Understanding the Law of Joint Ownership of Patents – Right to Impede Infringement Suits in 2015

Broadcast Date: Thursday, June 04, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
antitrust law
Alexander J. Hadjis
Chandran B. Iyer


About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

At Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, we put over 200 years of legal experience and innovation to work for you today. Our Intellectual Property team helps clients maximize their investments in intellectual property and protect their market assets, from enforcing and defending IP claims in litigation and trials and providing expert opinions, to evaluating, selling and licensing intellectual property and establishing IP protection programs. Cadwalader attorneys have deep experience across a broad range of technologies — mechanical and electro-mechanical applications, computer hardware and  software, business methods, financial services, cellular telephone and semiconductor technologies, sophisticated medical devices, chemical and pharmaceutical matters, and complex biotechnologies. We have earned a reputation for crafting innovative business and financial solutions and developing precedent-setting legal strategies to achieve our clients’ goals. The result is simple: we stand out from our competition because we help you stand out from yours.

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About Sughrue Mion, PLLC

From our inception in 1957 to the present we have focused solely on IP. We cover every aspect of patent and trademark law. We have obtained more U.S. patents than any other law firm in the world. We are always one of the top two firms in the annual rankings by number of issued patents. We provide counseling and opinions on the full range of patent issues in every technology from biosimilars to nanotechnology. Sughrue has been a leader in interference law for over 40 years and has earned an international reputation in this arcane field. We are expert in ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings. And we are already steeped in Post Grant Review under the America Invents Act, proceedings for which we are uniquely qualified due to our deep prosecution and inter partes experience before the PTO.

Each of our trademark partners has decades of experience in all aspects of trademark and unfair competition practice, from searching, prosecution and registration at the U.S. PTO and abroad to internet issues to federal court litigation to enforce or defend our clients’ rights. We are Trademark Trial and Appeal Board experts; one of our trademark partners literally wrote the book on TTAB procedure and law. Our trademark clients include some of the most well known brands in the marketplace, and our trademark partners are consistently recognized, internationally and domestically, as some of the best trademark attorneys in the world.

We have a long and excellent track record in federal court and Section 337 ITC litigation in patent and trademark cases at both the trial and appellate levels. Our litigators have successfully handled every type of patent and trademark case in a wide variety of industries over the past 50 plus years. Our litigators combine litigation and patent and trademark expertise to provide the best possible representation to our clients in intellectual property disputes.

Sughrue is an international firm in every sense of the word. We are experienced in handling worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, including domestic and foreign inter partes matters. We have major clients who are headquartered abroad, for example, in Japan, Korea, India and Europe. We have an office in Tokyo, San Diego and our headquarters in Washington, D.C. Our attorneys speak many languages and travel the world on a regular basis for meetings with clients, conferences and to present seminars on U.S. litigation, the America Invents Act and other IP topics.

Website: https://www.sughrue.com/