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Arguing on behalf of Impact Products in defense of a patent infringement suit filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware by Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Steve Hill and Vivek Ganti obtained a very narrow claim construction of the patent in question.

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After the end of two hours of oral argument, the Court announced the ruling in favor of Impact from the bench.  With this narrow claim construction, Impact expects to obtain a summary judgment of non-infringement, or a settlement dismissing the suit.

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2019 IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes HKW as a top Patent Litigation Firm

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HKW, Steve Hill and John North have been named to the 2019 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Practitioners. This distinguished list is derived from an extensive research process and seeks to identify the leading intellectual property professionals across the globe. This is the sixth year in a row that IAM has… Read More »

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HKW Sponsors 7th Annual IP Gala in Atlanta, GA

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The 7th Annual IP Gala hosted by the IP Section of the State Bar of Georgia will be held on February 22, 2019 at the Georgia Aquarium.

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HKW Successfully Defends Defendants Accused of Violating State and Federal Racketeering (RICO) Laws

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

HKW Attorneys Martha Decker and Steve Hill have successfully defended California flooring company Alston, Inc., its president Alan Chou and Christopher Dillon against a lawsuit brought by Georgia flooring company Home Legend.  The suit accused Dillonof conspiring with Chou and Alston to violate state and federal racketeering laws while Dillon was an employee of Home… Read More »

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HKW Ranked No. 16 in New 5-Year IPR Intelligence Report

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Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP is pleased to announce that it has been ranked in the top 20 law firms for performance on behalf of Petitioners in Inter Partes Reviews (“IPR”) in Patexia’s 2018 IPR Intelligence Report. The report recognized the firm as No.16 nationally. An IPR is trial proceeding conducted at the United… Read More »

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HKW attorneys Blake Frye and Travis Cashbaugh recently won a reversal at the Georgia Supreme Court for clients seeking to recover damages due to food poisoning

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The case is the first in which the Georgia Supreme Court has ever issued an opinion in a food poisoning case. It represents a major change in Georgia law regarding the ability of plaintiffs to prove food poisoning claims to a jury through circumstantial evidence. https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2018/08/21/supreme-court-warms-up-food-poisoning-suit-against-bbq-caterer/

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HKW Sponsors 9th Annual THE CIP CUP® 2018 Charity Intellectual Property Golf Tournament on October 4, 2018

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Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP is sponsoring The IP Strategy Summit: Atlanta on April 25, 2018 in Atlanta where partner Steve Hill will be a featured speaker on trial persuasion strategies

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HKW on behalf of its client GPS North America has won the first two of its Inter Partes Review trials against Per Diem

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HKW on behalf of its client GPS North America has won the first two of its Inter Partes Review trials against Per Diem, represented by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. As a result of these two cases, the claims of two of Per Diem’s patents have now been declared invalid by the Patent Trial… Read More »

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HKW Partners Recognized in Patent 1000

By Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP |

Steve Hill and John North were recently named to the Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Practitioners. This honor recognizes the top patent attorneys in the world as determined by more than 1,800 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys, and in-house counsel.

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