- Intellectual Property
- Trademark and Trade Dress
- IP Litigation
- Business Law
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|University ||Tufts University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1972; M.S., 1977); University of California, Graduate Student, 1973|
|Law School||Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1979|
|Admitted||Massachusetts; U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court|
American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Boston Patent Law Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Ralph Loren, has practiced in all phases of intellectual property for over 35 years. His practice is primarily in litigation and deal work with an emphasis on licensing and due diligence. He has many years of patent prosecution experience, primarily in the life sciences and computer fields. He has litigated numerous patent infringement actions in diverse fields including biotechnology, chemical analyzers, computers, electronic equipment and mechanical devices. He has been involved in a number of interferences in the biotechnology and chemical/mechanical field. He has also litigated numerous trademark and copyright matters. His deal experience ranges from M&A and licensing in the pharma space to licensing and due diligence in the software field.
Ralph lectures around the country on a variety of patent, licensing and litigation topics, including arbitration issues. He was a part-time professor at Boston University School of Law, where he taught patent law. He was also the author of a chapter entitled “Alternative Dispute Resolution” in the multi-volume Mathew Bender series, “Intellectual Property Counseling and Litigation.” He is listed as one of the leading Intellectual Property Attorneys in Massachusetts in Chambers USA and has been included in the Massachusetts Super Lawyers listing, a Thomson Reuters publication, numerous times. Ralph is also rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Edwards Wildman Team Leads Merger of Vision Insurance Companies
In July 2013, an Edwards Wildman deal team led by Andrew Hughes and Paul Mahoney of our Providence office represented clients Nautic Partners, a private equity firm with more than $2.5 billion of capital under management, and Superior Vision, a Nautic Partners portfolio company based in California, in Superior Vision's execution of a merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Block Vision, a Maryland-based national provider of vision insurance coverage.
PTC Inc. Acquisition of Software Developer
A large team of Edwards Wildman lawyers represented longtime client PTC in its acquisition of Enigma Information Systems Ltd., an Israeli software developer.
Stemline Therapeutics, Inc IPO
In January 2013, Edwards Wildman corporate, finance, insurance and intellectual property team members from Boston and Chicago advised Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. on its Initial Public Offering.
Represented Nautic Partners in its Acquisition of a Vision Insurance Company
We represented Providence, RI-based Nautic Partners, a private equity firm, in a March 2012 leveraged acquisition of Superior Vision Holdings, Inc.
Euroscreen S.A. license agreement
Our Intellectual Property lawyers advised Euroscreen, S.A. in the license of technology and compounds to Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals,Inc. Euroscreen is a private Belgian, preclinical-stage company that engages in drug discovery and development of small molecule drugs for unmet medical needs including inflammation, metabolism and sex hormone modulation.
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Limelight v. Akamai: Illuminating Inducement of Patent Infringement
Jeffrey D. Hsi,Ralph A. Loren, June 11, 2014
On June 2, the Supreme Court issued a decision regarding inducing infringement, Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., et al., (12-786). The Justices, reversing and remanding the widely split en banc decision from the Federal Circuit, held that one could not support a finding of...
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Issues Guidance in View of Prometheus and Myriad
Daniel W. Clarke,Peter F. Corless,Christopher R. Cowles,Ralph A. Loren, March 11, 2014
On March 4, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a highly anticipated Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility of Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena & Natural Products (“Guidance”). The Guidance is promulgated for...
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