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Recent IP Headlines

Jan Hendrickson, Ph.D., will be the moderator of two panels at the American Bar Association's 26th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, to be held in April in Arlington VA.
Paul Fleischut has been named a 2014 BIT Client Service All-Star.
St. Louis Small Business Monthly has named Paul Fleischut one of the 2014 Top Small Business Lawyers.
Senniger Powers is pleased to announce that Jason H. Conway has been promoted to partner effective January 2014.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) used its first final judgment under the Patent Office’s new inter partes review procedure to declare multiple claims of Cuozzo Speed Technologies’ U.S. Patent No. 6,778,074 (“the ‘074 patent”) invalid.
U.S. trademark law allows an applicant to file a trademark application, before it has actually begun using a proposed mark, by stating in the application that it has a bona fide intent to use the mark.
Google’s practice of digitally copying books for its Google Books program has been found to not violate the authors’ copyrights in the copied books due to the "fair use" doctrine.
When performing an obviousness analysis, KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007) requires one consider both the combination of relevant references as well as the knowledge, creativity, and common sense of one skilled in the art.
Senniger Powers LLP has been selected by U.S. News & Best Lawyers® as a 2014 St. Louis Tier 1 Best Law Firm in the areas of Patent Litigation, Patent Law, and Trademark  Law.
Paul Fleischut is quoted in the recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article “MLB Scours Ballpark Area for Fake Merchandise.”
The long standing doctrine of patent exhaustion provides that the initial authorized sale of a patented item terminates all patent rights to that item.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Senniger Powers will host a roundtable designed to help the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) better understand the needs of those using its services and to offer insights into USPTO operations.
Senniger Powers is pleased to announce that Robert Evans, Michael Godar, Kathleen Petrillo, and Marc Vander Tuig have been selected to the 2013 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers List.
The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to introduce up to 1400 new gTLDs to join the more familiar ones that include .com, .gov, and .org.
Paul Fleischut will be a panelist at the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual Manufacturing Summit on Thursday, October 3, 2013.
On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, Bill O’Neill will be the speaker at a continuing legal education seminar titled “1400 New gTLDs on the Internet: Are Brand Owners Prepared?”
Senniger Powers congratulates Robert M. Evans, Jr., Paul I. Fleischut, Michael E. Godar, Kurt F. James, Kathleen M. Petrillo, and John K. Roedel, Jr., all of whom were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).
In a decision on June 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that claims to isolated DNA sequences do not qualify as patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
Once again this year, Chambers USA has recognized Senniger Powers LLP as a Band 1 intellectual property firm.
Senniger Powers LLP is ranked #2 in the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual list of largest patent practices.
Once again this summer, Senniger Powers LLP is proud to participate in the St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP).
Robert Bain and John Roedel were each quoted in today's issue of IPLaw360 regarding recent significant patent decisions.
Kathleen Petrillo is quoted in this week’s issue of the St. Louis Business Journal in the article “Inventors Speed up Patent Applications with New Act.”
Kathleen Petrillo will speak about the America Invents Act at a breakfast presentation on April 24, 2013.
Paul Tietz was quoted in the recent Law360 article “USPTO Patent Term Adjustment Rules Praised by IP Attys.”
Publisher John Wiley & Sons sued a Thai national who was buying Wiley textbooks in Thailand, shipping them to the United States, and selling them to his fellow students.
Additional provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) will become effective over the next several days.
Janet Hendrickson, Ph.D., will speak at the American Bar Association’s 28th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, to be held April 3-5, 2013 in Arlington, VA.
On January 14, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.R. 6621, which makes certain technical corrections to the America Invents Act.
St. Louis Magazine’s annual Best Lawyers issue includes six attorneys from Senniger Powers.
The 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act has made it easier to comply with patent marking requirements.

America Invents Act

Paul Tietz was quoted in the recent Law360 article “USPTO Patent Term Adjustment Rules Praised by IP Attys.”
Additional provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) will become effective over the next several days.
On January 14, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.R. 6621, which makes certain technical corrections to the America Invents Act.
The 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act has made it easier to comply with patent marking requirements.
Businesses may want to monitor their competitors' pending patent applications more closely due to changes in the law that will soon take effect.
On January 25, the USPTO released a set of proposed rules and fees to implement the Supplemental Examination procedures mandated by the America Invents Act (AIA).

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