Global IP News
May 6, 2013: Graham Gerst moderates panel on the smartphone patent wars at the annual meeting of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association
April 22, 2013: Alex Debski has editorial published: "Lawmakers should be wary of SHIELD Act," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
March 14, 2013: David Berten quoted in "Life after the blockbusters," The Deal
March 14, 2013: Graham Gerst testified before the IP Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee at the hearing on "Abusive Patent Litigation: The Impact on American Innovation & Jobs, and Potential Solutions." The video of the hearing and the written submission are available at http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/113th/hear_03142013_2.html. An article about the hearing is at http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/288333-overnight-tech-lawmakers-unsure-how-to-tackle-patent-trolls. A portion of Mr. Gerst's testimony was quoted in "House Panel Calls for Action on Patent Trolls," Law360
February 28, 2013: Graham Gerst participates in panel on "Structure of a Proceeding and Constitutional and Other Constraints" of patent small claims court at a conference sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the University of Illinois on "Patent Small Claims: The Next Big Idea."
February 26, 2013: Nicholas Dudziak has editorial published: "ITC may become preferred forum for NPEs," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
January 28, 2013: Richard Dennerline joins Global IP's Chicago office as Of Counsel.
January 1, 2013: Super Lawyers Magazine named four of Global IP's partners for distinction. David Berten, Graham Gerst, and Steven Steger were identified as "Super Lawyers," while Ragnar Olson was identified as a "Rising Star." In addition, Super Lawyers named Graham Gerst as one of the 100 Best Lawyers in Illinois
December 10, 2012: Graham Gerst serves as panelist at U.S. Federal Trade Commission/U.S. Department of Justice workshop on government responses to patent-assertion-entity activities. Graham's session can be found starting at minute 49 of the video on the FTC website at http://www.ftc.gov/video-library/index.php/ftc-events/patent-assertion-entity-activities-session-34/2028431452001
December 1, 2012: Global IP client, NeoMedia Technologies, licenses QR code patents to Kraft Foods. See article here.
November 29, 2012: Global IP named one of the fifteen most innovative IP law firms by the Financial Times. See the full report here.
November 13, 2012: Steven Steger, David Berten, and Graham Gerst speak on separate panels at JNK Securities patent seminar in New York, NY
November 13, 2012: Graham Gerst quoted in "Is Apple showing a kinder, gentler side toward Android?," Mobile Marketer
October 17, 2012: Elizabeth Koehn has editorial published: "Utility patents play own part in battle between Apple and Samsung," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
October 16, 2012: Graham Gerst speaks at Licensing Executives Society annual meeting in Toronto, Canada on panel titled "The Patent Wars Go Global: Multinational Litigations and their Effect on the Changing IP Landscape"
October 11, 2012: Graham Gerst quoted in "Google's handling of mobile patents comes under scrutiny," Mobile Marketer
September 30, 2012: Graham Gerst quoted in "Verizon will pay TiVo $250.4 million to settle patent infringement litigation," Business Insurance
September 26, 2012: Global IP Law Group and partner David Berten profiled in "The New IP Lawyer," Lawdragon
September 24, 2012: Partners David Berten and Steven Steger featured in "With Smartphone Deals, Patents Become a New Asset Class," The New York Times
September 21, 2012: "Aware Announces Closing of Sale of Selected Patents," The Boston Globe
September 18, 2012: David Berten speaks on "Patents and Mobile Payments" at the JNK Securities Mobile Payments Event in New York City
September 6, 2012: Graham Gerst speaks on monetizing intellectual property at the 2012 annual meeting of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
September 4, 2012: Graham Gerst quoted in "Differing Apple rulings may cause issues," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
September 2012: Ryan Clark joins Global IP Law Group as a Partner based in Seattle, Washington. Ryan joins Global IP after spending eight years in the patents acquisition group of Intellectual Ventures. Brian Kebbekus also joins Global IP as an Associate in Chicago.
August 29, 2012: Graham Gerst quoted in "Apple ruling opens doors for Motorola," Chicago Sun-Times
August 23, 2012: "Aware Announces Sale of Selected Patents," Bloomberg Businessweek
August 22, 2012: Graham Gerst has editorial published: "Posner's approach in Apple causes some concern in patent world," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
July 31, 2012: Graham Gerst quoted in "Apple, Samsung take road less traveled," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
July 19, 2012: David Berten quoted in "Patent deals give investment banks a boost," Bloomberg BusinessWeek
June 29, 2012: Graham Gerst quoted in "Apple gains ground on legal front with patent win, Samsung injunction," Mobile Marketer
June 26, 2012: David Berten speaks on "Patent Monetization - Real World Options, Is it Right for my Company?" at the Association of Corporate Counsel in Beaver Creek, Colorado
June 26, 2012: Graham Gerst quoted in "Does dismissal of Apple, Motorola suits have implications for other patent cases?," Mobile Marketer
May 10, 2012: David Berten speaks on the "Outlook for Tech M&A" at the Bloomberg Link Enterprise Technology Summit in New York City
April 29, 2012: "The $5 billion IP law firm," Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
April 27, 2012: Global IP sells select Aware, Inc. patents to Intel for $75 Million. See the article here: Aware Announces Sale of Selected Patents
March 24, 2012: Graham Gerst speaks at the American Bar Association Spring Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada for the program "Offensive and Defensive Patent Portfolio Acquisition: Is Google Getting It Right?"
January 20, 2012: Steven Steger is quoted in The Deal Magazine's article "M&A Deals of the Year: Apple and partners-Nortel"
January 19, 2012: Steven Steger and Global IP's New Zealand based affiliate, Paul Adams, comment on innovation and commercialization in the article "Innovation's not easy...and there's other ways to get value from it."
January 10, 2012: David Berten and Global IP profiled in LawDragon's Lawyer Limelight
December 13, 2011: Graham Gerst is quoted in The National Law Journal's article "Apple vs. Android"
December 7, 2011: Ragnar Olson gives speech about the Nortel patent auction at an LES meeting in Montreal, Canada
December 2011: David Berten named to the "2011 LawDragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America"
November 14, 2011: Steve Steger speaks at an Intellectual Property conference in Wellington, New Zealand. Read more about it here
November 1, 2011: "The US $4.5 billion tipping point"
November 2011: David Berten speaks on "Lessons from the Largest Patent Sale in History" at a Navigant Legal Roundtable in Chicago
October 18, 2011: "More details of the Nortel patent auction revealed," Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
October 17, 2011: David Berten speaks on "The Insider's Perspective on the Nortel Auction: What Really Happened and What it Means" at the Annual Meeting of the Licensing Executive's Society (USA and Canada) in San Diego, CA
September 26, 2011: Graham Gerst speaks about portfolio quantity verus quality in Managing IP Magazine's story "It's the Chips, Not the Cards."
September 8, 2011: Graham Gerst is a speaker on “Patent Considerations in Technology Transfers” at International Symposium on Intellectual Property, Krakow, Poland
August 23, 2011: Alex Debski joins Global IP Law Group as an Associate
July 11, 2011: Cindy Ahn joins Global IP Law Group as a Partner
June 10, 2011: David Berten speaks on the Federal Circuit's Microsoft v. i4i opinion at the University of Dayton's School of Law's 21st Annual Seminar on Significant Developments in the Intellectual Property Law of Computers and Cyberspace
April 4, 2011: Google Bids $900 Million for 6,000 Nortel Networks Patents
February 14, 2011: Graham Gerst joins Advisory Board at DePaul's Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology
January 6, 2011: Global IP Law Group files suit on behalf of client against H&R Block, Inc. for patent infringement
January 1, 2011: Nicholas Dudziak joins Global IP Law Group as an Associate
December 14, 2010: Google, Apple scrap over Nortel's wireless patents
December 11, 2010: Global IP Law Group files suit on behalf of client against Seiko Epson Corporation for infringement of eight patents
December 10, 2010: Auction for Nortel patents approaches its climax as purchasers bid big bucks
September 3, 2010: Steve Steger, a partner at Global IP Law Group, presented "Monetizing Intellectual Property: Turning Innovation into Money" at the International Symposium on Intellectual Property, Krakow, Poland.
August 4, 2010: Elizabeth Koehn joins Global IP Law Group as an Associate. Elizabeth joins Global IP after having previously worked for Hogan Lovells US, LLP
June 17, 2010: Global IP team, led by U.K. lawyer Mark Milhench, successfully defends client patent against Vodafone's opposition before the European Patent Office in The Hague
May 25, 2010: Graham Gerst, a partner at Global IP Law Group, gives seminar on Managing IP Assets at the Corporate Intellectual Property Law Conference in Chicago, Illinois
May 14, 2010: Dow Jones Newswires article "Nortel Solicits Bids For Patents, Deciding Whether To Sell" reports that Global IP Law Group and Lazard will be advising Nortel in the sale of its 4,000 patents.