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MBHB has experience on both sides of the patent - we are accomplished patent agents and deftly manage the patent prosecution process, while we also provide aggressive, goal-focused counsel in patent litigation matters.

Our attorneys have broad patent litigation experience, both enforcing patents and defending against infringement allegations. Our patent attorneys and patent agents are also highly adept in all aspects of patent procurement, including drafting applications and prosecuting them before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as in other countries. MBHB prosecutes interferences in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and assists in foreign patent oppositions. We negotiate patent licenses and help our clients establish and manage patent portfolios worldwide.

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Upcoming Events

February 23, 2016
MBHB Partner Dr. Kevin Noonan Is a Featured Presenter at this ACI-Sponsored Program
February 24, 2016
March 16, 2016
MBHB Partner Daniel Boehnen and Bristows LLP Partner Edward Nodder Are the Featured Co-Presenters
May 25, 2016
MBHB Partner Dr. Kevin Noonan Is the Featured Presenter at this ALA-Sponsored Session

Past Event

January 21, 2016
MBHB Attorneys Michael Borella, Ph.D., Kevin Noonan, Ph.D. and Donald Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D. Are the Featured Co-Presenters
January 20, 2016
MBHB Partner Joseph Herndon Is the Featured Presenter at this LSI-Sponsored Program
December 10-11, 2015
MBHB Partner Bradley Hulbert Is a Featured Presenter
December 9, 2015
December 3-4, 2015
MBHB Partners Anthoula Pomrening and James Suggs Are Featured Co-Presenters at this Management Forum-Sponsored Conference  

Publications

Summer 2015 (snippets)
The Supreme Court Brulotte v. Thys Co. decision stands for the rule that a patentee cannot receive royalties for activities falling within the scope of the patent claims once the patent has expired. Roundly criticized on economics grounds since it was handed down, the Supreme Court refused to walk back the Brulotte rule in a case decided at the end of the past term, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC.
Summer 2015 (snippets)
In a decision authored by Chief Judge Sharon Prost, the Federal Circuit held that while design patents covering product configurations – that is, “a product feature or a combination or arrangement of features” – can protect functional aspects of a design, trade dresses cannot.
Summer 2015 (snippets)
In the highly fractured Amgen v. Sandoz decision, the Federal Circuit, in part, concluded that the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”) patent resolution procedure was not mandatory, leaving open the distinct possibility that no biosimilar applicant will ever use the new biosimilar approval pathway.
Summer 2015 (snippets)
In 2009, Sergey Aleynikov was a computer programmer employed by Goldman Sachs to write high-frequency trading code. He accepted an offer to join a new Chicago-based company, Teza Technologies. Before he left Goldman Sachs, however, he sent portions of Goldman’s high frequency trading code to a German server for his own future use. After Goldman found out, it went to the FBI; Aleynikov was then arrested on a flight home from a visit to Chicago. With that arrest began a circuitous journey through the U.S. legal system, governed by two different sovereigns and under two different legal regimes – neither one of which was ultimately found to cover his actions.
Summer 2015 (snippets)
In an effort to simplify production issues for our clients – and to ensure that they themselves are in compliance with the EU and Swiss Privacy Laws on protection of personal information – MBHB has obtained certification under the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework. This certification process allows clients peace of mind when transferring documents and other materials that may contain personal data from the EU and/or Switzerland to the United States.
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.
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