Richard Blakely Glasgow

Blake is one of the most active IP litigators in Arkansas, representing both IP owners and accused infringers in federal courts in Arkansas and throughout the country.


Professional Experience

Blake Glasgow is a patent attorney and litigator, and he has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine in the field of intellectual property each year since 2011. Glasgow’s practice focuses primarily on patent and trademark prosecution and related litigation. Glasgow also works closely with members of WLJ’s Trial Team on cases involving complex scientific issues.

Glasgow routinely utilizes litigation and non-litigation strategies to assist clients in enforcing their patents and trademarks. He also defends clients against claims of patent and trademark infringement. Glasgow’s more recent intellectual property litigation experience includes:

  • Serving as lead counsel for a Missouri furniture company in defense of claims of design patent infringement brought in federal court in the Eastern District of Arkansas.
  • Representing a publicly-traded company in asserting claims of unfair competition, false patent marking, and deceptive trade practices in federal court in the Western District of Arkansas.
  • Representing a leading poultry processing equipment manufacturer in asserting an auger-type poultry chilling system patent against Morris & Associates, Inc. in federal court in the Eastern District of Arkansas.
  • Representing restaurants and bars in defense of claims of violation of federal cable television and communications laws brought by Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. and J&J Sports Productions, Inc.
  • Representing a commercial printing company in defense of two counts of patent infringement brought by patent troll, CTP Innovations, LLC, in federal court in the Western District of Tennessee. The case settled.
  • Representing a prominent video game company in defense of claims of design patent infringement, unfair competition, trademark infringement, and violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act in federal court in the Eastern District of Arkansas. The court granted our client’s motion to dismiss.
  • Representing alleged patent infringers before Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Brandywine Communications Technologies, LLC, Patent Litigation. The Panel denied Brandywine’s motion for centralization of forty-one cases in federal court in the Middle District of Florida, and Brandywine subsequently dismissed claims with prejudice with our clients’ motions to dismiss still pending before the district court.
  • Representing automobile dealership in asserting claims of cybersquatting and unfair competition against competitor dealership in federal court in the Western District of Missouri. The case settled prior to discovery.
  • Serving as local counsel for an automobile warranty company in defense of claim of trademark infringement cbrought in federal court in the Western District of Arkansas. The Court granted our client’s motion to dismiss.
  • Serving as defense counsel for inventors of cargo inspection system in defense of suit for declaratory judgment of non-infringement and patent invalidity brought in federal court in the Central District of California. The case settled.
  • Representing an Arkansas small business in defense of claim of trademark infringement by national home furnishings retailer. The claim resolved without litigation.
  • Serving as patent expert witness, including testifying at trial, in case involving claims of fraud and violation of Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act related to a license and distribution agreement of patented blood therapy products.

Glasgow also has experience representing both patent owners and third parties in patent administrative proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His experience in patent reexamination and inter partes review (IPR) proceedings includes:

  • Representing a leading poultry processing equipment manufacturer in inter partes review proceeding brought by defendant in co-pending litigation. Patent Trial and Appeal Board denied the IPR petition.
  • Representing a third party in a patent reexamination proceeding seeking to invalidate a patent of a competitor.
  • Representing a patent owner in an ex parte patent reexamination proceeding filed by the patent owner. Patent Office reaffirmed the patentability of the claims of the patent after claim amendments were entered.

Glasgow has prosecuted and managed hundreds of patent applications and issued patents in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, and numerous countries in South America, Europe, and Asia for inventions in a wide array of technology areas, including biotechnology and life sciences, medical devices and processes, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and mechanical devices. His trademark practice focuses on searching, registering, and enforcing trademarks (including brand names, logos, and slogans) on both a state and federal level. Glasgow’s more recent patent and trademark prosecution experience includes:

  • Management of the trademark portfolio of a leading crop insurance company, including federal trademark prosecution, appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and maintenance of trademarks.
  • Preparation and prosecution of patent applications for state research universities directed to nanotechnologies in the fields of cancer diagnostics and biofuels.
  • Preparation and prosecution of patent applications directed to medical devices and processes in the fields of pathology, ophthalmology, and general surgery.
  • Preparation and prosecution of patent applications directed to pharmaceuticals and chemicals in fields ranging from topical skin medications to pesticides.

Recognition

Glasgow earned his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2009. He was a member and Note & Comment Editor of the Arkansas Law Review.

In 2005, Glasgow graduated with a M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Glasgow’s graduate studies focused on the molecular bases for protein misfolding diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Glasgow also earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Arkansas in 2003.

Glasgow is a member of the American Chemical Society (Biological Chemistry Division), American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section), and Pulaski County Bar Association.


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