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Tiffany Gehrke


Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Tiffany Gehrke is a Partner with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, secures and protects intellectual property rights for a broad range of clients, including retailers, manufacturers, publishers, consulting companies, and organizations across a wide variety of industries. In this role, her prior experience as a software engineer gives her valuable insider perspectives into clients’ technologies and she regularly counsels clients regarding prosecution and enforcement matters. Tiffany has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts, before the USPTO, and other dispute resolution forums.

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Recent Articles by Tiffany Gehrke

Assessing the Impact of American Axle Six Months Out

Since the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in 2014, many patent prosecutors in Industrial & Mechanical Technologies practice groups have been spared the headaches that the decision created for their colleagues in Electrical & Computer Technologies practice groups. So, it came as quite a surprise, perhaps unwelcome to some, when the Federal Circuit decided American Axle v. Neapco, invalidating claims for a method for manufacturing propshafts as being directed to ineligible subject matter under Section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act…. Almost six months later, it appears that Neapco was right, at least when it comes to patent prosecution in the mechanical arts. Indeed, both anecdotal evidence and prosecution data aggregated by Juristat demonstrate that the American Axle decision has not affected the prosecution of mechanical inventions before the USPTO in any significant way.