By: Meghan Nugent The Federal Circuit just ruled that the “scandalous” clause of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional in view of the Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam. As a refresher, Matal v. Tam involved the Asian-American rock band The Slants, who filed an application for a trademark to register their band name, The [..]
Thought leaders share their most valuable advice for innovators, inventors, and the IP attorneys who represent them. 12/5, 2-3 pm, CST. Panelists include R. David Donoghue, Adam Gill, Jim Medek, and William Cory Spence. Read the Press Release, Click Here. Register for the webinar here.
Spence PC is a recognized member of Select Counsel, a nationwide network of highly credentialed solo and small firm attorneys with Big Law backgrounds who draw on the collective expertise and resources of the network to offer clients large firm capabilities combined with small firm efficiencies. Select Counsel officially launched this week (selectcounsel.law) and we [..]
On December 6th, SpencePC Associate Brian Beck will present a CLE on best practices in legal writing and argumentation. The hour-long seminar will focus on techniques for writing and organizing briefs, common style and formatting mistakes, and specific recommendations for briefing common patent litigation motions such as motions to dismiss, motions to compel, motions for [..]
On November 14, 2017, Law360 published SpencePC Associate Brian Beck’s article, “Winning Section 101 Motions By Defining the Abstract Idea,” to its Appellate and Intellectual Property sections. The article, available at Law360’s website, analyzes recent Federal Circuit cases regarding whether claims are unpatentable abstract ideas, and concludes that district courts’ and the Federal Circuit’s decisions are [..]
Buying & Selling Intellectual Property Series: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES FOR THE NEWISH BUSINESS Intellectual property rights are an important class of intangible assets that can be assigned or licensed to generate revenue. Indeed, some companies do not make or sell products; their entire revenue is derived from the licensing of their patents. Suffice it to say, [..]
Financial Poise™ Premieres “Setting Up a Website” a Webinar, Airing November 7th, 2pm CST Through West LegalEdcenter
Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the November 7th premiere of a new webinar “Setting Up a Website,” that looks at the issues related to setting up a legally-compliant website. Moderator Cory Spence joins panelists from Kain Spielman, Prasad IP, and the Law Office of Amy Cohen Heller to discuss some [..]
Authors: Theodore Chiacchio and Jacob Graham Venue plays a vital role in litigation. This is true with respect to patent litigation as much as any other type of litigation. Venue determines the district court in which a plaintiff may sue a defendant—thus factoring into the make-up of a jury, the judge presiding over the case, [..]
William C. Spence will be among 60+ expert speakers offering unique insights and experiences to provide you with a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the IP community across the region.
Register for the second Episode of Financial Poise™ webinar on Copyright Fair Use, Airing October 26, at 2pm CST.
Meghan Nugent and Jacob Graham To Speak on Copyright Fair Use Doctrine For Financial Poise. On October 26, 2017, Meghan and Jacob will participate as panelists for the Financial Poise Webinar Series, “One Hour Law School 2.0 – Tell Me What I Need To Know.” The topic for the program will be Using Copyrighted Material Without Violating [..]