Impact of Bilski Decision on Computer-Related Patents - December, 2008 - HPTB attorneys Brian D. Hickman and Christopher J Palermo explore the significant decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, In re Bilski, and its impact on computer-related patents in a new article published in the Journal of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (London, UK). Download a copy here (1.5 Mb PDF).
HPTB continues expansion with three patent attorneys - September, 2008 - HPTB recently welcomed Sarah M. Savage, Shance Lunceford and Eric L. Sutton to its San Jose Office as future patent attorneys pending admission to the California bar. All three took the July 2008 California bar exam. Ms. Savage relocated from Salt Lake City, Mr. Sutton relocated from Chicago, and Mr. Lunceford is from San Jose. HPTB now has 27 attorneys and agents including 6 partners and 21 associate attorneys or agents.
New Workshop Covers Successful Patents in the US and Worldwide - January 15, 2008 - HPTB is pleased to announce that its partner Christopher J. Palermo is Program Co-Chair, with Larry Nixon of Nixon Vanderhye, for a one-day conference by Law Seminars International. The workshop will focus on drafting the same patent specification for successful prosecution in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, and China, with speakers from those countries. Please join us at the Hilton Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia April 7, 2008 for this essential session for patent practitioners. This program will be repeated in San Francisco on June 23, 2008.
HPTB continues expansion with three patent attorneys - September, 2007 - HPTB recently welcomed Howard Louie, Karl T. Rees, and Adam Stone as attorneys in its San Jose Office. HPTB now has 21 attorneys and agents including 6 partners and 15 associate attorneys or agents.
New publication - , by Christopher J. Palermo and Brian D. Hickman. Provides a summary of the USPTO's final rules on continuations and claims of August 21, 2007, with suggestions on responsive strategies, immediate action, and new prosecution tasks. Presented by Christopher J. Palermo to the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association on September 13, 2007.
HPTB Expands Office Space - April, 2007 - HPTB is pleased to announce that it has leased additional office space of approximately 5,000 square feet at Gateway Place in San Jose, managed by Equity Office Properties. The new lease will enlarge HPTB's offices to about 18,000 square feet from 13,000 square feet and will allow the firm to add about 8 attorneys or agents and several staff members.
Workshop Covered Successful Patents in the US and Worldwide - In March, 2007, HPTB partner Christopher J. Palermo served as Program Co-Chair for Successful Multilateral Patents Workshop, a one-day conference by Law Seminars International. The workshop focused on drafting the same patent specification for successful prosecution in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, and China, with speakers from those countries and was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Francisco on June 26, 2007 for this essential session for patent practitioners. Click here for the official conference website. Download a copy of the (PDF - 34 Kb).
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