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14

Jun 2016

Peter Schechter Quoted in Law360 Article on Patent Damages Ruling

Partner Peter Schechter was quoted in the Law360 article “Attorneys React to High Court’s Patent Damages Ruling.” The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday, June 13, 2016 to discard the Federal Circuit’s strict test for awarding enhanced damages in patent cases, finding that the circuit’s high bar for patent owners was not justified under the Patent Act.  In the article, attorney’s tell Law360 why the decision is...

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10

Jun 2016

US Bar/JPO Liaison Council Meeting

Date: June 10, 2016 Location: Seattle, Washington Event Description:  US Bar/Japan Patent Office (JPO) Liaison Council Meeting On June 10, 2016, the US Bar/JPO Liaison Council delegates met with JPO Commissioner Ito, Director Nonaka and other members of the JPO leadership in Seattle.  The meeting was graciously hosted by Amazon, and presented a unique opportunity for face-to-face discussions with JPO leadership on issues of IP law, IP practice, and...

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09

Jun 2016

7 Tips for Writing an Effective Amicus Brief

By: David S. Forman, Ph.D. A nagging doubt haunts those who file amicus briefs: Once the brief enters the black hole of the appellate court, will its arguments receive serious consideration? Indeed, will anyone even read the brief?  Senior Counsel, David S. Forman, Ph.D., presents seven tips for writing an effective amicus brief. To read the full article published by Law360, click here.


09

Jun 2016

China, US and Europe Patent Litigation Seminar

Date: June 20, 2016 Time: 13:45-17:00 Location: Salon Flaubert, 3/F, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, No. 988 Guangzhou DA Dao Zhong, Tianhe District, China Event Type: Speaking Engagement Event Description:  China, US and Europe Patent Litigation Patent litigation is becoming a frequent weapon of excluding the competitors off the market in China, as well as in the U.S.  Osha Liang Partner Jeff Bergman will be co-presenting at the American Chamber of Commerce in...

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20

May 2016

Retirement Congratulations to Dr. Chyau Liang

Dr. Chyau Liang, named partner of Osha Liang LLP, will be retiring from the firm this month after a long and distinguished career as a scientist, a professor, and an intellectual property attorney. Dr. Liang received his bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences from National Taiwan University in 1977.  After a couple years of working as a pharmacist in Taiwan, he moved to the United States...

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20

May 2016

EU Trade Secrets Directive Approved

By: Christophe Besnard The European Parliament voted on last April 14, 2016 in favor of the EU Trade Secrets Directive. The Council of the European Union (EU) should now approve the Parliament’s position and the Directive be adopted in its current wording. The EU Member States would then have 24 months to adapt their national laws to the objectives of the Directive. The Directive aims to ensure that...

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20

May 2016

News Flash: New Federal Trade Secrets Act in the United States

By: Jonathan P. Osha President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) into law on May 11, 2016.  The DTSA for the first time provides a private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation at the federal level.  Previously, prosecution of trade secret theft at the federal level was limited to criminal actions brought by the federal government.  Private actions for trade secret theft were...

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20

May 2016

Intellectual Property Protection of 3D Printed Medical Implants

By: David S. Forman Senior Counsel, David S. Forman, Ph.D., discusses how 3D printing is revolutionizing manufacturing in ways that will change our economy and lives.  For example, few realize that almost all in-ear hearing aids are now made by 3-D printing, with more than 10,000,000 pairs sold.  3D printing raises unique intellectual property issues.  For example, 3D printers eliminate barriers to entry in manufacturing because they enable...

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16

May 2016

Osha Liang Ranked Among Top 100 U.S. Firms for Minority Attorneys

Law360 recently released its inaugural results of the “Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys” survey and Osha Liang ranked 23rd on the top 100 list of U.S. law firms that were ranked.   This ranking, based on each firm’s minority representation at both the partner and non-partner levels, illustrates Osha Liang’s commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion. According to Law360’s 2016 Diversity Snapshot of the U.S. law firms surveyed by Law360, less than...

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20

Apr 2016

IP High Court in Japan | IP Division of the Tokyo District Court

Date: April 20, 2016 Location: Tokyo, Japan Event Type: Speaking Engagement Event Description:  Presentation to the IP High Court in Japan and the IP Division of the Tokyo District Court On April 20, 2016, Partner, Yuichi Watanabe, presented to the judges of the Intellectual Property (IP) High Court in Japan and the IP Division of the Tokyo District Court as a delegate of the American Intellectual Property...

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02

Apr 2016

C3: MedTech16 Conference (Create. Connect. Commercialize)

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Time:  8:00 am – 6:00 pm Location: Osha Liang Houston Office 909 Fannin, Suite 3500 Houston, TX 77010 Event Description:  Join us for a unique full-day conference aimed at connecting entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors, and industry leaders all in one place.  Tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the start-up journey ahead.  If your start-up is...

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23

Mar 2016

32nd Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar

Date: April 21, 2016 Time: 2:55 – 3:05 pm EDT Location: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 Event Type: Speaking Engagement Event Description:  32nd Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar Partner Peter C. Schechter will be presenting on “Patent Licensors Beware: A No challenge Clause Does Not Bar Challenge Before the PTAB”.  For more information, please visit www.jppcle.org/2016-program/ or contact Takiya Meniel by email:...

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18

Mar 2016

Taiwan Seminars

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Time: 1:30 -4:30 pm Location: Nankang Software Park, Building A, 2nd floor, Taiwan Event Type: Speaking Engagement Event Description: Partners Jeffery P. Langer Ph.D., Jeff Bergman, and Chyau Liang, Ph.D. will be presenting on the following topics. How to work effectively with outside counsel to get an invention converted into an application (Presented by Partner Jeffery P. Langer, Ph.D.) Indefiniteness under 35...

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18

Mar 2016

March 25, 2016: Hangzhou Seminars

Date: Friday, March 25, 2016 Time: 2-5 pm Location: Ramada Inn, Hangzhou, China  杭州华美达酒店中冠厅(高新区江南大道3399号) Event Type: Speaking Engagement Event Description: Partners Jeffery P. Langer, Jeff Bergman, and Associate Han-Mei will be presenting on the following topics in Hangzhou, China. IP issues and Seizures in Trade Shows (Partner Jeffery P. Langer) US Post Grant (IPR) Procedures and  Practice Tips (Partner Jeff Bergman) US Patent Litigations and ITC Investigations (Associate...

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09

Mar 2016

Fed. Circ. Patent Agent Privilege Rule To Lower Legal Costs  

The Federal Circuit’s decision this week in the case involving Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. ruled that some communications between patent applicants and nonlawyer patent agents are privileged gives agents far greater freedom to do their jobs and should lower the cost of patent law services.  Partner Peter Schechter was quoted in Law360 commenting on why the ruling is good for patent law firms, as well as...

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08

Mar 2016

Focus on Trademarks: Registration of Derogatory Terms

By: Keelin Hargadon In 2015, The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ordered an en banc review of its own previous decision that the term “The Slants” is derogatory to persons of Asian descent, and therefore was properly denied registration in view of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act. The resulting opinion, issued December 22, 2015, found the Lanham Act’s provision barring the registration...

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07

Mar 2016

The Hottest Product at Your Next Trade Show – A TRO

Partners Tammy Dunn and Jeffery Langer, Ph.D. discuss how trade show TROs can be powerful weapons for IP rights holders and threats to be reckoned with for accused infringers, suggesting that exhibitors on both sides of a burgeoning IP dispute would be wise to have counsel explore this potential remedy. A French adaptation of the article was also published in the francophone IP revue (RFPI).  European...

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03

Mar 2016

Deciding Whether To Opt Out of the Unified Patent Court

By: Francesca Giovannini Although the precise timing is still unknown, one possible timetable would have Europe’s Unified Patent Court (UPC) begin operations by mid-2017. If the UPC Agreement indeed enters into force within that period, then the so-called “provisional period” could start between the end of 2016 and early 2017. The provisional period is intended to allow, among other things, the start of the recording...

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02

Mar 2016

April 19, 2016: Patent Prosecution for Litigators

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Time: 9:00am Location: PLI New York Center 1177 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor New York City, NY 10036 Event Type: Speaking Engagement Event Description: Partner Robert Lord will be presenting on “Patent Prosecution for Litigators” at Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) seminar, “Fundamentals of Patent Litigation 2016” on April 19 in New York City.  To register for the seminar, please visit...

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01

Mar 2016

March 13, 2016: SXSW HATCH Pitch Competition

Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016 Time: 11:30am – 6:00pm Location: Ballet Austin, Austin, TX Event Type: Sponsorship Event Description: HATCH pitch, the revolutionary startup pitch competition, announced today the finalists for its upcoming March 13 event in Austin, Texas. A proud sponsor of HATCH pitch since its inception in 2012, the Osha Liang LLP intellectual property law firm congratulates the finalists selected for this international competition....

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01

Mar 2016

March 11, 2016: Legal MasterMinds Luncheon for Law Pros

Date: Friday, March 11, 2016 Time: 11:30AM Location: 2900 Lakeside Drive, Suite 200 Santa Clara, CA Event Type: Sponsorship; Speaking Engagement Event Description: Osha Liang is sponsoring the Legal MasterMinds’ March Monthly Group meeting on March 11, 2016 in Santa Clara, CA.  Partner Robert Lord will be leading the discussion which will focus on ways to determine how to best help inform the business community regarding useful...

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29

Feb 2016

March 2, 2016: Sharing Economy’s Laws of Success

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Time: 6:00PM Location: Mitchell Park Community Center 3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA Event Type: Sponsorship; Speaking Engagement Event Description: Osha Liang is sponsoring the Silicon Valley’s Business Law Seminars & Lawyers Network event in Palo Alto, CA. The “sharing economy”, also known as the “peer-to-peer” or “new economy”, has disrupted industries and is being scrutinized by regulators and the...

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24

Feb 2016

Osha Liang Congratulates 2016 HATCH Pitch Finalists

AUSTIN and HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2016/PRNewswire/ — HATCH pitch, the revolutionary startup pitch competition, announced today the finalists for its upcoming March 13 event in Austin, Texas. A proud sponsor of HATCH pitch since its inception in 2012, the Osha Liang LLP intellectual property law firm congratulates the finalists selected for this international competition. Applications were received from hundreds of early-stage tech startups in 20...

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23

Feb 2016

Osha Liang Recognized as a Top Firm for Business Methods Applications

HOUSTON, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Osha Liang LLP has achieved a top-7 ranking by Juristat with successes in the area of e-commerce art units of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the law firm said today. Selected from IP Today’s list of top firms for 2015, Osha Liang is recognized for business methods claims in the 3620s, 3680s, and 3690s e-commerce art units. Jonathan...

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05

Feb 2016

Osha Liang Helps Standard Innovation Achieve Global IP Settlement

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The epic legal battle between Canada-based Standard Innovation Corp., pioneer of the innovative We-Vibe® brand of sexual wellness products, and the LELO group of companies, officially has ended, the intellectual property law firm Osha Liang LLP said today. In what became the equivalent of the Apple v. Samsung battle of the sexual wellness industry, these long-time rivals reached a global...

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19

Jan 2016

Osha Liang Welcomes IP Attorney David S. Forman to Our Washington, DC Office

WASHINGTON and HOUSTON, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Intellectual property attorney David S. Forman, whose practice focuses on patent prosecution, litigation and counseling, has joined Osha Liang LLP as senior counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C.-area office. Dr. Forman has a wide range of scientific and legal experience with matters involving biotechnology, immunology, pharmaceuticals, organic chemistry, diagnostic devices and methods, and medical devices. He was...

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17

Dec 2015

Osha Liang Recognized as a Top Firm for Patent Allowance in USPTO’s Technology Center 3600

HOUSTON, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Osha Liang LLP has achieved a top-4 ranking by Juristat in patent examination allowance by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Technology Center 3600, the law firm said today. The USPTO’s TC 3600 provides examination for a wide range of technologies, including software, business methods, and the oil and gas industry. With an allowance rate of 89.0 percent, Osha...

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02

Dec 2015

Osha Liang LLP Recognized as a Top Firm for Patent Allowance in USPTO’s Technology Center 2100

HOUSTON, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Osha Liang LLP has achieved a top-10 ranking by Juristat in patent examination allowance by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Technology Center 2100, the law firm said today. The USPTO’s TC 2100 provides examination for patent applications including computer archi-tecture, software and information security. With an allowance rate of 89.43 percent, Osha Liang was recognized as a leader...

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