Press Releases


15

Sep 2020

Osha Liang Piloting the Inaugural Midsize Mansfield Rule

We are pleased to announce our participation in the inaugural group of midsize law firms piloting Diversity Lab’s Midsize Mansfield Rule. Accordingly to Diversity Lab’s 09/15/20 press release, “The goal of the Mansfield Rule is to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these roles and opportunities.” [See full press release here] This collaboration...

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20

Aug 2020

2021 Best Lawyers

CONGRATULATIONS We are pleased to announce the inclusion of two firm attorneys in the Best Lawyers 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Partner Carlyn Burton was recognized in the field of Patent Law, and Global Chair Jonathan Osha was recognized in the fields of Litigation and Patent Law. Best Lawyers is considered the definitive guide to legal excellence; their annual list is based...

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11

Jun 2020

Osha Liang LLP Ranked on IAM Patent 1000 List of “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020′

Osha Liang LLP was recognized on the IAM Patent 1000 list of “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020.’ Osha Liang’s Global Chair Jonathan Osha, and Managing Partner Jeffrey Bergman were among the individuals ranked on the list of highly recommended professionals in the field of patent prosecution. According to IAM Patent 1000: “the IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking...

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24

Mar 2020

Osha Liang Announces Temporary Houston Office Closure

Early this morning, local officials announced a “stay-at-home” order to mitigate COVID-19 spread. In compliance with this directive, Osha Liang’s Houston office will temporarily close, effective March 24th at 11:59 pm. This restricted lock-down in Harris County will remain in place until April 3rd. As stated in a recent announcement (business continuity), our team is fully equipped and committed to providing uninterrupted service during this...

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18

Mar 2020

Our Commitment to Providing Uninterrupted Service

We would like to inform you that all of our offices remain open and are actively working. In response to developments with COVID-19, Osha Liang has taken proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of our team, our clients, and the community at large. Our Hangzhou office colleagues started working remotely in January while colleagues at our Paris office have been working remotely since...

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14

Jan 2020

Introducing our new Managing Partner: Jeffrey Bergman

繁體中文 Osha Liang is pleased to announce the election of Jeffrey Bergman as the new Managing Partner of Osha Liang LLP, effective immediately. Jeffrey Bergman joined the firm in 1999 as a recent graduate from the Master’s program in Chemistry at Cornell University.  He participated in the firm’s Patent Agent Training Program, and thereafter attended law school at night while working full-time as an agent. ...

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01

Nov 2019

Osha Liang Named 2020 ‘Best Law Firm’

Osha Liang was delighted and honored to be ranked a 2020 ” Best Law Firm” receiving recognition in the following categories: Metropolitan Tier 1 (Houston) Patent Law Metropolitan Tier 2 (Houston)  Litigation – Patent “Firms included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a...

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15

Sep 2019

Tammy Dunn Ranked “Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials List”

Congratulations to Osha Liang Attorney Tammy Dunn who was ranked among the “Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials List” according to the PTAB Bar Association. “This special publication, released by the Association’s Women’s Committee as part of a two-year long focus on women practicing before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board, recognizes female practitioners currently in private practice or at...

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10

Aug 2019

Jonathan Osha Once Again Named Texas Super Lawyer

Osha Liang’s Managing Partner Jonathan P. Osha has been selected for 2019 Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers©. This is the 15th consecutive year that Mr. Osha has earned selection to the list of Texas’ top attorneys.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. About Super Lawyers Super Lawyers,...

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09

Aug 2019

Jeffrey Bergman Named Texas Super Lawyer For 4th Consecutive Year

Osha Liang is pleased to announce that Partner Jeffrey Bergman has been selected for 2019 Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers©. This is the 4th consecutive year that Mr. Bergman has earned selection to the list of Texas’ top attorneys.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. About Super Lawyers...

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30

Nov 2018

Osha Liang Obtains $28.8 Million Architectural Copyright Judgment

By Califf Cooper Osha Liang and co-counsel Pat Zummo, acting on behalf of client Preston Wood & Associates, won a judgment of nearly $29 million against Houston real estate promoter Urban Living for copyright infringement and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  Federal District Judge David Hittner presided over the trial in August 2018 and entered judgment against Urban Living and architect Steven Cameron...

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10

Sep 2018

Jonathan Osha and Jeffrey Bergman Once Again Named Texas Super Lawyers

Osha Liang is pleased to announce that two attorneys at the firm have been selected as 2018 Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers©. The firm’s honorees are Managing Partner Jonathan P. Osha and Partner Jeffrey S. Bergman. Both were recognized in the Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation categories. This is the 13th consecutive year that Mr. Osha and the 3rd consecutive year that Mr. Bergman have earned...

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16

Aug 2018

Jonathan Osha Receives Best Lawyers in America 2019 Recognition

Managing Partner Jonathan Osha was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the fields of Litigation: Patent and Patent Law.  He has been recognized in the field of Litigation: Patent since 2018 and in Patent Law since 2014. ABOUT BEST LAWYERS Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal...

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15

Jun 2018

Osha Liang Ranked Again in IAM Patent 1000

For the second year in a row, Osha Liang was recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 as one of the top patent firms in Texas.  Osha Liang’s intellectual property practice achieved a “highly recommended” overall ranking and was recognized in the category of prosecution.  Additionally, Partner Jeffrey Bergman was also named a top individual in patent prosecution. IAM Patent 1000 has fast become...

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02

Nov 2017

Osha Liang Receives 2018 “U.S. News & World Report – Best Law Firm” Ranking

  For the third year in a row, Osha Liang is proud to announce the firm has been ranked in the 2018 edition of “U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers®” list of Best Law Firms.  Osha Liang holds Tier One ranking in patent law in Houston. In addition to the firm`s recognition, Managing Partner Jonathan Osha was recognized as 2018 “Best Lawyers in America”...

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07

Sep 2017

Osha Liang Ranked Top Law Firm in PTAB Litigation Diversity

Osha Liang was recently named the law firm with the highest ratio of female attorneys working on Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) patent cases, according to Docket Alarm’s statistics and as reported in Patently-O’s blog post.  According to the statistics, 72% of Osha Liang’s AIA-Trial representations are staffed by female attorneys. The blog post points out the fact that “Patent litigation is dominated by...

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05

Sep 2017

Osha Liang Attorneys Named 2017 Texas Super Lawyers

Osha Liang is pleased to announce that two attorneys at the firm have been selected as 2017 Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers©. The firm’s honorees are Managing Partner Jonathan P. Osha and Partner Jeffrey S. Bergman. Both were recognized in the Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation categories. This is the 11th consecutive year that Mr. Osha has earned selection to the list of the state’s top...

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18

Aug 2017

Emory University Announces First 40 Under Forty: Partner Carlyn Burton Named Recipient

The Emory Alumni Association honors an accomplished and influential group of winners for its inaugural “40 under Forty Award Recognition Program.” ATLANTA, GEORGIA, August 2017 – Year after year, Emory graduates some of the most impactful young leaders in a broad range of industries. They forge partnerships, solve problems, blaze trails, and serve their communities a round t he world. The Emory Alumni Association 40...

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07

Jun 2017

Osha Liang Ranked in 2017 IAM Patent 1000

For the first time, Osha Liang was recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 as one of the top patent firms in Texas.  Osha Liang’s intellectual property practice achieved a “highly recommended” overall ranking and was recognized in the category of prosecution.  Additionally, Partner Jeff Bergman was also named a top individual in the practice area. IAM Patent 1000 has fast become the definitive...

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19

Apr 2017

Osha Liang Sponsors DCFemTech’s 3rd Annual Awards Celebration

See below for photos from the event. Osha Liang announced today that the firm is a proud sponsor of DCFemTech, the coalition of women leaders aimed at lowering the barriers to entry for women in tech by amplifying the efforts of women in tech organizations.  The annual event has recognized 48 women as recipients of their annual DCFemTech Awards. On May 18th, the organization and its...

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22

Mar 2017

Osha Liang Recognized in 2017 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property

Osha Liang is pleased to announce the firm has been recognized in the 2017 IP Stars Handbook published by Managing Intellectual Property, a leading global legal ranking directory. Osha Liang – Ranked in Texas Intellectual Property as “Highly Recommended” for 2017 Jonathan Osha – Patent Star, Trademark Star IP Stars highlights the country’s leading intellectual property firms and lawyers and is based on surveys completed by peers and in-house counsel, as well...

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08

Mar 2017

Osha Liang Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Houston, TX — International intellectual property law firm Osha Liang LLP is pleased to announce that two attorneys from the Houston office were selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® 2017 by Thomson Reuters. Osha Liang lawyers on the Texas Rising Stars® 2017 list include: Carlyn A. Burton – Intellectual Property Monica M. Katthage – Intellectual Property Litigation The Texas Rising Stars represent the top 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys who...

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02

Mar 2017

“Alice” Motion to Dismiss Complaint Denied in Credit Card Personalization Suit

March 2, 2017 —  A Colorado federal judge today rejected an attempt to invalidate Osha Liang client Gemalto SA’s patent on improved smart card personalization systems.  After Gemalto sued CPI Card Group for infringement last year, CPI sought to dismiss the case under 35 U.S.C. § 101 based on its argument that the Gemalto patent claimed only unpatentable abstract ideas and was therefore invalid under...

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15

Feb 2017

Osha Liang Named Top Silicon Valley IP Litigation Law Firm

Osha Liang’s Sillicon Valley office has been named by JD Journal as a “Top IP Litigation Law Firm.”  As noted by the publication, Osha Liang “has international and national clients who benefit from their unique Patent Agent program which recruits attorneys fresh out of the tech industry or who have some kind of technology-focused higher education.” To read the full article, click here.


08

Feb 2017

US Supreme Court Urged to Close “Pirates’ Bay” of Architectural Copyright Infringement

By: Louis K. Bonham An assortment of industry groups, building design firms, and a major regional home builder jointly urged the Supreme Court to resolve a split among the Courts of Appeals regarding architectural copyrights. In an amici curia (“friends of the court”) filing, the American Institute of Building Design, the Texas Institute of Building Design, design firms Design Basics LLC and Frank Betz Associates,...

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19

Jan 2017

Osha Liang Once Again Named to Top 10 List for TC 3600 Allowance Rates

Osha Liang has once again achieved a top-10 ranking by Juristat in patent examination allowance by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Technology Center (TC) 3600. 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 80.7 percent, Osha Liang was recognized as one of the most...

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12

Dec 2016

Osha Liang Silicon Valley Office Continues Growth with Arrival of IP Attorney David Pitinga

SILICON VALLEY  – Dec. 12, 2016 – Intellectual property law firm, Osha Liang LLP, adds further strength to its Silicon Valley roster with the addition of patent attorney, David Pitinga.  David has extensive experience handling patent prosecution matters for various technical areas including computer software and hardware, more specifically, artificial intelligence, search engines, recommender systems, massively multiplayer gaming, and blockchain applications. David is a patent attorney...

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11

Nov 2016

Texas Bar College Welcomes Partner Robert Lord

The Texas Bar College FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUSTIN – The Texas Bar College congratulates Robert P. Lord on his membership in the College. With over 17 years of IP legal experience under his belt, Mr. Lord relies on a wealth of sound legal and business-savvy approaches to solving client’s IP issues.  Mr. Lord manages over 3,000 active matters for numerous medium-to-large companies, while still being intimately involved...

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