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 exits stealth, announces $35 million in new funding, and launches revolutionary AI-based hearing aid
October 20, 2020

MKW client, 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.  Read more about Lana here.

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

Jason Crotty Joins MKW
February 1, 2017

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 or 415-969-6918.

New San Francisco Office
October 1, 2016

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.

Sherman Kahn and Hui Liu recognized again by Super Lawyers Magazine 2015
October 1, 2015

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 joins MKW
September 8, 2015

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.

Jason Bartlett Joins MKW in California
May 1, 2015

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)

Hui Liu joins MKW in New York
October 20, 2014

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)

Sherman Kahn again named a leading lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine
October 1, 2014

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)

Veteran Silicon Valley IP litigator joins MKW in California
August 11, 2014

We are pleased to welcome Marc Pernick. Marc brings to MKW over 20 years of experience handling all phases of high-stakes patent litigation and other IP disputes. (click to read more about Marc)