Zuber Lawler Represents Topolewski and Mu in Appeal and Defense Victory; Judgment Modified From $62 Million to Zero

Zuber Lawler successfully appealed a $62 million judgment to the California Court of Appeal, convincing the appellate court to modify the judgment to zero in valuation damages, and denying a plaintiff request for a retrial.  Zuber Lawler also successfully defended a request for rehearing and a petition for review to the California Supreme Court.  …

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…

Congratulations to Eileen Letts: Recipient of The ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award

Congratulations to Eileen Letts Recipient of The ABA Margaret BrentWomen Lawyers of Achievement Award The purpose of the American Bar Association Margaret Brent Awards is to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women lawyers from around the country who have achieved professional excellence in their practice areas and paved the way to success for other…