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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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News

MBHB Partners Kevin Noonan and Donald Zuhn Set to Attend on Behalf of Firm
MBHB Partners Daniel Boehnen and Grantland Drutchas Are Featured Co-Speakers for Case Study Presentation
MBHB partner Leif R. Sigmond, Jr. is a Featured Speaker for a Breakout Session
MBHB Partner Sydney Kokjohn Is a Featured Moderator for One of the Panels
MBHB Partners Kevin Noonan, Ph.D. and Donald Zuhn, Ph.D. Are Featured Presenters

Upcoming Events

September 10-11, 2015
MBHB Partners Joseph Herndon, Bradley Hulbert, Kevin Noonan, Ph.D., Thomas Wettermann and Donald Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D. are Featured Presenters
September 22, 2015
MBHB Partners Kevin E. Noonan, Ph.D. and Andrew W. Williams, Ph.D. Are the Featured Presenters
October 1, 2015
MBHB Partner Dr. Paul Tully Is a Featured Presenter at this ACI-Sponsored Program
December 9, 2015
December 10-11, 2015
MBHB Partner Bradley Hulbert Is a Featured Presenter

Past Event

August 27, 2015
MBHB Partners Grantland G. Drutchas and Dr. Donald L. Zuhn, Jr.., Ph.D. Are the Featured Presenters
July 30, 2015
MBHB Partner James M. McCarthy Is the Featured Presenter
July 20-21, 2015
MBHB Partners Kevin Noonan, Donald Zuhn and Paul Tully Are Featured Presenters
June 26, 2015
MBHB Partner Bradley Hulbert Is a Featured Co-Speaker for a Panel Presentation
June 25-26, 2015
MBHB Partners James Suggs and Nicole Reifman are Featured Course Leaders for this Management Forum-Sponsored Program

Publications

August 14, 2015 (snippets Alert)
MBHB snippets Alert - August 14, 2015

The Federal Circuit issued a unanimous en banc decision yesterday regarding when joint tortfeasors may be held liable for literal infringement in Akamai Technologies Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. In its opinion, the court held that method claims can be literally infringed when individual steps of a claimed method are performed by more than one actor under certain circumstances.
July 22, 2015 (snippets Alert)
MBHB snippets Alert - July 22, 2015

In a seriously fractured decision, the Federal Circuit construed the provisions of the Biologics Price Control and Innovation Act (BPCIA or Act) in Amgen Inc. et al. v. Sandoz Inc. In doing so, the court limited the information available to biologic drug makers regarding a competitor’s application for a biosimilar product (adopting Sandoz’s argument). On the other hand, the decision extended the statutory exclusivity period enjoyed by innovator biologic drug makers relating to when the biosimilar applicant can enter the marketplace (as Amgen argued).
Spring 2015 (snippets)
The patent statute makes it clear that subject matter that would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art as of the effective filing date of a patent application is not patentable. The considerations relevant to obviousness have been set for some time: (1) the scope and content of the prior art; (2) the level of ordinary skill in the art; (3) the differences between the claimed subject matter and the prior art; and (4) secondary considerations of non-obviousness. There has, however, been much litigation on how courts are to apply these considerations to determine whether an invention would have been obvious and therefore not patentable.
Spring 2015 (snippets)
The America Invents Act (AIA) created several adjudicative proceedings within the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, including inter partes review, post-grant review, and covered business method review (IPR, PGR, and CBM, respectively). The AIA also provided explicit estoppel provisions with respect to District Court litigation for those proceedings.
Spring 2015 (snippets)
In a 7-2 decision authored by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court held on March 24, 2015, that issue preclusion may apply to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decisions (B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.).
Spring 2015 (snippets)
In a recent verdict, a California federal jury found that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ smash hit “Blurred Lines” copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got To Give It Up” and awarded Marvin Gaye’s children $7.39 million in damages for copyright infringement. In a follow-up to our earlier articles, we discuss some of the issues raised in the case and what impact, if any, the decision can have on musicians who try to emulate a particular genre or another artist’s sound.
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