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04.16.2015 | Federal Circuit orders unprecedented en banc hearing in Banner & Witcoff client Lexmark’s case over printer cartridges
04.06.2015 | H. Wayne Porter details the role of post-grant reviews in challenging patents in the March/April 2015 issue of Landslide magazine
04.06.2015 | Steve S. Chang addresses the recent collegiate athlete/NCAA licensing suits in the March/April 2015 issue of Landslide magazine
03.25.2015 | Helen Hill Minsker discusses the Supreme Court's ruling in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries in Law360
03.20.2015 | Actionable Intelligence discusses Timothy C. Meece’s Federal Circuit oral argument in Lexmark v. Impression Products
02.17.2015 | IP Alert: Federal Circuit Considers Whether ITC Can Properly Exclude Imported Products That Only Infringe After Importation
02.13.2015 | The U.S. Joins the Hague Agreement
02.03.2015 | R. Gregory Israelsen discusses the Supreme Court's oral arguments in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries in IP Litigator
01.22.2015 | Banner & Witcoff, Helen Hill Minsker receive top ranking in the World Trademark Review 1000 2015
01.22.2015 | Ross A. Dannenberg discusses the Supreme Court's decision in Hana Financial v. Hana Bank
01.12.2015 | Twenty-three Banner & Witcoff attorneys named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
01.06.2015 | Benjamin C. Spehlmann discusses how to protect a biodiesel process or product technology in Biodiesel Magazine
01.06.2015 | John M. Fleming discusses due diligence geared toward defensive protection in Inside Counsel
12.10.2014 | IP Alert: Supreme Court Considers Whether Judge or Jury Should Tackle Trademark "Tacking"
12.10.2014 | IP Alert: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.
11.24.2014 | John M. Fleming discusses due diligence geared for potential offensive use in Inside Counsel and Transaction Advisors
10.24.2014 | Charles W. Shifley discusses the Federal Circuit's potential review of the standard for willful infringement in Law360
10.24.2014 | John M. Fleming discusses the importance of due diligence during IP asset acquisitions in Inside Counsel and Transaction Advisors
09.16.2014 | Ernest V. Linek discusses the Federal Circuit's decision to allow new evidence in Intellectual Property Magazine
08.18.2014 | Christopher L. McKee discusses the importance of the preliminary response in PTAB reviews in Law360
07.02.2014 | Banner & Witcoff congratulates 2014 International Design Excellence Award winners and finalists Microsoft, NIKE, Nokia and Shure
06.26.2014 | IP Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Rules in ABC v. Aereo
06.26.2014 | Rajit Kapur discusses the Supreme Court's ABC v. Aereo ruling and cloud computing in JD Supra Perspectives
06.20.2014 | IP Alert: Computer-Implemented Inventions: Ideas That Are Fundamental Truths And Generically Implemented Are Not Patent Eligible
06.18.2014 | TTAB cancels ‘Redskins’ trademark registrations
06.17.2014 | Richard S. Stockton invited to discuss IP with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program
06.03.2014 | IP Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Says Induced Infringement Requires Direct Infringement, But Leaves Direct Infringement Standard to Federal Circuit
06.02.2014 | Federal court rules in favor of Banner & Witcoff client NIKE, Inc., in "Fuel" trademark dispute
06.02.2014 | Steve S. Chang discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Limelight v. Akamai in Law360
05.19.2014 | Banner & Witcoff Welcomes Seven Summer Associates
05.13.2014 | John P. Iwanicki discusses the USPTO's new patent eligibility guidelines in Nature Biotechnology
05.01.2014 | Bradley C. Wright discusses the Supreme Court's decisions in Octane Fitness v. Icon and Highmark v. Allcare
04.30.2014 | IP Alert: Octane Fitness v. Icon and Highmark v. Allcare — Pivotal Changes to Court Awarded Attorney’s Fees in Patent Litigations
04.21.2014 | Ross A. Dannenberg discusses upcoming Supreme Court arguments in ABC v. Aereo in Law360
04.02.2014 | IP Alert: Supreme Court Justice Characterizes Alice v. CLS Bank as Being on the Idea of "Solvency," or "Computer, Stop;" While All Justices Search Among King Tut, Scylla, Charybdis and Archimedes for Inspiration
03.28.2014 | Federal court sides with Banner & Witcoff client Lexmark over patent exhaustion for cartridges first sold outside U.S.
03.11.2014 | Banner & Witcoff clients Skype Technologies and RTX Telecom win inter partes reexaminations
03.10.2014 | IP Alert: The USPTO Announces New Guidelines for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. §101 in View of Myriad, Prometheus and Chakrabarty
02.28.2014 | Aaron Bowling discusses the Supreme Court's decision in Medtronic v. MFV in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
02.27.2014 | IP Alert: Patent Case Attorneys' Fee Awards: The Supreme Court Characterizes Cases As "A Search for Adjectives"
02.24.2014 | IP Alert: The Federal Circuit Upholds Cybor’s Rule that Claim Construction Is Subject to De Novo Appellate Review
01.29.2014 | Helen Hill Minsker ranked as a World's Leading Trademark Practitioner in the WTR 1000 2014
01.23.2014 | IP Alert: Medtronic v. MFV — Supreme Court Unanimously Reverses Federal Circuit: Holding Patentees Always Bear the Burden of Proving Infringement
01.21.2014 | Craig W. Kronenthal and H. Wayne Porter discuss ways to challenge patent validity in Today's General Counsel
01.13.2014 | Twenty-five Banner & Witcoff attorneys named 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
01.10.2014 | Pacific Coast Marine decision confirms application of prosecution history estoppel to designs
12.05.2013 | U.S. House of Representatives passes Innovation Act
11.19.2013 | Richard S. Stockton discusses class certification in NCAA case in World Intellectual Property Review and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
11.11.2013 | Banner & Witcoff congratulates Bank of America Chief IP Counsel Keith Agisim for inclusion in Corporate Counsel 100
11.06.2013 | IP Alert: Medtronic v. Boston Scientific – Supreme Court Appears Prepared to Reverse the Federal Circuit on the Burden of Persuasion in Declaratory Judgment Actions Between Patent Owners and Licensees
11.05.2013 | Richard S. Stockton discusses lawsuit over student athletes' names, likenesses in Intellectual Property Magazine
10.10.2013 | Kauffman Foundation features Peter D. McDermott as IP expert in online “Founders School”
09.23.2013 | Banner & Witcoff participates in 2013 Race Judicata
09.23.2013 | Janice V. Mitrius and Katherine L. Fink named to Super Lawyers' "Top Women Attorneys in Illinois"
09.16.2013 | Paul M. Rivard discusses Lighting Ballast case in Bloomberg BNA's Patent Trademark & Copyright Law Daily
09.09.2013 | Joseph M. Potenza completes year as Chair of ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, recognized by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
09.03.2013 | LMG Life Sciences names John P. Iwanicki and Lisa M. Hemmendinger as 2013 "Life Science Stars"
07.09.2013 | Banner & Witcoff client Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc. moves ahead in diaper patent case
06.19.2013 | Paul M. Rivard discusses the Supreme Court's decision in the Myriad case in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
05.13.2013 | IP Alert: Supreme Court Decides Bowman v. Monsanto
05.10.2013 | IP Alert: Federal Circuit CLS Bank Decision on Computer-Implemented Inventions Just Handed Down
04.30.2013 | Nine Banner & Witcoff Attorneys Named to Chicago's Legal Leaders 2013 List of "Top Rated Lawyers"
04.17.2013 | Paul M. Rivard discusses the Myriad case in the San Francisco Daily Journal, Thomson Reuters, BioWorld Today, Boston Business Journal, Managing Intellectual Property and Chemical & Engineering News
04.16.2013 | IP Alert: Supreme Court to Weigh In on Gene Patents
04.09.2013 | Darrell G. Mottley discusses U.S. implementation of the Hague Agreement in Intellectual Property Magazine
03.22.2013 | IP Alert: Protect Your Rights as New gTLDs Prepare to Launch, Trademark Clearinghouse Opens March 26, 2013
03.05.2013 | Banner & Witcoff client Mentor Graphics fends off trial under AIA's new inter partes review proceedings
02.22.2013 | Sarah A. Kagan discusses the Bowman v. Monsanto oral argument in MIP, IP Law360, GEN and C&EN
02.19.2013 | IP Alert: You Must Start Your Campaign to Complain About a Generic Top Level Domain by March 13
02.11.2013 | IP Alert: Federal Circuit Appears Split on Patentability of Computer-Implemented Business Methods
02.05.2013 | Helen Hill Minsker is ranked as a World's Leading Trademark Professional in the World Trademark Review 1000
01.28.2013 | Twenty-two Banner & Witcoff Attorneys are Named Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
01.23.2013 | IP Alert: Potential Benefits to Filing Certain U.S. Patent Applications Before AIA Changes Go Into Effect on March 16, 2013
01.08.2013 | New Address for Banner & Witcoff’s Portland Office
12.19.2012 | IP Alert: U.S. President Barack Obama Signed the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 into Law
12.10.2012 | Richard S. Stockton discusses the anticipated U.S. acension to the Hague Agreement in IP Law360
12.05.2012 | House Passes the Legislation to Implement the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs in the United States
11.20.2012 | Richard S. Stockton discusses the recent settlement between Rosetta Stone Inc. and Google Inc. in IP Law360
10.15.2012 | Darrell G. Mottley is honored at the 2012 Fashion Law Week media mixer in Washington, DC.
10.10.2012 | Should I Request a Jury Trial? Joseph J. Berghammer offers the perspective of a patent litigator in Managing Intellectual Property
09.18.2012 | Darrell G. Mottley is presented with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Community Appreciation Award
08.27.2012 | Joseph M. Potenza Assumes Office of Chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
08.24.2012 | Paul M. Rivard discusses the potential impact of the new first-to-file process on the USPTO backlog in BioWorld
08.10.2012 | Steve S. Chang and Ross A. Dannenberg comment on the copyright infringement issues in EA v. Zynga in Forbes
08.08.2012 | Ross A. Dannenberg and Steve S. Chang comment on copyright law violations in social gaming litigation EA v. Zynga in WIRED
07.20.2012 | Mark T. Banner Award presented to the Hon. James F. Holderman at the ABA Annual Meeting
07.18.2012 | Benjamin C. Spehlmann authors a guest column on IP issues in the biodiesel industry in Biodiesel Magazine
07.17.2012 | Patent Law Update: Third Party Prior Art Submissions
07.16.2012 | Richard S. Stockton discusses the usage of predictive coding in discovery practice in an ABA Litigation News article
07.02.2012 | Banner & Witcoff congratulates clients, Microsoft, NIKE and Nokia, for their designs honored at the 2012 IDEA awards for design excellence
06.28.2012 | Banner & Witcoff clients Allstate Corporation and CME Group Inc. are named among the Top 25 Most Innovative Chicago Companies
06.20.2012 | Richard S. Stockton participates in a podcast on the gTLD reveal with the American Marketing Association
06.18.2012 | Richard S. Stockton discusses the gTLD Reveal in IDG News and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
06.15.2012 | Richard S. Stockton discusses the gTLD Reveal in Forbes, Managing Intellectual Property and BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report
06.14.2012 | LMG Life Sciences identifies John P. Iwanicki as one of the preeminent life sciences practitioners in the U.S.
06.13.2012 | Trademark Law Update: gTLD Application Reveal
06.01.2012 | USPTO Publishes Proposed Rules to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Discounted Patent Fees
05.31.2012 | Darrell G. Mottley discusses the use of social media in the legal industry in a Legal Bisnow article
05.25.2012 | Robert F. Altherr, Joseph M. Potenza and Bradley C. Wright are named Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
05.22.2012 | Richard S. Stockton discusses the use of Internet-sourced facts in trials in the ABA’s Litigation News
04.24.2012 | Robert S. Katz is quoted in a Bloomberg BNA article on the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute Conference
04.24.2012 | Steve S. Chang discusses the Supreme Court’s Cert decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons in IP Law360
04.19.2012 | Patent Law Update: Hyatt v. Kappos
04.12.2012 | Steve S. Chang and Ross A. Dannenberg are interviewed by a Korean News station on the topic of video games and the legal industry
04.02.2012 | Christopher L. McKee discusses the Federal Circuit decision in Marine Polymer v. Hemcon in a BNA article
04.02.2012 | Paul M. Rivard discusses the Supreme Court’s decision in Mayo v. Prometheus in Chemical & Engineering News
03.27.2012 | Paul M. Rivard discusses the Supreme Court’s decision to remand the Myriad Genetics case in IP Law360, GEN, and GenomeWeb
03.26.2012 | Supreme Court Remands Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics to the Federal Circuit
03.23.2012 | Helen Hill Minsker is ranked as a World’s Leading Trademark Professional in the World Trademark Review 1000
03.22.2012 | Paul M. Rivard discusses the Mayo v. Prometheus decision in BNA, BioWorld and the San Diego Business Journal
03.20.2012 | Christopher L. McKee discusses the Federal Circuit decision in Marine Polymer v. Hemcon in an IP Law360 article
03.20.2012 | Patent Law Update: Mayo v. Prometheus
03.15.2012 | Patent Law Update: Marine Polymer v. Hemcon
02.28.2012 | Ross A. Dannenberg is featured in Legal Bisnow along with Timothy C. Meece and Christopher B. Roth
02.10.2012 | The USPTO Publishes Federal Register Notices Relating to the New AIA Proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
02.07.2012 | Banner & Witcoff is named to Managing Intellectual Property’s North American IP Shortlist Awards
02.07.2012 | Darrell G. Mottley helps launch D.C. Bar blog
02.06.2012 | Charles L. Miller discusses the state of midsize IP firms in a Chicago Lawyer magazine article
01.26.2012 | Christopher J. Renk discusses the In re Construction Equipment Company case in IP Law360
01.26.2012 | Darrell G. Mottley is profiled in the VT NetLetter
01.20.2012 | Copyright Law Update: Golan v. Holder
01.11.2012 | Paul M. Rivard discusses the Mayo v. Prometheus case in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News and in Chemical & Engineering News
01.05.2012 | Richard S. Stockton participates in a podcast on gTLDs with the American Marketing Association
12.21.2011 | Model E-Discovery Order for Patent Cases Adopted by the Federal Circuit Advisory Council
12.11.2011 | Paul M. Rivard discusses the Supreme Court oral argument in Mayo v. Prometheus in BNA, IP Law360, GenomeWeb and BioWorld
12.07.2011 | Patent Law Update: Mayo v. Prometheus
12.06.2011 | Revisions to Patent Term Adjustment Rules
11.29.2011 | Banner & Witcoff is named to Corporate Counsel’s “Busiest Firms” list in the 2011 Patent Litigation Survey
10.15.2011 | Charles L. Miller discusses the demand for patent lawyers in a Crain’s Chicago Business article
10.06.2011 | Richard S. Stockton and Mark Wilinski author a guest column in IP Law360 on the Rosetta Stone v. Google case
09.29.2011 | IP Law360 publishes an article on Lexmark ITC win
09.29.2011 | Patent Law Update: USPTO Prioritized Examination
09.14.2011 | Gary D. Fedorochko comments on patent reform in BNA, GenomeWeb, and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
09.08.2011 | Paul M. Rivard and Fraser D. Brown author an article on the Myriad Genetics decision in BioWorld
09.06.2011 | Internet Law Update: New .XXX Domain Name Registry
08.31.2011 | Darrell G. Mottley is named among the 12th annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology
08.25.2011 | Robert H. Resis authors an ABA-published book titled: “Preliminary Relief in Patent Infringement Disputes”
08.19.2011 | Linda A. Kuczma is selected for the position of Administrative Trademark Judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
08.19.2011 | Paul M. Rivard and Fraser D. Brown author a guest column on the Myriad Genetics decision in Law 360
08.16.2011 | Ross A. Dannenberg authors a book titled: “The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Video Game Development”
08.12.2011 | Inaugural Mark T. Banner Award presented to Marybeth Peters and Hon. Richard Linn at the ABA Annual Meeting
08.03.2011 | Patent Law Update: The US PTO Proposes to Adopt Therasense Materiality Standard for Practice in the US PTO
08.03.2011 | Paul M. Rivard discusses the Federal Circuit decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO in Chemical & Engineering News and BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal
08.01.2011 | Bradley C. Wright serves as Editor-in-Chief of the 2011 Supplement to Drafting Patents for Litigation and Licensing and Robert S. Katz and H. Wayne Porter serve as chapter authors
07.18.2011 | B&W case featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “25 Top Verdicts from the Past 25 Years”
07.12.2011 | Paul M. Rivard discusses the Supreme Court rulings from the 2011 term in an IP Law360 article
06.29.2011 | Robert H. Resis comments on the Stanford v. Roche case in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
06.21.2011 | Patent Law Update: Mayo v. Prometheus
06.15.2011 | Christopher J. Renk discusses trademark issues surrounding brand names in a Forbes article
06.15.2011 | John P. Iwanicki comments on the Pfizer v. Teva patent lawsuit in American Public Media’s Marketplace program
06.09.2011 | Patent Law Update: Microsoft v. i4i
06.08.2011 | Steve S. Chang discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Stanford v. Roche in Bloomberg, BNA, IP Law360 and GenomeWeb
06.06.2011 | Patent Law Update: Stanford v. Roche
05.31.2011 | Darrell G. Mottley’s “Meet the D.C. Bar President” profile is published in Washington Lawyer magazine
05.27.2011 | Bradley C. Wright comments on the Federal Circuit decision in Therasense v. Becton, Dickinson in the National Law Journal and Managing Intellectual Property
05.27.2011 | Charles W. Shifley comments on the Federal Circuit decision in Therasense v. Becton, Dickinson in Bloomberg/BusinessWeek and in IP Law360
04.22.2011 | Paul M. Rivard and Fraser D. Brown’s article on the Myriad Genetics case is published in BioWorld
04.20.2011 | Federal Circuit Issues Ruling in TiVo v. EchoStar
04.19.2011 | Steve S. Chang discusses the Microsoft v. i4i Supreme Court oral argument in IDG News, Network World and Managing Intellectual Property
04.13.2011 | Timothy C. Meece discusses Banner & Witcoff’s IP Lawyer™ app in Chicago Lawyer magazine
04.04.2011 | Eight New e-Petitions Added to EFS-Web
03.30.2011 | Banner & Witcoff is named Midwest Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property magazine
03.18.2011 | Gary D. Fedorochko discusses the U.S. Senate’s approval of a patent reform bill in BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal
03.14.2011 | USPTO upholds Star Scientific’s patents
03.09.2011 | Patent Reform Bill S.23 passes through U.S. Senate
03.08.2011 | U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Present Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium
03.02.2011 | Steve S. Chang discusses the Supreme Court oral argument in Stanford v. Roche in an article published in GenomeWeb
02.28.2011 | Christopher J. Renk discusses the Federal Circuit’s decision in Uniloc v. Microsoft in InsideCounsel magazine
02.28.2011 | Patent Law Update: Stanford v. Roche
02.17.2011 | Banner & Witcoff is named to Managing Intellectual Property’s Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year Shortlist
01.26.2011 | Joseph M. Potenza discusses best practices for drafting patent claims in an IP Law360 article
01.18.2011 | Matthew P. Becker discusses the prospects for Patent Reform in 2011, in a Chemical & Engineering News article
01.14.2011 | Banner & Witcoff attorneys co-author “Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook, Third Edition”
01.07.2011 | Paul M. Rivard and Fraser D. Brown author a guest column on the Myriad Case, in BioWorld Perspectives
01.04.2011 | Robert H. Resis comments on the Prometheus v. Mayo decision in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
12.20.2010 | Steve S. Chang and Rajit Kapur author a guest column on the Supreme Court decision in Costco v. Omega, in IP Law360
12.17.2010 | Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issues decision in Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services
12.13.2010 | Supreme Court Decides Costco v. Omega
12.06.2010 | Charles W. Shifley discusses the Microsoft v. i4i case in BNA’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Journal
12.01.2010 | Binal J. Patel and Bradley C. Wright discuss the top IP issues of 2010 in InsideCounsel magazine
11.23.2010 | Robert H. Resis and Joseph J. Berghammer’s guest column on trends in re-examination is published in IP Law360
11.19.2010 | Charles W. Shifley discusses the Federal Circuit oral argument in Therasense v. Becton Dickinson in a BNA article
11.19.2010 | Steve S. Chang comments on the Supreme Court oral argument in Costco v. Omega in a Managing Intellectual Property article.
11.12.2010 | Robert H. Resis discusses the impact of Bilski on the Myriad Genetics case in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article
11.11.2010 | The Legal Intelligencer covers the latest developments in the Kimberly-Clark v. First Quality case
11.09.2010 | Banner & Witcoff Wins Summary Judgment of No Patent Infringement for Pandora Media Inc.
11.09.2010 | Steve S. Chang discusses the Supreme Court oral argument in Costco v. Omega in Law360 and BNA’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal
11.08.2010 | Copyright Law Update: Costco v. Omega
10.06.2010 | Darrell G. Mottley comments on legal issues in the fashion industry in an American Lawyer article
09.22.2010 | Peter D. McDermott is named to Intellectual Asset Management’s list of the World’s Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers
09.08.2010 | Joseph J. Berghammer comments on the Stauffer v. Brooks Brothers, Inc. decision in IP Law360.
09.07.2010 | Janice V. Mitrius comments on IP boutiques in an article for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
09.01.2010 | Bradley C. Wright serves as Editor-in-Chief of the 2010 Supplement to Drafting Patents for Litigation and Licensing
09.01.2010 | Patent Law Update: Stauffer v. Brooks Brothers
08.23.2010 | CompX Jury Verdict Affirmed
08.13.2010 | ABA-IPL Confirms Joseph M. Potenza as Vice-Chair
08.11.2010 | Timothy C. Meece and Ross A. Dannenberg discuss Banner & Witcoff’s app in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article
08.10.2010 | Banner & Witcoff’s Free iPhone App Now Available
08.09.2010 | Federal Circuit Refuses to Stay Preliminary Injunction Protecting Kimberly-Clark’s Technology to Manufacture PULL-UPS® Refastenable Training Pants
07.28.2010 | Banner & Witcoff and GMU’s 9th Annual Symposium on HOT TOPICS IN PATENT LAW is summarized in BNA
07.27.2010 | Banner & Witcoff Participates in Race Judicata
07.27.2010 | Paul M. Rivard co-authors the ABA published book Patent Obviousness in the Wake of KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc.
07.13.2010 | Jon O. Nelson and Bradley C. Wright are named to Intellectual Asset Management’s list of The World’s Leading IP Strategists
07.12.2010 | Webinar: Patentable Subject Matter After Bilski
06.30.2010 | Webinar: Inter Partes Reexamination: Myths Busted, Tips Given, and Pitfalls Avoided, From Actual Practitioner Experiences
06.29.2010 | Bradley C. Wright comments on Bilski v. Kappos
06.29.2010 | Charles L. Miller comments on Bilski v. Kappos
06.28.2010 | Patent Law Update: Bilski v. Kappos
06.28.2010 | Shawn P. Gorman comments on the Bilski case
06.18.2010 | 30 year anniversary of B&W representation of Chakrabarty in the landmark Supreme Court decision
06.14.2010 | Darrell G. Mottley Elected D.C. Bar President-Elect
06.11.2010 | Joseph J. Berghammer comments on the Solo Cup decision in an IP Law360 article and a Managing Intellectual Property article
06.10.2010 | Patent Law Update: Pequignot v. Solo Cup
06.10.2010 | Peter D. McDermott is featured in the Lawyers Journal for his volunteer service by the Massachusetts Bar Association.
05.20.2010 | Gary Fedorochko discusses the Patent and Trademark Office Funding Stabilization Act of 2010
04.29.2010 | ITC affirms ruling in Waterloo case
04.26.2010 | Patent Law Update: Federal Circuit Signals Big Changes on Inequitable Conduct Likely By Year End 2010
04.23.2010 | Patent Law Update: A Review of i4i v. Microsoft
04.15.2010 | John P. Iwanicki and Paul M. Rivard co-author a column on Ariad v. Lilly in BioWorld Perspectives
04.05.2010 | Darrell G. Mottley’s nomination for president-elect of the D.C. Bar is covered by the National Law Journal
04.01.2010 | Patent Law Update: ACLU v. Myriad
03.29.2010 | Darrell G. Mottley is selected as a candidate for D.C. Bar president-elect for the 2010-2011 term
03.29.2010 | Darrell G. Mottley’s nomination for president-elect of the D.C. Bar is covered by the Legal Times
03.29.2010 | Darrell G. Mottley’s nomination for president-elect of the D.C. Bar is covered by the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.
03.23.2010 | Ross A. Dannenberg serves as executive editor and co-author of a new book Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law, published by the ABA. Steve S. Chang is a contributing author.
03.22.2010 | Patent Law Update: Ariad v. Eli Lilly
03.10.2010 | Christopher L. McKee authors a guest column on suggestions for improving USPTO re-examinations
03.01.2010 | CompX International Receives Favorable Ruling Against Humanscale in the Eastern District of Virginia
02.15.2010 | Christopher J. Renk comments on a patent infringement lawsuit filed against the Chicago Tribune
02.10.2010 | Jon O. Nelson authors a chapter in Intellectual Property Law 2010: Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year
01.29.2010 | John P. Iwanicki is appointed to the Pharmaceutical Issues Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association
01.19.2010 | Bradley C. Wright serves as Editor-in-Chief of the 2009 supplement to Drafting Patents for Litigation and Licensing and Robert S. Katz and H.Wayne Porter serve as chapter authors.
12.14.2009 | Joseph M. Potenza, Christopher J. Renk, Thomas K. Pratt and Erik S. Maurer author a book titled “Patent Trial Advocacy Casebook, Second Edition"
12.07.2009 | Timothy C. Meece co-authors an article on TS Tech
11.30.2009 | Robert H. Resis’s article on Post-KSR Pharmaceutical Obviousness is published in Landslide
11.23.2009 | Sarah Kagan authors a guest column on Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. v Mayo Collaborative Services
11.13.2009 | Bradley C. Wright comments on the Bilski Oral Argument in BNA’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Daily
11.10.2009 | Bradley C. Wright comments on the Bilski Oral Argument in Managing Intellectual Property
11.10.2009 | Ross A. Dannenberg is elected to a leadership position in the International Game Developers Association
11.09.2009 | Patent Law Update: In re Bilski
10.13.2009 | Bradley C. Wright comments on the USPTO’s decision to rescind the continuation rules package
10.09.2009 | USPTO Rescinds Patent Regulation Package
10.01.2009 | New local patent rules (LPR) for the Northern District of Illinois are effective as of October 1, 2009
09.16.2009 | Patent Law Update: Amgen v. Roche
09.14.2009 | Marc S. Cooperman and Timothy J. Rechtien co-author a column on IP issues affecting the toy and game industry
09.02.2009 | Trademark Law Update: In re Bose Corp.
08.25.2009 | Ernest V. Linek comments on the Federal Circuit's decision in Cardiac Pacemakers Inc., v St. Jude Medical Inc.,
08.25.2009 | John P. Iwanicki comments on the Federal Circuit's decision in Cardiac Pacemakers Inc., v St. Jude Medical Inc., Inc.,
08.25.2009 | Steve S. Chang comments on the Federal Circuit's decision in Cardiac Pacemakers Inc., v St. Jude Medical Inc.,
08.19.2009 | Federal Circuit Overrules Union Carbide Case
08.13.2009 | Darrell G. Mottley is appointed Division IV, Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law
08.03.2009 | Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for Law Students
07.28.2009 | Stay granted in Tafas v. Doll
06.15.2009 | A Global Guide to Design Protection
06.03.2009 | Bradley C. Wright comments on the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Bilski v. Doll.
06.03.2009 | Supreme Court Grants Cert in Bilski Case
06.03.2009 | Timothy C. Meece comments on the Federal Circuit's decision to grant a case transfer out of the Eastern District of Texas.
06.02.2009 | Jon O. Nelson and Bradley C. Wright are named to Intellectual Asset Management’s list of The World’s Leading IP Strategists
04.29.2009 | Marc S. Cooperman, Dale H. Hoscheit, Jon O. Nelson, Joseph M. Potenza, and Charles W. Shifley are named amongst the “World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” by Euromoney.
04.27.2009 | Virtual-world legal disputes lead to real-world financial award; Ross A. Dannenberg comments on virtual law in San Francisco Chronicle
04.08.2009 | Joseph M. Potenza discusses the top rulings by the Federal Circuit in the first quarter of 2009 in IP Law360
04.08.2009 | Summary Judgment Victory for Pandora Media
04.06.2009 | Robert S. Resis’s Q&A on “life as an IP attorney” is published in Chicago Lawyer magazine
04.03.2009 | Marc S. Cooperman authors a section on trademark media cases in Intellectual Property Law & Interactive Media
04.03.2009 | Robert H. Resis authors a section on media patent cases in Intellectual Property Law & Interactive Media
03.23.2009 | Bradley C. Wright comments on Tafas v. Doll in The Wall Street Journal, Managing Intellectual Property and BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.
03.12.2009 | The March 2009 issue of Intellectual Property Today lists Banner & Witcoff as a “Top Patent Firm”
02.04.2009 | Marc S. Cooperman comments on Ty's decision to rename the Sasha and Malia Obama dolls in the Associated Press
02.01.2009 | Timothy C. Meece comments on the future of the “rocket docket” in Managing Intellectual Property
01.19.2009 | Darrell G. Mottley is a contributing author to Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments
12.16.2008 | Robert H. Resis is quoted in an IP Law & Business article on the pharmaceutical industry
12.08.2008 | Paul M. Rivard discusses Tafas v. Dudas in Managing Intellectual Property, BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, and Intellectual Property Watch
12.03.2008 | Christopher J. Renk comments on Hollywood’s lawsuit against RealNetworks in InsideCounsel
12.03.2008 | John P. Iwanicki writes a column on patent claims for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.
10.16.2008 | PTO Files Reply Brief in Tafas v. Dudas
10.14.2008 | President Signs PRO-IP Act of 2008
10.01.2008 | Ross A. Dannenberg comments on IP issues in the virtual worlds in IP Law360 and Technology360.
09.23.2008 | Christopher J. Renk comments on the Egyptian Goddess decision in BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.
09.18.2008 | Drafting Patents for Litigation and Licensing authored by Banner & Witcoff attorneys is now available.
09.17.2008 | David R. Gerk and John M. Fleming partner with The George Washington University to create a comprehensive patent program for engineers.
09.05.2008 | Banner & Witcoff Wins Final Judgment in IP Lawsuit
08.25.2008 | Banner & Witcoff is granted motion to dismiss on behalf of their client, by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
08.21.2008 | Banner & Witcoff announces the appointment of Joseph M. Potenza to the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary.
08.21.2008 | Banner & Witcoff congratulates clients, Electrolux, Microsoft, NIKE and Nokia, for their designs honored at the 2008 IDEA awards for design excellence
08.21.2008 | Corporate Counsel’s annual “Who Represents Corporate America?” survey names Banner & Witcoff as a “Go-To” law firm for Fortune 100 companies.
08.19.2008 | Banner & Witcoff announces the appointment of Joseph M. Potenza as the Publications Officer of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law.
08.14.2008 | Banner & Witcoff is pleased to announce that Darrell G. Mottley has been appointed Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section’s Industrial Design Committee.
08.14.2008 | Ross A. Dannenberg comments on a CAFC ruling on the validity of open source software licenses in LinuxInsider.
08.10.2008 | John P. Iwanicki comments on a drug commercialization agreement between ImClone and Bristol-Myers in a Dow Jones Newswire article. The article appeared in SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal and CNNMoney.
08.04.2008 | Banner & Witcoff obtains dismissal in a declaratory judgment action on behalf of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide.
08.04.2008 | Janice V. Mitrius has been appointed co-chair of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program committee for the ABA Section of Litigation.
08.04.2008 | Richard S. Stockton comments on the Hasbro v. Scrabulous trademark and copyright dispute in The AM Law Daily.
08.04.2008 | Ross A. Dannenberg discusses an intellectual property and land dispute in Second Life in Virtual Worlds News.
07.30.2008 | Jason S. Shull is appointed Co-Chair of the Content Management Committee for the ABA's Section of Litigation.
07.25.2008 | Paul M. Rivard comments on the USPTO’s warning regarding outsourcing patent work overseas in the Legal Times.
07.20.2008 | Ross A. Dannenberg is appointed Co-Chair of the 2007-2008 Special Committee for Computer Gaming of the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section.
07.15.2008 | Bradley Rademaker discusses intellectual property issues affecting the packaging industry in a Packaging Digest podcast.
07.11.2008 | Richard S. Stockton discusses the consequences of cybersquatting and the legal action victims can take in TechNewsWorld.
07.09.2008 | Joseph J. Berghammer comments in Fortune on the decision by a French Commercial Court in Paris requiring e-Bay to pay LVMH entities over $60 million in the luxury goods counterfeiting case.
07.09.2008 | Steve S. Chang discusses landmark intellectual property cases in the video game industry in 1UP.
07.08.2008 | Steve S. Chang comments on recent intellectual property law issues in the video game industry in 1UP.
07.01.2008 | Joseph J. Berghammer comments on a French court ruling in LVMH v. eBay Inc. in The AMLaw Daily.
06.18.2008 | Ernest V. Linek comments on the new USPTO patent appeal rules in Intellectual Property Watch.
06.17.2008 | Joseph M. Potenza comments on the new guidelines released for patent appeals in the Legal Times.
06.06.2008 | Bradley C. Wright comments on the Federal Circuit en banc Bilski hearing in Managing Intellectual Property
06.04.2008 | Robert S. Katz comments on the Federal Circuit hearing in the Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa case in Managing Intellectual Property.
05.29.2008 | Banner & Witcoff Wins Affirmance in a Trademark Infringement Case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
05.20.2008 | Bradley C. Wright comments on the questioned constitutionality of appointed patent judges in the Legal Times.
05.09.2008 | Paul M. Rivard comments on the appeal filed by the USTPO in the continuation rule package in Managing Intellectual Property.
05.01.2008 | Robert S. Katz is named as one of the "Top 50 Under 45" intellectual property attorneys by IP Law & Business.
04.12.2008 | Janice V. Mitrius comments on using social networking sites to conduct due diligence in Litigation News.
04.01.2008 | Bradley C. Wright comments in Bloomberg on transferring patent-infringement cases from the eastern Texas court district.
04.01.2008 | Christopher J. Renk’s column on the Egyptian Goddess case and Future of Design Patent Law is featured in Forbes.
03.27.2008 | Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. announced today that it prevailed on behalf of Compupal Corporation in defending their design patent in an interference win against Sakar International, Inc.
03.05.2008 | Robert S. Katz comments in IPLaw360 on Motorola's win in a Chinese design patent dispute.
02.19.2008 | Ross A. Dannenberg comments on Research in Motion and Motorola’s patent infringement lawsuits in the Chicago Tribune.
02.08.2008 | Paul M. Rivard comments in IP Law 360 on arguments heard February 8 for summary judgment regarding the new USPTO rules.
01.16.2008 | Robert S. Katz comments on Banner & Witcoff’s design patent record in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
01.11.2008 | Christopher J. Renk explains employer intellectual property rights in the January 10, 2008 issue of the Los Angeles Times.
01.07.2008 | Robert S. Katz explains the importance of patent protection in the fashion industry Women’s Wear Daily.
01.02.2008 | Joseph M. Potenza comments on the issues related to content monitoring in Viacom International Inc. et al. v. YouTube Inc. and Google Inc. in IP Law360.
01.01.2008 | Illinios Supreme Court appoints Jeffrey M. Cox chairman of its committee on character and fitness.
12.12.2007 | Jon O. Nelson is selected by Aspatore Books as author in new authoritative book, Intellectual Property Client Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Capitalizing, Protecting and Advising Clients on IP Assets (Inside the Minds).
12.11.2007 | Washingtonian Magazine names Joseph M. Potenza a "Top Lawyer" in Intellectual Property.
11.30.2007 | Richard S. Stockton comments on Dell’s lawsuit against alleged cybersquatters in Computerworld.
11.06.2007 | Darrell G. Mottley is appointed to The Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity Industrial Advisory Council at the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.
10.26.2007 | Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. is recognized in the National Law Journal "Who Represents Corporate America" survey.
10.17.2007 | Robert S. Katz and Banner & Witcoff's Design Patent Practice are featured in The Legal Times article "A Picture-Perfect Patent".
10.17.2007 | Ross A. Dannenberg comments in E-Commerce Times on the potential legal protection offered by Google's filtering technology.
10.02.2007 | Peter D. McDermott comments on Florida's move to offer optional IP certification to attorneys in the Boston Business Journal.
09.07.2007 | The MetroWest Daily News covers Peter D. McDermott's reappointment as the 2007-2008 Business Law Section Council Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
09.06.2007 | Banner & Witcoff helps Delphi gain an affirmance of summary judgment of patent invalidity in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
08.22.2007 | John P. Iwanicki comments on Pfizer's patent dispute over the cholesterol-reducing drug Lipitor in Pharmaceutical Executive magazine.
08.20.2007 | Bradley C. Wright is quoted by Bloomberg on the impact of the Federal Circuit's en banc decision in In Re: Seagate Technology LLC.
08.20.2007 | In the 2007 Corporate Counsel survey "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies," Banner & Witcoff is again named as a a top choice for IP litigation and patent prosecution.
08.08.2007 | Darrell G. Mottley is elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, the premier U.S. sociolegal research institute.
08.03.2007 | Janice V. Mitrius quoted in the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Trial Practice 2007 on technology use in the courtroom.
07.31.2007 | Jon O. Nelson's article "Coaching a Prospective Client about IP” is published in Inside the Minds: Intellectual Property Strategies by Aspatore Books.
07.20.2007 | Janice V. Mitrius is reappointed as the 2007-2008 Co-Chair of the Technology for the Litigator Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation.
07.20.2007 | Peter D. McDermott is reappointed as the 2007-2008 Business Law Section Council Chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
07.18.2007 | Matthew P. Becker quoted in IP Law 360 on the importance of the Patent Reform Act of 2007 which unanimously passed the House Judiciary Committee.
07.05.2007 | Marc S. Cooperman comments in IP Law 360 on the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Perfect 10 Inc. v. Visa International.
06.28.2007 | Jon O. Nelson co-authors Intellectual Property Client Strategies, an "Inside the Minds" series book which discusses how to capitalize, protect, and advise clients on IP issues.
06.27.2007 | Jury verdict ends latest chapter in the toner cartridge patent and copyright case Static Control Components, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. Lexmark's lead trial counsel Mark T. Banner, Timothy C. Meece, and Binal J. Patel comment on the case.
06.05.2007 | Ross Dannenberg quoted in Entrepreneur.com's feature article "Video Games at Work" highlights the firm’s expertise in the gaming industry.
05.02.2007 | Steve S. Chang comments in E-Commerce Times on the relevance of The Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the 'censorship' dispute between the social networking website Digg and its users.
05.01.2007 | Ross A. Dannenberg authors an article on Copyright Issues Arising from Film Sanitization
03.20.2007 | Joseph M. Potenza honored with a University Silver Vicennial Medal at Georgetown University's Spring Faculty Convocation.
03.20.2007 | Peter D. McDermott addresses privacy issues with customer loyalty programs in an article by Disney Family
03.14.2007 | Joseph M. Potenza comments in New York Times article on Viacom's case against Google's YouTube video sharing web site.
02.21.2007 | John P. Iwanicki quoted in Australian-based technology publication on recent Eli Lilly trade secret ruling.
02.15.2007 | John P. Iwanicki comments on Eli Lilly's Eastern District ruling to recover confidential documents regarding Zyprexa in InformationWeek.
02.13.2007 | Ross A. Dannenberg quoted in USA Today on dispute between Google's YouTube and Hollywood Studios.
02.07.2007 | Timothy C. Meece and Aseet Patel quoted in E-Commerce Times on the exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and their impact on the mobile phone industry.
01.29.2007 | Mark T. Banner featured in cover story in the February issue of Illinois Super Lawyers magazine.
01.23.2007 | John P. Iwanicki is quoted in BioWorld Today on dispute between Amgen Inc. and F. Hoffman - La Roche Ltd.
11.28.2006 | Timothy C. Meece featured in Wired's privacy security blog on the new copyright ruling for unlocking cellphones.
11.03.2006 | Law Firm Profile: Banner & Witcoff LLP
10.06.2006 | B&W wins trademark infringement case.
06.15.2006 | Steve Chang and Joseph Potenza interviewed on Apple, Creative Technology Dispute in E-Commerce Times.
06.13.2006 | Joseph Berghammer interviewed on helping to bring the "next big idea" to market in The Chicago Lawyer
06.02.2006 | Janice Mitrius quoted in the ABA Journal e-Report
05.27.2006 | Robert Katz to serve in FICPI leadership positions.
05.24.2006 | Bradley Wright quoted in the Los Angeles Times
05.04.2006 | B&W Attorneys named "Top Intellectual Property Lawyers" by the Leading Lawyers Network.
04.21.2006 | Peter McDermott appointed to Chair of the Business Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
04.19.2006 | Joseph Berghammer quoted in E-Commerce Times
04.17.2006 | Federal Circuit affirms decision for Sandia Corp.
04.13.2006 | Ross Dannenberg quoted on InformationWeek.com
02.08.2006 | Joseph Berghammer comments on Tiffany v. eBay.
01.11.2006 | B&W wins summary judgment of patent infringement.
01.10.2006 | It's Just a Game, Right?
12.21.2005 | B&W attorneys co-create a new Patent Law Option at The George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.
12.12.2005 | B&W enjoys summary judgment in Chicago patent case.
11.08.2005 | B&W wins patent infringement lawsuit.
11.02.2005 | Bradley Wright quoted in PC Advisor.
10.21.2005 | John Iwanicki quoted in The Boston Globe.
10.04.2005 | Matthew Becker Interviewed in IT Business Edge.
09.15.2005 | Scott Burow Interviewed in Corporate Legal Times.
08.21.2005 | B&W wins Delphi case.
05.31.2005 | Ross A. Dannenberg and Steve S. Chang author an article on patent protection of video games
04.21.2005 | Joseph Potenza helps launch ABA web store.
04.14.2005 | Twelve B&W attorneys named "Illinois Super Lawyers."
03.05.2005 | Banner & Witcoff wins again in the Federal Circuit.
03.01.2004 | Mr. Dannenberg is a contributor to The E-Business Legal Arsenal: Practitioner Agreements and Checklists.