Cyrus Morton Named to the National Law Journal’s Annual List of Intellectual Property Trailblazers

March 1, 2019

Cyrus Morton

Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that Cyrus Morton has been named to The National Law Journal’s annual list of Intellectual Property Trailblazers.

The list recognizes attorneys who have moved the needle in intellectual property law, and honors the extraordinary accomplishments of innovative thinkers and leading practitioners in this space.

Chair of Robins Kaplan LLP’s Patent Office Trials Group, in 2018 Morton achieved institution of a petition for Post-Grant Review before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) on behalf of the firm’s client, Collegium Pharmaceutical. In doing so, he became the first attorney in the nation to have a PTAB trial in each of the four possible AIA patent challenges before the PTAB: inter-partes review (IPR), covered business method (CBM), post-grant review (PGR), and derivation.

In addition to being the first to reach the trial phase in all four types of patent office actions, Morton was also the first attorney to achieve a derivation proceeding, which was instituted on behalf of client Andersen Corporation in March 2018. He remains the only attorney to have done so.

Morton’s complete Trailblazers profile is available here.

Cyrus A. Morton


Chair, Patent Office Trials Group

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