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World Trademark Review lists Kolisch Hartwell in, “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals for 2017.”

Kolisch Hartwell PC “The trademark team at Kolisch Hartwell provides excellent service and is driven by the readily apparent desire to achieve positive, commercially pragmatic and cost-effective outcomes for businesses.” The key branding player is Thomas Romano, an “incredibly proactive” and versatile strategist. He is well versed in securing look-and-feel protection for goods, such as product configurations and designs, and recently dispatched an influx of anti-counterfeiting mandates with brio. “He impresses with his ‘can-do’ attitude and willingness to go the extra mile. With his direct

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Kolisch Hartwell Is Pleased To Announce Dave Bourgeau As Our Newest Partner!

Dave Bourgeau is a patent attorney whose practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters. With a strong technical background in industrial engineering, nuclear engineering, and computer science, as well as extensive practical experience in manufacturing and business operations, Dave supports innovative companies on a broad array of both technical and non-technical matters.

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In Memory of Adam Clausen, Ph.D.

Adam Clausen was an extremely well-liked, talented and valuable member of the Kolisch Hartwell team. On December 26, 2016, Adam and his wife Shannon O’Leary, a physics professor at Lewis & Clark College, were tragically killed in a car crash as they traveled back to Portland from a holiday visit with Adam’s family. They were survived by their four-year-old son, Felix, who was with them but miraculously uninjured. “We will miss Adam very much. He was an entirely positive influence on everyone around him. Adam was

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Choice of Venue

Part Four: Controlling the Costs of Patent Litigation. This is the last of a four-part series about controlling patent litigation costs. In Part One I discussed how the choice of counsel can impact costs. In Part Two I discussed how strategic decisions early in litigation can increase the likelihood of an early settlement. In Part Three I discussed some potentially cost-saving alternatives to U.S. patent litigation. In this part I discuss how the choice of venue can affect litigation costs and outcomes. We have seen

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Litigation Alternatives

Part Three: Controlling the Costs of Patent Litigation. This is Part Three of a four-part series about controlling patent litigation costs. In Part One I discussed how the choice of counsel can impact costs, and in Part Two I discussed how strategic decisions early in litigation can increase the likelihood of an early settlement. In this part I discuss two potentially less expensive alternatives to U.S. patent litigation. As described in Parts One and Two, U.S. patent litigation is expensive, with an average cost through

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Litigation Strategy

Part Two: Controlling the Costs of Patent Litigation. This is Part Two of a four-part series about controlling patent litigation costs. In Part One I discussed how the choice of counsel can impact costs. In this part I discuss how certain strategic considerations can potentially reduce litigation costs. As described in Part One, U.S. patent litigation is expensive, with an average total legal cost per party of $5.5 million for high-stakes cases. The cost per party just to get through discovery typically reaching seven figures:

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