Category: SpencePC News


Important information for all litigants: Fifth Amended General Order signed by Chief Judge Pallmeyer on July 10, 2020

On July 10, 2020, Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered the Fifth Amended General Order (20-0012) regarding ongoing Court procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Order states that while the Court does remain open and accessible, certain limitations are present and must be adhered to. […]

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Congratulations to William C. Spence, trial lawyer and founding partner of SpencePC, on his recognition on the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020 list!

Congratulations to William C. Spence, trial lawyer and founding partner of SpencePC, on his recognition on the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020 list! About the IAM Patent 1000 The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. […]

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Congratulations to William C. Spence on his Illinois Super Lawyer Status!

About William C. Spence As a trial lawyer and founding partner of SpencePC, William C. Spence assists both individual and business clients to obtain their best possible outcome in contentious legal matters. His extensive experience includes litigation, arbitration, and mediation involving a wide-range of intellectual property and complex commercial disputes. Click here to learn more […]

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THE PENDULUM CONTINUES TO SWING – DEVELOPMENTS IN SECTION 101 LAW

William Cory Spence, Jason Wejnert, Jason Sanders, Laura Shapiro As any patent practitioner, whether in patent prosecution, patent licensing or patent litigation, has witnessed over the past several years, patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 has undergone a sea change back and forth. Cases have gone from District Court to Federal Circuit to Supreme […]

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SpencePC partners, William Spence and Jason Wejnert, accompanied by associate, Laura Shapiro, speak at the University of Chicago Law School

SpencePC partners, William Spence and Jason Wejnert, accompanied by associate, Laura Shapiro, recently spoke to students and faculty at the University of Chicago Law School. SpencePC presented a Lunch Talk on November 23rd discussing issues and recent changes in IP litigation around the world. The talk was focused on three major world markets: the United […]

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SpencePC Welcomes Our Newest Associates

Please join SpencePC in welcoming Anthony Wenn, Gopal Gannamraj, and Laura Shapiro to our team of talented legal minds. Anthony “AJ” Wenn Associate AJ Wenn is an associate with SpencePC and is adept at counseling clients in all areas of intellectual property. In particular, he excels at prosecuting utility and design patent applications in the […]

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IPR Deadline Applies Even If Complaint Was Defective, Says PTO

See the original PDF Document here. 8/26/19 REUTERS LEGAL 11:04:19 REUTERS LEGAL Copyright (c) 2019 Thomson Reuters August 26, 2019 IPR deadline applies even if complaint was defective, says PTO Barbara Grzincic (Reuters) – The one-year clock for challenging a competitor’s patent under the America Invents Act starts to run when the challenger is served […]

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SpencePC Client, 360Heros, Prevails in Rare PTAB Precedential Opinion Panel Decision

SpencePC client 360Heros achieved a rare victory on the 23rd of August in the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board’s newly created Precedential Opinion Panel (POP), when the POP overturned an IPR institution decision on 360Heros’ patent covering 360 degree camera rigs that is in suit in Delaware against GoPro Technologies. The POP panel determined that […]

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SpencePC Client, Katana Silicon Technologies, Enters into a License Agreement with Samsung Electronics

SpencePC represented client Katana Silicon Technologies (KST) in a license and settlement agreement with Samsung Electronics to license KST’s semiconductor technologies’ patents. SpencePC had represented KST against Samsung Electronics in a lawsuit in the Western District of Texas, which was dismissed on July 31, 2019. This follows SpencePC’s representation of KST in securing a license […]

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