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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
http://www.bannerwitcoff.com



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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
Trademarks


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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PTAB Refuses to Give Petitioner a Second Chance to Articulate Reasons for Invalidity
Craig W. Kronenthal, December 12, 2014
In a decision denying institution of inter partes review, the PTAB executes it discretion under 35 U.S.C. § 325(d) to refuse to give a petitioner a second chance to provide invalidity arguments.

Don’t Try to Barnstorm Proof of Printed Publication
H. Wayne Porter, November 28, 2014
The PTAB recently denied institution of inter partes review based on a petitioner’s failure to prove that a document was indeed a printed publication qualifying as prior art to the patent at issue.

PTAB Cracking Down on Serial IPR Petitions
Christopher L. McKee, November 28, 2014
The estoppels of 35 U.S.C. §315(e)(1) don’t kick in to bar a petitioner from filing a second inter partes review petition against the same patent until a final written decision is rendered in the first. Hence, a practice has arisen where, in some instances, petitioners have filed a first...




Year Established: 1920


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