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Barquist, Cheng Join Maschoff Brennan, Open LA Office; Hottinger Named West Coast Managing Shareholder

February 20, 2019

Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation law firm Maschoff Brennan added two high profile shareholders: Charles S. Barquist and Lee C. Cheng. Barquist strengthens the firm’s IP litigation practice with more than 30 years of experience before the ITC and in trials nationwide. Cheng will serve as Maschoff Brennan’s chair of its corporate practice and co-chair […]

Lee C. Cheng

Charles S. Barquist

Tyson K. Hottinger

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