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Klarquist Attorneys Coauthor Article in PTAB Bar Association Law Journal

John Vandenberg, Andrew Mason, and Sarah Jelsema coauthored the article “Using a Phillips Construction in All PTAB Trials: The Impact on District Court Patent Actions and PTAB Proceedings” appearing in the Second Issue of the PTAB Bar Association Law Journal, a collaboration with the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property.  The journal, whose articles are authored by PTAB […]

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Klarquist Obtains Appeals Court Affirmance for Operation Technology, Inc. (ETAP) of District Court Opinion Invalidating 138 Patent Claims

Operation Technology, Inc. (ETAP) achieved a summary affirmance at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today. The appeals court affirmed an opinion by the Honorable John A. Kronstadt, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, finding invalid all the patent claims asserted by Power Analytics Corp. against ETAP. The patents are […]

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Klarquist Announces New Partner, Derrick Toddy

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP is pleased to announce that Derrick W. Toddy has been named its newest partner, effective January 2019. Since joining Klarquist in 2006, Derrick has focused his practice on all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, litigation, and “alternatives to litigation” such as PTO Inter Partes Reviews, reexaminations, and other post-grant proceedings, […]

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Mentor Wins Patent Claim Indefiniteness Defense in East Texas

On December 17, 2018, the Hon. Amos L. Mazzant, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, ruled indefinite (and thus invalid) the patent claims asserted against Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, OR) by E-System Design, Inc. (Savannah, GA). (See Decision). The Court noted: “Perhaps these attorney arguments presented by Plaintiff might have been sufficient […]

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U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Rank Klarquist Among the Region’s Top Law Firms for 2019

Klarquist Sparkman, LLP was named to the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Klarquist received Tier 1 rankings in the following practice areas for the Portland, Oregon region: Litigation – Intellectual Property Litigation – Patent Patent Law Trademark Law These rankings are based on an evaluation process that involves collecting client […]

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Klarquist Wins Motion to Dismiss for Client LinkedIn

On Friday, Chief Judge Leonard Stark of the District of Delaware granted Klarquist’s motion, filed on behalf of LinkedIn Corp., to dismiss DiStefano Patent Trust III, LLC’s complaint alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,768,760. The ’760 patent is entitled “Reciprocal Linking Arrangement Between Web Pages.” The motion sought dismissal on the ground that the claims […]

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Klarquist Attorneys Garner Lawyer of the Year Honors by Best Lawyers in America®

Klarquist attorneys John Vandenberg and Ramon Klitzke II were honored as Lawyers of the Year for 2019 in Portland, Oregon by Best Lawyers in America®. Vandenberg, recognized for excellence in patent litigation, has won the award six times previously. He was also identified as a leader in intellectual property litigation. Klitzke, esteemed for his work in […]

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Klarquist Receives Rankings in Vault Top 150 Under 150

Klarquist was named to the 2019 “Top 150 Under 150”, Vault’s list of leading midsize law firms.  Vault created the 150 list to recognize outstanding law firms with fewer attorneys, but no less expertise, than the global megafirms that often otherwise dominate rankings and headlines. View the complete list here. To determine the Top 150 […]

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