Dec 14, 2017

Kirsch and Warenzak Continue Teaching As Adjunct Law Professors

Professor in Classroom

SGR attorneys have a long-standing tradition of teaching at colleges and universities across the country, and SGR’s intellectual property (IP) attorneys are no exception. SGR IP partner Gregory J. Kirsch has served as an adjunct professor of IP law at Emory University School of Law for over 20 years, most recently co-teaching a Patent Practice and Procedure class for the last 16 years.  Kirsch will next teach this class at Emory Law during the Spring of 2018. The class is tailored to second and third-year law students who are interested in pursuing a career in patent law and teaches them… Read more

Oct 17, 2017

SGR IP Attorneys Participate in Charity Golf Tournament

CIP CUP Golf Tournament benefitting Georgia PATENTS

On October 17, 2017, SGR Intellectual Property (IP) attorneys Greg Kirsch, Stephanie Scruggs, Matt Warenzak and Courtney Thornton played in the CIP CUP charity golf tournament at St. Ives Country Club, in Johns Creek, Georgia.  SGR was a co-sponsor of this event, which raised money for the Georgia PATENTS program, and the Georgia State University (GSU) Foundation. Georgia PATENTS is a program operated by the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, with funding and assistance from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  It provides pro bono legal assistance in preparing and filing patent applications to under-served solo inventors, non-profits and… 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

May 18, 2016

Promising News For Software Patents: Federal Circuit Upholds Patent-Eligibility For Computer-Implemented Invention

By:  Greg Kirsch, SGR Partner, Head of Intellectual Property Department The past two years have been challenging times for developers of software and other computer-implemented technology seeking to patent their inventions.  In June 2014, the US Supreme Court handed down its Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank decision, which created new stricter rules for determining whether such inventions may be deemed eligible for patent protection (regardless of whether they are novel and non-obvious).  The new rules comprise a two-step inquiry: (1)  determine if a patent-ineligible concept is claimed (law of nature, natural phenomena or abstract idea), and if so, (2)  determine… Read more

Sep 17, 2015

Conexx: America Israel Business Connector Announces Four-part Speaker Series

The Professional Connector of Conexx: the America Israel Business Connector, will be organizing a four-part speaker series in Atlanta that will feature exciting topics and speakers. The programming will address issues including how Americans and Israelis conduct business, key considerations for Israeli companies coming to America, new business models for Israeli startups, and the intricacies of high profile deals. Topics covered: How Do Americans and Israelis Conduct Business Coming to America: Key Considerations for Israeli Companies Israeli Startups: New Business Models The Art of the High Profile Deal Conexx (f/k/a the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce-Southeast) was established in 1992 as… Read more