January 24, 2023
Eight Fitch Even partners have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 list of Illinois Super Lawyers and two associates have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 list of Illinois Rising Stars.
Karl R. Fink, Nikki Little, Timothy P. Maloney, and Joseph F. Marinelli were once again recognized as top attorneys in Intellectual Property Litigation in Illinois. In addition, Stephen S. Favakeh, Mark W. Hetzler, Allen E. Hoover, and Joseph T. Nabor were once again recognized as top attorneys in Intellectual Property Law in Illinois. No more than 5 percent of all lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor each year.
Mary F. Fetsco was named to this year’s Illinois Rising Stars list as a top-rated attorney in Intellectual Property Litigation. Dani K. Muñoz* and Kerianne A. Strachan were named to this year’s Illinois Rising Stars list as a top-rated attorney in Intellectual Property Law. They were included among the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of Illinois lawyers receive this honor each year.
Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected using a multiphase process that includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. For more information, please visit www.superlawyers.com.
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IP Alert | Federal Circuit Finds Motivation to Combine References Absent Obvious ImprovementMarch 21, 2023
On March 13, in Intel Corp. v. PACT XPP Schweiz AG, the Federal Circuit concluded that the "known techniques" rationale may support a motivation to combine two references so long as the combination is a "suitable option" to address a known problem in the art, even if the combination does not result in an obvious improvement to the proposed system. Read more