2017 Intellectual Property Year in Review

2017 marked another active year for intellectual property law. Patent law took center stage at the Supreme Court, wherein established precedent on infringement suit jurisdiction and laches were overturned. As we move into another year that is sure to be full of cases that reshape the IP landscape, intellectual property attorney Bill Schmidt looks back …

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A Happy Patent Holiday

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and shopping for the perfect holiday gifts. Behind all the holiday hustle and bustle is the intellectual property protection that assists in the commercial success of sought after products. A combination of copyright, trademark, and patent protections can be utilized by manufacturers and retailers to keep the toys from being …

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MBBP Patent Practice Marks 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, after a lengthy period of intense discussion, MBBP executed on a long-held strategic goal and launched a patent practice. The partners believed an expansion of the existing IP practice to include patent would constitute natural growth and be an integral part of the Firm’s continued success. MBBP’s vision of a nimble, cost-effective, …

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Six MBBP Attorneys Selected for 2017 Super Lawyers / Rising Stars List

Super Lawyers, “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” has named their selections for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars of 2017. The selection process involves peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. MBBP announces attorneys Peter Barnes-Brown, Scott Connolly,  John Hession, Joe Marrow, …

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“Practicing TM, Copyright, IP & Related Areas of Law”: Amanda Schreyer Speaking at BPLA Event

Intellectual property attorney Amanda Schreyer will speak at the Boston Patent Law Association's "Making Connections in Boston's IP Community" event on October 18. Amanda will speak on the panel "Practicing TM, Copyright, IP & Related Areas of Law," which will discuss pathways to practices as an IP lawyer in various settings. The panel discussion will …

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MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Summer 2017

Our Life Sciences team has published the Summer 2017 edition of its Vector newsletter. Below you will find brief descriptions of the news and articles included in the publication. Read the full newsletter for more information. CORPORATE PARTNER MIKE JABBAWY PARTICIPATING ON SHOOBX STARTUP PANEL On September 26, corporate partner Mike Jabbawy will take part in the panel “How …

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Shann Kerner Joins MBBP as Intellectual Property Partner

We are pleased to announce the addition of Intellectual Property Member Shann Kerner. Shann has substantial experience advising emerging, mid-sized and public companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device fields, counseling them on the creation, leveraging and protection of IP, with a view towards strengthening the business strategy of her clients. A versatile and seasoned …

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With Seagate Overturned, More Careful Analysis of Competitor Patents May Be A Good Idea

By: Sean D. Detweiler The U.S. Supreme Court has just issued a decision in two unrelated cases[1] that overturns the 2007 Federal Circuit ruling[2], known as “Seagate”. The Supreme Court considers Seagate to be “unduly rigid” and overly limiting as to the potential for enhanced damages in patent infringement cases. Since 2007, under the now-overturned-Seagate-analysis, a patent infringer could more easily …

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Is Software Patentable?

By: Brian J. Assessor On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International sent shockwaves through many areas of patent law and, as a result of that decision, patent attorneys, inventors, and companies working in the computer and software space are wondering “is software patentable?” and, if so, “what type …

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MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/28/2016

On  Thursday, January 28, MBBP Attorney Sean Detweiler will host Office Hours at TechSandBox to help answer your patent and strategy questions. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation, benefits, taxes, marketing, sales, funding, IT and technology commercialization. Sean will be available for one-on-one, 45 minute sessions from 1:00PM- 5:00PM. This event will be offered probono for …

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