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Patent Markings Important in Determining Damages

July 7, 2017

Legal notice provided by patent markings may play a major role in patent infringement cases, as it may be a primary factor in calculating damages (e.g., how much money and/or other forms of compensation are to be awarded) when a court decides that patent infringement has occurred. Legal notice can be either “actual notice” or […]

Kristian Blomquist

Federal Circuit Clarifies Definition of “On-Sale” Bar to Patentability

June 22, 2017

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) took effect on March 16, 2013, and included various changes to the definition of “prior art” under 35 U.S.C. § 102. One of the changes includes a new definition of the “on-sale” bar to patentability. However, the precise meaning of the new definition remained unclear, with patent scholars speculating […]

Mikhael Mikhalev

Kevin J. Huser

Katz Joins Maschoff Brennan’s Irvine Office

June 15, 2017

Orange County – Maschoff Brennan, an intellectual property and litigation law firm, welcomed Shareholder Michael I. Katz to its Irvine, Calif. office. Katz will add more than 25 years of litigation experience to the firm. Katz’ practice focuses on a variety of complex business disputes, including intellectual property, software-related disputes, unfair competition and business disputes […]

Michael I. Katz