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Hamilton IP Law Leads Successful Patent Defense for Genesis III, Inc.

March 16, 2015 | By Business Wire News


Hamilton IP Law ( – Registered U.S. Patent Attorneys based in Davenport and Iowa City, IA – have successfully represented Genesis III, Inc. ( of Prophetstown, IL during a recent inter parties review (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The case defended U.S. Patent No. 7,140,569 (‘569 Patent), owned by Genesis III, against a challenge to the validity of its claims covering forged hammers used in grain and feed material milling and grinding systems. According to Hamilton IP Law, the ‘569 Patent has been successfully asserted previously in various litigation cases against other manufacturers including Jacobs Corporation and Black Diamond.

Hamilton IP Law opposed the institution of the IPR against Genesis III’s ‘569 Patent. On January 22, 2015, in Jacobs Corporation v. Genesis III, Inc. the PTAB denied the IPR petition in all respects, finding that it failed to demonstrate a reasonable likelihood that any of the challenged claims would be held invalid under any of several proposed theories, according to Hamilton IP Law.

Bakko Brothers, Inc. of Glenwood, MN (, as an exclusive licensee under the ‘569 Patent and other related patents, and Genesis III, are currently involved in a patent infringement lawsuit against Jacobs Corporation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Case 4:14-cv-00015).

“Contrary to what patent infringers may believe, the USPTO’s post-grant proceedings do not allow infringers to act with impunity against the exclusive rights enjoyed by a patent owner,” said Jay R. Hamilton, founder and principal of Hamilton IP Law. “This decision denying the trial demonstrates that patent challenges at the USPTO can be defeated before expenses become crippling. The PTAB’s decision has strengthened the ‘569 Patent, recognizing the validity of all the patent claims in view of the three different proposed grounds of invalidity.”

Hamilton, his partner Charles A. Damschen and attorney Alexander Johnson collaborated on this effort with Max Petersen and Kevin Erickson, partners at Pauley, Petersen and Erickson in Hoffman Estates, Illinois serving as special counsel to Hamilton IP Law.

Hamilton IP Law offers legal representation and counsel for trademarks, copyrights and patents. For more visit Founded in 2001, Genesis III, Inc. produces hammer mills in service to the agriculture industry as well as hammer mill replacement parts and other accessories. For more visit Bakko Bros., located in Glenwood, MN is a premier worldwide dealer of Haybuster Engine Mount Tub Grinders offering domestic and international sales, parts and service. For more visit

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