Stitham, Stacy

  • Stacy Stitham Addresses New Maine Lawyers At Maine State Bar Association Event

    … Stacy O. Stitham recently presented at the Maine State Bar Association’s 2017 “Bridging the Gap” seminar, aimed at providing newly-admitted attorneys with practical advice on need-to-know topics. Specifically, Stacy advised registrants and facilitated a discussion on how to succeed in practice at a “mid-sized” law firm of 8 to 20 practitioners…

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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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  • 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

    … Partners Stacy Stitham and Peter Brann, acting as local counsel, assisted Microsoft in obtaining a dismissal with prejudice of a patent lawsuit filed in the District of Maine. While the federal lawsuit was pending, Microsoft invalidated the patent in the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), which was then affirmed on appeal. The plaintiff sought…

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  • Supreme Court’s Federal Circuit Reversal Streak Continues

    … The 2016 Term of the Supreme Court has not been kind to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the specialized appellate court that handles all patent appeals. In each of the six patent cases from the Federal Circuit decided by the Supreme Court, reversal was the result. Specifically, the high court: Reversed the Federal Circuit on the proper…

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  • TC Heartland: A View from the (Supreme) Courtroom

    … Having led the team that filed an amicus curiae brief for 48 Internet companies, retailers, and associations in support of TC Heartland, Peter Brann attended the oral argument in TC Heartland v. Kraft at the Supreme Court yesterday. Though not a disinterested observer, he offers these thoughts on what he saw: Although the venue question…

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  • Big Week For IP In The Supreme Court

    … dissented. Finally, on Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, a case with the potential to shut the doors on patent forum–shopping. In its write–up of the case today, “High–Court Case to Challenge Jurisdiction ‘Shopping’ in Patent Suits, the Wall Street Journal quoted IP Wise’s Peter Brann on the potentially “dramatic effect” on patent troll litigation of a TC Heartland victory. The post Big Week For IP In The Supreme Court appeared first on Brann & Isaacson. …

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  • Patent News Grab–Bag

    … to the patent laws that would have the effect of reversing the Supreme Court’s holding in Alice v. CLS Bank, that abstract ideas cannot be patented. The proposal attempts to take the Alice question out of the hands of the courts. Although it is not clear where patent law and patent litigation stand among the priorities of the new Congress, we would hope…

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