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Klarquist Welcomes Two New Partners in 2020

Klarquist is pleased to welcome Johanna Schwartz, Ph.D. and Ethan McGrath to the firm’s partnership effective January 2020. Johanna Schwartz, Ph.D. joined Klarquist as a summer associate and technical consultant in 2010, before becoming a full-time associate in 2012. As a member of the firm’s chemical patent prosecution group, Johanna’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting […]

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Klarquist Files Amicus Curiae Brief Asking Supreme Court To End Patent Claim-Construction Divide In Federal Circuit

Klarquist filed an Amicus Curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 19, on behalf of the High Tech Inventors Alliance (whose members include Adobe, Amazon.com, Cisco, Dell, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce), supporting Intel’s certiorari petition asking the Court to end a decades-long divide at the Federal Circuit over perhaps the most consequential […]

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Federal Circuit Affirms Victory for LinkedIn

The Federal Circuit affirmed Klarquist’s prior win in the district court for client LinkedIn in a decision dated November 12, 2019. The district court had held that claims of the asserted patent are ineligible under 35 U.S.C. §101, because the claims are directed to the abstract idea of facilitating a cross-marketing relationship and the claims […]

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Klarquist Secures PTAB Win for American Express

American Express Company prevailed over Signature Systems, LLC before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in a covered business method review proceeding involving a reward point conversion and redemption server system. American Express argued that Signature Systems’ patent was not eligible for patenting because it claimed generic and conventional computer functionality to perform the abstract […]

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Klarquist Wins Attorney Fees for Client SAP America, Inc.

In a decision dated October 11, 2019 by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. in the Northern District of California, the Court ordered Big Baboon, Inc. to pay $189,675.70 in attorney fees and costs to Klarquist client SAP America, Inc. (“SAP”).  Earlier in 2019, Judge Gilliam granted SAP summary judgment that the asserted patent asserted was […]

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Klarquist Patent Agent Jie Lian Honored With IP Leadership Award

Klarquist patent agent Jie Lian was awarded the prestigious Jan Jancin Award in recognition of his leadership in intellectual property law, professionalism, and commitment to the field. The Jan Jancin Award recipient is selected annually by a joint committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF), the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American […]

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Oregon Court Rules Patents Asserted Against DexCom Are Invalid For Indefiniteness

On August 22, 2019, Chief District Judge Michael W. Mosman, United States District Court for the District of Oregon, granted summary judgment declaring indefinite (and thus invalid) all remaining patent claims of two patents asserted against DexCom, Inc., by WaveForm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of AgaMatrix, Inc. (Salem, NH). The Court’s ruling ended WaveForm’s lawsuit […]

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Seven Klarquist Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2020 Edition

We are proud to announce that seven Klarquist attorneys have been recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Lisa Caldwell was once again commended for her expertise in trademark law.  Best Lawyers also recognized James Geringer for patent law as well as patent and intellectual property litigation; Ramon Klitzke for patent […]

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