Tagged: Intellectual Property

Time Bars for Joint Authors and Copyright Registration Cancellation: The Third Circuit Weighs in on Two Issues of First Impression 0

Time Bars for Joint Authors and Copyright Registration Cancellation: The Third Circuit Weighs in on Two Issues of First Impression

On January 29, the Third Circuit issued an opinion in Brownstein v. Lindsay that addressed two issues of first impression under United States Copyright Law. One was whether a court has authority to cancel a copyright registration. The second was when the statute of limitations begins to toll on a co-author’s claim of copyright ownership against his or her co-author.

Former Roche Senior Counsel Joins Gibbons Intellectual Property Department 0

Former Roche Senior Counsel Joins Gibbons Intellectual Property Department

Joining Gibbons P.C. as Counsel in the Intellectual Property Department is Samuel H. Megerditchian, who recently served as Senior Counsel at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. and is the former chief chemist at a major multinational corporation. Mr. Megerditchian’s arrival reinforces the firm’s focus on offering clients the opportunity to work with strategically-minded intellectual property attorneys with deep, hands-on industry experience. Roughly one-third of the attorneys in Gibbons Intellectual Property Department have joined the firm from the ranks of chief patent, IP, or licensing counsel across the pharmaceutical, telecommunications, biotechnology, consumer products, and chemical industries.

Happy Veterans Day! 0

Happy Veterans Day!

The Intellectual Property Department at Gibbons P.C. wishes its readers a Happy and Safe Veterans Day! And, we express our eternal gratitude for all Veterans, and especially those presently serving in harm’s way without whom we would not be enjoying our freedoms.

Gibbons Snags Ex-Roche Chief Patent Counsel For IP Practice 0

Gibbons Snags Ex-Roche Chief Patent Counsel For IP Practice

As reported in Law360 yesterday, George W. Johnston, most recently Vice President & Chief Patent Counsel at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., has joined Gibbons P.C. as Counsel in the Intellectual Property Department, reinforcing the firm’s focus on offering clients strategically-minded intellectual property attorneys with deep, hands-on industry experience. He also serves on the Board of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology at Seton Hall University School of Law, a leading educational forum endowed by Gibbons to address the legal, political, and social issues that arise as scientific and technological changes challenge existing laws and legal institutions.

Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology Presents the Eleventh Annual Fall Lecture Series 0

Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology Presents the Eleventh Annual Fall Lecture Series

The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology presents the Eleventh Annual Fall Lecture Series, “Justice at Stake? Patent and Other Complex Litigation: The Adverse Effects of Sequestration, Budget Cuts and Federal Judicial Vacancies.” This program will feature a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A session, with: The Honorable Theodore A. McKee, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware; The Honorable Garrett E. Brown (Ret.), Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; and John O’Brien, Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Gibbons Institute Presents, “Federal Circuit Year in Review,” Event Featuring Honorable Faith Hochberg 0

Gibbons Institute Presents, “Federal Circuit Year in Review,” Event Featuring Honorable Faith Hochberg

The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, and the Student Intellectual Property Law Association present, “Federal Circuit Year in Review,” an event featuring the Honorable Faith Hochberg, District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. This program will discuss key IP issues decided by the Federal Circuit over the past 18-months and the practical implications of these issues moving forward. Along with Judge Hochberg, panelists include: Ralph A. Dengler, Director, Intellectual Property Department, Gibbons P.C.; Erik Lillquist, Vice Dean & Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School; and David Opderbeck, Professor of Law and Director, Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Seton Hall Law School.

Happy Fourth of July 0

Happy Fourth of July

The Intellectual Property Department at Gibbons P.C. wishes its readers a happy and safe Independence Day! We also express our gratitude for all those who have served and those presently serving in harm’s way without whom we would not be enjoying our freedoms.

Gibbons IP Department Featured in 2013 Chambers Edition 0

Gibbons IP Department Featured in 2013 Chambers Edition

The 2013 edition of the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business features the largest number of Gibbons practice areas (10) and individual attorneys (26) ever ranked in the top tiers of this publication. The firm has appeared in the New Jersey section of the Chambers guide since its inception. Chambers annually rates the nation’s leading business lawyers and law firms through comprehensive interviews with top companies, attorneys, and business executives, plus extensive supplementary research.

Gibbons Directors Listed as 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers 0

Gibbons Directors Listed as 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers

Two attorneys in the Gibbons Intellectual Property Department , David E. De Lorenzi, Department Chair, and Vincent E. McGeary, a Director in the Department, were listed as leaders in their fields by New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2013. Overall, 80 lawyers in the firm were featured in New Jersey Super Lawyers and New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Thank You to Our Armed Forces of the United States and All Those Who Serve 0

Thank You to Our Armed Forces of the United States and All Those Who Serve

Gibbons takes this opportunity to express our eternal gratitude for the men and women of our Armed Forces of the United States who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy our freedom, and to all those who serve. We also wish all of our readers a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. We also wish all of our readers a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend.