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An IP-driven approach to M&A: How we helped a Fortune 500 company seek out a strategic business partner
An IP-driven approach to M&A: How we helped a Fortune 500 company seek out a strategic business partner A Fortune 500 global trading and investment company had an idea: a…

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Successfully defending a patent against two IPRs
Successfully defending a patent against two IPRs An inter partes review (IPR) can often be a death sentence for a patent. In fact, the majority of all filed IPRs ultimately…

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How to Develop a Good Defense Against Challenges to a Patent for Nonobviousness
Any company that has developed a valuable patent should prepare in advance for the possibility that the patent could be challenged. The best offense in this case is a soundly…

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How we helped a tech company protect a new revenue stream with a design patent
A Fortune 100 technology company was preparing to release a new wireless access point (WAP), and wanted to ensure they had filed patent applications that covered the various improvements over…

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Defending a Fortune 500 chemical company against multimillion-dollar patent infringement allegations
When an international manufacturer and supplier of chemicals was facing claims of patent infringement, they turned to John Barr, Jay Yates and their team to help navigate the litigation process.…

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Protecting AI-Based Inventions Despite Recent Legal Hurdles
The next wave in technological advancement Artificial intelligence (AI) is redefining the next technological age. It’s estimated that 38 percent of all businesses are implementing AI in some form, and…

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Strategic Patent Reviews Help an Oilfield Products Company Cut Costs and Streamline Portfolio
It’s not uncommon for a company to have a sizeable patent portfolio but not have an in-house intellectual property attorney. This was the case for one international oilfield products company…

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3 Ways Patterson + Sheridan Helps a Fortune 50 Tech Company Develop the Highest Quality Patents
When clients turn to Patterson + Sheridan, our attorneys go “all in” to deliver the highest quality strategic counseling and most thorough patent applications. Sometimes that means flying across the…

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How We Draft and Enforce Non-Traditional Trademarks for America’s No. 1 Acoustic Guitar-Maker
At Patterson + Sheridan, our trademark services go above and beyond words. We have deep experience drafting and enforcing non-traditional trademarks that can protect a product’s shape, pattern or color.…

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3 Reasons In-person Client Meetings Produce Stronger Patent Applications
The key to developing a strong patent application? Understanding an invention from the inside out. Our secret weapon to truly understanding a new invention? Complimentary in-person client input meetings. Over…

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Using Subject-Matter Eligibility as a Sword and Shield When Protecting Clients’ IP
Patent law is constantly evolving, due in large part to subject-matter eligibility. The latest Supreme Court decision on this subject, known as the “Alice” case (Alice Corp v CLS Bank),…

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Patterson + Sheridan Speeds Time to Market for Fortune 100 Client’s New Polymer
During product research, one of our Fortune 100 technology clients created a new polymer with durable qualities. This meant the new polymer would be highly valuable across a wide range…

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Patterson + Sheridan Team’s Deep ‘Means-Plus-Function’ Knowledge Instrumental in Infringement Suit Dismissal for Large Tech Client
Patent law is complex and ever changing, especially in the rapidly growing technology sector. When one of our global clients was sued in federal court along with 14 other defendants…

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Technical Knowledge, Team Approach Key in Managing Complex Patent Portfolio Transactions
In today’s deal-driven technology sector, a transaction’s value rests heavily in a target’s active patent portfolio. Often, the portfolio is the competitive edge the acquiring company is after in the first…

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Bilingual Attorneys Help Overseas Clients Overcome Language Barrier, Increase Quality of Patent Applications
In today’s global economy, patent applications often are filed in the United States after they have been filed abroad. With 14 bilingual attorneys and agents fluent in languages including Japanese,…

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​Strategic Approach Enables Client to Dramatically Increase Annual Patent Filings
Our clients’ patent filing expectations change each year. Sometimes, they can change dramatically in response to product releases, mergers, acquisitions and the like. Recently, a client drastically increased its annual…

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International Experience and Technical/Legal Expertise Allows us to Quickly Protect a Client from Infringement Accusations
One of our large multi-national clients approached us when a competitor accused it of selling a device that infringed on the competitor’s Chinese patent. The device was made in Europe…

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Closely Partnering with our Client Leads to Multiple Patent Applications and Earlier Filing Dates
One of our clients, a Fortune 500 equipment manufacturing company, regularly conducts engineering design review sessions that include Patterson + Sheridan attorneys. The client includes us in these sessions to…

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A Global Approach to Serving Clients
One of our US-based clients is a consumer products company with affiliates in China; the Chinese affiliates produce goods for sale in the US and Chinese markets. Protecting intellectual property…

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Drafting and Filing Five Patent Applications in Five Days
One of our large Fortune 500 clients came to us with a unique problem — a new product was shipping in a week and not a single patent had been…

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M&A Due Diligence Saves Company Millions
By identifying potentially problematic third-party patents in the early due diligence stages of an M&A transaction, Patterson + Sheridan helped lower the overall acquisition cost by tens of millions of…

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U.S. Patent Applications for Foreign Clients and Law Firms
Non-U.S. IP firms and clients want their patent applications filed in the U.S. for a competitive fee and without the monthly billing that so often accompanies U.S. practice. Under a…

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World Energy Systems, Inc. – Patent Portfolio Development
Patterson + Sheridan has secured numerous patents for World Energy Systems, Inc., a developer of enhanced oil & gas recovery technologies. During this process, we  developed an in-depth knowledge of…

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Autodesk / Avid Technologies Technology Acquisition Due Diligence
When Autodesk, a global leader in 2D and 3D design software, purchased the 3D animation graphics assets of Avid Technologies, a worldwide leader in editing and animation tools for film,…

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Avanex Patent Portfolio Mining and Analysis
When optical networking supplier Avanex (now Oclaro) bought the optical component businesses of Alcatel and Corning in a share deal valued at about $63.5 million, it acquired more than 1,000…

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Innovations Protected by Patterson Sheridan

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2019-11-07
MATERIAL DEPOSITION ARRANGEMENT, VACUUM DEPOSITION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFOR
2019-0338412
2019-11-07
METHOD FOR MAXIMIZING POWER EFFICIENCY IN MEMORY INTERFACE BLOCK
2019-0341120
2019-11-21
BUOYANT SYSTEM FOR INSTALLING A CASING STRING
2019-0352995
2019-11-28
HYPERVISOR AGNOSTIC CLOUD MOBILITY ACROSS VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURES
2019-0361734
2019-11-28
MOBILITY PASSPORT FOR CROSS-DATACENTER MIGRATIONS OF VIRTUAL COMPUTING INSTANCES
2019-0361727
2019-11-28
VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLATFORM MOBILITY
2019-0361750
2019-11-28
METHODS TO RESTRICT NETWORK FILE ACCESS IN GUEST VIRTUAL MACHINES USING IN-GUEST AGENTS
2019-0364047
2019-11-07
LIVE MIGRATION OF VIRTUAL MACHINES ACROSS HETEROGENEOUS VIRTUAL MACHINE MANAGEMENT DOMAINS
2019-0340003
2019-11-28
LIVE MIGRATION OF A VIRTUALIZED COMPUTE ACCELERATOR WORKLOAD
2019-0361724
2019-11-07
LOG-STRUCTURED STORAGE DEVICE FORMAT
2019-0340157
2019-11-07
CONTROL SYSTEM FOR MODULAR MULTILEVEL CONVERTER
2019-0338753
2019-11-21
ELECTRICAL ISOLATION MOUNTING OF ELECTRICAL MACHINE STATOR
2019-0356191
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