Martin Tate Attorneys Richard M. Carter and Adam J. Eckstein present at seminar sponsored by The Patent Subcommittee of the Standing Local Rules Committee for the Western District of Tennessee -- The Changing Landscape of Patent Law: Impact of Patent Cases from the 2016-2017 Supreme Court Term on Patent Litigation and Practice

Posted: July 7th, 2017

by Richard M. Carter and Adam J. Eckstein - “[T]he phrase ‘substantial portion’ in 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1) has a quantitative, not a qualitative, meaning. . . . [The statute] does not cover the supply of a single component of a multicomponent invention.” 

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Matthew Gabriel Named Director at Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.

Posted: May 22nd, 2017

Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C. is pleased to announce that Matthew P. Gabriel has been named a director of the law firm.

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Martin Tate Attorney Named to American College of Trial Lawyers

Posted: March 17th, 2017

Shea Sisk Wellford, a shareholder and director with the Memphis-based law firm of Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C., has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

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Martin Tate Attorneys Named Among America's Best

Posted: August 17th, 2016

Memphis, TN – (August 15, 2016) – Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C., is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys are included in Best Lawyers in America 2017©.

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Recalculating the Risk of Intellectual Property Litigation: The U.S. Supreme Court Lowers the Threshold for Awarding Attorneys' Fees in Patent Litigation

Posted: September 19th, 2014

On April 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two opinions that substantially relaxed the standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in patent infringement litigation. The opinions likely will relax the standard for awarding attorneys’ fees in trademark and copyright cases, too. Take note, because the benchmarks for assessing the risk of intellectual property litigation just moved.

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Alternatives to Arbitration: Reconsidering the Use of Arbitration Provisions in Contracts

Posted: November 22nd, 2013

by Adam J. Eckstein and Matthew P. Gabriel - Contract provisions requiring parties to arbitrate their disputes are ubiquitous, and almost always, these clauses are ancillary to the contract’s purpose. For that reason, it may be tempting to let a boilerplate arbitration clause remain in a contract and not waste time or resources negotiating its inclusion or exclusion. We caution ...

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