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.
The U.S. News & World Report–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2021 were released last Thursday. The rankings recognize MKW as a “Best Law Firm” nationally for Patent Law and regionally (New York City) for Patent Law, Patent Litigation, and Intellectual Property Litigation.
The 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Specifically, to arrive at their rankings, the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers asked clients to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer the firm to another client. Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider the firm a worthy competitor. Overall, the rankings incorporate 7.8 million evaluations of more than 110,000 individual leading lawyers from more than 15,000 firms.
A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. MKW thanks its clients and its peer lawyers at other firms who provided feedback.
MKW client Whisper.ai, Inc. exited stealth last week and announced a new $35 million funding round led by Quiet Capital. As reported in TechCrunch, prior round investors Sequoia Capital and First Round Capital also participated. To date, Whisper has raised $53 million to build its potentially game-changing hearing aid. Whisper also launched its AI-based hearing aid product. The Whisper hearing aid uses advanced sound separation and AI techniques to process sound in real time and optimize it for the user’s surroundings. Whisper relies in part an auxiliary device, the “Whisper Brain,” to deliver advanced real time sound processing power and intelligence.
MKW is helping Whisper build its foundational patent portfolio in the U.S. and around the world. So far, we have prosecuted two U.S. patents to issuance covering fundamental aspects of Whisper’s technology. Read more about MKW’s patent prosecution practice here.
MKW is pleased to announce that Rory J. Radding has been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America list. Rory has been recognized by Best Lawyers for the past 14 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.
Earlier this month, partner Rory Radding presented a webinar for the clients (importers and exporters) of the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce on obtaining exclusion orders in the U.S. International Trade Commission, an independent government agency with the power to exclude importation of goods that infringe valid U.S. intellectual property.
Rory has extensive experience in representing clients before the ITC. Read more about Rory here .
March 3, 2020 (New York) – Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP, a boutique intellectual property and technology law firm has expanded its practice with the addition of veteran lawyer Rory J. RaddingRead More
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We are pleased to welcome Ray Huang to MKW. Ray joins MKW after several years as a patent attorney at global law firms and over a decade as an engineer—IC design, failure analysis, and materials—at world-leading technology companies. His patent experience spans many technologies including, among others, machine learning, LiDAR, integrated circuits, semiconductor manufacturing processes, sensors, RF devices, power electronics, solar power, medical devices, and LED materials and circuits. Read more about Ray here.
Lana Akopyan spoke with host Sandra Schulte on “Speak Up!” regarding Intellectual Property rights, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights, how to protect them, and practical tips. Manhattan Neighborhood Network is a public access cable network that broadcasts programming on five public-access cable TV stations in Manhattan, New York City. Read more about Lana here.
For the sixth straight year, Sherman Kahn has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as a leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation. Read more about Sherman here. Serge Krimnus was also named, for the fifth straight year, as a rising star in the intellectual property area. Read more about Serge here.
For the fifth straight year, Sherman Kahn has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as a leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation. Read more about Sherman here. Hui Liu and Serge Krimnus are also named, for the fourth straight year, as a rising star in the intellectual property area. Read more about Hui here. Read more about Serge here.
We are pleased to announce that Jason Crotty, an experienced patent and technology litigator has joined the firm’s litigation department. Before joining MKW, Jason was a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Jason can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-969-6918.
MKW has moved into a new office in San Francisco! Our new address is
Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP
275 Battery St., Suite 480
San Francisco, CA 94111
We look forward to seeing you at our new space.
For the third straight year, Sherman Kahn has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as a leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation. Read more about Sherman here. Hui Liu is also named, for the second straight year, as a rising star in intellectual property litigation. Read more about Hui here.
David Steiner has joined MKW in New York. David’s practice focuses on drafting and negotiating agreements involving technology and intellectual property and advising clients with respect to trademark and copyright matters. Read more about David here.
An experienced patent litigator, Jason has a strong background in technology litigation and arbitration and provides further strength to MKW’s litigation group. (click to read more about Jason)
We are pleased to welcome Hui Liu. An experienced patent litigator and an accomplished scientist, Hui brings a broad range of technical and legal expertise to the MKW team. Super Lawyers Magazine named Hui to its 2014 New York-Metro Rising Stars List for Intellectual Property Litigation. (click to read more about Hui)
In October, Super Lawyers Magazine issued its 2014 list naming MKW attorney Sherman Kahn as a leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation. This is the second time that Sherman has made Super Lawyers Magazine’s prestigious list. (click to read more about Sherman)