Rory Radding appointed to NYSBA Task Force on Emerging Digital Finance and Currency
September 13, 2022

Rory Radding of MKW has been appointed to the New York Bar Association’s newly created Task Force on Emerging Digital Finance and Currency.  As recently reported in Law360, Rory will join finance leaders, professors, crypto and block chain experts, and attorneys from Foley Hoag, Perkins Coie, Drohan Lee, and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP on the task force.  The task force plans to study and make recommendations regarding regulating virtual currencies and digital assets in New York.  Read more about Rory here.      

Vincent Ma joins MKW
April 4, 2022

We are pleased to welcome Vincent Ma to MKW.  Vincent brings to MKW several years of experience litigating IP matters.  He has handled federal and states court cases in California, arbitrations under JAMS and AAA, and trademark oppositions and cancellations at the TTAB.  As a patent attorney, his work is informed by years of experience as an engineer at elite technology companies, both abroad and in Silicon Valley.   Read more about Vincent here.

MKW Recognized again as a Best Law Firm for Patent Law, Patent Litigation, and Intellectual Property Litigation
January 4, 2022

The U.S. News & World ReportBest Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2022 rankings again 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.  MKW’s ranking in Patent Law moved up a tier in the national rankings and remained “Tier 1” in the New York regional rankings.

 

IP 360 Recognizes MKW Case As One Of Top 5 Trade Secret Developments of 2021
December 21, 2021

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.

Read more about Rory here. Read more about Hui here. Read more about Marc here. Read more about Sherman here. Read more about Jason here.

Sherman Kahn, Rory Radding, Hui Liu and Lana Akopyan recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine 2021
November 3, 2021

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. 

Rory J. Radding Named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America List in Intellectual Property and Patent Law
August 25, 2021

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:

  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Patent Law

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.

Benjamin Charkow joins MKW
July 14, 2021

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 LiDAR client Innovusion announces $64 million in new funding
May 24, 2021

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

Rory Radding speaking at World IP Forum
April 20, 2021

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.

MKW Recognized as a Best Law Firm for Patent Law, Patent Litigation, and Intellectual Property Litigation
November 9, 2020

The U.S. News & World ReportBest 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 exits stealth, announces $35 million in new funding, and launches revolutionary AI-based hearing aid
October 20, 2020

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

Rory J. Radding Named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America List in Intellectual Property and Patent Law
August 20, 2020

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:                            

  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Patent Law

Learn more about Rory.

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. 

Rory J. Radding spoke virtually at the International Trade Administration
April 28, 2020

Earlier this month, partner 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 .

Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP Expands Intellectual Property Practice with Veteran Lawyer Rory J. Radding
March 3, 2020

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. Radding

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MKW is proud to announce the launch of its new blog “From The Field.”
October 10, 2019

In “From The Field,” our attorneys provide insights regarding new case law from the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, other Courts of Appeal, and District Courts.  We also report on important developments at the PTAB and the PTO, and a variety of other trends and events.  As of today, you can take a look at the content we have written throughout 2019.  And we invite you to stay tuned for more. 

Ray Huang joins MKW
May 16, 2019

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 appears as guest expert on “Speak Up!” on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network
February 3, 2019

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.

Sherman Kahn and Serge Krimnus recognized again by Super Lawyers Magazine 2018
October 1, 2018

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.

Sherman Kahn, Hui Liu and Serge Krimnus recognized again by Super Lawyers Magazine 2017
November 17, 2017

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.

MKW’s website gets a makeover.
March 3, 2017