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Haynes and Boone Advises Super D in Acquisition of Alliance Entertainment

A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers advised Super D, a global music wholesaler, in its acquisition of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a multimedia wholesale distributor, from Platinum Equity and the Gores Group. >>



Recent Publications

The IP Beacon, January 2013

A Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law. >>

Step Right Up and Adjust Your Patent Term: Court Finds Improper PTO Calculations

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has been improperly calculating patent term adjustment (“PTA”) for some patents, specifically, in cases where prosecution of the underlying application involved the filing of a Request for Continued Examination (“RCE”) more than three years after the application filing. >>



Kristen Beery

Associate

Dallas


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Áreas de Practica

Educación

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2007, with highest honors; Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Oklahoma Law Review
  • B.S., Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2007
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010

Judicial Clerkships

Judge Lynn Adelman, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (2007-2009)
Kristen Beery

As an attorney in the Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Section in the Dallas office, Kristen's practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property protection, with an emphasis on trademark law, patent prosecution and technology transactions. She is also a member of the Social Media Practice Group, where she helps protect clients’ brands on social media platforms. Kristen counsels clients with respect to brand and trademark management, as well as procuring and enforcing patent rights. She also advises clients regarding corporate transactions and technology agreements. Her technical areas of concentration include microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Kristen's practice at Haynes and Boone has allowed her to assist clients with a variety of matters, including:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Conducting freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses
  • Conducting and analyzing trademark clearance searches
  • Counseling clients regarding brand management issues, including social media strategy and domain name issues
  • Maintaining and enforcing clients' existing trademark rights
  • Negotiating and drafting licensing and development agreements
  • Analyzing intellectual property issues arising in corporate transactions

Publications

  • "State Supreme Court Decision Offers First Amendment Guidance for Attorney-Bloggers," Social Media Law Brief, March 12, 2013.
  • "#Transparency: Twitter Modifies its DMCA Procedure to Point Out Copyright Complaints," Social Media Law Brief, November 19, 2012.
  • "Step Right Up and Adjust Your Patent Term: Court Finds Improper PTO Calculations," Haynes and Boone Alert, November 14, 2012.
  • "Embedded Liability? Site Owners May Not be Liable for User Links to Infringing Content," Social Media Law Brief, October 4, 2012.
  • "Fourth Circuit Revives Rosetta Stone's Trademark Infringement and Dilution Claims in Google Adwords Appeal," Haynes and Boone Alert, April 10, 2012.
  • "Breaking the Chains of Prometheus: Practical Claim Drafting," Haynes and Boone Alert, April 6, 2012.
  • "Pinning Down Your Brand: Pinterest Issues of Consideration to Brand Owners," Social Media Law Brief, March 15, 2012.
  • "Affected Japanese Applicants to USPTO Granted Relief Upon Request," Haynes and Boone Alert, March 30, 2011.
  • "Innovation Fee: Surcharge on U.S. Patent & Trademark Protection," Haynes and Boone Alert, February 5, 2010.

Selected Representative Experience


Alliance Acquisition
Represented CD Listening Bar, Inc. d/b/a Super D in its acquisition of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a multimedia wholesale distributor.

Online Publications

01/30/2013 - The IP Beacon, January 2013
A Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law.

11/14/2012 - Step Right Up and Adjust Your Patent Term: Court Finds Improper PTO Calculations
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has been improperly calculating patent term adjustment (“PTA”) for some patents, specifically, in cases where prosecution of the underlying application involved the filing of a Request for Continued Examination (“RCE”) more than three years after the application filing.

04/30/2012 - The IP Beacon, April 2012
A Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law.

04/10/2012 - Fourth Circuit Revives Rosetta Stone’s Trademark Infringement and Dilution Claims in Google Adwords Appeal
The Fourth Circuit has just released its highly anticipated keyword advertising decision in Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google Inc., No. 10-2007 (4th Cir. Apr. 9, 2012), vacating much of a district court order favorable to Google.

04/06/2012 - Breaking the Chains of Prometheus: Practical Claim Drafting
In Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from Zeus to give to mankind. It seems that Zeus is now reclaiming some of that fire in the guise of Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., No. 10-1150 (U.S. Mar. 20, 2012), the Supreme Court’s latest decision addressing patent-eligible subject matter.

03/30/2011 - Affected Japanese Applicants to USPTO Granted Relief Upon Request
The USPTO has declared that the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan constitutes an “extraordinary situation” that justifies certain measures of relief from patent regulations for customers in the affected areas.

02/05/2010 - Innovation Fee: Surcharge on U.S. Patent & Trademark Protection
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) announced that, as part of President Obama’s recently proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, the PTO’s budget would be $2.322 billion, a 23 percent increase over FY 2010.