Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
Established In 1920 - Predecessor Parent
Size of Organization: 86
Year Established: 1920Web Site: http://www.bannerwitcoff.com
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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.
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U.S. Federal Litigation Activity
Highest number of cases by Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.:
Intellectual Property (66 cases in past two years)
U.S. Patent Activity
Total number of U.S. granted patents by Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.:
2578 (in past two years)
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Total number of Peer Review Rated lawyers of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.:
Documents by Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. on Martindale.com
First IPR Design Patent Decision Affirmed by Federal Circuit
J. Pieter van Es, April 24, 2015
In the first inter partes review of a design patent, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s final decision that the only claim was unpatentable. Design patent D617,465 on a drinking cup was the subject of three lawsuits and an inter partes reexamination.
Supreme Court Marks TTAB Decisions as Having Preclusive Effect
R. Gregory Israelsen, April 24, 2015
On March 24, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States held in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., that some decisions by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) may have a preclusive effect on judgments by federal district courts. Specifically, the Court held that “so long...