March 2015

PTAB Rules on Service of IPR Petition

March 26, 2015 by Kevin O'Shea, Partner
In Micron Tech. v. e.Digital Corp., IPR2015-00519, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently held that the petitioner’s timely service by email of its IPR Petition on the patentee’s litigation counsel, but not the counsel of record for the patent (as identified in PTO records), met the service requirements of 35 U.S.C. 312(a)(5). 

Your Professional Network: Who You Know Does Matter

March 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Bechdol, Director of Agribusiness Strategies
Ice Miller's Director of Agribusiness Strategies, Beth Bechdol, presents at the Purdue University College of Agriculture's upcoming Learning from Leaders event. The upcoming Learning from Leaders event, "Your Professional Network – Who You Know Does Matter", will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:30pm EDT. The event will be held at Purdue University’s Pfendler Hall Deans Auditorium.

Permanent Residence or Green Card Sponsorship

March 10, 2015 by Jenifer M. Brown, Partner
Permanent resident status, commonly referred to as “green card,” is usually obtained either by having a close family relationship to a United States citizen or through a permanent job offer in the United States. The employment-based permanent visas are divided into five (5) categories, based primarily on the education and skill required for the offered position. 

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