Category: SpencePC News

SpencePC Expands IP Practice

Chicago, October 20, 2016 – SpencePC adds senior litigator and two associates to bolster its IP and Complex Litigation practice. Steve Szczepanski joins the Firm as a Partner.  “We are thrilled to add an attorney with Steve’s prestigious background and immense talent to the Firm,” said William C. Spence, Founding Partner of SpencePC.  “Steve is [..]

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William C. Spence has Achieved the Highest AV Preeminent® Rating

On February 10, 2016, William C. Spence, founding partner of Intellectual property firm SpencePC, in Chicago, IL, received the AV Preeminent® rating from Martingale-Hubbell®. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability.  This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence.  It is achieved only after [..]

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Federal Circuit holds that AIA Reviews Don’t Require Review of All Patent Claims

On Wednesday, February 9, 2016, the Federal Circuit upheld the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s policy of conducting partial reviews of patents challenged in America Invents Act inter partes review petitions, rejecting Synopsys Inc.’s argument that the board must review all the challenged claims. In her dissent, Judge Pauline Newman writes that letting the Patent [..]

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What Patent Litigators and Litigants Need to Know About Amendments to the Federal Rules

William C. Spence will be hosting a webinar for patent litigators and if you read our blog post you can receive 25% off registration. On December 1, 2015, patent litigators and litigants will begin to follow the newly amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This webinar, taking place on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 from 11AM to 12PM ET [..]

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SpencePC Expands IP Practice with Jacob Graham

Spence PC adds Jacob Graham, bringing additional depth to its intellectual property practice Jacob Graham joins Spence PC, an intellectual property litigation firm, as an Associate. He brings extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, and mediation involving intellectual property, technology, and commercial issues. Mr. Graham is licensed to practice in Illinois and is registered to practice before the [..]

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William Cory Spence Co-authors Chapter in International Guide to Patents

SpencePC Founder Authors Chapter in ICLG In the 2016 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents, published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London, Mr. Spence co-authors a chapter on U.S. patent law, which discusses: patent enforcement; patent amendment; patent licensing; patent term extension; patent prosecution and opposition; border control measures; antitrust law and [..]

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William Cory Spence Again Named to Super Lawyers List

The selections have been announced for the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and the 2015 Illinois Rising Stars lists, and, once again, William Cory Spence has been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is an exclusive list which recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in Illinois. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson [..]

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