Douglas Panzer, a registered Patent attorney, heads the Firm’s Intellectual Property practice, providing legal counsel addressing clients’ intellectual property and technology business needs. Mr. Panzer works with clients to understand and advance their business goals. He does this through the development of intellectual property strategies, advising in transactions and drafting transaction documents, registering and protecting intellectual property and working with the Firm’s litigation department to defend clients’ intellectual property rights.
Mr. Panzer leverages his educational background in computer science and prior professional experience in consulting and software/e-commerce development for his clients. With this background Mr. Panzer can efficiently and effectively handle a wide array of technology and intellectual property matters. Prior to joining FLB, Mr. Panzer practiced with a nationally respected intellectual property boutique, engaging in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition litigation, transactions and prosecution/registration. Mr. Panzer has represented clients in matters involving software, pharmaceuticals, RFID, microprocessors, works of art, publishing, mechanical devices, and other areas.
The confluence of recent patent opinions from the Federal Circuit and the District of Delaware looks to be bringing the standard for patent venue, post-TC Heartland, into sharp focus. Last week the Federal Circuit held in In re Cray (17-129) that Eastern District of Texas judge Gilstrap abused his discretion when he refused transfer of […]
The Supreme Court of the United States today handed down a potential landmark decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft, with major ramifications for the world of patent litigation. In its unanimous decision, the court drastically reigned in the practice of “forum shopping” in patent cases, holding that the patent venue statute, 28 U. S. C. […]
Judge Neil Gorsuch meets the U.S. Senate today in confirmation hearings for his nomination as the next Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In considering a prospective – and likely – Justice Gorsuch, I am looking to his positions in relation to patent law, and how they may shape the Supreme Court’s […]