Prosecution

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Securing basic rights of ownership through the procurement of patents, registered trademarks, and copyrights is the foundation of an effective intellectual property strategy. Our clients know that their procurement strategy is in good hands. We always make sure our clients and their intellectual property assets are well-protected.

We craft prosecution strategies focused on our clients' business goals. We are skilled in all aspects of prosecution, including patent interference, re-examination, reissue, and opposition proceedings, as well as trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, both in the United States and internationally. Our patent attorneys and patent agents are adept in all aspects of patent procurement, including drafting applications and prosecuting them before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and abroad.

Our attorneys provide patent prosecution and counseling services in a wide range of technical areas, including biotechnology, business methods, chemical, computing, electrical, mechanical and materials, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, and telecommunications. Our broad patent litigation experience in enforcement and defense gives us an advantage in prosecution situations. We understand all sides of the issues that our clients face, so we are always ready to aggressively pursue and defend their rights.

At MBHB, our attorneys have unparalleled prosecution experience and technical knowledge.

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Upcoming Events

September 22, 2017
MBHB Partner Paul Berghoff Is the Featured Speaker for this Program 
October 15-17, 2017
MBHB Partner Bradley Hulbert Is a Featured Co-Speaker for this PRG-Sponsored Program
October 17, 2017
MBHB Attorneys Grant Drutchas and Aaron Gin, Ph.D. Are Featured Presenters
October 27, 2017
MBHB Partners Anthoula Pomrening and Marcus Thymian Are the Featured Speakers for this Program
November 3, 2017
MBHB Partner Dr. Paul Tully Is a Featured Speaker

Past Event

September 19, 2017
MBHB Partners Alison Baldwin and Paula Fritsch, Ph.D. Are Featured Presenters
September 12-13, 2017
PLI-Sponsored 2-Day Seminar Features 5 MBHB Partners as Presenters
August 30, 2017
MBHB partner Emily Miao, Ph.D. is the Featured Presenter at this MATTER Sponsored Workshop
August 29, 2017
August 25, 2017
MBHB partner Nicole Keenan Is the Featured Presenter at this Blazin' Babes Sponsored Webinar

Publications

Summer 2017 (snippets)
On May 22, 2017, in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, the Supreme Court reversed decades of expansive patent venue interpretation by the Federal Circuit. The ruling in TC Heartland immediately overturns long-standing “forum-shopping” practices and introduces a longer-term issue of defining “a regular and established place of business.”
Summer 2017 (snippets)
With cannabis policy reform and legalization continuing to gain momentum nationwide and internationally, the “Green Rush” is well underway. For companies and entrepreneurs entering this industry, comprehensive intellectual property (“IP”) protection is vital for their developing cannabis brands and inventions.
Summer 2017 (snippets)
In Water Splash v. Menon, the Supreme Court presents guidance for multinational plaintiffs and defendants charting the rarely tested waters of international service. Specifically, in determining that service by direct mailing is not expressly prohibited under the Hague Service Convention, the Court opened the flood gates for parties to attempt Convention-compliant service by direct mailing.
Summer 2017 (snippets)
On May 11, 2017, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) – the law that created a Federal cause of action for trade secret misappropriation – celebrated its first birthday. From the first year of enforcement, it appears that the DTSA got the balance right with some provisions, may need to be tweaked with others, and has yet to render clear results in some.
June 19, 2017 (snippets Alert)

This morning, in Matal v. Tam, previously Lee v. Tam, the Supreme Court handed down its most impactful interpretation of the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act to date by holding that at its intersection with the First Amendment, the disparagement clause violates the First Amendment’s Free Speech Clause.  

June 12, 2017 (snippets Alert)
The Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., marking the first time the Court has interpreted the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (“BPCIA”) for the approval of biosimilar drugs. On the first question considered, the Court held that a biologic reference product sponsor (“RPS”) cannot seek enforcement of 42 U.S.C. §262(l)(2)(A) by injunction under federal law. The Court’s analysis of the second question, regarding the 180-day notice provisions of the statute, was more straightforward. The Court held that the Federal Circuit had misinterpreted the statutory language by imposing a requirement for FDA approval before proper notice could be given.
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