Representative Matters

Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement (affirmed on appeal) with respect to four patents on business forms.

Obtained a judgment in favor of client in an interference canceling the claims in its opponent’s patent on the ground of fraud.

Represented an airplane manufacturer in a leading interference on the issue of suppression or concealment in which the court held that public disclosure of the invention cuts off the suppression or concealment clock.

Established the eligibility for registration on the Principal Register of the shape of a part of a musical instrument.

Successfully represented a client in a leading opinion on 35 USC § 135(c) which held that an agreement settling an interference could be accepted for filing by the USPTO after termination of the interference despite the fact that the petition and petition fee were not filed within the six-month period following termination of the interference as required by 37 CFR 1.666.