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The Supreme Court Speaks Unanimously: The USPTO Cannot Recover Legal Fees for Losing

On December 11, 2019, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that the term “expense” under §145 of the Patent Act does not include the salaries of the USPTO’s legal personnel, and put an end to the USPTO’s attempts to recover attorneys’ fees in court challenges to its decisions. The Peter v. NantKwest, Inc. dispute arose after … Continue Reading

Patent Attorneys from Marger Johnson to Join Miller Nash Graham & Dunn

Our intellectual property team is pleased to announce that six attorneys from Marger Johnson, a well-respected 32-year-old patent law firm, will be joining our firm’s IP practice on July 1, 2018. We are looking forward to welcoming the following patent attorneys: Alex Johnson Sean O’Brien Julie Reed Kevin Ross Justin Wagner Marie Weiskopf Each attorney … Continue Reading

Replacement Parts Manufacturer Gets Burned: Music City Metals Co., Inc. v. Jingchang Cai

Music City Metals (MCM) built a thriving business designing and selling replacement parts for name-brand BBQ grills. Too good, it turns out, as a number of foreign competitors also jumped into the game, copying MCM’s own replacement parts and selling those replacements for the replacements. While MCM thought it was fine to market itself as … Continue Reading
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