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8/11/22
Daniel Bruzzone Joins Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis Office as Partner
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Daniel L. Bruzzone joined the Minneapolis office as a partner on May 31, in the Electrical Practice Group.Dan brings more than a decade of experience in patent development, drafting, patent prosecution, filing ...
Press Releases
8/9/22
Minnesota Lawyer Recognizes Merete Klausen as “Unsung Legal Hero”
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that Merete Klausen was named an “Unsung Legal Hero” by Minnesota Lawyer for her trademark and administrative commitment to the firm and for always going above and beyond.The award of “Unsung Legal ...
Blogs
8/2/22
CAFC Affirms Fee Award Under the Court’s Inherent Authority
Articles
7/27/22
5th Circ. Tableware Reset Embraces 7 Trade Dress Factors
Originally published by Law360.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued an opinion in Beatriz Ball LLC v. Barbagallo Co. LLC, reversing and remanding on July 12 a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District ...
Blogs
7/26/22
CAFC Affirms Summary Judgment of Patent Ineligibility Under § 101
Blogs
7/19/22
5th Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Copyright and Trade Dress Infringement Claims
Blogs
7/12/22
11th Circuit Holds There Is No Prevailing Party when a Dispute Ends in a “Tie”
Blogs
7/5/22
CAFC Reverses Holding of Contempt for Violation of a Protective Order
Blogs
6/28/22
CAFC Changes Course in Panel Rehearing of Written Description Case
Blogs
6/21/22
CAFC Reverses and Vacates Indefiniteness and Jurisdiction Rulings
Blogs
6/14/22
Fourth Circuit Upholds Finding of Contempt for Violations of Permanent Injunction
Blogs
6/7/22
CAFC Affirms Judgment of Willful Infringement Despite Error in Claim
Press Releases
6/6/22
Merchant & Gould Launches Business Consulting Group, Advising Clients across Industries on Risk Mitigation and Protection
Merchant & Gould has formalized the launch of a business consulting group, the M&G Integrator™ Program, offering product and service companies a new way to protect their brands in the fast-paced online marketplace. The group’s business-minded ...
Press Releases
6/6/22
Merchant & Gould Welcomes Seven Summer Associates Across Four Offices
Merchant & Gould greeted seven summer associates across the Atlanta, Denver, Knoxville, and Minneapolis offices on June 6. The law students will work alongside our attorneys for eight weeks. “We are thrilled to welcome our summer associates and ...
Blogs
5/31/22
CAFC Holds USPTO Commissioner May Decide Rehearing Request
Blogs
5/24/22
Ninth Circuit Affirms Federal Trademark Rights in THC Trademark
Press Releases
5/18/22
Merchant & Gould Receives Mansfield Rule Plus Certification
Merchant & Gould has again achieved Mansfield Rule Certification, this time also attaining the more stringent “Plus” certification. The certification recognizes Merchant & Gould’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through ...
Blogs
5/17/22
Trademark Lawsuit Involving Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to Move Forward After Court Denies Motion to Dismiss
Press Releases
5/17/22
Merchant & Gould Announces 2022 Pathfinder for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Program
Merchant & Gould P.C., a national intellectual property (IP) law firm that has been helping innovators around the globe since 1900, is pleased to announce that it has selected attorney Lindsay Jones as its 2022 Pathfinder in the landmark program created ...
Press Releases
5/11/22
Merchant & Gould Names John Winemiller as the Firm’s First-Ever Chief Diversity Officer
Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that John T. Winemiller, Ph.D., has been named the firm’s first-ever Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), reaffirming the firm’s ongoing commitment to its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. As ...
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
Press Releases
4/29/22
Tracey Skjeveland Nominated for CBIZ’s 2022 Minneapolis Women Transforming Business Award
Congratulations to Tracey Skjeveland on being nominated for CBIZ’s 2022 Minneapolis Women Transforming Business Award. The award identifies and honors financial leaders who have had a transformational influence within their organization in one of three ...
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
Articles
2/28/22
Perimeter Defence: Regulatory Tools to Halt Counterfeits at US Borders
Exclusive for World Trademark Review Written by Joshua A. Hartman and Kate S. MayerGlobal e-commerce was already on the rise and the pandemic has only accelerated this growth. Sellers are now able to access consumers anywhere at any time, while online marketplaces, ...
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 ...