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In Case You Missed It: Loeb News from April 2022

Have you heard how Loeb is moving the needle? Loeb’s lawyers are always advising on the latest trends, issues, and legislation to help our clients and communities succeed. Here are some highlights and firm news from the past few weeks!

  • In an increasingly evolving marketplace where exploiting patent rights is crucial to competitive survival, challenging your competitors’ patents—and defending your challenged patents—is more important than ever. Effective use of proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the tribunal of administrative patent judges (APJs) at the USPTO, is now part of nearly every effective patent enforcement and defense strategy. But just as the marketplace evolves, so does the PTAB and its rules and procedures. Click here to read A Look Ahead: Trends in PTAB Trials with Brent Babcock.
  • We are pleased to announce the addition of Tim Warnock to the firm’s Litigation department in Nashville — the sixth new litigation partner to arrive this year. Tim focuses his practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts. Read more about Tim’s practice here.
  • Ransomware and other forms of cyberattacks are on the rise. In light of recent global events, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a “Shields Up” alert, warning of a potential increase in cybersecurity attacks on U.S. organizations. The White House has also issued a Statement by President Biden on our Nation’s Cybersecurity, stating that it is critical for U.S. organizations to harden cybersecurity infrastructure in today’s cyber threat-heavy global environment.

    This article from our recent Hashed & Salted newsletter provides a high-level overview of reactive measures that impacted organizations should take in response to a ransomware attack, as well as proactive measures they should take to mitigate risk of a ransomware attack in the first instance. Click here to read the full article, What Now? A Business Guide to Navigating Ransomware Attacks.