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May 09, 2022
Patterson + Sheridan, LLP Receives 2022 Mansfield Rule Certification
Patterson & Sheridan, LLP is proud to announce that on Thursday, May 5, 2022, Diversity Lab named Patterson & Sheridan, along with 25 midsize law firms as recipients of the…
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November 05, 2021
Congratulations to Jerry Selinger, AIPLA President’s Outstanding Service Award Recipient
Congratulations to Jerry R. Selinger for being honored with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) President’s Outstanding Service Award at the 2021 annual meeting. The award was in recognition…
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August 23, 2021
Patterson + Sheridan Signs 2021 HBA Gender Fairness Commitment Statement
The Houston Bar Association has garnered signatories from 67 local law firms including Patterson + Sheridan, LLP to revise the HBA’s 2021 Gender Fairness Commitment Statement. The statement was last…
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June 14, 2021
Albright Urged to Triple $13M Verdict in Payment IP Fight
Albright Urged To Triple $13M Verdict In Payment IP Fight By Tiffany Hu Law360 (June 10, 2021, 10:23 PM EDT) — U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright has been asked…
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June 03, 2021
PATTERSON + SHERIDAN, THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY LAW FIRM, ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JEFF SPIERS
Jeff Spiers has joined intellectual property and technology law firm Patterson + Sheridan LLP as chief executive officer. He will be located primarily in the Houston office of the firm.…
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June 01, 2021
Patterson + Sheridan Sponsors Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel
Patterson + Sheridan, LLP is proud to co-sponsor the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles’s (WLALA) upcoming diversity and inclusion panel held virtually on Thursday, June 10. The panel will…
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May 27, 2021
PATTERSON + SHERIDAN RANKED #18 IN HARRITY ANALYTICS LIST OF TOP PATENT FIRMS OF 2020
PATTERSON + SHERIDAN RANKED #18 IN HARRITY ANALYTICS LIST OF TOP PATENT FIRMS OF 2020 Intellectual property law firm Patterson + Sheridan has been ranked #18 by the Harrity Analytics…
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May 24, 2021
Welcome our 2021 Summer Associates
Patterson + Sheridan LLP is pleased to announce our 2021 Summer Associates. This will be the firm’s largest summer associate group in its 25 year tenure. We are welcoming 16…
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May 21, 2021
Patterson + Sheridan wins jury verdict in W.D. Tex., Waco Division
Congratulations to the Patterson + Sheridan litigation group who secured a jury verdict of willful patent infringement related to point-of-sale system technologies. CloudofChange filed suit against NCR Corporation in August…
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May 21, 2021
Texas Jury Says NCR Corp. Owes At Least $13M In Patent Suit
Texas Jury Says NCR Corp. Owes At Least $13M In Patent Suit By Andrew Karpan Law360 (May 21, 2021, 5:15 PM EDT) — A Western District of Texas jury found…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending March 18, 200
Almirall, LLC v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, No. 2020-2331, (March 14, 2022) (precedential) (3-0); Patent No. 9,517,219 Key point  The presumption of obviousness based on overlapping ranges applies even when…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending February 18, 2022
Travel Sentry, Inc. v. Tropp., No. 2021-1908, (February 14, 2022) (non-precedential); Patent Nos. 7,021,537 & 7,036,728 Key point • To preserve patent eligibility arguments for appeal, patent owner must have…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending February 11, 2022
Nippon Shinyaku Co. v. Sarepta Theraputics, Inc., No. 2021-2369, (February 8, 2022) (precedential, 3-0) Key point:  A contract term restricting forums for patent validity challenges can block IPR proceedings…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending January 21, 2022
Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools Inc., v. International Trade Commission, No. 2020-1046, 2020-2050 (January 21, 2022) (precedential) (3-0); U.S. Patent Nos. 8,387,718; 8,267,296; 8,267,297; 8,286,722; and 8,602,282 Key points: • To…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For The Week Ending January 7, 2022
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc., No. 2021-1070 (January 3, 2022) (precedential) (2-1); Patent No. 9,187,405 Key points: • Case law does not require literal description in a priority…
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Federal Circuit Summary For Week Ending December 24, 2021
Mondis Technology Ltd., Hitachi Maxell, Ltd., NKA Maxell Holdings, Ltd., Maxell, Ltd., v. LG Electronics Inc., LG Electronics USA, Inc., No. 2020-1812, (December 23, 2021) (nonprecedential); Patent No. 7,475,180 Key…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending December 17, 2021
Sunbio Corp. v. Biogrand Co., Ltd., No. 2021-1433, (December 14, 2021) (nonprecedential); Trademark No. 4,932,313 Key point: • To establish ownership of a mark through use by a “related company,”…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending October 8, 2021
In re Surgisil, No. 2020-1940 (October 4, 2021) (Presidential 3-0); Patent Application No. 29/491,550 Key point(s): • A design claim that recites “a lip implant” limits the claim to lip…
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6/19/20
Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending June 19, 2020
Paltalk Holdings, Inc. v. Riot Games, Inc., Case Nos. 2019-2035, -2036, -2037, -2038, (June 16, 2020), (Non-Precedential), Patent Nos. 5,822,523; and 6,226,686 Key Point: The Federal Circuit may affirm a…
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3/20/20
Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending March 20, 2020
Hafco Foundry And Machine Co. v. GMS Mine Repair , No. 2018-1904 (March 16, 2020) (precedential)(3-0 (1 concurring in part and dissenting in part)); Design Patent No. D681,684 Key point(s):…
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Federal Court Decisions

Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending March 18, 200
Almirall, LLC v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC, No. 2020-2331, (March 14, 2022) (precedential) (3-0); Patent No. 9,517,219 Key point  The presumption of obviousness based on overlapping ranges applies even when…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending February 18, 2022
Travel Sentry, Inc. v. Tropp., No. 2021-1908, (February 14, 2022) (non-precedential); Patent Nos. 7,021,537 & 7,036,728 Key point • To preserve patent eligibility arguments for appeal, patent owner must have…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending February 11, 2022
Nippon Shinyaku Co. v. Sarepta Theraputics, Inc., No. 2021-2369, (February 8, 2022) (precedential, 3-0) Key point:  A contract term restricting forums for patent validity challenges can block IPR proceedings…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending January 21, 2022
Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools Inc., v. International Trade Commission, No. 2020-1046, 2020-2050 (January 21, 2022) (precedential) (3-0); U.S. Patent Nos. 8,387,718; 8,267,296; 8,267,297; 8,286,722; and 8,602,282 Key points: • To…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For The Week Ending January 7, 2022
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. v. Accord Healthcare, Inc., No. 2021-1070 (January 3, 2022) (precedential) (2-1); Patent No. 9,187,405 Key points: • Case law does not require literal description in a priority…
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Federal Circuit Summary For Week Ending December 24, 2021
Mondis Technology Ltd., Hitachi Maxell, Ltd., NKA Maxell Holdings, Ltd., Maxell, Ltd., v. LG Electronics Inc., LG Electronics USA, Inc., No. 2020-1812, (December 23, 2021) (nonprecedential); Patent No. 7,475,180 Key…
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Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending December 17, 2021
Sunbio Corp. v. Biogrand Co., Ltd., No. 2021-1433, (December 14, 2021) (nonprecedential); Trademark No. 4,932,313 Key point: • To establish ownership of a mark through use by a “related company,”…
Read More

Federal Circuit Summaries For Week Ending October 8, 2021
In re Surgisil, No. 2020-1940 (October 4, 2021) (Presidential 3-0); Patent Application No. 29/491,550 Key point(s): • A design claim that recites “a lip implant” limits the claim to lip…
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6/19/20
Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending June 19, 2020
Paltalk Holdings, Inc. v. Riot Games, Inc., Case Nos. 2019-2035, -2036, -2037, -2038, (June 16, 2020), (Non-Precedential), Patent Nos. 5,822,523; and 6,226,686 Key Point: The Federal Circuit may affirm a…
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3/20/20
Federal Circuit Court Decisions For Week Ending March 20, 2020
Hafco Foundry And Machine Co. v. GMS Mine Repair , No. 2018-1904 (March 16, 2020) (precedential)(3-0 (1 concurring in part and dissenting in part)); Design Patent No. D681,684 Key point(s):…
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