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IP Law Update September 2014: Volume 3, Issue 3

We hope everyone had a pleasant summer … now it’s back to work! In this issue, we address: a discussion of the special privacy and information security issues related to mobile apps; A discussion of the new Canadian anti-spam law and its implications for US companies; background on the meaning to you of a trademark dispute involving soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo; a USPTO temporary pilot program allowing expedited processing of patent applications; and, some elaboration on the implications of the US Supreme Court’s recent copyright law decision in the Aereo case

Expansion at FisherBroyles New York Office Continues; Adds Legal Experts in Employment, Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Law

NEW YORK AND ATLANTA, September 17, 2014 – FisherBroyles LLP (FisherBroyles) grows its New York office with the addition of former Viacom executive Joseph M. Saburn, energy executive Matthew T. Stanger and veteran business counsel Jay L. Silverberg as partners.

We hope everyone had a pleasant summer … now it’s back to work! In this issue, we address:

a discussion of the special privacy and information security issues related to mobile apps;
A discussion of the new Canadian anti-spam law and its implications for US companies;
background on the meaning to you of a trademark dispute involving soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo;
a USPTO temporary pilot program allowing expedited processing of patent applications; and,
some elaboration on the implications of the US Supreme Court’s recent copyright law decision in the Aereo case

NEW YORK AND ATLANTA, September 17, 2014 – FisherBroyles LLP (FisherBroyles) grows its New York office with the addition of former Viacom executive Joseph M. Saburn, energy executive Matthew T. Stanger and veteran business counsel Jay L. Silverberg as partners.

BOSTON, AUSTIN, DALLAS, HOUSTON AND ATLANTA, September 16, 2014 – FisherBroyles, LLP (“FisherBroyles”) is pleased to announce that Ed Gildea has been named managing partner of the Boston office, Julie Inmon has been named managing partner of the Austin, Dallas and Houston offices, and Joel Ferdinand has been named managing partner of the Litigation Practice Group.

Employment Law Essentials: From Hiring to Firing – Our own Lisa Brauner will be presenting this informative CPE webinar on Thursday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

DALLAS AND ATLANTA, July 10, 2014 – FisherBroyles LLP (FisherBroyles) adds Ruben C. DeLeon, James A. Marshall and George W. Poletes to the firm’s rapidly expanding Dallas office as partners. DeLeon, formerly of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a NYSE Governance Services top 25 best corporate law firm, specializes in intellectual property (IP) […]

PALO ALTO AND ATLANTA, July 8, 2014 – FisherBroyles LLP (FisherBroyles) grows its Palo Alto office with the addition of former Genentech patent counsel Victoria Brewster as partner.   Brewster, who also holds a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology, brings almost 20 years of independent counsel, large law firm and in-house experience to FisherBroyles. Her […]

Enjoy the summer … while we explain the meaning to your business of new IP developments! In this issue, we address:

a number of new developments regarding privacy and information security;
the nature of the policing obligation of a trademark owner;
the Washington Redskins trademark dispute;
new Supreme Court case law to guide software patent applications and a proposed USPTO guideline on patent term adjustments; and
new Supreme Court case law which is likely to increase the time in which infringement claims may be brought.

BOSTON AND ATLANTA, June 26, 2014 – FisherBroyles LLP (FisherBroyles), a high-growth, national, full-service, cloud-based law firm, accelerates its expansion with the opening of an office in Boston, Mass., and the addition of two new partners, Edward J. Gildea and Lara Phimister. “With its concentration of startups and financial services providers, Boston is a logical […]

Introduction: Both our own practices and external developments illustrate new opportunities for our clients. You need to be aware of developments such as the following and their significance for day-to-day business and financing operations. June Articles The increasing need for business insurance beyond traditional fire and auto coverage Why you need to talk to us […]

DALLAS AND ATLANTA, June 26, 2014 – FisherBroyles LLP (FisherBroyles) adds new partners Steven D. Szuch and Katrina A. Kershner to the firm’s rapidly growing Dallas office. Szuch is a former in-house counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC and Kershner is a former litigation counsel for Forshey Prostok LLP, a Chambers USA-ranked bankruptcy law firm. “Having attorneys […]

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