Oct 24, 2018

Border Protection for U.S. Intellectual Property

Border Control for counterfeit products

While the country is embroiled in heated political debate involving immigration and the appropriate means by which to protect U.S. borders, few if any disagree that many U.S. intellectual property owners are being swamped by infringing goods, counterfeits and knock-offs from other countries. Other than the U.S. district courts where infringement cases are often instituted, the combined powers of the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), a bureau of the Department of Homeland Security, can be powerful allies for intellectual property owners seeking to protect their intellectual property from infringing imports. The ITC… Read more

Mar 22, 2017

Kirsch to Serve as Panelist at IP Conference in Tel Aviv

Full Seminar Room

Greg Kirsch, SGR partner and Head of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Department, will be serving as a panelist at a major IP conference being held in Tel Aviv, Israel on March 27, 2017, entitled the 5th annual “Best Practices in Intellectual Property Management”. Speakers at the conference include senior in-house patent and IP counsel from major corporations, such as Philips, Intel, Microsoft, Google, and others.  Kirsch is serving on a panel with in-house patent counsel from one of these companies, and the title of their session is “IP Considerations in Launching a New Product”. Kirsch has been a frequent… Read more