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 [..]
Register for SpencePC’s third Episode on setting up an IP websites, Airing November 18th at 11am CST.
Financial Poise™ Announces “SETTING UP A WEBSITE,” Ep. #3 of the Webinar Series “INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 201 2016,” Airing November 18, 11am CST through West LegalEdcenter 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 [..]
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recently released report on patent assertion entities (PAEs) includes a number of key findings made by the agency on the business model of such companies. The FTC identified two different business models employed by PAEs which differ in terms of litigation and licensing activity. The report also includes a number [..]