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Blogs
5/24/22
Ninth Circuit Affirms Federal Trademark Rights in THC Trademark
Blogs
5/17/22
Trademark Lawsuit Involving Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to Move Forward After Court Denies Motion to Dismiss
Blogs
5/10/22
Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Declaratory Judgment Action on Copyright Ownership
Blogs
5/3/22
CAFC Holds Generic Industry Skepticism Alone Insufficient to Preclude Motivation to Combine
Blogs
4/26/22
CAFC Confirms No Bright Line Rule Against Use of Notice Letters to Support Personal Jurisdiction
Blogs
4/19/22
CAFC Issues Partial Reversal Due to Error in Indefiniteness Determination
Articles
4/18/22
Ensuring You Get What You Click
Over the past decade there has been a significant uptick in online sales. COVID-19 only exacerbated this movement, making products even more accessible at the click of a single button. Online purchasing has never been easier, and it seems that consumers are ...
Blogs
4/12/22
CAFC Applies Claim Differentiation in Vacating District Court Claim Constructions
Blogs
4/5/22
CAFC Holds District Court Erred by Relying on Expert Testimony on Prior Art to Limit Claim Scope
Blogs
3/29/22
CAFC Holds PTAB Not Required to Consider All Prior Art of Record in Assessing Patentability of Substitute Claims
Press Releases
3/28/22
REMEMBERING Brad Kuxhausen
We have lost a friend and valued Merchant & Gould attorney, Brad D. Kuxhausen, 33, who died peacefully on March 8, three years after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Brad was a great team member, friend, and colleague. He was a member of the Minneapolis ...
Blogs
3/22/22
CAFC Affirms Board’s Obviousness Finding for Acne Treatment
Blogs
3/15/22
CAFC Vacates Transfer Ruling Against Automobile Distributors
Blogs
3/8/22
CAFC Confirms Judgment of Patent Invalidity Does Not Excuse Violations of ITC Consent Order
Blogs
3/1/22
SCOTUS Confirms Mistakes of Law in Copyright Registrations Can Be Saved by Safe Harbor
Blogs
2/22/22
CAFC Vacates Damages Award based on Expert’s Failure to Properly Apportion “Comparable” Licenses
Blogs
2/15/22
CAFC Finds Forum Selection Clause Precludes Filing of IPR Petitions
Blogs
2/1/22
District Court’s Indefiniteness Determination Based on “Unanswered Questions” Reversed by CAFC
News Alerts
1/28/22
Merchant & Gould Congratulates Sheila Niaz as the Firm’s Pro Bono Award Winner
Merchant & Gould’s Pro Bono Committee announced the firm’s 2021 Pro Bono Awards to attorneys who have dedicated their time to helping their communities through pro bono legal services and their deep commitment. A special congratulations ...
Blogs
1/25/22
CAFC Vacates and Remands International Trade Commission Infringement Holding
News Alerts
1/19/22
James Beard and Joe Dubis Named Litigation Paralegal Co-Supervisors
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that James W. Beard, a Denver partner, and Joe Dubis, a Minneapolis associate, have been named Litigation Paralegal Co-Supervisors, effective Jan. 1, 2022. They replace Will Schultz who served as Supervisor for more ...
Press Releases
1/19/22
Merchant & Gould Trademark Group Recognized by World Trademark Review
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce it has once again received a Gold rating in the World Trademark Review list of the world's top trademark firms and attorneys for 2022. The firm and four of its trademark attorneys were again ranked ...
Blogs
1/18/22
CAFC Reverses Summary Judgment of Noninfringement
News Alerts
1/13/22
Misty Borg Misterek Promoted to Merchant & Gould’s Director of Business Development & Marketing
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Misty Borg Misterek has been promoted to Director of Business Development & Marketing, effective Jan. 1, 2022. While based in Minneapolis, she manages the firm’s business development, marketing, and ...
Blogs
1/11/22
CAFC Affirms District Court’s Judgment of No Invalidity on Written Description Grounds
News Alerts
1/11/22
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Four Associates in Minneapolis Office
Merchant & Gould is pleased to have welcomed four new associates to its Minneapolis legal team:  John P. Olson, Samuel M. Scholz, Taylor R. Stemler and Ivan Wang.“These attorneys add depth and experience to the firm, bringing greater perspective ...
News Alerts
1/11/22
Merchant & Gould Promotes Michael A. Erbele to Partner
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael A. Erbele to partner in its Minneapolis office, effective Jan. 1, 2022.  Erbele focuses on intellectual property litigation and appellate-level disputes, representing clients in federal ...
News Alerts
1/11/22
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, 2022, the promotions include Michael A. Erbele in Minneapolis; Luciano A. Ricondo in New York; and ...
News Alerts
1/11/22
Heather J. Kliebenstein Elected to Merchant & Gould’s Executive Committee
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Heather J. Kliebenstein, a Minneapolis partner who joined in 2004, has been elected to the firm’s Executive Committee for a two-year term, effective Jan. 1, 2022. She replaces Andrew S. Ehard who completed ...
News Alerts
1/11/22
Rachel Zimmerman Scobie Named Chair of Merchant & Gould’s Litigation Practice Group
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Minneapolis partner Rachel Zimmerman Scobie has been named leader and chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, effective Jan. 1, 2022. She replaces Heather Kliebenstein who chaired the Litigation ...
News Alerts
1/5/22
Merchant & Gould Promotes Luciano A. Ricondo to Partner
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce the promotion of Luciano A. Ricondo to partner in its New York office, effective Jan. 1, 2022.  Luciano helps his clients to strategically grow their patent portfolios and obtain comprehensive intellectual ...
News Alerts
1/5/22
Merchant & Gould Promotes Robert S. Sykes to Partner
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce the promotion of Robert S. Sykes to partner in its Denver office, effective Jan. 1, 2022.  Sykes is an intellectual property attorney who practices in the mechanical, electrical, aerospace, software and telecommunication ...
Blogs
1/4/22
CAFC Holds Intel Has Standing to Appeal PTAB Decision
Blogs
12/27/21
CAFC Affirms PTAB’s Claim Construction and Obviousness Rulings
Blogs
12/21/21
CAFC Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment of No Induced Infringement
Articles
12/20/21
IP Firm Merchant & Gould Launches ITC Practice
By Adrian CruzLaw360 (December 6, 2021, 4:36 PM EST) --Intellectual property firm Merchant & Gould PC has launched a U.S. International Trade Commission practice group with a specialty in Section 337 investigations, the firm said Monday.Merchant & ...
News Alerts
12/17/21
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Two Associates in Denver Office
Merchant & Gould is pleased to have welcomed two new associates to its Denver legal team:  Kelsey K. Covert, P.E. and Drew N. Smith.“These attorneys deepen our practice groups and breadth of technical industry experience,” said Andrew ...
Blogs
12/14/21
Federal Circuit Rejects District Court’s Construction of 0.001%
News Alerts
12/13/21
Ian McFarland Named 2021 Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers®
Congratulations to Ian McFarland, partner in Merchant & Gould’s Knoxville office, who was recognized as a Rising Star by his peers in the Mid-South region, according to the Super Lawyers® organization.Rising Stars are attorneys 40 and under who ...
Articles
12/7/21
Merchant & Gould unveils ITC specialist litigation group
Merchant & Gould has unveiled its new International Trade Commission (ITC) group, specialising in Section 337 investigations. The ITC Section 337 investigations group will sit within the firm’s litigation practice, handling both patent ...
Articles
12/7/21
Merchant & Gould adds new ITC-specialized litigation group
KNOXVILLE – Merchant & Gould P.C., a national intellectual property (IP) law firm that has helped innovators around the globe since 1900, is pleased to announce its new International Trade Commission (ITC) Group, specializing in Section 337 ...
Blogs
12/7/21
CAFC Affirms Biogen Patent is Invalid for Lack of Written Description
Articles
12/6/21
Merchant & Gould launch ITC-specialist litigation group
The ITC Section 337 investigations group, which will sit within the firm’s litigation practice, will handle both patent and non-patent issues (trademark, trade dress, false advertising and trade secrets) under Section 337.Read more here. 
Articles
12/6/21
Merchant & Gould Adds New ITC-Specialized Litigation Group
Merchant & Gould P.C., a national Intellectual Property (IP) law firm that has helped innovators around the globe since…Read more here.
Articles
12/6/21
Merchant Gould Adds New Trade Litigation Group
The intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould PC, with has an office in Knoxville and six other cities, has added a new practice group that will focus on disputes before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Read more here.
Press Releases
12/6/21
Merchant & Gould Adds New ITC-Specialized Litigation Group
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce its new International Trade Commission (ITC) Group, specializing in Section 337 investigations before the ITC and expanding the firm’s capabilities at a critical time in our global economy.The ITC Section 337 ...
Blogs
11/30/21
Federal Circuit Holds Patent Claims Are Not Entitled to Benefit of Priority Application in Affirming PTAB Decision That Patent Claims are Anticipated
Blogs
11/23/21
Federal Circuit Affirms Ruling Compelling Arbitration
Blogs
11/16/21
CAFC Vacates and Remands TTAB’s Application of § 2(f) of Lanham Act
Blogs
11/9/21
CAFC Affirms Dismissal of ANDA Case for Improper Venue