Counseling

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The most important service we provide to our clients is advice, along with the skills to implement it. We counsel clients on the management and development of their intellectual property assets, advising clients on issues of patent validity, infringement, and the introduction of new products. Our expertise in business consulting and patent law has been a valuable resource for clients in e-commerce, finance, and other fields.

Our creative, cost-effective strategies are designed to help our clients achieve specific business objectives as well as further long-term business goals. We help establish and maintain effective programs for identifying and patenting key inventions. We also offer strategic advice on the development of patent and trademark portfolios and the exploitation of innovations through licensing. We evaluate potential litigation risks and suggest strategies for avoiding litigation, and we issue opinions regarding the scope, validity, and enforceability of patents and patent portfolios. At MBHB, we also provide advice when assessing the likely outcomes of litigation and in acquisition-related due diligence investigations.

The high-level education and experience earned by our attorneys gives us the skill and industry knowledge we need to help our clients make the decisions that are best for their business, from the beginning.

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Upcoming Events

May 28, 2015
MBHB Partner Patrick G. Gattari is the Featured Presenter
June 3, 2015
June 25-26, 2015
MBHB Partners James Suggs and Nicole Reifman are Featured Course Leaders for this Management Forum-Sponsored Program

Past Event

May 22, 2015
MBHB Partner Bradley Hulbert Is a Featured Presenter
May 21, 2015
May 13, 2015
MBHB Partner Dr. Kevin Noonan Is a Featured Presenter
May 13-15, 2015
MBHB Partner Dr. Kevin Noonan Is a Featured Presenter
May 12-14, 2015
MBHB Partners Dr. Kevin Noonan and Dr. Donald Zuhn are Featured Presenters at this PLI-Sponsored Seminar

Publications

March 27, 2015 (snippets Alert)
MBHB snippets Alert - March 27, 2015

On Friday, March 27, Director Lee issued a statement on the PTO Blog, indicating several current and proposed “quick-fix” rule changes. Immediate changes include nearly doubling the number of pages for a motion to amend to up to 25 pages, along with the addition of a claims appendix. Opposition briefing and reply briefing will get a commensurate amount of additional pages. Judges will begin implementing these changes through scheduling orders effective immediately.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
Anticipation is easy enough to establish if the prior art expressly sets forth each of the elements of the claims. However, more interesting issues of proof arise when one or more elements of the claims are not expressly stated in the prior art, but following the prior art necessarily yields the missing elements of the claim.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
It has been about 9 months since Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International was decided by the Supreme Court. In that time, many district court and Federal Circuit cases have resulted in grants of summary judgment or dismissal based on findings of patent invalidity. Specifically, courts have found the patents at issue to be directed to patent-ineligible subject matter based on the two part framework laid out in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., as reiterated and refined in Alice.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
Foreign patent filing decisions should take into account all of the potential additional costs associated with filing, prosecution, and annuity fees, as well as translation and legal service costs for hiring patent practitioners in each jurisdiction. In this article, five tips are discussed for developing a cost-effective strategy for obtaining foreign patent protection.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
This article highlights some of the takeaway lessons from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decisions and guidance with regard to three of the most important issues: the content of the substitute claim set, the burden of proof, and the requirement of the patent holder to establish patentability of the substitute claims.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
In a 9-0 decision authored by Justice Sotomayor, the Supreme Court held on January 21, 2015 that trademark tacking is a question of fact, which should be decided by a jury. The case, Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, sought to resolve the circuit split regarding this issue of whether a judge or a jury should decide the issue of trademark tacking.
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