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Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. 

Established In 1920 - Predecessor Parent

Washington, District of Columbia Office
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1100 13th Street, N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, District of Columbia  20005-4051

Telephone: 202-824-3000
Facsimile: 202-824-3001

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About this office:

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. is dedicated to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm provides legal representation in obtaining, commercializing and litigating intellectual property rights in the United States and abroad. The practice includes counseling on the availability, validity and enforcement of intellectual property rights; patent interference proceedings; trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings; domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution; custom seizures of infringing products; and litigating patent, trademark and copyright infringement cases. Firm members have experience in both jury and bench trials in the Federal Courts and in proceedings before the International Trade Commission. Firm attorneys practice in all technologies, including the electrical, mechanical and chemical arts as well as computer hardware and software, internet and e-commerce, and biotechnology.


Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Appellate LitigationCopyright
Counseling, Opinions & LicensingDesign Patents
Jury TrialsLitigation
Patent InterferencesPatent Prosecution
Trade DressTrade Secrets

Statement of Practice Summary:
Intellectual Property including Procurement of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Counseling & Opinions, Unfair Competition, Interferences, Licensing, Antitrust and International Trade Matters. Litigation including Trials and Appeals in Federal and State Courts and International Trade Commission.

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Tam Trademark Victory May Provide Game Plan for Washington Redskins
R. Gregory Israelsen, January 7, 2016
Last week, the Federal Circuit held en banc that the disparagement provision of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment. Writing for the majority in In Re Simon Shiao Tam on December 22, Judge Moore explained, “The government cannot refuse to...

Federal Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in McRO v. Namco Bandai: Will Patent-Eligibility of Computer Software Survive?
Ross A. Dannenberg, January 7, 2016
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, courts have been struggling to define the line between abstract idea and patent-eligible invention. The Federal Circuit on Friday, December 11, heard oral arguments in McRO Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America Inc. et...

Heightened Patent Pleading Standard, Discovery Proportionality, and Other Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Jeffrey Chang, January 7, 2016
Amendments made by the Supreme Court to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Rules) took effect December 1, 2015. The amendments fundamentally change litigation in federal courts, including heightening the standard for pleading direct patent infringement and emphasizing proportionality in...

Year Established: 1920

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