Changes to U.S. patent law could have a significant impact on law firms, according to an article in the Connecticut Law Tribune. Beth Alquist tells the publication that Day Pitney is ready for the changes ahead, as the firm is "always investing in the infrastructure of [its] patent practice." The new regulations, which alter the patent system from "first to invent" to "first to file," are a result of the America Invents Act that President Obama signed into law in September 2011.
Jonathan Tropp, an intellectual property litigator, authored an article, "Design Patents: 'Campbell Soup' Stirs the Pot," published by the New York Law Journal.
Day Pitney Alert
Ryan S. Osterweil, a senior associate in Day Pitney's Intellectual Property group and a member of the firm's Regulated Substances practice group will be speaking on a panel, "The Cannabis Goldrush and the IP Landgrab," at a program presented by the Patents Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Jonathan Tropp will discuss the recent Federal Circuit chip technology patent case, Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor International, at the 35th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar in New York, NY.
Day Pitney Alert
Ryan Osterweil was quoted in an article, "'It Isn't Illegal If It Doesn't Exist yet': Patent Laws Pose Challenges for the Cannabis Industry," which was published by Cannabis Wire and reports on a recent New York City Bar Association program where he served as a panelist.
Richard Brown was quoted in an article, "Winery Sues NJ Turnpike Authority to Defend Right to Use Highway Sign in Logo," in The New Jersey Law Journal.
Carrie Webb Olson was featured in a podcast, "On Slants and ‘Skins: Supreme Court may tackle 'offensive' trademarks," in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. In the podcast, she discusses the significance of the recent trademark cases involving The Slants and The Redskins.
Carrie Webb Olson, chair of Day Pitney's trademark practice group, was quoted in an article, "Offensive Trademark Ban Going Down? It Probably Should" in Law360.
Cecilia Zhang Stiber was mentioned in an article, "40 under 40 Winners Announced," in The Fairfield County Business Journal. Ms. Stiber was selected as one of 40 leading professionals under the age of 40 from "nearly 100 nominations." The awards ceremony will be held at 32 Weed Ave. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.