Stites & Harbison's Intellectual Property and Trademark (IPT) Group includes more than 20 attorneys, many of whom are Registered U.S. Patent Attorneys. We counsel clients on matters relating to domestic and international intellectual property issues, and assist them in securing domestic and international patent rights. From our Alexandria, Va. office location, our patent attorneys can easily visit the United States Patent & Trademark Office and advocate in person for our client's inventions.
Our clients include independent inventors, Internet and biotech start-ups, established brick-and-mortar businesses and universities.
Our patent attorneys have prosecuted patent applications covering a wide range of technologies, from simple mechanical devices to complex software packages, biotechnological inventions, and business methods.
The IPT Group not only prosecutes patent applications; we also assist clients in protecting existing patent rights, and in developing and implementing intellectual property protection plans. Our attorneys regularly issue validity, infringement, right-to-use, and patentability opinions. They also negotiate licenses and technology transfer agreements, and manage and conduct litigation to protect and enforce the patent rights.
Stites & Harbison is one of the Top Patent Firms in the nation named by Intellectual Property Today (March 2015 issue) with respect to the number of utility patents issued in 2014.
The Center for American and International Law, 5201 Democracy Drive, Plano, TX 75024
Alexandria office IP attorney Jeff Langer will be a panelist at this Symposium in Plano, Texas.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine recently selected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Mandy Wilson Decker to the 2019 edition of Managing Intellectual Property’s “Top 250 Women in IP.”
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Managing Intellectual Property magazine has named seven Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys to the 2019 “IP Stars” list.
Amazon has recently implemented a relatively inexpensive procedure to address allegations of patent infringement relating to products sold on the world’s largest e-commerce site.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 16 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2019 guide.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Memphis Bioworks Foundation Auditorium, 20 Dudley Street #900, Memphis, TN 38103
IP attorney Sean Ritchie will join a panel of speakers discussing today's technological developments in medical diagnostics and prognostics at Memphis Bioworks Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee.
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
United States Capitol (US Capitol Visitors Center), First Street Northeast, Room SVC 209-08, Washington, DC 20004
Join panels of experts as we explore the state of innovation in the United States from the private, government, academic, and public perspectives.
Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.
Attorney Terry Wright will present three free intellectual property seminars focusing on 3-D designs and manufactured goods, pharmaceuticals and medical devices presented by the Marshall University Technology Transfer Office in Hunington, W.Va.
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The 2019 editions of Virginia Super Lawyers and Washington DC Super Lawyers have honored attorneys Robert E. Scully, Jr. and Jeffery P. Langer, Ph.D., of the Alexandria, Va., office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the “PTO”) has proposed new rules that would require foreign trademark applicants and registrants to engage U.S. attorneys to prosecute applications, handle post-registration matters, and represent them before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
The patent process can be frustrating and often involves a significant investment of time and money. As such, it may be tempting to assume that when the Patent Office issues a patent it is safe to assert your rights therein. However, as noted in a recent decision from the District Court for the District of Delaware, doing so may leave you on the hook for attorney’s fees.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Stites & Harbison, PLLC recently elected attorney Richard Myers Jr. to the firm’s six-member Management Committee to serve a two-year term.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sterne Kessler Offices, 1100 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC
IP attorney Jeffery Langer will be a featured speaker and panelist at the 2019 Global IP Strategy Conference in Washington, D.C.
On January 7, 2019, the USPTO released updated guidance on how Patent Examiners should determine whether an invention is directed to subject matter that is eligible for patent protection under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2019.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.
Ideal Lab, 1/F, No. 5 Science Park West Avenue, Hong Kong Science Park
IP attorney Jeff Langer is a featured speaker at this seminar presented by IIPCC in Hong Kong.
Terry Wright led a program for university members and the community including an overview of the main areas of intellectual property law (patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright) and continued more specifically on the various types of patent protection.