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Press Releases
3/2/20
Forbes Magazine Recognizes Merchant & Gould on Its Inaugural List of “America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms”
Forbes magazine recognized Merchant & Gould on its list of “America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms 2019.” The rankings are based on the results of an independent survey that collected more than 8,000 nominations from over 2,500 ...
Events
2/27/20
Trademark Enforcement Without Alienating Your Customers or Tarnishing Your Brand
Please Join Us The recent backlash by the outdoor community to Backcountry.com’s aggressive trademark enforcement ...
Press Releases
1/21/20
Merchant & Gould Hires Attorney, as Denver Office Grows
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that James Beard joined the firm’s Denver office as a partner on Jan. 10.As an IP trial lawyer, James brings more than 10 years of experience to the Litigation Practice Group, representing high-technology household ...
Press Releases
1/9/20
Merchant & Gould Promotes Three Attorneys to Partners in Three Offices
Merchant & Gould promoted three attorneys in three of its offices around the country – a notable way to launch the New Year.  Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the promotions include Loretta L. Freeman in Atlanta; Benjamin H. Graf in New York; and Ian ...
News Alerts
1/6/20
Merchant & Gould’s Jonathan Berschadsky and Eric Chad successfully defend a challenge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Merchant & Gould’s Jonathan Berschadsky and Eric Chad worked with another law firm to successfully defend a challenge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of Merchant and Gould client, DraftKings, and FanDuel, where the ...
Press Releases
1/6/20
Merchant & Gould Hires Two Patent Attorneys, as Washington Office Grows
Merchant & Gould P.C. is pleased to announce that patent attorneys Joerg-Uwe Szipl and Donald A. Gregory joined the firm’s D.C. office as partners.Joerg-Uwe joined the Merchant & Gould on Sept. 16, 2019, bringing more than 37 years of global ...
Press Releases
11/19/19
Merchant & Gould’s Chairman Emeritus Elected as Second VP of AIPLA
Merchant & Gould congratulates Brian Batzli, partner and Chairman Emeritus, for his role with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), a national bar association that helps establish and maintain fair and effective laws and policies.   ...
Press Releases
11/18/19
Merchant & Gould Receives Mansfield Certification for Diversity Efforts
Merchant & Gould has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification after completing a 12-month self-study designed to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in firm leadership.  Measured by Diversity Lab, a data company that leverages research and behavior, ...
Press Releases
10/14/19
Chris Leonard Featured on “Minnesota 500” List as One of the State’s Most Powerful and Influential Leaders in 2019
Congratulations to Chris Leonard, Merchant & Gould’s Chairman, CEO and Managing Director, who was just recognized by Minnesota Monthly magazine on its “Minnesota 500: The Most Powerful Business Leaders” list, named as one of Minnesota’s ...
Press Releases
10/7/19
Merchant & Gould Welcome Three Attorneys
Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome three attorneys to its legal tem, spanning two offices.  The new hires include Rachel Hammond and Zach Kachmer in Denver, and Lindsay Jones in Minneapolis.“These three attorneys bring IP experience in growing ...
Events
10/1/19
Implicit Bias: How It Affects the Legal Profession and How to Fix It
Please join for a presentation and discussion on “Implicit Bias: How It Affects the Legal Profession and How to Fix It.” Greene Espel attorney Sybil Dunlop will present and facilitate a discussion on Implicit Bias based on race, gender, ...
News Alerts
9/26/19
Heather Kliebenstein and other panel members, discuss “Ethics: Litigation Funding”
Ethics: Litigation Finance Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Marriot Marquis | 901 Massachusetts Ave | Washington D.C.  The Panel Discussion will Include:  The intersection ...
Press Releases
9/12/19
Merchant & Gould Proudly Supports Equal Access to Justice
Merchant & Gould proudly supports the work of Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN), a Minneapolis nonprofit that connects volunteer lawyers with Minnesotans in need.  VLN facilitates training and volunteer opportunities for attorney volunteers across Minnesota.  ...
Press Releases
8/19/19
Merchant & Gould Welcomes New Associate to Its Atlanta Office
Merchant & Gould is excited to welcome Leo R. Wen, Ph.D., as its newest associate in the Atlanta office.  He will bring his patent prosecution experience to the Electrical & Software Group.Wen’s practice focuses on the prosecution of patents ...
Press Releases
8/12/19
Seventeen Merchant & Gould Attorneys Named Best Lawyers© 2020
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that seventeen attorneys from three of its office locations have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-reviewed ...
Press Releases
8/5/19
Inside Merchant & Gould’s New Office in Downtown Minneapolis
Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm headquartered in Minneapolis, relocated its office today to a more collaborative space that’s better suited for its current practice, innovative culture, future growth and ongoing client ...
Events
7/11/19
On the Cutting Edge: Updates on Patent Law, Data Privacy, and E-Commerce
3-Minute Case Summaries: A fast-paced and energetic update on recent case law developments important to patent litigation from ten select cases. Brand Protection Update: Hear an update on trends and cases related to online brand protection, including ...
Events
7/11/19
Online Platforms, Marketing and Brand Protection Strategies
Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Overview: Hear update on trends and cases related to online brand protection, including updates on copyright laws, trademark strategies, and anti-counterfeiting strategies. We will also provide an update ...
Press Releases
6/12/19
Jonathan Berschadsky Listed In Iam Strategy 300 Third Year in a Row
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce for the third year in a row that attorney Jonathan Berschadsky, a partner in the firm’s New York office, has been included in the 2017 edition of IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists.This ...
Press Releases
5/31/19
Merchant & Gould Presents Check to Scholarship Winner at 2019 True Value Charity Classic
Merchant & Gould was proud to attend its client’s namesake event, True Value Charity Classic – attending activities, helping raise money for the True Value Foundation, matching a donation, and presenting a check to the scholarship winner.  ...
Press Releases
5/30/19
Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis Team Wins Pro Bono Case, Protecting Minnesota Rivers from Phosphorus Pollution
Congratulations to Merchant & Gould’s pro bono team -- Paige Stradley, attorney; Michael Erbele, attorney; Kristin Drieman, litigation paralegal; and Anne-Marie Larkin, legal assistant -- for their work around environmental issues and pollution.  ...
Events
4/30/19
CyberWorld: Bringing Business and IP Strategies Together
M&G is pairing with CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen) to showcase methods of integrating business and intellectual property to develop a balanced intellectual property portfolio that protects the bottom line.  The seminar has CLE credit for attorneys, ...
Press Releases
4/17/19
Merchant & Gould Successfully Protects Vexilar’s Patent
MINNEAPOLIS – April 17, 2019 – Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that Vexilar, Inc., a Minneapolis-based pioneer in sonar technology, fish finders, and the marine business, won an important ...
Press Releases
3/4/19
Kathy Ott and Laura Hupp Named to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that attorneys Kathy Ott, and Laura Hupp have been selected as members of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2018 Class of Fellows and Pathfinders, respectively.“It’s a well-deserved ...
Press Releases
2/20/19
Merchant & Gould Is Recognized by World Trademark Review for Its “Outstanding and Reliable” Work and IP Leaders in Minnesota
Merchant & Gould is proud to be recognized in the “United States: Minnesota” category in World Trademark Review’s 2019 research directory, WTR 1000, a peer-feedback-based resource which spotlights firms and attorneys that are deemed “outstanding” ...
Press Releases
2/11/19

In true Merchant & Gould “community spirit,” the Atlanta office sponsored The CIP CUP® 2018 Charity Golf

In true Merchant & Gould “community spirit,” the Atlanta office sponsored The CIP CUP® 2018 Charity Golf Tournament on Oct. 4, helping raise $11,250 for IP-related community organizations.  The annual event provides an opportunity ...
Press Releases
2/11/19
Merchant & Gould Welcomes New Associate to Its Minneapolis Office
Merchant & Gould is excited to welcome Saalini Sekar as its newest associate in the Minneapolis office.   She will bring her electrical engineering and patent experience to the Electrical Group.After seven years in the technology sector with ...
Press Releases
2/6/19
Remembering Steven Owens
We have lost a friend, colleague and Knoxville office partner, Steven F. Owens, 37, who passed away on Feb. 2.  He fought valiantly against cancer for almost two years.  Steven was a valued member of the Merchant & Gould team, and he will be ...
Press Releases
1/22/19
Eric Chad, Partner, Merchant & Gould P.C. Has Earned CIPP/US Certification
Eric Chad, Partner, Merchant & Gould P.C., has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Eric counsels clients on a variety ...
Press Releases
1/17/19
Merchant & Gould’s Chairman Emeritus Elected as Treasurer of AIPLA
Merchant & Gould congratulates Brian Batzli, partner and chairman emeritus, for his  role with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), a national bar association that helps establish and maintain fair and effective laws and policies. Brian ...
Press Releases
1/7/19
Merchant & Gould’s Patent Agent Elected as President of Japan America Society of Colorado
Merchant & Gould P.C., a national intellectual property (IP) law firm with clients in the Rocky Mountain Region, congratulates patent agent Nobu Yoda for his elected role as president of the Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC), a nonprofit organization ...
Press Releases
1/1/19
Merchant & Gould Promotes Five Attorneys to Partners in Three Office Locations
Merchant & Gould promoted five attorneys in three of its offices around the country -- a great way to launch the New Year.  The promotions include Eric R. Chad, Mark L. Gleason and Anneliese S. Mayer in Minneapolis; Ryan J. Fletcher, Ph.D., in Denver; ...
Press Releases
1/1/19
George Lewis Elected to Merchant & Gould’s Executive Committee
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that George C. Lewis, P.E., partner, who initially joined the Denver office in 1999, has been elected to the firm’s Executive Committee for a two-year term, effective Jan. 1, 2019.  He replaces Tony Zeuli ...
Press Releases
1/1/19

Long-time Merchant & Gould attorney John (“Jack”) Clifford will transition his full-time practice into a part

Long-time Merchant & Gould attorney John (“Jack”) Clifford will transition his full-time practice into a part-time, “of counsel” role, effective Jan. 2.  Jack started his career at Merchant & Gould in 1981; and, for 38 ...
Articles
12/20/18
5 holiday gifts that will scare the data out of you …
’Tis the season for nifty new tech gadgets. Imagine coming home to a robot-cleaned floor, a personal assistant ready for your every command, and a camera that activates for your pets and visitors. You can wear a watch that provides data about your body ...
Articles
12/18/18
Merchant & Gould Earned “Honor Roll for IP Litigation” in BTI Litigation Outlook 2019
Merchant & Gould has been named an “Honor Roll Firm for IP Litigation” in the new BTI Litigation Outlook 2019: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms.  Achieving “Honor Roll” is a special distinction that signals a ...
Articles
12/18/18
M&G’s Denver Office Shares Holiday Spirit with Girls Inc., Promoting STEM Programming for Girls
Merchant & Gould sponsored a holiday-themed, community-service event with American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) “Women in IP” on Dec. 10, for Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, an organization that promotes the “whole girl,” ...
Articles
12/13/18

Merchant & Gould sponsored a holiday-themed, community-service event with American Intellectual Property Law Association

Merchant & Gould sponsored a holiday-themed, community-service event with American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) “Women in IP” on Dec. 10, for Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, an organization that promotes the “whole girl,” ...
Articles
11/15/18
M&G’s Denver Office and ACC Share Holiday Spirit for Amp the Cause, Raising $5,000 for Local Families
Merchant & Gould’s Denver office sponsored the local Association for Corporate Counsel (ACC) gathering that benefited Amp the Cause, a Denver-based nonprofit organization that improves the lives of families through entertainment.  Held on November ...
Events
11/8/18
Hot Topics, Trends, & Updates
Join ACC Tennessee and Merchant & Gould for an informative panel presentation! Merchant & Gould attorneys from across the country are converging on Nashville to present 3-Minute Case Summaries: What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know, with a ...
Articles
11/2/18
Merchant & Gould Congratulates Three 2018 Pro Bono Award Winners, Helping Make Our Communities Even Better
Merchant & Gould’s Pro Bono Committee is delighted to announce the 2018 Pro Bono Award winners. This year, we have chosen to recognize three different individuals from our Minneapolis and Denver offices for their dedication and commitment to providing ...
Articles
11/1/18
Merchant & Gould Named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the Ninth Edition of “Best Law Firms”
Merchant & Gould has been named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the Ninth Edition of “Best Law Firms.”  The rankings feature law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers.  Achieving ...
Articles
10/16/18
The Difference Two Decades Make
The thriving startup economy in Denver and Boulder has been a rising tide that raised a number of ships, including patent law practices like Merchant & Gould’s. Denver office managing partner Timothy Scull said that when he first came to Colorado ...
Press Releases
10/11/18
Merchant & Gould Hires Four Associates in Three Office Locations
Merchant & Gould is pleased to welcome four associates to three of its offices around the country.  The new hires span the last few months and include Christopher Tebow, Ph.D., in Minneapolis; Peter Selness in Minneapolis;  Roderick O’Dorisio ...
Press Releases
10/11/18
Knoxville Office Congratulates Steven Taylor on Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Steven Taylor, a member of its Knoxville team, earned his Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the University of Tennessee.  Steven is a technical advisor for the firm, helping inventors get the broadest coverage ...
Articles
9/25/18
Copyright Owners Should Prepare For Music Royalty Reform
Last week, the Senate approved the Music Modernization Act, the first substantive reform to music copyright law in a generation. The legislation is aimed at better aligning current music licensing protocol with the growth of digital streaming services. It ...
Press Releases
9/21/18
Remembering Kitu Bindra
We have lost a friend and valued Merchant & Gould colleague, Kitu Bindra, 57, who died suddenly on August 28. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Denise, who he was married to for 30 years, and his two children, Nikolas and Nina. He was a loving ...
Press Releases
8/15/18
Nineteen Merchant & Gould Attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019
Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm, is pleased to announce that 19 attorneys from four of its office locations have been included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.  In addition, Tim Scull, managing partner of ...
Press Releases
8/15/18
Two Merchant & Gould Attorneys Receive Best Lawyers® 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" Award in Denver
Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm, is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys received recognition and awards from Best Lawyers®.  Timothy B. Scull, managing partner of the Denver office, received Best Lawyers 2019 ...
Articles
8/10/18
Chainbreaker Charity Ride
Congratulations to Merchant & Gould’s team that participated in the 2nd annual Chainbreaker charity bike ride on Aug. 10, in support of life-saving cancer research at the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Center. The ride started in ...