, Greg Johnson ...
Events
3/6/17
Strategies & Best Practices for Corporate IP Counsel: The Big Picture
Strategies & Best Practices for Corporate IP Counsel: The Big PictureYou're invited to the second annual Merchant & Gould In-House Strategies Updates and Panel on March 6 at the Commerce Club in downtown Atlanta. Join us for updates and tactics ...
Press Releases
2/23/17
Merchant & Gould Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Plantronics in Key Patent Exhaustion Case Pending before U.S. Supreme Court
Merchant & Gould client Plantronics, a leading global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of headsets for business and consumer applications, has filed a brief in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case addressing when and how a patent owner's U.S. ...
Events
2/9/17
INTA Trademark Administrator’s Roundtable
The Washington, D.C. area office of Merchant & Gould will host an International Trademark Association (INTA) Trademark Administrator’s Roundtable discussion on “Non-Traditional Marks and the Traditional Practice” on Thursday, Feb. 9 from ...
Guide Books
2/2/17
Trademark Clearance and Usage Guide
A trademark is a word, symbol, or a combination of both, which serves to indicate that your company is the source of goods. A service mark is the same except it is for services rather than products. Trademarks are valuable assets of your company and should ...
Articles
1/27/17
The concrete road to solid patents
As published in the Jan. 27, 2017 edition of the Denver Business Journal By Monica Mendoza Photo: Kathleen Lavine Caption: Kirstin Stoll-DeBell, KathleenOtt and Timothy Scull are patent attorneys and partners of Merchant & Gould.If you are a software ...
Press Releases
1/26/17
Heather Kliebenstein Named "40 Under 40" Honoree by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that partner Heather J. Kliebenstein has been selected as a “40 Under 40” honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.This annual award goes to 40 business and community leaders in the Twin Cities ...
Blogs
1/24/17
Petition for Inter Partes Review by RPX Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by RPX Corporation IPR2016-00985 (PTAB) Patent 8,879,987 January 24, 2017 Judgment
Blogs
1/24/17
Petition for Inter Partes Review by RPX Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by RPX Corporation IPR2016-00989 (PTAB) Patent 8,135,342 January 24, 2017 Judgment
Blogs
1/24/17
Petition for Inter Partes Review by RPX Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by RPX Corporation IPR2016-01054 (PTAB) Patent 8,879,987 January 24, 2017 Judgment  
Blogs
1/24/17
Petition for Inter Partes Review by RPX Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by RPX Corporation IPR2016-01052 (PTAB) Patent 8,135,342 January 24, 2017 Judgment
Blogs
1/24/17
Petition for Inter Partes Review by RPX Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by RPX Corporation IPR2016-01053 (PTAB) Patent 8,879,987 January 24, 2017 Judgment
Blogs
1/24/17
Petition for Inter Partes Review by TCT Mobile (US) Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by TCT Mobile (US) Inc. IPR2015-01584 and IPR2015-01600 (PTAB) Patent 6,029,052 January 24, 2016 Final Written Decision
Blogs
1/23/17
Petition for Inter Partes Review by JTEKT Corporation
Petition for Inter Partes Review by JTEKT Corporation IPR2016-00046 (PTAB) Patent 8,215,440 January 23, 2017 Final Written Decision  
Blogs
1/23/17
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. IPR2015-01612 (PTAB) Patent 7,397,363 January 23, 2017 Final Written Decision
Blogs
1/20/17
Petition for Post Grant Review by Ossia, Inc.
Petition for Post Grant Review by Ossia, Inc. PGR2016-00024 (PTAB) Patent 9,124,125 January 20, 2017 Judgment
Blogs
1/19/17
Petition for Inter Partes Review by American Megatrends, Inc.
Petition for Inter Partes Review by American Megatrends, Inc. IPR2015-01515 (PTAB) Patent 5,978,912 January 19, 2017 Final Written Decision
Press Releases
1/13/17
Merchant & Gould Team Takes First Place in 2016 Twin Cities 5K Corporate Team Challenge
A group of six Merchant & Gould professionals took home the first place prize for fastest team in the 2016 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 5K Corporate Team Challenge.In Minnesota, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon race series brings 25,000 runners and ...
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