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James Mitchell to Judge West Michigan Project Management Association’s collegiate competition

For the second year, James Mitchell has served as one of five judges of the West Michigan Project Management Association’s collegiate competition. Teams from West Michigan colleges and universities are given a problem scenario and asked to plan a project, with actions, timeline and outcomes, for resolving the problem. Mr. Mitchell can be seen with […]

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James A. Mitchell named Chairman of the Board for Mel Trotter Ministries

James A. Mitchell has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mel Trotter Ministries. Mel Trotter demonstrates the compassion of Christ to the hungry, hurting and homeless of the Greater Grand Rapids area. Under the Presidency of Reverend Chico Daniels, over 160 employees and numerous volunteers work diligently to train, rehabilitate and serve the […]

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Mitchell IP Law Attorney Looks At The EU’s New Unitary Patent Law

It’s been a long time coming, but, beginning in 2014, the 27 countries that make up the European Union will implement a unitary patent covering all of Europe. “The World Intellectual Property Organization, located in Geneva, Switzerland, has been pressing for this kind of legislation for years,” said James Mitchell, attorney with Grand Rapids-based Mitchell Intellectual […]

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Big Patent News: Single European Patent

One of the most frustrating economic truths for innovators is the high cost of patenting the same invention over and over again in multiple countries. Even the Patent Cooperation Treaty which allows for filing an prosecuting a single worldwide patent application ultimately requires that this application be nationalized for issuance in every country in which you want […]

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Mitchell IP LAW client allert – Hatch Waxman Development

You may recall that our monograph on Hatch Waxman Law discusses Pay to Delay settlements under the heading “USING THE FIRST ANDA FILER’S EXCLUSIVITY TO BLOCK GENERIC COMPETITION.” The Federal Trade Commission has often and usually unsuccessfully challenged such settlements as being anti-competitive.  The 11th and the 2d Circuit in particular have upheld such settlements as reasonable […]

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New Detroit Patent Office Dedicated

Over a thousand patent attorneys, inventors and community leaders gathered recently in the historic Henry Ford Museum in Greenfield Village, to celebrate the opening of the Elijah McCoy United States Patent Office satellite in Detroit, Michigan. The 31,000 square foot office will be located at Stroh River Place. Elijah McCoy, for whom the Office is named, […]

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