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Attorney Bridget Smith to speak at 2019 Spring Luncheon on Trending Topics at the PTAB Published
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Attorney and Post Grant Committee Vice-chair, Bridget Smith will be making opening remarks at the American Bar Assoication Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) 2019 Spring Luncheon

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Knobbe Martens Obtains Clean Sweep Of Six IPR Denials Published
Thursday, April 25, 2019
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Knobbe Martens, one of the leading intellectual property and technology law firms in the United States, has achieved a clean sweep of six Inter Partes Review (IPR) denials on behalf of its client, CellPhone-Mate, Inc.

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Three Knobbe Martens Partners Selected to the 2019 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Lists Published
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Congratulations to partners William R. Zimmerman, Jonathan E. Bachand, and Lincoln S. Essig for once again being included in Super Lawyers’ 2019 Washington D.C. "Super Lawyers" and “Rising Stars” lists.

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The Daily Journal Names Four Knobbe Martens Partners as California’s “Top IP Lawyers for 2019” Published
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Knobbe Martens is pleased to announce that partners Christy Lea, Salima Merani, Ph.D., Joseph Re, and John Sganga have been selected by the Daily Journal for inclusion in its annual ranking of the “Top IP Lawyers in California.” Only 75 IP attorneys statewide were selected for this prest

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Common Forum Selection Clause in License Agreement Prevents Patent Validity Challenge at PTAB Published
Monday, April 22, 2019
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On April 18, 2019, the Federal Circuit issued a non-precedential opinion that is making stakeholders in the patent licensing community sit up and take note.  The case was Dodocase VR, Inc. v. MerchSource, LLC, holding that a boilerplate forum selection clause in a licensing agreement can prevent a validity challenge at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), even though the clause makes no mention of PTAB proceedings.

 

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