The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently decided that an absence of the term "means" in a patent claim no longer gives rise to a strong legal presumption that the claim is not a "means-plus-function" claim.
The St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP) trains city high school sophomores and juniors for the workforce by placing them in internships with area businesses, including law firms.
Once again, Chambers USA
has recognized Senniger Powers LLP as a Band 1 intellectual property firm for 2015.
As of today, the U.S. has a new path for obtaining international coverage for ornamental designs.
St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts ("VLAA") recently recognized Julie Jennings
for her March 16 presentation on copyright law basics to more than thirty local artists.
St. Louis Small Business Monthly
has recognized Janet S. Hendrickson, Ph.D.
, as one of the 100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business.
St. Louis Small Business Monthly has named Senniger Powers one of the Best in Reliability for 2015.
On March 24, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.
, reversing the decision of the Eighth Circuit and holding that a decision on likelihood of confusion by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) should be given preclusive effect in subsequent District Court litigation...
Historically, the Federal Circuit has reviewed claim construction determinations de novo.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently decided Utah Research v. Ambry Genetics Corporation
, Nos. 2014-1361 and 2014-1366, on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.
Senniger Powers LLP has been selected by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® as a 2015 St. Louis Tier 1 "Best Law Firm" in the areas of Patent Litigation, Patent Law, and Trademark Law.
Senniger Powers is pleased to announce that Robert Evans
, Michael Godar
, Kathleen Petrillo
, and Marc Vander Tuig
have been selected to the 2014 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers List.
, partner at Senniger Powers LLP, has been elected to the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA IPL) Council.
As has been well-publicized, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued preliminary examination instructions in view of the Supreme Court's decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v CLS Bank Int'l
regarding analyzing claims with abstract...
The viral awareness and fundraising campaign known as the Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the country, raising more than $100 million for research focused on ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Senniger Powers congratulates Robert M. Evans, Jr.
, Paul I. Fleischut
, Michael E. Godar
, Kurt F. James
, Kathleen M. Petrillo
, John K. Roedel, Jr.
, and Marc W. Vander Tuig
, all of whom were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
In July 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released two cases, X2Y Attenuators, LLC v. International Trade Commission
and Golden Bridge Technology v. Apple Inc.
, in which the court applied the doctrine of claim scope disavowal to limit claim scope.
On July 11, 2014 the Federal Circuit released its Digitech and H-W Tech. decisions addressing patentability of digital conversion technology, and implications of the timing of a certificate of correction vis-à-vis the filing of a lawsuit.
With a stroke of Governor Jay Nixon’s pen, this week Missouri joined the growing list of states that have enacted laws to curb bad faith assertions of patent infringement.