Press Releases


Sep 2016

Osha Liang Attorneys Named 2016 Texas Super Lawyers

HOUSTON, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — International intellectual property law firm Osha Liang LLP is pleased to announce that two attorneys at the firm have been selected as 2016 Thomson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers©. The firm’s honorees are partners Jonathan P. Osha and Jeffrey S. Bergman. Both were recognized in the Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation categories. This is the tenth consecutive year that Mr....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sep 2015

Osha Liang named one of the 6 IP Boutiques Punching Above Their Weight

6 IP Boutiques Punching Above Their Weight Law360, San Diego (September 25, 2015, 3:32 PM ET) — Between corporate spending cuts to intellectual property litigation and talent poaching by bigger firms, IP boutiques face a bruising legal market, but some specialty shops are getting ahead of the competition, landing big-name clients and notching wins in court and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. After...

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Jun 2015

Valeo North America Inc. Victorious at the PTAB

HOUSTON, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In a significant victory, auto parts maker Valeo North America Inc. won a series of patent challenges related to vehicle vision and imaging sys-tem technology in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the company’s law firm Osha Liang LLP said today. In a series of Final Written Decisions, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated 92 of 93 of...

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May 2015

Jeffery P. Langer Joins Osha Liang’s Washington Office

WASHINGTON and HOUSTON, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Intellectual property law firm Osha Liang LLP announced that new partner Jeffery P. Langer has joined the firm’s relocated metro Washington, D.C. office. Dr. Langer joined firm partner James Hopenfeld at the firm’s office at 800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600, Alexandria, Virginia 22314. The office is located a short walk from United States Patent and Trademark Office...

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Apr 2015

Beacon Power LLC Defeats Twin America Invents Act Validity Challenges to Patent

HOUSTON, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Osha Liang LLP’s client Beacon Power LLC has defeated twin America Invents Act validity challenges to its U.S. Patent 8,008,804 covering the use of Flywheel Energy Storage Systems (FESS) for regulating the frequency of the electric power grid. In late 2014, Temporal Power Ltd., a competitor in the emerging market for FESS applications, filed two petitions for Inter Partes...

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Oct 2014

Peter Schechter Elected Vice Chair of AIPPI-US Division of AIPLA

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Peter C. Schechter, who joined Osha Liang LLP as a partner in January 2014, was elected vice chair of the AIPPI-US Division of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the international intellectual property law firm announced today. Mr. Schechter’s election at the AIPLA annual meeting in Washington D.C. last week came midway through his two-year appointment to the organization’s...

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Aug 2014

Osha Liang LLP’s Patent Agent Program Seeks New Talent

HOUSTON August 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Global intellectual property law firm Osha Liang LLP is searching for promising recent college graduates and talented individuals from the high-tech industry to join its team responsible for drafting and procuring patents in the computer science and software industries. Osha Liang seeks applicants for the firm’s unique Patent Agent Program. Recent college graduates with computer science degrees and experienced...

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Jul 2014

Osha Liang LLP Named Among IP Boutiques Most Loved by In-House Counsel

HOUSTON July 10, 2014 — Osha Liang LLP is pleased to announce that Law360, in cooperation with BTI, has named the firm as one of seven intellectual property law boutiques most loved by in-house counsel nationwide. After a survey of more than 175 general counsel and decision makers at Fortune 1000 companies, the seven IP boutique law firms were chosen as industry standouts. Noted service...

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Nov 2013

Jury awards $3.2 million to Texas firm in Architectural Copyright case

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 25, 2012 – Kipp Flores Architects prevailed in a copyright infringement suit filed against Hallmark Design Homes as a federal jury returned a $3.2 million verdict for the Austin, Texas-based firm. The jury in the U.S. District Court in Houston found that Hallmark infringed Kipp Flores Architects’ copyrights by constructing hundreds of houses from copyrighted architectural designs in violation of federal law. The...

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Aug 2013

Osha Liang LLP: Fine Wine and Spirits Producers Win ITC Intellectual Property Dispute

HOUSTON, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Cognac Ferrand and W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd., two producers of fine wines and spirits, prevailed in an intellectual property dispute before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Osha Liang LLP said today. The ITC issued notice of its decision to review and terminate an investigation of patent disputes related to product packaging brought against more than a dozen wine and...

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May 2013

Home Design Firm Awarded $1.3 Million in Architectural Copyright Case

HOUSTON, Texas, May 20, 2013 – A federal district court has awarded $1.3 million to a Texas design firm in an architectural copyright case, according to Osha Liang LLP. Houston-based Hewlett Custom Home Designs, Inc., whose clients include Fortune 500 executives and celebrities such as Charles Barkley, claimed that Frontier Custom Builders, Inc. infringed Hewlett’s copyrighted designs in violation of federal law. The jury in...

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Jan 2013

Osha Liang Sponsors Hatch Pitch Competition

Osha Liang is proud to be sponsoring the Hatch pitch competition this year at SXSW in March. Aly Dossa, partner at Osha Liang is the intellectual property resource for contestants entering the competition. For more startup tutorials and advice, visit: HATCH is a pitch competition for revolutionary tech startups at SXSW Interactive festival. Technology founders compete to win several prizes and gain recognition to...

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Dec 2012

Osha Liang Secures Affirmance in Inter-Partes Reexamination Case from the Federal Circuit

On December 11, 2012, Osha Liang, representing the patent holder in an Inter-Partes Reexamination, secured an affirmance from the Federal Circuit that the patent at issue was valid.  Inter-Partes Reexamination is a process (now replaced by Inter-Partes Review, after the passage of the American Invents Act) by which a third party can challenge the validity of a patent that the PTO, then at the PTAB...

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Nov 2012

U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms $3.2 Million Award in Architectural Copyright Case

AUSTIN, Texas, November 7, 2012 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has affirmed a $3.2 million award to an Austin, Texas firm in an architectural copyright case. Last year, a federal jury returned a $3.2 million verdict for Kipp Flores Architects.  The jury found that Hallmark Design Homes infringed Kipp Flores Architects’ copyrights by constructing hundreds of houses from copyrighted...

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