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Klarquist Announces Two New Partners

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP is pleased to announce that Susan W. Graf, Ph.D., and Gregory K. Scott, Ph.D., have been named its newest partners effective January 2018. Susan W. Graf, Ph.D., specializes in biotechnical and medical patent applications, with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of U.S., international, and foreign patent applications. Dr. Graf also […]

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U.S. News and Best Lawyers Rank Klarquist Among the Nation’s Top Law Firms for 2018

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP was recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers in its 2018 “Best Law Firms” survey. Klarquist received metropolitan first-tier rankings in the following practice areas:  Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; and Trademark Law. The rankings are based on an evaluation process that involves collecting client […]

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Attorney Alexa Johnson and Patent Agent Jie Lian, Ph.D., Join Klarquist

Klarquist Sparkman is pleased to announce that attorney Alexa Johnson and patent agent Jie Lian, Ph.D., have joined the firm. Both professionals started their careers at Klarquist as summer associates.   Ms. Johnson’s practice includes all areas of intellectual property law, with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Her […]

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Klarquist Ranked Among Top 10 Firms for Overcoming Sec. 101 Rejections

Klarquist Sparkman has been ranked among the Top Firms for Handling Mayo/Myriad Rejections by Juristat, an intellectual property consulting firm. Since the Supreme Court decisions of Mayo, Myriad, and Alice, the percentage of § 101 rejections made in biotech, pharma, and other life sciences applications have been steadily rising. According to Juristat, the percentage of […]

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Klarquist Attorneys Included in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America® List

Klarquist is proud to have six attorneys named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America® list: Lisa M. Caldwell in the area of Trademark Law; James E. Geringer in the areas of IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Trademark Law; Ramon A. Klitzke II in the areas of Patent Law and Trademark Law; William D. Noonan, M.D. in the area of Patent Law; Stacey C. Slater in the […]

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Klarquist Hosts USPTO Examiners’ Portland SEE Program Visit

Last week, Klarquist hosted 11 examiners from the USPTO’s Art Unit 1600 as they visited innovative companies in the Portland area. The examiners were visiting Portland as part of their Site Experience Education (SEE) program, in which they learned about the various chemical and biotech technologies used by Portland-area companies. The examiners visited AgonOx, Agrinos, […]

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Klarquist Attorneys Recognized as IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

Klarquist attorneys Ramon A. Klitzke II, Gregory L. Maurer, and John D. Vandenberg were recently recognized as IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine. The “IP Stars USA” list highlights the country’s leading intellectual property attorneys who have been highly recommended by their clients. Additionally, Klarquist was one of only three Oregon firms ranked as “highly recommended” by the publication. MIP‘s […]

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Klarquist Obtains Partial Summary Judgment Win for Operation Technology, Inc. (ETAP), Invalidating 138 Patent Claims

Operation Technology, Inc. (ETAP) won partial summary judgment invalidating all 138 asserted patent claims in four patents, in a lawsuit filed by Power Analytics Corp. The patents are in the field of modeling electrical systems. ETAP, founded in 1986 by Dr. Farrokh Shokooh, is a technology leader in modeling, design, analysis, optimization, monitoring, control, and […]

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