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Maegen W. Stokes and David E. Cromer Elected Principals

Dority & Manning is proud to announce the election of Maegen W. Stokes and David E. Cromer as Principals of the firm. Maegen W. Stokes specializes in strategic patent portfolio management. She has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications and partners with large, multi-national clients to offer expert counsel and …

Patent Drafting for Machine Learning Webinar: Claim Strategy, Patent Eligibility, and Disclosure Requirements for the U.S. and Europe

Live Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm (ET) Dority & Manning Principal Joseph Probst will be a featured speaker for the upcoming webinar, “Patent Drafting for Machine Learning: Claim Strategy, Patent Eligibility, and Disclosure Requirements for the U.S. and Europe”, facilitated by Strafford. The live panel will discuss different claim styles and …

Federal Circuit Addresses Requirements for Printed Publication in M & K Holdings, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., No. 2020-1160 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 1, 2021).

Federal Circuit Addresses Requirements for Printed Publication in M & K Holdings, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., No. 2020-1160 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 1, 2021). In a case that involved both a presentation and publication, the Federal Circuit in M & K Holdings reiterated that the key inquiry for whether a reference is a “printed publication” …

USPTO Report Traces the Rapid Diffusion of Artificial Intelligence Technologies across U.S. Patent Filings

In recent years, artificial intelligence (“AI”) has had a transformative effect on a broad variety of industries, including natural language processing, drug discovery, finance, computer vision, and even transportation logistics. To protect these advancements, many companies have substantially increased their AI-related patent filings, or in some cases, have begun to consider AI-related filings for the …

Trade Secret Protection for AI: A Comprehensive Guide

Live Date: Monday, December 14, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm (ET) Dority & Manning principal Joseph Probst will be a featured speaker for the upcoming webinar, “Trade Secret Protection for AI: A Comprehensive Guide”, facilitated by The Knowledge Group. The live webinar will explore the balance between patent and trade secret protection for AI-based inventions, …

Dority & Manning Recognized as a Top Firm by Juristat

Dority & Manning is excited to be recognized as a top growing firm in Juristat’s Top 25 Growing Firms ranking. With a growth rate of over 270% between 2009 and 2018, Dority & Manning was ranked as the #3 top growing firm. Juristat also includes data relating to quality of patent applications in different tech …

Dority & Manning Associate Presents at U.S. Bar/JPO Liaison Council Meeting

Dority & Manning Associate Presents at U.S. Bar/JPO Liaison Council Meeting  On November 12, 2020, the U.S. Bar/JPO Liaison Council delegates conducted the 29th annual meeting with a delegation from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) lead by Deputy Commissioner Susumu Iwasaki. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 meeting was conducted virtually. Dority & Manning associate Ko …

USPTO Reports on Public Views of Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Policy

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is an emerging technology field that presents unique challenges in Intellectual Property (“IP”) protection and enforcement. Recognizing these challenges, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) issued a Request for Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions on August 27, 2019 and another Request for Comments on Intellectual Property Protection for Artificial …

Dority & Manning Welcomes Four New Attorneys to the Firm

Dority & Manning is excited to welcome four newly admitted attorneys to the firm! Anita Liu, James Dority, Michael Walters and Liam Christ joined Dority & Manning as associate attorneys in the fall of 2020. Anita Liu joins the Firm as an Associate Attorney focusing on patent drafting and prosecution with a particular emphasis on …

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