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Firm Success Designated “Informative Decision”

The Firm is pleased to announce that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) designated the decision in Colas Solutions Inc. v. Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc. as an informative decision. The Firm successfully defended our client Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc. in that case. Designation as an informative decision means the decision is understood to contain the PTAB’s general consensus and guidance in the future. The decision is one of less than 230 decisions (out of almost 9,000) deemed precedential or informative by the PTAB. Special congratulations to associate Seth Ogden for his strategy and brief writing in this case.

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Recently Issued Patents – July 17, 2018

Patterson IP Law is pleased to announce the following recently issued patents obtained for our clients:

U.S. Patent No. 10,024,005 entitled “Self-Propelled Road Milling Machine for Working Road Surfaces, as well as Method for Working Road Surfaces with a Road Milling Machine“ issued July 17, 2018 to Wirtgen GmbH of Windhagen, Germany

U.S. Patent No. 10,016,673 entitled “System and Method for Dynamically Managing Sound in a Gaming Environment” issued July 10, 2018 to Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. of Franklin, Tennessee

U.S. Patent No. 10,011,191 entitled “Seat for a Construction Machine, and Construction Machine“ issued July 3, 2018 to Hamm AG of Tirschenreuth, Germany

U.S. Patent No. 10,012,230 entitled “Graphene Enhanced Elastomeric Stator“ issued July 3, 2018 to Reme Technologies, LLC of Conroe, Texas

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Emily Shouse elected a Fellow of the TBA

Emily Shouse, shareholder at Patterson Intellectual Property Law, has recently been elected a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation, an association of 855 attorneys across the state.  Invitations to membership, which is a position of honor, were extended to 32 attorneys this year by the Board of Trustees.  The introduction of new Fellows took place in May at the annual Fellows’ Dinner in Nashville.

The Bar Foundation’s purpose is two-fold: to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession and community and to administer a grant making program.  That project, known by its acronym “IOLTA” (Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts), has awarded grants in excess of $21,000,000 to law-related, public interest projects throughout Tennessee. Learn more about the Tennessee Bar Foundation here.

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