2017-02-02 Jonathan H. Spadt Scheduled to Speak at Live Webcast
The Knowledge Group will host a live webcast entitled â€śInduced Infringement of Method Claims in Light of Suprema v. ITCâ€ť on March 2, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. In this webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals will provide an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in the law for induced infringement of method claims.
2017-01-02 RatnerPrestia Elects Ling Zhong, Ph.D. as Shareholder
RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce the promotion of Ling Zhong, Ph.D. has become a Shareholder of the firm.
2016-11-15 Sunjeev S. Sikand Speaks at USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable 1
Sunjeev Sikand was selected to speak on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtable 1 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on November 14, 2016.
2016-11-14 Bayh-Dole Briefing on Capitol Hill to Feature RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. Oâ€™Shaughnessy
RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. Oâ€™Shaughnessy will appear as a panelist in a Capitol Hill briefing addressing the importance to the U.S. economy of the Bayh-Dole Act.
2016-11-02 RatnerPrestia Shareholders Earn Superior Recognition by AIPLA and LES
RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce the accomplishments of three Shareholders making headlines in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and Licensing Executives Society (LES) circuits.
2016-10-26 RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. Oâ€™Shaughnessy Elected President of LES (USA & Canada)
RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. Oâ€™Shaughnessy has been elected President and Chairman of the Board of the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc. (LES).
2016-09-12 Jonathan H. Spadt to Present at the Federal Circuit Bar Association Meeting in Paris
Jonathan H. Spadt, RatnerPrestia President and CEO, will be speaking at The Federal Circuit Bar Associationâ€™s Global Series Meeting in Paris on October 14, 2016. A member of the Global Series Committee, Mr. Spadt will be presenting with a group of high level speakers during the Session: Special Issues Concerning International Licensing of Intellectual Property, including Antitrust, Standard Essential Patents and International Exhaustion.
2016-08-19 RatnerPrestiaâ€™s Pennsylvania Office Moves to King of Prussia, PA
We are pleased to announce that we have moved our Pennsylvania office to 2200 Renaissance Boulevard, Suite 350, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
2016-06-15 Shareholder Christopher Rothe Set as Panelist at AIPLAâ€™s Partnering in Patents Meeting
Christopher Rothe will be a panelist at the â€ś2016 Partnering in Patents â€“ Mechanical Practice Technologyâ€ť meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Madison Building Auditorium, 600 Delaney St., in Alexandria, VA.
2016-05-10 RatnerPrestia Hosts CLE Course: Patent Procurement and Strategy in the Era of Alice and Mayo
RatnerPrestia will host an in-house CLE course at the offices of Arris located at 101 Tournament Dr., Horsham, PA on June 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Shareholder Kenneth N. Nigon and Associate Andrew J. Koopman will present â€śPatent Procurement and Strategy in the Era of Alice and Mayoâ€ť.
2016-05-08 Sunjeev Sikand Speaks with IP Law360 on USPTOâ€™s Call for Clearer Alice Rejections
Sunjeev Sikand was quoted in the May 5, 2016 edition of IP Law360 regarding the impact of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Officeâ€™s May 2016 memo to examiners, following up on guidance it issued in July 2015 on applying Alice in Patent Act Section 101 rejections.
2016-05-03 RatnerPrestia Litigation Team Secures Exclusive Trademark Ownership and Business Ownership for Client
As reported in yesterdayâ€™s Washington Post, RatnerPrestiaâ€™s litigation team of Tom Southard, Brian Seal, Victor Balancia, and Sunjeev Sikand, recently resolved a long-running legal dispute over the ownership rights to the Washington, D.C.-based Z-Burger restaurant chain and related intellectual property.
2016-04-29 Sunjeev Sikand to Speak at 2016 International Conference for Management of Technology
Sunjeev Sikand will speak on the â€śValue of IP for Academic and Research Institutionsâ€ť at the International Conference for Management of Technology in Orlando, Florida on May 19, 2016 (IAMOT 2016).
2016-04-12 Jonathan H. Spadt Set to Speak at FCBAâ€™s Innovation and Trade Conference
The Federal Circuit Bar Association will host its anticipated conference, Global Series: Innovation and Trade, on May 13, 2016 at the United States Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The program will feature multiple topics, including: Trade Agreements, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Intellectual Property, and the New World of International Trade.
2016-04-06 RatnerPrestia Attorneys Participate in PBIâ€™s 10th Annual I.P. Law Institute
PBIâ€™s 10th Annual I.P. Law Institute is scheduled for April 26-27, 2016 at the CLE Conference Center located at the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia, PA. The course offers 12 PA CLE credits. It is targeted at attorneys who practice I.P. Law and PBI advertises that this yearâ€™s institute has something for everyone - from the novice to the expert.
2016-03-21 Jeffrey B. Bove, Former Managing Partner and Chair of the IP Litigation Section of Connolly Bove, Joins RatnerPrestia in Wilmington, DE
RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Jeffrey B. Bove, former Managing Partner and Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Section of Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, has joined the firm and will be based in the firmâ€™s Wilmington, Delaware office. Mr. Bove has decades of experience in patent litigation in the District of Delaware and elsewhere, and has also handled numerous complex commercial litigations. He successfully worked on high profile cases such as the LipitorÂ® patent cases for Pfizer, Bayer v. Housey for Bayer Corp., and Dawson v. Rohm and Haas Company at the United States Supreme Court. He also currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Federal Circuit Bar Association.
2016-03-02 RP CEO & President, Jonathan H. Spadt, Moderates Panel at IPOâ€™s Patent Bar & Office Dialogue Summit
RP CEO & President, Jonathan H. Spadt, will moderate an expert panel at the Intellectual Property Owners Associationâ€™s â€“ Patent Bar & Office Dialogue Summit. The event brings together experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and stakeholders to discuss current developments. Panelists will discuss issues related to subject matter eligibility, patent quality, PTAB/IPR and written description. It is scheduled for March 15, 2016 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.
2016-02-24 RP Shareholder Brian P. O'Shaughnessy to Testify at United States Senate Hearing
RP Shareholder Brian P. Oâ€™Shaughnessy, Chairman-Elect, of the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc. (LES) will appear before the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship to testify at a hearing entitled, â€śAn Examination of Changes to the U.S. Patent System and Impacts on Americaâ€™s Small Businesses.â€ť
2016-01-02 RatnerPrestia Is Transatlantic
RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that its Munich, Germany office is now open. RP CEO, Jonathan H. Spadt, notes, â€śRP now has the ability to represent clients in the U.S., German and European Patent Offices, and seamlessly coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation, invalidation proceedings, licensing and strategic planning in those same jurisdictions, with one team of expert lawyers all cooperating under one roof.â€ť
2015-12-04 Sunjeev Sikand Co-Authors IPOâ€™s Comments on USPTOâ€™s Proposed Patent Fee Adjustments
Sunjeev Sikand has co-authored a letter to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on behalf of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) in response to a request for public comments on the USPTOâ€™s Proposed Patent Fee Schedule.
2015-11-17 Sunjeev Sikand Co-Authors IPOâ€™s Comments on USPTOâ€™s July 2015 Update to Section 101 Eligibility Guidance
Sunjeev Sikand has co-authored a 29-page letter and report to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on behalf of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) in response to a request for public comments on the July 2015 Update to the Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance.
2015-11-02 Sunjeev Sikand Quoted in IP Law360 on Wave of USPTO Alice Rejections
Sunjeev Sikand was quoted in the November 2, 2015 edition of IP Law360 regarding the impact of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Officeâ€™s high rejection rate of patent applications for computer-related inventions following the U.S. Supreme Courtâ€™s Alice ruling.
2015-10-23 Sunjeev Sikand Addresses IPOâ€™s Board of Directors at 2015 Annual Meeting
Sunjeev Sikand addressed the Board of Directors of Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) at the 2015 Annual Meeting.
2015-10-20 RatnerPrestia Welcomes New Shareholder Wm Jackson Matney Jr.
RatnerPrestia is pleased to announce that Wm Jackson Matney Jr. has joined its Washington, D.C. office as a Shareholder.
2015-10-02 Brian P. Oâ€™Shaughnessy Nominated for President-Elect of the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc.
RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. Oâ€™Shaughnessy has been nominated as the next president-elect of the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc. (â€śLESâ€ť).