IP 360 recently published a list of the 5 top trade secrets developments in 2021, and #3 on the list was a decision in favor of MKW client Beauty Barrage. The decision by the Superior Court in San Francisco denied Defendants’ attempt to dismiss while enunciating the criteria for determining “threatened misappropriation” of trade secrets. The Court found the complaint, when properly analyzed under the criteria, alleged sufficient facts to support the claim. Beauty Barrage was represented by partners Rory Radding, Marc Pernick, Hui Liu, Sherman Kahn and Jason Bartlett with legal assistance from Emily Sullenberger and Chizuru Kirigakubo.
Link to the Court’s decision here.
Congratulations to Sherman Kahn, Rory Radding, Hui Liu and Lana Akopyan for being recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine 2021!
Super Lawyers has recognized Sherman Kahn and Rory Radding again this year as leading lawyers in Intellectual Property Litigation. This year is Rory’s 17th and Sherman’s 9th year on the leading lawyers list. Read more about Sherman here. Read more about Rory here.
Hui Liu has also been recognized as a leading lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation this year by Super Lawyers Magazine. She previously was recognized as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation. Read more about Hui here.
Super Lawyers has also recognized Lana Akopyan as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property.
MKW is pleased to announce that Rory J. Radding has been named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America list. Rory has been recognized by Best Lawyers for the past 15 years (since 2008) in the following categories:
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
We congratulate Rory on this honor. Learn more about Rory.
We are pleased to welcome Tzvi Hirshaut to MKW. Tzvi joins MKW after more than 25 years of experience practicing intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, IP litigation and technology transactions. Tzvi’s IP experience spans a wide range of electrical, computer, communication and many other technologies. He also has extensive experience evaluating patents for multiparty patent pools for various technical standards. Tzvi holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University. Read more about Tzvi here.
We are delighted to welcome Benjamin Charkow to MKW. Ben joins MKW with 15 years of prior intellectual property experience helping clients obtain, analyze, negotiate, license and enforce patents, trademarks and copyrights. Before becoming a lawyer, Ben was an environmental engineer at Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., where he was involved in the design and start-up of new equipment to upgrade New York City’s wastewater treatment plants. Read more about Ben here.
MKW client Innovusion successfully raised a new $64 million funding round by Temasek, Bertelsmann Asia Investment Fund, Joy Capital, and existing investors NIO Capital, Eight Roads Venturs, and F-Prime Capital, as reported in TechCrunch. To date, Innovusion has raised over $100 million to ramp up the production volume of its auto-grade LiDAR and put more R&D efforts into smart cities, high-speed rail transit systems, and autonomous vehicles. Innovusion’s image-grade, long range LiDAR products provide three-dimensional point-of-view to better track vehicles and pedestrians while simultaneously maintaining high-resolution across the entire field of view, even in low-light conditions.
MKW is helping Innovusion build its foundational patent portfolio in the U.S. and around the world. Read more about MKW’s patent prosecution practice here.
Our partner, Rory Radding will be speaking via webinar at the World IP Forum 2021 conference to be held between April 26 , 2021 and May 6, 2021 which will be accessible globally, albeit virtually. He will be speaking on IP and international trade and specifically about Section 337 Proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Read more about Rory here.