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Klarquist Attorneys Chosen to Lecture on IP Practices at University of Nevada, Reno

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP attorneys Robert C. Ryan and Ryan A. Heck, Ph.D., have been selected to teach two courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business Administration in the Masters of Business Administration program. Robert Ryan was named Adjunct Professor, and Ryan Heck was named Lecturer. The two courses focus on intellectual property […]

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Klarquist Awarded Seven-Year Contract with the CDC

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP is pleased to announce that its patent services contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been renewed for another seven years. The CDC chooses two firms for patent representation, and Klarquist is proud to have represented the CDC since 2000. Klarquist welcomes the opportunity to continue to provide […]

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Two Klarquist Attorneys Named Top Lawyers by Portland Monthly Magazine

Kenneth S. Klarquist and James L. Leigh were named top intellectual property lawyers by Portland Monthly magazine. In its June 2006 issue, Portland Monthly presented a guide to the 250 best lawyers in the Portland metropolitan area, in 31 fields of practice, as chosen by their peers. “We are thrilled that Ken Klarquist and Jim […]

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Klarquist Wins $8.6 Million Attorney Fees Award for Microsoft

On May 22, 2006, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the Honorable Manuel L. Real, presiding, awarded Microsoft $8,612,000 in attorneys’ fees against Research Corporation Technologies (RCT) of Tucson, Arizona. After a trial in August 2005, the Court found that three of six patents asserted by RCT were “unenforceable due to the […]

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Partner at Klarquist Honored for Business Leadership in Portland

Lisa M. Caldwell, partner at Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, has been honored by the Portland Business Journal with an Orchid Award. The award is the publication’s annual recognition of 25 women who have shown “extraordinary leadership and accomplishment” over the past year in the Portland business community. The recipients were honored at a celebration on April […]

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Klarquist Nullifies Six Patents in Victory for Microsoft

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP scored another victory for its client Microsoft Corporation. On November 23, 2005, the District of Arizona, the Honorable Manuel L. Real, presiding, ruled that three of the six patents asserted by Research Corporation Technologies (RCT) are unenforceable due to inequitable conduct by the patent applicants. The Court had previously ruled in April […]

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Klarquist Wins Federal Circuit Appeal for Microsoft Against Network Commerce, Inc.

Klarquist has helped its longstanding client Microsoft Corporation score another victory on appeal in a patent infringement lawsuit relating to the downloading and streaming of music and video over the Internet. The lawsuit began in 2001, when Network Commerce, Inc., filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, accusing Microsoft of infringing United […]

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Klarquist Wins Federal Circuit Victory for CollegeNET, Inc.

On August 2, 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Klarquist’s client CollegeNET, Inc., reinstating a jury verdict that CollegeNET’s competitor, ApplyYourself, Inc., infringed CollegeNET’s U.S. Patent No. 6,460,042. The court also affirmed the verdict of infringement of CollegeNET’s U.S. Patent No. 6,345,278. CollegeNET prevailed in a September […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Limits Scope of Permissible Copying of Copyrighted Media

On June 27, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the MGM v. Grokster decision that was awaited eagerly by producers of motion pictures, audio recordings, and other owners of copyrighted media. In Grokster the Supreme Court unanimously held that the defendants Grokster and StreamCast, who had distributed free peer-to-peer file-sharing software (used for locating […]

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