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Harris Named Managing Shareholder; Adamek Named Executive Director

January 8, 2019

Maschoff Brennan’s shareholders have elected Kirk Harris as its next managing shareholder. Harris replaces Eric Maschoff, who has been serving as the firm’s managing shareholder for the past eight years. Harris joined the firm in 2012 and has been serving on the firm’s executive committee; he will now lead the firm that has grown to […]

Bethany Adamek

Kirk R. Harris

New USPTO Examination Procedures May Help Software-Based Ideas

January 7, 2019

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) made it easier for patent applicants to obtain patents. The USPTO published new examination procedures (https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/news-updates/us-patent-and-trademark-office-announces-revised-guidance-determining-subject) regarding how patent examiners determine if a patent application is directed toward an abstract idea under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The new examination procedures particularly help applicants seeking patent protection for software-based […]

Brian Parke

Maschoff Brennan Client Awarded $9.7M in Patent Infringement Case

December 6, 2018

Maschoff Brennan recently obtained a substantial and important victory for one of its clients, Lifetime Products, Inc., in a patent infringement action filed against Lifetime’s competitors, Maxchief Investments, Ltd., Shichang Metals Factory, Ltd., and Excellent Tripod Trading Co., Ltd. The matter was heard by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution at the American Arbitration Association. After a three-week […]