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In today’s global economy, businesses must pay extremely close attention to protecting their intellectual property. Because IP lies at the heart of every product or service brought to market, it constitutes a corporation’s most valuable asset. A strong IP portfolio creates competitive advantage, captures market share, underwrites research and development, and promotes growth. Intellectual property is not pixels and megabits—it is human ingenuity made manifest. Cozen O’Connor’s IP team helps clients maximize the value of that ingenuity.
Our intellectual property team represents a wide variety of national and international corporate clients from startups to multinational companies. Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics, manufacturing, communications, finance, entertainment, and education. We have a full-service practice, meaning we help clients acquire, manage, and protect intellectual property. We work in the areas of patent, trademark, trade dress, domain name, and copyright – and regularly counsel on procurement, prosecution, enforcement, asset management, monetization, licensing, and litigation.
As the value of intellectual property has multiplied over the last three decades, so have the costs of acquiring and protecting it. Well-managed companies no longer pursue acquisition or litigation without first carefully assessing the long-term viability of the underlying IP. It is our job to help clients make wise investments and direct resources toward those assets most likely to drive sustained growth. In order to provide this type of strategic counsel, the attorneys at Cozen O’Connor develop a deep understanding of each client’s overall business and how IP serves the client’s broader business goals.
Our attorneys couple business acumen with prescient analysis of an ever-shifting legal and technological landscape. The rules governing intellectual property change constantly – and the underlying science and technology change even faster. We are active participants in the IP bar, so we know about legal developments as soon as they happen. And we have the scientific and technical background to handle the most complex IP matters. Cozen O’Connor operates on the cutting edge of law and science to help clients create IP portfolios that will retain value over the long term.
While some law firms have attempted to corner niches in the IP marketplace, Cozen O’Connor believes clients are best served by attorneys who handle a wide range of IP issues, from patent enforcement to post-merger trademark consolidation, and who represent a wide range of clients, including plaintiffs, defendants, buyers, and sellers. Broad experience allows us to see each matter in a larger context and adopt approaches that support the health of an entire portfolio. It also gives us insight into the priorities of partners and adversaries; we have been on both sides, so we can accurately anticipate the actions and reactions of all constituents.
Conduct patent procurement, freedom to operate, clearance, validity, and due diligence
Handle trademark and copyright prosecution, clearance, registrability, and due diligence
Lead patent, trademark, and copyright enforcement actions
Provide comprehensive portfolio management and counseling
Handle data privacy breaches
Negotiate licensing arrangements and strategies
Form partnerships, joint ventures, and outsourcing arrangements
Counsel clients regarding entertainment rights, right of publicity, and right of privacy
Develop online enforcement protocols, privacy policies, and user and membership agreements
Represent clients with respect to trade secret, counterfeiting, and price discrimination issues
Conduct all forms of intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution
We represent a diverse corporate client base, which includes everything from high-tech startups to renowned blue chips. Our clients operate in a wide range of industry sectors, including:
Electronics and computer software
Telecommunications and internet service provision
Biotech and chemical
Manufacturing and mechanical
Entertainment and sports
Food and beverage
Service and retail
Education and nonprofits
The intellectual property team includes litigators, transactional lawyers, registered patent attorneys, and counselors. A significant number of our IP attorneys have degrees in key scientific fields such as chemistry, biology, electrical and mechanical engineering, and molecular biophysics. Many also have prior work experience in technical fields, from software development to defense industry engineering, which gives them an in-depth understanding of client needs and goals. Members of the team regularly publish articles, lecture at institutions and universities, and appear in the legal and popular press. Given the global nature of the IP practice, we have attorneys who are fluent in Mandarin, French, and German.
Intellectual property is a true hybrid of corporate law and litigation. Successful IP attorneys must be equally capable of negotiating complicated licensing agreements and cross-examining expert witnesses. Cozen O’Connor is ideally suited to operate at this legal crossroads because of its long-standing success as a business litigation firm. Our intellectual property attorneys are respected corporate practitioners and experienced trial attorneys. This gives our clients a distinct advantage in the conference room and in the courtroom.
December 13, 2019
Hugh Marbury and Armeen Mistry wrote about why there has been an increase in software copyright lawsuits.
October 14, 2019
Ashley Kessler reviews trademark applicant process for hemp and hemp-derived CBD products and how date of “first use anywhere” and “date of first use in commerce” could impact who gets the trademark.
September 19, 2019
Ude Lu wrote about Artificial Intelligence (AI) being the core of the next wave of the information revolution.
August 26, 2019
Martin B. Pavane and Darren S. Mogil discuss the importance of carefully analyzing the prosecutorial history of a patent to determine the reason for the narrowing amendment. If the reason was only tangential to the equivalent at issue, estoppel will not apply.
August 23, 2019
Edward Weisz and Brianne Polito wrote about companies using the name of a celebrity as a tie-in to a product seeking to connote a celebrity's characteristic or feature.
August 19, 2019
Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss the Federal Circuit's split decision in Ajinomoto Co., Inc. v. ITC.
June 13, 2019
Edward Weisz wrote about the legal landscape for food and beverage manufacturers looking to enter the hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) market.
May 06, 2019
The USPTO issued an examination guide on May 2, 2019 regarding the examination of trademarks for cannabis and cannabis-related goods and services after the enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. The Guide answers some questions about how applications are going to be reviewed going forward, and how current pending applications are going to be reviewed, but also opens up a whole host of additional questions and uncertainties.
April 09, 2019
Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss problems with Section 101 and a possible legislative solution expected by early summer.
April 02, 2019
Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss the decision in Barry v. Medtronic, Inc.
March 25, 2019
Thomas Dye discussed how Florida courts generally require mediation prior to a specified time before trial.
March 22, 2019
Edward Weisz and Alanna Miller wrote about Amazon's process for managing infringement and counterfeit allegations.
January 30, 2019
Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss the Federal Circuit's decision in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Iancu.
January 28, 2019
Tom Pontani, Ed Weisz, and Darren Mogil review the USPTO's new guidance for patent-eligible subject matter and claims using functional language to claim computer-implemented inventions.
January 23, 2019
Martin B. Pavane and Darren S. Mogil discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Helsinn Healthcare S. A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
January 15, 2019
Samuel Lewis, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, wrote in Digital Photo Pro about the use of copied photos.
January 10, 2019
Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss PTAB's denial of Aurobindo’s challenge of the validity U.S. Patent No. 6,866,866. Over six years ago, the Federal Circuit found that a substantial question of invalidity had been raised.
December 18, 2018
Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss the District of Delaware's granting defendants $31,871,027, plus prejudgment interest of $463,272.09, on a bond issued in connection with a temporary restraining order.
November 30, 2018
Edward Weisz and Alanna Miller, both of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, published an article in Intellectual Property Magazine, exploring the United States legal landscape for cannabis brands.
November 19, 2018
Camille M. Miller and Darren S. Mogil discuss the Federal Circuit opinion that finds registered trade dress carries a presumption of secondary meaning only prospectively from the date of registration and product design trade dress can only infringe if it is substantially similar to the protected trade dress.
November 14, 2018
Martin Pavane, vice chair, and Darren Mogil, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, co-authored an article in Law360 on the Federal Circuit's decision in FWP IP APS v. Biogen MA, Inc., an appeal from a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision in an interference between FWP and Biogen.
November 01, 2018
Martin B. Pavane and Darren S. Mogil discuss the Federal Circuit's decision in FWP IP APS v. Biogen MA, Inc., an appeal from a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision in an interference between FWP and Biogen.
October 18, 2018
The guidance emphasizes biosimilarity while recognizing key differences between biosimilar and reference products.
October 15, 2018
Marilyn Neiman, David Reichenberg, and Martin B. Pavane discuss the FDA's updated guidance on citizen petitions that now includes factors that the FDA will consider in determining whether a citizen petition is submitted for the primary purpose of delaying approval of a generic drug.
October 03, 2018
Chanel Lattimer, an associate in Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, wrote an article in Philadelphia Bar Reporter discussing her experience with pro bono work.
October 03, 2018
Martin B. Pavane and Darren S. Mogil discuss how this case provides guidance on how a party seeking to use a publication as prior art can establish when that publication became publicly available, which is the paramount requirement for establishing the date on which the printed publication qualifies as prior art.
October 03, 2018
Martin B. Pavane and Darren S. Mogil discuss the Federal Circuit's opinion in Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Iancu, concerning priority claims in familial patent applications.
October 02, 2018
Samuel Lewis, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, wrote in Digital Photo Pro about agents and stock photo agencies.
August 23, 2018
Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss a July 13, 2018, letter issued by the FDA to ANDA applicants that clarifies who qualifies as a First Applicant and when the failure to market forfeiture is triggered.
August 22, 2018
Tom Dye discusses the increasing momentum in the ranks of legislators, the U.S. Department of Justice, and state attorneys generals to investigate and take action against companies who enter into agreements between two or more employers not to hire the other’s employees.
July 09, 2018
Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss the largest award in a litigated FTC antitrust case and what it means for brand pharma and their Hatch-Waxman case filings.
July 05, 2018
Martin B. Pavane and Darren S. Mogil discuss the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's decision in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Federal Trade Commission v. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
April 23, 2018
Rob Weaver, an associate of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, wrote in the Daily Business Review about the trade battle between China and the United States.
April 02, 2018
Samuel Lewis, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, wrote in Daily Photo Pro about copyright enforcement on photos.
March 28, 2018
Samuel Lewis, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, wrote in the Daily Business Review about how Google and Oracle are now destined for yet another trial arising from Google’s alleged unauthorized use of 37 of Oracle’s Java application programming interfaces (APIs) in the Android smartphone operating system.
March 01, 2018
Hugh Marbury and Alanna Miller discuss Fox News v. TVEyes and how the Second Circuit is setting up case law that differentiates similar technologies within different industries.
December 07, 2017
Ude Lu summarizes some key terms of GDPR. It is of utmost importance for any company conducting businesses in the EU to comply with the GDPR, because violations come with heavy penalties.
October 24, 2017
Darren Mogil and Marty Pavane discuss the important issue that arises at trial when the PTAB denies institution of an IPR.
October 19, 2017
Martin Pavane and Darren Mogil discuss the Federal Circuit's decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi.
October 17, 2017
Thomas Dye discusses Restrictive covenants in an employment contract and what employers and employees should know about the laws that govern their agreements.
October 12, 2017
Darren Mogil discuses Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal and how it will likely lead to an increase the number of proposed claim amendments allowed by the PTAB.
October 03, 2017
Barry Golob, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses the Neulasta patent row with Law360.
September 28, 2017
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, district courts have been faced with numerous motions to transfer venue. In response to those motions, district courts have developed varying tests for analyzing whether venue is proper. One such test was crafted by Judge Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas in a June 29, 2017, opinion in Raytheon Co. v. Cray, Inc., denying defendant Cray’s motion to transfer venue. Believing that the district court erroneously determined that venue was proper in the Eastern District of Texas, Cray petitioned the Federal Circuit for a writ of mandamus.
September 08, 2017
Edward Weisz and Brianne Polito, both of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discuss the copyrightability of apparel in Apparel Magazine.
August 11, 2017
Aaron Lukas, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses this topic in the Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report.
July 18, 2017
Samuel Lewis, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses a recent photo copyright case on Digital Photo Pro.
July 12, 2017
Tom Dye, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses storytelling in the complex case in the Daily Business Review.
April 01, 2017
David Albert, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses how to grow your business and protect your intellectual property.
November 01, 2016
David Albert discusses the importance of protecting intellectual property assets for fitness club owners.
August 12, 2016
Chanel Lattimer discusses how companies can minimize their risk of receiving intellectual property-related enforcement letters from the Olympic Committee.
July 14, 2016
Abby L. Sacunas and Jeffrey D. Feldman discuss the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 and its impact on manufacturing companies with trade secrets related to a products or services used in, or intended for use in, interstate or foreign commerce.
July 05, 2016
James Gale, co-chair, and Susan Latham, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, co-wrote a chapter in Recent Trends in Trademark Protection, 2016 edition titled, Best Practices for Evaluating Trademark Applications.
June 24, 2016
Camille Miller notes that the vote to leave the EU will not affect the UK’s relationship with the European Patent Office, however, it will have an impact on European Union trademark registrations and Community designs.
June 07, 2016
Chanel Lattimer, an associate in Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses Olympic specific trademark law in her article on IP Watchdog.
May 23, 2016
Marilyn Neiman discusses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in her Law 360 article,
December 07, 2015
Marilyn Neiman, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property department, discusses the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA).
December 01, 2015
Aaron Lukas and Eric Choi, associates in Cozen O’Connor’s IP group, discuss claim construction at the federal circuit.
October 28, 2015
Marilyn Neiman discusses The Federal Circuit’s recent decisions in The Dow Chemical Company v. Nova Chemicals Corporation (Canada) (Fed. Cir. Aug. 28, 2015) and Teva Pharms. USA Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., (Fed. Cir. June 18, 2015).
September 29, 2015
Chanel L. Lattimer and Brianne Polito discuss how companies can protect the hashtags they use to market their brands.
September 14, 2015
Chanel Lattimer discusses the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's cancellation of the Redskins® six federally registered REDSKINS trademarks.
April 25, 2015
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) in the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.
December 15, 2014
Aaron Lukas, an associate in Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, authored an article for Inventors Digest titled ‘Will the Inventor of the Handheld Cash Register Ever Cash-In?’ The article addresses recent rulings in cases involving CardSoft and Teva and changes to how patent validity is decided in patent litigation cases.
July 01, 2014
In an article published in Intellectual Property magazine, Chanel Lattimer, associate in Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses the increase in counterfeit apps and app stores.
May 20, 2014
Camille Miller, co-chair of the Intellectual Property Department, discusses the rise in counterfeit sellers using the Internet and social media to generate web traffic and divert customers to rogue e-commerce websites to sell counterfeit goods.
May 19, 2014
Chad Stouffer and Aaron Lukas, associates in Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discuss various e-discovery solutions and how to implement a cost-effective discovery strategy.
April 07, 2014
Camille Miller, co-chair of the Intellectual Property Department, and Chanel Lattimer, associate in the Intellectual Property Department, discuss how Microsoft has received mixed reactions in their efforts to fight online fraud.
February 27, 2014
In an article titled "Copyright Act's Application to Internet Television Broadcasts," Stephen Miller, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, and Thomas Leonard, an associate in the firm's Litigation Department, discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision on whether Aereo's system of transmitting television programs over the Internet violates the Copyright Act. The ruling could have a seismic impact on the television industry and how Americans view television shows.
December 20, 2013
In 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seized 22,848 counterfeit products worth a suggested retail price of about $1.3 billion. Global economies have lost more than two million jobs to counterfeiting and piracy, a million a year in the United States alone. Rogue websites that sell counterfeit goods, such as prescription drugs and luxury items, receive more than 87 million visits per year.
July 03, 2013
On June 24, 2013, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett held that state-law design-defect claims based on the inadequacy of a generic drug’s labeled warnings are pre-empted by federal law. This decision reversed the 1st Circuit’s affirmance of a jury verdict awarding Bartlett more than $21 million on her design-defect claim against Mutual Pharmaceutical under New Hampshire law.
June 25, 2013
On June 17, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that addressed a “reverse payment” settlement agreement between a brand-name pharmaceutical company and multiple generic drug companies. The Supreme Court held that a settlement agreement in which a patentee pays an accused infringer not to enter the market – even if the agreement allows market entry before the patent term expires – is not presumptively lawful and is still subject to antitrust scrutiny.
May 14, 2013
Magistrate Judge Westmore recommended that the U.S. District Court for Northern California award Facebook $2.8 million in damages from typosquatters under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA). Facebook v. Cyber2Media, Inc. et al., Case No. 4:11-cv-03619, (N.D.Ca., April 30, 2013).
May 13, 2013
David B Sunshine and J Trevor Cloak explain what fan fiction authors need to know about copyright protection.
May 09, 2013
At oral argument in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, the U.S. Supreme Court recently grappled with the question of whether human genes are patentable. Justice Stephen Breyer seemed to capture the justices' sentiment in the lively argument session: "The patent law is filled with uneasy compromises." The compromises that the justices choose will affect the future work of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and shape the path of genetic research in the future.
April 30, 2013
A variety of patent issues arise from the act’s Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.
April 16, 2013
On March 19, in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the Supreme Court, reversing the 2nd Circuit, resolving conflicting decisions from the federal appellate courts, and rejecting the solicitor general’s arguments, held that the “first sale” doctrine applies to lawful copies of a copyrighted work first sold abroad.
March 19, 2013
A recent decision from the Delaware District Court held that the composition of matter patent for the drug Baraclude was invalid as obvious. This opinion has drawn immediate attention because it is the first time that a lead compound obviousness challenge has succeeded in a district court since KSR v. Teleflex issued. What this means for inside counsel depends on which side of the aisle you are on, but regardless this decision may provide the beachhead for obviousness attacks where none existed before.
March 05, 2013
Brand owners should use a multi-pronged strategy to combat knock-off goods. Although counterfeiting is often perceived as a victimless crime, it has significant economic and reputational costs for brand owners. In 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized counterfeit goods worth $1.26 billion and shut down 697 websites involved in trafficking counterfeit goods.
February 19, 2013
Four recent decisions shine some light on document retention policies. Case law has not been particularly precise as to when inside counsel should advise clients to begin the tedious—and costly—task of preserving documents for patent litigation. However, the twin 2011 rulings by the Federal Circuit (Micron II and Hynix II) followed by their respective 2013 remand decisions provide a solid primer. Together, these four decisions highlight a proper path for document preservation and the fatal consequences of failing to comply.Inside counsel should take note because document retention (and its converse cousin, spoliation) can negatively impact the enforceability of a company’s intellectual property while establishing a core defense for the accused infringers. This article examines the recent Rambus rulings, particularly the sanctions meted out for document retention violations and spoliation.
August 28, 2012
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, analyzes the expression locus of long-term potentiation in hippocampal CA1 neurons in the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
July 01, 2012
This issue of the Business Law Observer covers several areas of business activity, anticipating problems, and how to deal with them before they become insurmountable, including: Venture Capital, Intellectual Property, Governmental Risks, China Practice and Public and Project Finance.
March 21, 2012
Supreme Court Prometheus Decision On Patent-Eligible Subject Matter - Intellectual Property Group Alert! - On March 20, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. held Prometheus' patent claims covering processes that help doctors determine whether a given dosage level of thiopurine drugs is too low or too high are not patentable and are invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101, for “effectively
claim[ing] the underlying laws of nature themselves.”
February 15, 2012
The Stop Online Piracy Act and the High Seas of the Internet Age - The Legal Intelligencer -
January 18, 2012
ICANN's New Generic Top-Level Domain Program Launches: What Brand Owners Need to Know - Intellectual Property Group Alert! - In June 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) authorized the launch of the new generic Top‐
Level Domain (gTLD) Program (New gTLD Program). Under the
New gTLD Program, any legally established organization in the
world can apply to create and operate a new Internet registry,
which would result in an individualized domain name suffix such
as “.phone,” “.detroit,” “.teenagers,” etc. (each a new gTLD).
December 06, 2011
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses nonlinear dynamic modeling of neuron action potential in IEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
November 01, 2011
Creative Anti-Counterfeiting: Solutions for Combatting Counterfeiting Online - ACC Docket: The Journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel - A recent study on Internet traffic reported that websites featuring pirated digital contents or counterfeit goods were visited 53 billion times last year, representing 146 million times every day, of which 87 million visits were to websites selling counterfeit goods, such as prescription drugs and luxury items. This article discusses ways brand owners can protect their intellectual property rights through monitoring, enforcement and preventive measures to combat online sales of...
September 16, 2011
Summary of the Impending United States Patent Act – the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act - Intellectual Property Alert! - On September 8, 2011, the Senate approved the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (H.R. 1249) (hereinafter “the Act”). It is expected that President Obama will sign the Act into law on Friday, September 16, 2011. When the Act becomes law, it will substantially modify the United States’ patent laws, regulations and procedures for the first time since 1952. There are numerous provisions of the Act, and varying dates upon which they take effect.
August 30, 2011
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
July 07, 2011
Protecting Your Inventions - MDT Medical Design Technology - For engineers and designers of medical devices, familiarity with U.S. patent rights is necessary to
protect inventions. Before filing an application, it is important to distinguish "prior-art" from
March 21, 2011
Justices Poised to Clarify Standards of Proof in Intellectual Property Cases - The Legal Intelligencer - In the coming year, the Supreme Court is poised to overhaul the standards of proof in important areas of IP litigation. This may both hearten and frustrate longtime IP practitioners. At a very basic level, the attention is nice. Then again, it's worth remembering that IP is a sufficiently complicated field as to warrant its own, dedicated
appellate court (the Federal Circuit). When the nine justices consider an IP issue, they do so as novices in that specialized domain,
January 13, 2011
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.
November 02, 2010
Patent Pools, Patent Misuse and Antitrust Rule of Reason Analysis - The Legal Intelligencer - The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently decided a very important case at the intersection of patent and antitrust laws. It presented the question of whether it was "patent misuse" to tie together, for purposes of licensing, a group of the patents owned by different companies who were competitors.
August 31, 2010
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
September 03, 2009
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
June 11, 2009
Personalized URLs on Facebook - Intellectual Property Alert! - Facebook, Inc. has announced that beginning
Saturday, June 13th at 12:01 a.m. U.S. EDT, users of
the Facebook website will be allowed for the first time to create personalized URLs for their Facebook pages (facebook.com/yourname).
January 09, 2009
Avoiding Danger to Business Secrets in a Bad Economy - Law.com - Bad economic times create opportunities for strong companies to poach good employees from a weakened competitor -- a signal for employers to aggressively protect trade secrets.
December 01, 2008
A Survey of Damage Awards in Counterfeiting Cases - IP Litigator -
August 20, 2008
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
April 12, 2007
Remarks of Adam C. Bonin, Esq. Cozen O'Connor - Campaign Finance Law, Issue Advocacy and the Supreme Court - Remarks from a panel discussion held last Thursday, April 12, 2007, at the American Constitution Society, regarding the upcoming Supreme Court arguments in FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life
June 07, 2006
Vadim Bragnisky, counsel of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, co-authored a chapter about the first to file patent system in the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology.
December 01, 2004
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in Biomedical Circuits and Systems.
May 15, 2004
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
June 01, 2003
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property, discusses this topic in IEEE Sensors Journal.
December 12, 2002
Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine.
January 13, 2020
Edward Weisz was quoted in Women's Wear Daily discussing trademark lawsuits involving fashion.
December 17, 2019
Seven Cozen O'Connor attorney have been honored by the South Florida Legal Guide for their work in South Florida for the last year.
October 15, 2019
Four members of Cozen O'Connor’s Intellectual Property Group, Frank Abramonte, Thomas Fisher, James Gale, and Hugh Marbury, have all been named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property.
September 27, 2019
Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.
August 28, 2019
Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
June 12, 2019
Super Lawyers has named six attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2019 lists of top practitioners in Washington.
May 21, 2019
Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
May 02, 2019
The Cozen O’Connor team was led by intellectual property lawyers Lisa A. Ferrari and Edward M. Weisz. The Martha Stewart transaction is Cozen O’Connor’s second major Marquee Brands deal in the last five months.
April 25, 2019
Hugh Marbury is celebrating his 10th year since being elected to the American Law Institute.
April 25, 2019
Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.
April 08, 2019
Cozen O'Connor franchise attorney Susan Grueneberg was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of 2019 Most Influential Women Attorneys.
March 14, 2019
Camille Miller discussed with Eater her experience working with Barcade and enforcing its trademark.
February 08, 2019
Edward Weisz discussed with Corporate Counsel how different strains of cannabis can be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under the federal patent law which allows for patents to be places on plants.
February 07, 2019
According to the publication, Cozen O’Connor scores a 10 out of 10 from clients.
January 25, 2019
Martin Pavane discussed with Law360 about filing your patent application as soon as you have something to sell.
January 02, 2019
Acreage will issue approximately 6.4 million Subordinate Voting Shares to Form Factory shareholders at a deemed price of $25 (USD) per share. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.
December 28, 2018
Vadim Braginsky, counsel of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, spoke with Minnesota Lawyer about his journey from electrical engineer to an attorney specializing in intellectual property and patents.
November 05, 2018
Braginsky is the Seventh IP Attorney to Join the Nationally Recognized Practice in the Past Four Months
October 23, 2018
Dukmen Focuses His Practice on Technology-Related Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Assessment
October 16, 2018
Fisher comes to Cozen O’Connor from Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P., where he was a partner and chair of that firm’s ITC Litigation practice group. He joins the firm as a member and will work out of its fast-growing Washington D.C. office.
October 09, 2018
Suzanne S. Mayes, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor’s Public & Project Finance Practice, and Camille M. Miller, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, were named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2018 “Best of the Bar.”
October 08, 2018
Cozen O'Connor has been named among the top law firms for trademark litigation by Lex Machina in its intellectual property analytics for 2018.
September 21, 2018
Super Lawyers has named 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list. Twelve were recognized as Super Lawyers and five were named "Rising Stars."
September 19, 2018
Ed Weisz, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, was quoted in World Trademark Review discussing cannabis brand partnerships.
August 29, 2018
Ed Weisz, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discussed with Bloomberg Law his thoughts on Costco Wholesale Corp. trying to escape a $19.3 million judgment that it willfully deceived customers into believing they were buying Tiffany rings.
August 22, 2018
One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
August 21, 2018
In a move that significantly enhances its Seattle office and expands its IP practice on the west coast, Cozen O’Connor today announced two attorneys from Seed IP Law Group LLP, Frank Abramonte & Lorraine Linford, have joined its fast-growing global IP Practice.
July 30, 2018
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Susan Grueneberg, one of California’s best known and highly regarded franchise law attorneys, has agreed to head up its global franchise practice.
July 23, 2018
A. Robert “Rob” Weaver, a registered patent attorney and Florida bar board certified specialist in intellectual property law with Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property department, has been elected the president of the University of Miami’s College of Engineering Alumni Association (CoEAA).
May 31, 2018
Thomas Dye, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Litigation group, led a Cozen O'Connor legal team in securing summary judgment for client, KidsEmbrace and then recovering an intermediate award of attorney’s fees $205,946.80 as the plaintiff refused an Offer of Settlement.
May 21, 2018
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized 50 Cozen O’Connor attorneys for 2018 as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 14 were ranked in the top band either nationally or at the state level.
May 15, 2018
Fourteen Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been named 2018 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine Washington, D.C. edition, published by Thomson Reuters.
April 19, 2018
Ed Weisz, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discussed in Cannabis Dispensary Magazine about the trademark infringement disputes of Citigroup and a California dispensary.
April 09, 2018
Cozen O’Connor has elected 19 associates to membership in the firm. The management committee appointed this qualified group of attorneys to membership based on demonstrated professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to Cozen O’Connor.
March 27, 2018
Former LeClairRyan attorney Jeffrey N. Townes brings substantial experience in international life sciences IP to the firm's Washington, D.C., office.
February 05, 2018
Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property department was recently ranked by World Trademark Review 1000.
November 13, 2017
Marbury has handled disputes valued at, cumulatively, more than $4 billion
September 29, 2017
Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America,
one of the oldest and most highly regarded peer review publications in the legal profession.
September 27, 2017
Edward Weisz, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discussed in the New York Post the alleged breach of contract of Vince Camuto.
August 01, 2017
Robert Weaver and Gene Lang, both of Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property department, became Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar.
May 31, 2017
Camille Miller and Amy Divino, both members of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, were featured in Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2017.
May 26, 2017
Chambers USA recognized 47 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 14 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.
May 26, 2017
Six Cozen O'Connor Intellectual Property attorneys were featured in IP Stars 2017.
May 22, 2017
Cozen O’Connor has expanded its Intellectual Property Department in Minneapolis with the addition of two nationally recognized intellectual property litigators from the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright: Erik Swenson and Patrick J. Gallagher.
May 15, 2017
Selection to Super Lawyers is based on peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
May 11, 2017
Alanna Miller, Associate in Cozen O'Connor's New York Office, and Martin Pavane, Vice Chair of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, were featured in Recycling Times Magazine.
April 03, 2017
The management committee is pleased to welcome a particularly qualified group to membership, composed of outstanding attorneys who have demonstrated remarkable professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to the firm and the legal community at large.
March 30, 2017
Camille Miller, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses developing great client relationships in The American Lawyer.
February 09, 2017
Camille Miller, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Department, has been named a Client Choice 2017 winner for the Intellectual Property – Trademarks category in Pennsylvania.
December 14, 2016
Camille Miller and Samuel Lewis, both of Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property department, were both selected by Lawyer Monthly as Lawyer of the Year USA.
November 03, 2016
Simeon Brier, Matthew Criscuolo and Thomas Dye discuss an emergency motion filed to halt construction of a seawall behind their client’s condominium.
August 16, 2016
Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that five of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by The Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most highly regarded peer-review publications in the legal profession.
August 15, 2016
Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
August 10, 2016
Chanel Lattimer, an associate in the Intellectual Property Department, discusses the potential pitfalls of using any Olympic related material in advertising.
July 29, 2016
Cozen O’Connor promoted seven members to shareholder of the firm: David Barron (Houston), Melissa Brill (New York), Bryan Campbell (Seattle), W. Blake Coblentz (Washington, D.C.), Martin Gusy (New York), James Schultz (Philadelphia) and Matthew Weinstein (Philadelphia).
June 27, 2016
The addition continues the firm’s growth in South Florida and California and brings substantial intellectual property strength in areas such as patent procurement, opinion work, and patent litigation in both federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, trademark procurement and litigation, non-compete litigation, information technology law, trade secrets, copyrights and business litigation.
June 24, 2016
Camille Miller, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses what Brexit means to intellectual property attorneys in Law360.
June 02, 2016
The transaction will boost the expansion of Cozen O'Connor’s Intellectual Property Department and continue the firm’s growth in South Florida and California.
May 27, 2016
Chambers USA recognized 41 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 12 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band.
May 25, 2016
Ed Weisz discusses the legal issues surrounding knockoff and illegal goods in Women's Wear Daily.
May 18, 2016
Cozen O'Connor was recognized by Corporate LiveWire in its Global Awards 2016 Winners Guide.
April 04, 2016
Kerry McTigue's oral argument in Amgen Inc. v. Apotex Inc. was discussed in a Law360 article covering the case.
February 17, 2016
Joseph Tilson and Kyle Vos Strache were named Client Choice 2016 winners.The Client Choice survey was conducted by International Law Office and Lexology.
September 15, 2015
Two Cozen O'Connor attorneys are among those recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as Lawyers on the Fast Track.
September 15, 2015
Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property was named the Best Law Firm Corporate Practice: Non-Litigation Intellectual Property in Pennsylvania by The Legal Intelligencer.
September 14, 2015
Sponsored by both the International Associate of Lawyers and Swissport, the 2015 Legal Awards program selects winners based on their achievements and strengths over the past calendar year.
February 19, 2015
Marilyn Neiman, a member in the firm's Intellectual Property practice group, is quoted in Intellectual Property Watch in an article discussing the Innovation Act, and how this bill aimed at patent trolls would cause many changes to US patent law. Marilyn also discusses the effects this would have on patent litigation.
February 09, 2015
In an article titled "Q&A: Minus the flak jacket, attorney joins raid on fake goods," David Sunshine, member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses a U.S. Customs and Border Protection raid that he participated in on behalf of one of his clients.
January 26, 2015
In an article titled "Lawyers Weigh In On High Court Trademark Tacking Ruling," David Sunshine, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, comments on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hana Financial Inc. v. Hana Bank case.