Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani IP Blitz Blog

The IP Blitz blog provides 21st-century strategies for patent, trademark, and copyrights.

Edited by GRSM partners Susan Meyer and Hazel Pangan, with contributions by members of the GRSM Intellectual Property Practice Group, the IP Blitz discusses all aspects of IP rights at home and abroad.

In addition to the traditional IP components of patents, trademark and trade dress, and copyright, GRSM’s Intellectual Property Practice Group is experienced in trade secrets, Internet-related issues, rights of privacy, and issues of unfair competition and antitrust as well as regulatory compliance. The group’s lawyers are highly experienced at negotiating and drafting development agreements, licenses, and distribution, joint venture, strategic alliance and vendor services agreements. They also have extensive experience protecting IP rights by crafting and implementing cost-efficient enforcement programs related to seizures, injunctions, anti-counterfeiting and the gray market.

The Intellectual Property Practice Group regularly undertakes prosecution and administrative proceedings before the USPTO, U.S. Copyright Office, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, as well as foreign bodies through correspondent counsel. More than half of our IP lawyers are admitted to practice before the USPTO, and our members include a former USPTO examiner, adjunct professors and instructors of law, and a certified arbitrator and mediator with the International Trademark Association Panel of Neutrals and the American Arbitration Association.


smeyerSusan Meyer is the managing partner of the GRSM South Dakota office and co-chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. A registered patent attorney, Ms. Meyer’s practice focuses on intellectual property, specifically, litigation, licensing and transfer, biotechnology patent prosecution, and trademark and copyright prosecution. Ms. Meyer provides trademark clearance searches, portfolio management, prosecution, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board representation. She has filed and prosecuted hundreds of trademark applications and has an extensive background in domain name trademark enforcement matters.

smeyerHazel Mae Pangan is a partner with the Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, and Privacy & Data Security practice groups. Ms. Pangan maintains an intellectual property and commercial litigation practice in both state and federal courts. She has handled copyright, trademark, patent, antitrust, and other commercial matters involving various business sectors, including the consumer products, Internet services, and software industries.