Peter Brann Quoted in Leading Patent Blog

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IPWatchdog, which bills itself as one of the most-read patent blogs, reached out to counsel who submitted friend-of-the-court briefs and other leading practitioners to comment on the oral argument in the closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case, United States v. Arthrex, concerning the constitutionality of the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board. Partner Peter Brann’s statement—”Based on...

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Peter Brann Speaks to New York IP Association about Supreme Court Case

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Partner Peter Brann was one of the featured speakers at a conference held on February 25, 2021, by the New York Intellectual Property Association on the U.S. Supreme Court case of United States v. Arthrex concerning the constitutionality of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Brann, along with B&I partners, David Swetnam-Burland and Stacy...

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B&I Attorney’s Article on When to Trademark Featured in MaineBiz

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MaineBiz has published an article by Brann & Isaacson partner Stacy O. Stitham on “How to Know When to Trademark—and When Not To.” In the piece, Stitham addresses some considerations that go into whether and where to register a trademark: trademarks must be source-identifying; the extent of use is a key factor; and state and...

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IP Stars Honors B&I Attorneys

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Brann & Isaacson partners Peter Brann, Kevin Haley, Stacy Stitham, and David Swetnam-Burland have been named as 2020 IP Stars in Maine. The annual rankings compiled by IP STARS recognize excellence in intellectual property practitioners and firms around the world. You can view the full list of rankings here.

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Seven Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Honored By Super Lawyers

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates its Super Lawyers honorees for 2019: George S. Isaacson—Tax and Business Litigation Martin I. Eisenstein —Tax, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate Martha E. Greene—Estate Planning & Probate, Nonprofit Organizations, and Estate & Trust Litigation Kevin R. Haley—Intellectual Property Peter J. Brann—Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Stacy O. Stitham—Business Litigation and Intellectual...

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Stacy Stitham Addresses Maine Crafts Association on IP Issues

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On Saturday, April 6, 2019, partner Stacy Stitham gave a presentation on “Intellectual Property Basics: How Do I Protect My Craft & My Brand?” to the Maine Crafts Association at Mechanics’ Hall in Portland. Stitham addressed legal issues affecting craftsman and artists, such as how to protect work from “copycats;” what to do about works...

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Seven Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

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Seven Brann & Isaacson attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019: George S. Isaacson, Commercial Litigation; Litigation and Controversy—Tax; Martin I. Eisenstein, Litigation and Controversy–Tax; Tax Law; Martha E. Greene, Trusts and Estates; Peter D. Lowe, Employment Law—Management; Benjamin W. Lund, Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Peter. J. Brann,...

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Oil States Versus The Administrative State

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The Supreme Court has now heard from the petitioner in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC. At issue is not only the fate of inter partes review of patents by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, but possibly the ability of administrative agencies to review and retract their own erroneous decisions....

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