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The Tangential Exception to the Presumption of Prosecution History Estoppel [Alert]

Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss the Federal Circuit's split decision in Ajinomoto Co., Inc. v. ITC.

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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.

 

SERVICES

  • 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

 

CLIENTS

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
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotech and chemical
  • Manufacturing and mechanical
  • Finance
  • Entertainment and sports
  • Food and beverage
  • Service and retail
  • Education and nonprofits
  • Automotive
  • Industrial machinery

 

TEAM

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.

Experience

Publications

The Tangential Exception to the Presumption of Prosecution History Estoppel [Alert]

August 19, 2019

Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss the Federal Circuit's split decision in Ajinomoto Co., Inc. v. ITC.

Why CBD-infused food and beverages could be ripe for a labelling class action [World Trademark Review]

June 13, 2019

Edward Weisz wrote about the legal landscape for food and beverage manufacturers looking to enter the hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) market.

CBD Is Still Not Free (To Register): An Update on Trademark Registration Guidelines for Cannabis Products [Alert]

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.

Medical Diagnostic Patent Ineligible Under Section 101 [Alert]

April 09, 2019

Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss problems with Section 101 and a possible legislative solution expected by early summer.

Experimental-Use Exception [Alert]

April 02, 2019

Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss the decision in Barry v. Medtronic, Inc.

When Does Early Mediation Work? Certain Cases Are Right for It [Daily Business Review]

March 25, 2019

Thomas Dye discussed how Florida courts generally require mediation prior to a specified time before trial.

Guidance on Enforcing and Defending Intellectual Property Rights on Amazon [New York Law Journal]

March 22, 2019

Edward Weisz and Alanna Miller wrote about Amazon's process for managing infringement and counterfeit allegations.

Inconsistency Between the Patent Term Adjustment Statute and Its Regulations [Alert]

January 30, 2019

Marilyn Neiman and Martin B. Pavane discuss the Federal Circuit's decision in Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Iancu.

USPTO Issues Revised Guidances Concerning 35 U.S.C. §§ 101 and 112 [Alert]

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.

Confidential Sales of an Invention Do Not Avoid the “On Sale” Bar Under the America Invents Act [Alert]

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.

Fair Use And Other Foibles

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.

PTAB Not Bound by Federal Circuit’s Findings on Appeal From Preliminary Injunction [Alert]

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.

Recovery of Damages on a Bond in Connection with a TRO Barring a Pharmaceutical Product Launch [Alert]

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.

Alerted states for cannabis brands [Intellectual Property Magazine]

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.

The Federal Circuit Redefines Secondary Meaning and Infringement for Product Trade Dress in Converse [Alert]

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.

When A Patent Disclosure Is Not A Disclosure [Law360]

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.

When is a Disclosure Not a Disclosure? [Alert]

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.

FDA Issues Final Guidance on “Labeling for Biosimilar Products” [Alert]

October 18, 2018

The guidance emphasizes biosimilarity while recognizing key differences between biosimilar and reference products.

Deterring Gaming of the Generic Drug Approval Process by the Use of Citizen Petitions [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Pro Bono Spotlight – Philadelphia Lawyers For Social Equity Tangible Experiences Through Expungement Work [Philadelphia Bar Reporter]

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.

Nobel Biocare Services AG v. Instradent USA, Inc. – When is a Printed Publication Publicly Available? [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

The Importance of Properly Maintaining Priority [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Is Your Agent Really Your Agent?

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.

FDA’S Clarification of 180-Day Exclusivity Rules [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Increasing Scrutiny on Franchise “No Poach” Clauses [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Sham Litigation in a Hatch-Waxman Action [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Attorney-Client Privilege Can Protect Multi-Purpose Corporate Communications [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Made in China—Why the US Cares About Counterfeiting

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.

Enforcing Your Copyright Tomorrow And Beyond

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.

Have We Seen the Limits of Fair Use?

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.

Fox News v. TVEyes: Implementing Internal Policies to More Likely Remain Within the Realm of Fair Use [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

The New EU Privacy Law, General Data Protection Regulation — What A Non-EU Company Should Know [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

The Use of IPR Institution Denial Decisions in Litigation [Intellectual Property Alert]

October 24, 2017

Darren Mogil and Marty Pavane discuss the important issue that arises at trial when the PTAB denies institution of an IPR.

Evidence Postdating a Patent’s Priority Date May Be Relevant to Written Description and Enablement [Intellectual Property Alert]

October 19, 2017

Martin Pavane and Darren Mogil discuss the Federal Circuit's decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi.

“Legitimate Business Interests” Justifying Non-Competes Are Not Limited to those Listed in Statute [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Petitioner has the Burden of Proving Unpatentability of Amended Patent Claims in IPRs [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Fed. Circ. Looks At Early Statements In Neulasta Patent Row

October 03, 2017

Barry Golob, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses the Neulasta patent row with Law360.

Venue in Patent Infringement Actions: The Federal Circuit’s Raytheon Co. v. Cray, Inc. Decision [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

The Copyrightability of Apparel: From the Sidelines to the Supreme Court [Apparel Magazine]

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.

Will the Supreme Court Help Biosimilars Meet Their Potential? [Bloomberg BNA's Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report]

August 11, 2017

Aaron Lukas, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses this topic in the Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report.

Copyright Monkey Business [Digital Photo Pro]

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.

Storytelling in the Complex Case [Daily Business Review]

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.

Advice on How to Grow Your Business and Protect Your IP [Bar Business Magazine]

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.

Trademarks and Copyrights: How to Protect Your Health Club's Intellectual Property

November 01, 2016

David Albert discusses the importance of protecting intellectual property assets for fitness club owners.

Tips for Avoiding Olympic Committee Enforcement Letters [Law360]

August 12, 2016

Chanel Lattimer discusses how companies can minimize their risk of receiving intellectual property-related enforcement letters from the Olympic Committee.

2016 DTSA: Providing Manufacturers with New Avenues to Protect Trade Secrets

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.

Recent Trends in Trademark Protection, 2016 Edition

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.

Brexit: How the United Kingdom’s Vote to Leave the European Union Affects Your EU Trademarks and Patents [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Lord of the Rings: The Olympic Committee’s Trademark Protection [IP Watchdog]

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.

Issues High Court Will Address in Patent Laches Case [Law 360]

May 23, 2016

Marilyn Neiman discusses a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in her Law 360 article,

BPCIA Litigation [InsideCounsel]

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).

Claim Construction at the Federal Circuit [Inside Counsel]

December 01, 2015

Aaron Lukas and Eric Choi, associates in Cozen O’Connor’s IP group, discuss claim construction at the federal circuit.

Dow and Teva: Indefiniteness Defense Can Be Powerful Weapon [Law360]

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)[2] and Teva Pharms. USA Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., (Fed. Cir. June 18, 2015)[3].

Hashtags and exclusive ownership: #Incompatible? [InsideCounsel]

September 29, 2015

Chanel L. Lattimer and Brianne Polito discuss how companies can protect the hashtags they use to market their brands.

Use vs. Registration: Do the Limitations of Trademark Law Temper the REDSKINS® Opponents' Victory? [Sports Litigation Alert]

September 14, 2015

Chanel Lattimer discusses the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's cancellation of the Redskins® six federally registered REDSKINS trademarks.

Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act [Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology]

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.

Will the Inventor of the Handheld Cash Register Ever Cash-In? [Inventors Digest]

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.

The New Frontier in an Age-Old Problem [Intellectual Property Magazine]

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.

Protect Your Brands from Counterfeit Sellers' Use of Social Media to Bolster "Fake" Credibility [Intellectual Property Today]

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.

ESI: My Amex! Litigators and Clients Must Work Together to Reduce E-Discovery Costs [Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet]

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.

Zombie Killers: How Microsoft Uses IP to Fight Cybercrime [Intellectual Property Magazine]

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.

Copyright Act's Application to Internet Television Broadcasts [The American Lawyer]

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.

Tips for Combating Counterfeit Sales Online [Today's General Counsel]

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.

Pre-Emption of State-Law Design-Defect Claim Against Generic Drug Company [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Supreme Court: Reverse Payment Settlements Subject to Antitrust Scrutiny [Intellectual Property Alert]

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.

Facebook v. Typosquatters: Statutory Damages Under Anticybersquatting Consumer [Intellectual Property Alert]

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).

Fifty Shades of Copyright [Intellectual Property Magazine]

May 13, 2013

David B Sunshine and J Trevor Cloak explain what fan fiction authors need to know about copyright protection.

Patent Law and Uneasy Compromises at the U.S. Supreme Court [The Legal Intelligencer]

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.

IP: Obamacare’s Constitutional Impact on Patents [InsideCounsel]

April 30, 2013

A variety of patent issues arise from the act’s Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.

IP: Supreme Court Holds That the “First Sale” Doctrine Applies to Copies of a Copyrighted Work Lawfully Made Abroad [InsideCounsel]

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.

IP: Compound Patents Take a Hit in Delaware District Court [Inside Counsel]

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.

IP: Protecting your brands against online counterfeit sellers [Inside Counsel]

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.

IP: 5 practice tips from the recent Rambus rulings [Inside Counsel]

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.

An Analysis of the Expression Locus of Long-Term Potentiation in Hippocampal CA1 Neurons [Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society]

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.

Summer 2012 [Business Law Observer]

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.

Supreme Court Prometheus Decision On Patent-Eligible Subject Matter [Intellectual Property Group Alert!]

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.”

The Stop Online Piracy Act and the High Seas of the Internet Age [The Legal Intelligencer]

February 15, 2012

The Stop Online Piracy Act and the High Seas of the Internet Age - The Legal Intelligencer -

ICANN's New Generic Top-Level Domain Program Launches: What Brand Owners Need to Know [Intellectual Property Group Alert!]

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).

Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling of Neuron Action Potential Threshold During Synaptically Driven Broadband Intracellular Activity [IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering]

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.

Creative Anti-Counterfeiting: Solutions for Combatting Counterfeiting Online [ACC Docket: The Journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel]

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...

Summary of the Impending United States Patent Act – the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [Intellectual Property Alert!]

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.

A Two-Stage Cascade Nonlinear Dynamical Model of Single Neurons for the Separation and Quantification of Pre- and Post-Synaptic Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission [Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society]

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.

Protecting Your Inventions [MDT Medical Design Technology]

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
"novel" inventions.

Justices Poised to Clarify Standards of Proof in Intellectual Property Cases [The Legal Intelligencer]

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,

Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling of Synaptically Driven Single Hippocampal Neuron Intracellular Activity [IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering]

January 13, 2011

Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

Patent Pools, Patent Misuse and Antitrust Rule of Reason Analysis [The Legal Intelligencer]

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.

Nonlinear Dynamic Analyses of Single Hippocampal Neurons Before and After Long-Term Potentiation [Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society]

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.

Nonlinear Model of Single Hippocampal Neurons with Dynamical Thresholds [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.

Personalized URLs on Facebook [Intellectual Property Alert!]

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).

Avoiding Danger to Business Secrets in a Bad Economy [Law.com]

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.

A Survey of Damage Awards in Counterfeiting Cases [IP Litigator]

December 01, 2008

A Survey of Damage Awards in Counterfeiting Cases - IP Litigator -

Nonparametric Modeling of Single Neuron [Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society]

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.

Remarks of Adam C. Bonin, Esq. Cozen O'Connor [Campaign Finance Law, Issue Advocacy and the Supreme Court]

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

The Rush to a First-to-File Patent System in the United States: Is a Globally Standardized Patent Reward System Really Beneficial to Patent Quality and Administrative Efficiency?

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.

A Novel CMOS Base Handheld Device for Biological Luminescence Quantification [Biomedical Circuits and Systems]

December 01, 2004

Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in Biomedical Circuits and Systems.

The Design of a Novel Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor Detection System for Biochemical Luminescence [Biosensors and Bioelectronics]

May 15, 2004

Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in Biosensors and Bioelectronics.

CMOS Chip as Luminescent Sensor for Biochemical Reactions [IEEE Sensors Journal]

June 01, 2003

Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property, discusses this topic in IEEE Sensors Journal.

Prescription Chips [IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine]

December 12, 2002

Ude Lu, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department, discusses this topic in IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

Assessing and Calculating Trade Secret Damages in 2020: Tools, Techniques and Best Practices

May 05, 2020 - Webinar

Jim Gale will be presenting a webinar on trade secret damages.

Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets

November 21, 2019 - Cherry Hill, NJ

Kevin Gibbs will be presenting at the Engineering Law and Ethics Workshop.

2019 ACC Annual Meeting

October 29, 2019 - Phoenix, Arizona

Mark Jacobson, Erik Swenson, and Tina Syring will be presenting various topics at the 2019 Association of Corporate Counsel's annual meeting.

Past Events

Copyright Law, Fair Use and Social Media

July 23, 2019 - Washington, D.C.

Paragraph IV Disputes 2019

April 29, 2019 - New York, NY

11th Annual In-House Counsel Conference

April 24, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Intellectual Property 101

April 17, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

How Can I Protect My Ideas?

March 15, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Supreme Court IP Cases – October Term 2018

March 14, 2019 - New York, NY

8th Annual Pharma IPR Conference

March 06, 2019 - Mumbai, Maharashtra

Patent & Trade Secret Bootcamp

March 01, 2019 - Coral Gables, FL

Bench & Bar Conference 2019

March 01, 2019 - Miami, FL

In-house/Outside Counsel Working Together

January 31, 2019 - Tampa, FL

Health Law 2019

December 05, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

Interview with the Chief

July 09, 2018 - Detroit, MI

9th Annual IP Symposium

April 12, 2018 - St. Pete Beach, FL

Hugh Marbury Hosts Author of The Great Decision

February 23, 2018 - Washington, D.C.

2017 Health Law Year In Review

December 06, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

2017 Labor and Employment Law Update - Chicago

October 05, 2017 - Chicago, IL

8th Annual Summit on Biosimilars

June 12, 2017 - New York, NY

AIPLA 2017 Spring Meeting

May 17, 2017 - San Diego, CA

CompuMark NY Summit 2017

April 25, 2017 - New York, NY

35th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference

April 21, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

8th Annual IP Symposium

March 30, 2017 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hot Topics in Health Care Technology

March 30, 2017 - Webinar

5th Venture Capital & Technology Forum

December 05, 2016 - New York, NY

Intellectual Property CLE Institute

October 05, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

Defend Trade Secrets Act

October 04, 2016 - Miami, FL

ACI’s 28th Annual FDA Boot Camp

September 21, 2016 - Boston, MA

2015 Health Law Year in Review

December 08, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

6th Annual Summit on Biosimilars

June 01, 2015 - New York, NY

9th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes Conference

April 27, 2015 - New York, NY

Managing Global Enforcement Matters

February 24, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

Law360 Tweet Chat on the Innovation Act

February 11, 2015 - Tweet Chat

The 2014 ACC Annual Meeting

October 28, 2014 - New Orleans, LA

RT Imaging Summit

October 15, 2014 - Zhuhai, China

DELVACCA In-House Counsel Conference

April 23, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

Paragraph IV Disputes

December 04, 2012 - San Francisco, CA

4th Life Sciences Congress on Paragraph IV Disputes

October 25, 2012 - Washington, D.C.

Jefferies Patent Symposium

May 30, 2012 - New York, New York

27th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar

April 27, 2011 - New York, NY

Drug Patent Settlements - Reverse Payments

March 21, 2011 - Camden, NJ

DELVACCA Chapter: Intellectual Property CLE Institute

March 10, 2011 - Philadelphia, PA

In The News

Six Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to 2019 Washington Super Lawyers List

June 12, 2019

Super Lawyers has named six attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2019 lists of top practitioners in Washington.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Marquee Brands LLC on its Acquisition of the Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse Brands

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.

Hugh Marbury Celebrates 10 Years at the American Law Institute

April 25, 2019

Hugh Marbury is celebrating his 10th year since being elected to the American Law Institute.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

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.

Susan Grueneberg Named to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 Most Influential Women Attorneys

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.

Why You Can’t Call It a Barcade

March 14, 2019

Camille Miller discussed with Eater her experience working with Barcade and enforcing its trademark.

Outside Counsel: Federal Trademarks Still Difficult to Obtain for Cannabis Companies

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.

Intellectual Property Department Recognized by World Trademark Review 2019

February 07, 2019

According to the publication, Cozen O’Connor scores a 10 out of 10 from clients.

The Startup Drugmaker's Post-Helsinn Survival Guide

January 25, 2019

Martin Pavane discussed with Law360 about filing your patent application as soon as you have something to sell.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Cannabis Industry Leader, Acreage Holdings, Inc., in $160 Million Acquisition of Form Factory, Inc.

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.

Breaking the Ice: Engineer-Turned-Attorney Specializes in Patent Work

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.

Cozen O’Connor’s Global IP Practice Continues to Expand Rapidly, Adding Vadim Braginsky to its Minneapolis IP Team

November 05, 2018

Braginsky is the Seventh IP Attorney to Join the Nationally Recognized Practice in the Past Four Months

Cozen O’Connor Continues to Grow its West Coast IP Team, Adding Jeremy M. Dukmen to its Seattle office

October 23, 2018

Dukmen Focuses His Practice on Technology-Related Patent Prosecution and Portfolio Assessment

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes First-Chair Patent Litigator Thomas J. Fisher to its Washington D.C. Intellectual Property Team

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.

Suzanne Mayes and Camille Miller Named Among “Best of the Bar” by the Philadelphia Business Journal

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.”

Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department Continues to Rank Among Top Trademark Litigation Firms in the Country

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.

18 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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."

Creative trademark strategies are essential for brands venturing into newly legalised U.S. marijuana markets

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.

Costco Appeal of $19M Tiffany Win Could Shift Trademark Law

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.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

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.

Cozen O’Connor’s Western Expansion Continues as the Firm Adds Two Attorneys From Seed IP Law Group to its Seattle Office

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.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Lead Franchise Lawyer Susan Grueneberg to its Los Angeles Office

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.

Rob Weaver Named President of the University of Miami's College of Engineering Alumni Association

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).

Car Seat Maker Gets Attys’ Fees In Contract Dispute

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.

Fifty Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA 2018

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.

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys

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.

Citigroup Requests California Dispensary Citidank Stop Infringing on Trademark

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.

Cozen O’Connor Elects 19 Associates to Membership

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.

International Life Sciences Attorney Joins IP Department

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.

Intellectual Property Department Recognized by World Trademark Review

February 05, 2018

Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property department was recently ranked by World Trademark Review 1000.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes IP Litigator Hugh J. Marbury to its Intellectual Property Department

November 13, 2017

Marbury has handled disputes valued at, cumulatively, more than $4 billion

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

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.

Coat Maker Claims Vince Camuto Ruined its Business

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.

Intellectual Property Attorneys Become Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law

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.

Camille Miller and Amy Divino Featured in Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2017

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.

Cozen O'Connor Intellectual Property Attorneys Featured in IP Stars 2017

May 26, 2017

Six Cozen O'Connor Intellectual Property attorneys were featured in IP Stars 2017.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2017 Chambers USA Rankings

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.

Cozen O’Connor Continues Expansion of Minneapolis Office with Two Intellectual Property Litigators

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.

11 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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.

Alanna Miller and Martin Pavane Discuss Supreme Court Case

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.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 17 Attorneys to Membership

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.

Big Law Rainmakers Spill Their Secrets

March 30, 2017

Camille Miller, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property department, discusses developing great client relationships in The American Lawyer.

Camille Miller Named a Client Choice 2017 Winner

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.

Camille Miller and Samuel Lewis Selected as Lawyer of the Year USA by Lawyer Monthly

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.

Judge Halts Seawall Construction at Singer Island Condo Tower

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.

Five Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2017 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America®

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.

Sixty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

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.

Watch What You Post on the Olympics, or Face the Wrath of Organizers

August 10, 2016

Chanel Lattimer, an associate in the Intellectual Property Department, discusses the potential pitfalls of using any Olympic related material in advertising.

Cozen O’Connor Names Seven New Shareholders

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).

Cozen O’Connor Finalizes Addition of Intellectual Property Lawyers from Nationally Recognized IP Powerhouse, Feldman Gale, P.A.

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.

5 Things IP Attorneys Need To Know About Brexit

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.

Cozen O’Connor Grows South Florida and West Coast Presence with Addition of 14 Intellectual Property Lawyers from Nationally Recognized IP Powerhouse, Feldman Gale, P.A.

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.

Cozen O’Connor Earns Client Recognition in 2016 Chambers USA Rankings

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.

Ed Weisz Discusses the Fine Lines of Fashion Trademarks in Women’s Wear Daily

May 25, 2016

Ed Weisz discusses the legal issues surrounding knockoff and illegal goods in Women's Wear Daily.

Cozen O'Connor Wins Global Awards from Corporate LiveWire

May 18, 2016

Cozen O'Connor was recognized by Corporate LiveWire in its Global Awards 2016 Winners Guide.

Kerry McTigue Argues That Biosimilar Notice Rule Is Not Absolute

April 04, 2016

Kerry McTigue's oral argument in Amgen Inc. v. Apotex Inc. was discussed in a Law360 article covering the case.

Joseph Tilson and Kyle Vos Strache Named Client Choice 2016 Winners by Lexology

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.

Kyle Vos Strache and George Bibikos Named 2015 Lawyers on the Fast Track

September 15, 2015

Two Cozen O'Connor attorneys are among those recognized by The Legal Intelligencer as Lawyers on the Fast Track.

Intellectual Property Department Named Among Best Law Firm Corporate Practices

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.

Cozen O'Connor Intellectual Property Department Named Team of the Year in Pennsylvania

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.

Marilyn Neiman Quoted in Intellectual Property Watch Regarding Anti-Patent Troll Law

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.

David Sunshine Discusses Raid on Counterfeit Goods

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.

David Sunshine Discusses U.S. Supreme Court Case With Law360

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.

Edward Weisz Discusses New Software Systems Employed by the USPTO in FedScoop Article

January 09, 2015

In an article titled "Patent Office CIO Aims for Culture Change Amid Systems Updates," Edward Weisz, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Intellectual Property Department discusses the benefits of new software systems employed by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Protecting Your Idea: Should You Patent It?

November 10, 2014

In an article titled "Protecting Your Idea: Should You Patent It?" Edward Weisz, a member of the Intellectual Property Department, discusses the timing of filing a patent application or a provisional patent application.

Angelo Savino Discusses Aleynikov v. Goldman Sachs in Law360

September 05, 2014

Angelo Savino, of the Global Insurance Department, is quoted in this Law360 Article titled "Goldman's Vague Corporate Titles May Still Cost It Millions" on Aleynikov v. Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. may have won over the Third Circuit when the court axed an award of legal fees to a former vice president accused of stealing trading code, but the bank could have avoided the mess — and the prospect of further litigation — had it better defined what being a Goldman VP means, attorneys say.

Contacts

Camille M. Miller

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Department

cmiller@cozen.com

(215) 665-7273

Kerry B. McTigue

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Department

kmctigue@cozen.com

(202) 912-4810

Martin B. Pavane

Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Department
Co-Chair, Hatch-Waxman & Biologics Litigation

mpavane@cozen.com

(212) 883-4994

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2019 ACC Annual Meeting

Phoenix, Arizona 10/29/2019

Mark Jacobson, Erik Swenson, and Tina Syring will be presenting various topics at the 2019 Association of Corporate Counsel's annual meeting.

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