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Trial Court Grants Summary Judgment of Patent Invalidity in IAS v. Microsoft

Klarquist attorneys helped our client Microsoft Corporation prevail on summary judgment of patent invalidity in a January 3, 2008, ruling by Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. The case against Microsoft was filed in the District of Utah in February 2006 by International Automated Systems, Inc. (IAS). IAS […]

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USPTO Begins Peer-Reviewed Patent Application Pilot Program

On June 15, 2007, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began an experimental, pre-grant, patent review program called the Community Patent Review Pilot (CPRP) developed in conjunction with New York Law School. As part of its 2007-2012 Strategic Plan to improve patent quality, the USPTO will use the pilot to evaluate the effectiveness […]

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Federal Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment on Non-Infringement in Microsoft Case

Klarquist attorneys helped our client Microsoft Corporation successfully prevail on summary judgment of non-infringement two years ago in the District of Oregon. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the District Court’s ruling in a decision published May 29, 2007. The original case was filed in the District of Oregon in February 2004 […]

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Klarquist Attorneys to Speak on Intellectual Property Topics Nationwide

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP attorneys have been chosen to speak in venues in Portland, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Seattle. They will speak on intellectual property issues such as interactions with inventors, foreign distribution of software, reexaminations, and litigation strategies. Michael P. Girard and Gregory L. Maurer will speak in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Portland, […]

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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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