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IPR Is Here to Stay, With Even Greater Stakes

On April 24, the Supreme Court issued two important decisions on the availability and scope of post-grant Inter Partes Review (IPR) by the U.S. Patent […]

Apr 25, 2018  •  Continue reading >

Review of Recent IP Supreme Court Cases

The Supreme Court has recently decided three different cases related to intellectual property issues. The Court reviewed the process of instituting an inter partes review […]

Aug 15, 2016  •  Continue reading >

New Rules May Alter Patent Litigation

On December 1, 2015, new amendment to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. For intellectual property practice, the most significant change may […]

Mar 31, 2016  •  Continue reading >

July 2015 Trademark Update

July’s practice group lunch included an overview of recent news from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and decisions from the Trademark Trial and […]

Aug 4, 2015  •  Continue reading >

July 2015 Patent Case Update

July’s practice group lunch included an overview of recent decisions, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. The […]

Jul 31, 2015  •  Continue reading >

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Blake R. Hartz


Blake's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. He also supports the firm’s patent prosecution practice and assists in the procurement and management of trademark portfolios.

Prior to joining the firm, Blake worked as an applied research mathematician for the federal government, developing systems to analyze complex data. As an undergraduate, Blake studied a wide range of subjects in mathematics, computer science, engineering, geology, and music. While in law school, Blake was an editor of both the Indiana Law Journal and IP Theory and worked as a research assistant on a variety of intellectual property topics.


  • University of Notre Dame
    B.S., Mathematics, magna cum laude, 2007
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    J.D., summa cum laude, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2012
  • Federal Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Patent Bar, 2015


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