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Oct 2015

Jeffrey S. Bergman and Jonathan P. Osha co-author The Bulletproof Patent: A Practical Guide to Drafting & Obtaining an Enforceable Patent

Osha Liang LLP is pleased to announce that LexisNexis recently published The Bulletproof Patent: A Practical Guide to Drafting & Obtaining an Enforceable Patent. As explained by the authors, Jeffrey S. Bergman and Jonathan P. Osha, who together have a combined 30 years as patent practitioners, a “bulletproof ” patent is one that does not require litigation because it is written understandably, is clear in...

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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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Aug 2015

September 24, 2015: Current Issues in Architectural Copyright Litigation

The Intellectual Property Litigation and Construction Litigation Committees of the American Bar Association will be launching two Roundtable programs. Louis Bonham will lead the presentation “Current Issues in Architectural Copyright Litigation” and Michael D. Stegar will moderate. The program will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern. These Roundtable sessions are a free member benefit that allow you...

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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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Jun 2014

Supreme Court Raises Risk of Attorney Fees Awards in Patent Litigation

The Supreme Court of the United States decided two cases on April 29 that make it easier for a successful patent litigant to win an attorney fees award against the loser. In Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., No. 12-1184, 572 U.S. ___ (2014), the Court dramatically lowered both the standard for winning an attorney fees award and the burden of proof...

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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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Oct 2013

Updates and Changes in Chinese Trademark and Copyright Law

The PRC recently passed legislation affecting intellectual property rights which will take effect on May 1, 2014.  The following is a synopsis of some of the most salient points. Multi-Class Applications Applicants may now file for trademark registration in several classes in a single application.  Previously, only one class was permitted per application.  This change is expected to streamline the trademark process and cut down...

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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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Jun 2013

Osha Liang LLP: Standard Innovation Wins ITC Intellectual Property Dispute

HOUSTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Standard Innovation, a manufacturer of the We-Vibe® brand of sexual wellness products, prevailed in an intellectual property dispute before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Osha Liang LLP said today. The ITC issued a final determination affirming findings by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) that Standard Innovation’s patent was valid and infringed. In Investigation No. 337-TA-823, the Commission reversed the ALJ’s...

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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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Apr 2013

April 2013

"America Invents Act" (Provisions Effective March 16, 2013) Tom Scherer presented on the America Invents Act to a group of attorneys and intellectual property department personnel in Tokyo, Japan.


Apr 2013

Trademark Winner 2013

Osha Liang is please to announce we have won ‘Trademarks Law Firm of the Year in Texas’ for the 2013 Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Award.


Apr 2013

2013 IP Today Ranking

Osha Liang is pleased to announce we have once again been placed in the top 50 patent firms in Intellectual Property Today. We are ranked 49 with a total of 727 patent applications filed in 2012 and a three-year average of 685.7. To learn more, please visit


Feb 2013

February 2013

Jeff Bergman, Laura Witbeck, and Kevin Kuelbs presented on Post-Grant Procedures to a group of attorneys, patent agents, and patent engineers in Houston, Texas.


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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