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Intellectual Property Law Update: March 2015

Download the Intellectual Property Law Update [PDF] newsletter We hope everyone is enjoying springtime! In this issue, we address: The use of patent and trade secret strategies to protect ideas; The recent copyright law case involving the song Blurred Lines; Ways of controlling patent prosecution costs and; Pending federal legislation impacting data security requirements costs […]

FisherBroyles Atlanta Office Adds Nationally Recognized Intellectual Property and Promotions Attorney

FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) grows its Atlanta office with the addition of Anne E. Yates to its Intellectual Property and Contests & Sweepstakes practices. “We are pleased to welcome Anne Yates to the FisherBroyles team,” said T.J. DoVale, FisherBroyles’ Intellectual Property Managing Partner. “Our intellectual property bench is deepening continually and the addition of Anne furthers […]

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Practice Areas:

  • Antitrust Counseling
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet E-Commerce
  • Litigation – Appellate
  • Litigation – Civil Pretrial and Trial Services
  • Litigation & Risk Management
  • Privacy & Data Security

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, E.D.Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. California

Education:

  • Northwestern University School of Law J.D., 1978, Article Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • University of Cincinnati, B.A. Political Science, 1975, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Large Law Firm Experience

  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Lovells LLP
  • Squire Sanders & Dempsey

Mr. Halligan is an accomplished trial lawyer who focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and licensing issues.

Mr. Halligan has successfully represented both individuals and corporations as plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts throughout the United States and Mr. Halligan is recognized as a one of the leading lawyers in trade secrets litigation in the United States by Legal 500 and he is recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for his exceptional standing in intellectual property law.

In recent years, Mr. Halligan has been at the forefront of international developments in intellectual property law and he is a recognized thought leader in the ever-growing area of trade secrets law having spoken worldwide to numerous organizations and corporations on the topic.

Managing Intellectual Property has recognized Mr. Halligan as an “IP Star.”

Presentations & Teaching Experience

  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Trade Secrets Law, 59th Annual Conference on Developments in Trade Secrets Law, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (February 27, 2015)
  • Speaker/Panelist, “Intersection of Patents and Trade Secrets,” USPTO Symposium on Trade Secret Protection, United States Patent and Trademark Office—Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), Alexandria, Virginia (January 8, 2015).
  • Speaker/Panelist, “Effectiveness and Value of Trade Secret Protection in Foreign Jurisdictions and Barriers to Protection, USPTO Symposium on Trade Secret Protection, United States Patent and Trademark Office—Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), Alexandria, Virginia (January 8, 2015).
  • Speaker, Should Trade Secrets Law be Federalized? A Debate on the Need for a Federal Civil Remedy and Its Interplay with the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, AIPLA Trade Secrets Summit, Intel Corporation, Silicon Valley, California (December 4-5, 2014).
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Trade Secret Law, the American Intellectual Property Law (AIPLA) Annual Meeting, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C. (October 25, 2014)
  • Speaker, Trade Secrets: The New Best Choice for IP Protection? American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Webinar (October 1, 2014)
  • Speaker, Protecting Trade Secrets in Asia and the United States: Challenges, Opportunities and Future Directions—An International Conference, John Marshall Law School, Chicago (September 18, 2014)
  • Speaker, Current Developments in Trade Secret Law, Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC) , Chicago Conrad Hotel (June 24, 2014)
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property Supreme Court Review panel: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank case, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Electronic and Computer Law Committee (ECLC), Chicago Kent Law School (June 17, 2014)
  • Moderator/Panelist, Trade Secret Management and Monetization Conference, The Rembrandt Hotel, London UK (June 14-15, 2014)
  • Speaker, Trade Secret and Patent Protection After AIA: Making the Choice, Strafford Live CLE Seminar, Chicago, Illinois (March 26, 2014).
  • Professor, Adjunct Faculty, Advanced Trade Secrets Law, L.L.M. Program in Intellectual Property Law, John Marshall Law School (1995-2014)

Amicus Briefs

  • Counsel of Record for Amici Curiae Association Internationale pour la Protection De La Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI) and International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI-US), Alice Corporation Pty., Ltd. v. CLS Bank International and CLS Services Ltd., Supreme Court of the United States, Case No. 13-298 (2014).
  • Counsel of Record for Amici Curiae Association Internationale pour la Protection De La Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI) and International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI-US), Bilski v. Doll, Supreme Court of the United States, Case No. 08-964 (2009-2010).

Publications

  • General Editor, R. Mark Halligan, Esq.: Intellectual Property Law Handbook, 2013 Edition, Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) (2005-2013).
  • R. Mark Halligan and James T. Berger, Trademark Surveys: A Litigator’s Guide, Oxford University Press, (2011).
  • R. Mark Halligan and Richard F. Weyand, Trade Secret Asset Management: An Executive’s Guide to Information Asset Management, Thompson Reuters (2006).
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