Brann, Peter

  • J. Crew Wins Summary Affirmance In Patent Dispute With Intellectual Ventures

    … motion to dismiss Intellectual Ventures’ claims under the two patents on the ground that they attempted to claim abstract ideas, which is prohibited under the Supreme Court opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank. On appeal, the Federal Circuit agreed, affirming Judge Gilstrap’s judgment in favor of J. Crew, which was also represented in the litigation by Peter J. Brann and Stacy O. Stitham. The post J. Crew Wins Summary Affirmance In Patent Dispute With Intellectual Ventures appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council Submits Amicus Brief on Inter Partes Review

    … and successful role in ensuring patent quality. The USGMC, represented by Peter Brann, David Swetnam–Burland, and Stacy Stitham, represents a heavily patented industry, which relies on the Patent Office to monitor the validity of the patents it issues. The brief argues that the inter partes review proceedings have been particularly effective and efficient…

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  • Brann & Isaacson Congratulates Its Six Super Lawyers For 2017

    … Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2017: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Peter J. Brann— Business Litigation…

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  • Brann & Isaacson Congratulates Its Six Super Lawyers For 2017

    … Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2017: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Peter J. Brann— Business Litigation…

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  • U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council Submits Amicus Brief on Inter Partes Review

    … On October 26, 2017, the U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council (USGMC) filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in support of the respondents in Oil States Energy Services v. Greene’s Energy Group, arguing that the inter partes review proceedings through which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancels invalid patents plays a vital…

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  • Peter Brann Again To Offer Course At Harvard Law School

    …. Brann, who served as Maine’s State Solicitor before joining Brann & Isaacson, has a litigation practice that focuses on intellectual property and corporate litigation, but includes the representation of companies and individuals in dealing with state attorneys general and state and federal government agencies. The post Peter Brann Again To Offer Course At Harvard Law School appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Oil States Versus The Administrative State

    … The Supreme Court has now heard from the petitioner in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC. At issue is not only the fate of inter partes review of patents by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, but possibly the ability of administrative agencies to review and retract their own erroneous decisions. The question…

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  • B&I Partners Assist Microsoft In Ending Patent Case

    … a dismissal without prejudice of the federal lawsuit on the grounds that the pending constitutional challenge to the PTO process in the Oil States case in the Supreme Court might revive its patent. The Court agreed with Microsoft, however, that regardless of the possible outcome in the Supreme Court, the dismissal should be with prejudice. The post B&I Partners Assist Microsoft In Ending Patent Case appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Brann & Isaacson attorneys selected for The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

    … Seven Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018: George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; Martha E. Greene, Trusts and Estates; Peter D. Lowe, Employment Law—Management; Benjamin W…

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  • Law Court Affirms B&I Trial Court Victory

    … Peter Brann and Michael Carey prevailed today in the Law Court, Maine’s highest court, on an appeal concerning a class action lawsuit challenging a probate judge’s scheduling decisions on constitutional grounds. Brann and Carey took over the defense just prior to trial and won despite findings by the trial judge that the probate judge knew…

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  • Texas Welcomes TC Heartland

    … What does the Supreme Court opinion in TC Heartland mean for the business of patent litigation in Texas—particularly the Eastern District of Texas? On first read, TC Heartland seemed to herald the end of the kind of forum–shopping that enabled the Eastern District of Texas to land 40% of all newly filed patent cases. The courts have now begun…

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  • Supreme Court’s Federal Circuit Reversal Streak Continues

    … way to calculate damages in cases involving multicomponent products (Samsung v. Apple); Reversed the Federal Circuit on whether the supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention can give rise to liability under a provision that prohibits supplying all or a substantial portion of a patented invention for combination overseas (Life…

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