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Klarquist Attorneys Obtain TTAB Ruling Cancelling Competitor’s Mark

On March 15, 2007, Klarquist Sparkman, LLP successfully won cancellation of a competitor’s mark in an appeal filed with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). A copy of the TTAB’s decision can be found here. Klarquist’s client, Jansen Enterprises, Inc., filed a petition with the TTAB to cancel the registration owned by Israel Rind […]

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Klarquist Attorneys Named to the 2006 Oregon Super Lawyers® List

Kenneth S. Klarquist and John D. Vandenberg were recognized by their peers as Oregon Super Lawyers for 2006. The list of Super Lawyers was published in November 2006 and distributed to attorneys in Oregon. Oregon Super Lawyers magazine surveys lawyers throughout the State of Oregon and conducts additional research to identify lawyers who have attained […]

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Klarquist Recognized for Community Involvement

Klarquist continues to support the community by providing low-income school children with necessary school supplies each fall. Klarquist participated in Portland’s Schoolhouse Supplies’ “Tools for Schools” sponsorship program. Schoolhouse Supplies is a local not-for-profit organization that supports school children and teachers throughout the year. Klarquist “adopted” Sitton Elementary School in North Portland, enabling Schoolhouse Supplies […]

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Klarquist Invalidates Patent Asserted Against Freightliner LLC

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP recorded a victory for its client Freightliner LLC by defeating a patent infringement lawsuit brought against it by Dr. Frank T. Buckley, Jr. Dr. Buckley has further agreed to surrender his right to appeal. Dr. Buckley claimed the invention of a drag-reducing fairing for highway use on heavy duty trucks (U.S. Patent […]

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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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