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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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Klarquist Attorneys Named to 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers® Lists

Klarquist is proud to have Ramon A. Klitzke II, Jeffrey S. Love, and John D. Vandenberg named to the 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers® list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Oregon are selected by Super Lawyers. Additionally, Mark W. Wilson was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Oregon Rising Stars℠ list, which recognizes no […]

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Klarquist Beats the Odds, Goes 4/4 in Defeating IPR Challenges to Nautilus Elliptical Patents

Klarquist scored a key victory for client Nautilus, Inc., fending off four IPR petitions filed by rival exercise equipment company Icon Fitness. The denied petitions attempted to challenge four Nautilus patents relating to elliptical machines. Nautilus is asserting those patents against Icon in district court litigation, alleging infringement by the NordicTrack FreeStride Trainers. Klarquist also […]

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Klarquist Ranked Among Top Five Performing Law Firms in IPR Disputes

Klarquist was ranked among the top five firms nationwide for representing petitioners and patent owners in inter partes review disputes according to a recent case study by Patexia, an online patent research platform. These findings are based on a review of the performance and results obtained on the patent owner and petitioner sides of IPR proceedings. Patexia […]

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Klarquist Secures Another PTAB Win for Microsoft

Microsoft prevailed as the petitioner over Smart Skins in an inter partes review decision involving a mobile device cover with attached peripherals. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled all six claims under review unpatentable as obvious. The Board held that the interrelated teachings of two prior art patents, made obvious the challenged patent claims. […]

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