Zuber Lawler Opens New Office in Austin

Zuber Lawler gratefully announces the addition of Austin-based intellectual property litigator Jennifer Kuhn, and the opening of its new office in Austin, Texas. “Austin is the new technology capital of the United States, and as a technology-focused law firm, my partners and I have decided that we must have an office there,” says the firm’s…

Zuber Lawler Represents Auto Konnect in Summary Judgement Victory Against BMW of North America, LLC

On January 4, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted partial summary judgment for Zuber Lawler client Auto Konnect, LLC, that BMW of North America, LLC breached a service provider contract between the parties by directly hiring all 38 Auto Konnect employees providing services to BMW, destroying that entire division…

Zuber Lawler Represents Lencore Acoustics in Sale of Sound Masking Business to Emmis Communications Corporation 

Congratulations Josh Lawler, Jim Robertson, and Sarah Fernandez on representing Lencore Acoustics, Inc. (Lencore) in its sale of its sound masking business to Emmis Communications Corporation (Emmis).  Lencore is the world leader in high-quality sound masking solutions for offices and other commercial applications.  The transaction included the retention and rebranding of Lencore’s mass notification system…

PTAB Judges Demoted by the Federal Circuit in Arthrex v. Smith:  A New Challenge to the Constitutionality of PTAB Proceedings 

By Dr. Jayashree Mitra and Brian Beck PTAB Judges are Unconstitutionally Appointed Principal Officers In a unanimous decision last week, the Federal Circuit found that the administrative patent judges (APJs) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) are principal officers of the United States, and thus that their appointment by the Secretary of Commerce violates the Appointments…

Allergan V. Sandoz Emphasizes Importance Of Prosecution History In Construing “Wherein” Clauses

By Dr. Jayashree Mitra and Brian Beck Claim Construction of “Wherein” Clause May Be Contingent On Prosecution History The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Allergan Sales, LLC v. Sandoz, Inc., No. 2018-2207 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 29, 2019) (“Allergan”) illustrates how arguments made during prosecution with regards to the term “wherein” can turn the tide on invalidity arguments at…