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SBANE Member John Hamann Selected as Administrative Patent Judge at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

John Hamann Selected as Administrative Patent Judge at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office BOSTON, MA, August 18, 2015 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that John Hamann, a Principal with the firm, has been appointed an Administrative Patent Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia.  John will be leaving the firm on August 24, 2015 for his new appointment. The PTAB is responsible for conducting inter partes review and post-grant review proceedings as set forth in the America Invents Act of 2011.  The PTAB has become increasingly important in resolving a large and growing number of patent disputes. Mr. Hamann has been a member of the firm's litigation team and practices in the electrical and computer arts.

John DuPré, President and Principal, stated "We are pleased with John's appointment and we feel confident that he will be a great PTAB judge.  His strong technical background, deep litigation experience and detailed understanding of patent law issues make him the perfect person to decide the types of matters that are brought before the PTAB."   Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is among New England's largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law.  The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling.  The firm's legal staff provides comprehensive intellectual property legal expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.
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