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, [..]
Mr. Chiacchio has amassed over 15 years of experience litigating high-stakes, complex, federal civil cases. Mr. Chiacchio has extensive experience in all phases of patent litigation, including, for example, preparing Markman briefs, taking and defending the depositions of inventors and other key fact witnesses as well as expert witnesses, preparing dispositive motions, preparing motions in [..]
SpencePC is excited to announce that William C. Spence has been included in the final rankings of the 2017 edition of IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists. Continue Reading on IAM.
SpencePC is excited to announce that William C. Spence has been included in the final rankings of the 2017 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017. Continue Reading on IAM.
On February 10, 2017 Matt spoke at a panel discussion on careers for engineering professionals at an event planned by The University of Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (“ASCE”). During the panel discussion, Matt discussed pursuing a career in law as an option engineering graduates can consider. Also on the panel [..]
Each year Super Lawyers reviews Illinois top lawyers and includes exceptional ones in their list of “Super Lawyers”. William C. Spence has been selected to Super Lawyers from 2014 – 2017. As always, we are honored by our inclusion in this list and we thank Super Lawyers for their continued support.
The Return of Patent Opinion Letters
Roughly six months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Halo Electronics Inc. v. Pulse Electronics Inc., 136 S. Ct. 1923 (2016), which, in a nod to patent plaintiffs, loosened what the unanimous court called “unduly rigid” barriers to a finding of willful infringement and enhanced damages (up to three [..]
William C. Spence has been featured in ICLG, otherwise known as International Comparative Legal Guides. We have included a a FREE access link to this invaluable resource for our clients to use and share. Continue to Free ICLG Guide. This chapter first appeared in the seventh edition of The Internatinal Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2017, [..]
Register for SpencePC’s fourth Episode on Legal Issues for Innovators and Inventors, Airing December 16, at 11am CST.
Financial Poise™ Announces “LEGAL ISSUES FOR INNOVATORS & INVENTORS,” Episode #4 of the Webinar Series “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 201 2016,” Airing December 16, 11am CST In today’s economic environment, intellectual property (IP) rights have become increasingly important assets for both individual and corporate entities. More and more, both are recognizing the economic importance of IP rights–whether [..]