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Who is Swimming in Your Gene Pool?

Who is Swimming in Your Gene Pool? Gene Patents and How the International Pattern of Patentability Could be Harmonized to Benefit Patient Care and the Biotechnology Industry by Shannon Murphy, University of Detroit-Mercy Law Review, Volume 89-4, 2012 *This Article is no longer available
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The Obvious Advantage

The Obvious Advantage – Revisited by Eric T. Jones, Intellectual Property Today, 2012 DOWNLOAD & PRINT PDF
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Corey Beaubien is a member of the AIPLA’s Industrial Design Committee

Corey Beaubien is a member of the AIPLA’s Industrial Design Committee. He is working with other committee members to write a resolution that will be presented to the AIPLA Board of Directors for approval concerning US design patent enforcement. In particular, the proposed resolution will introduce legislative and rule-making changes for enforcing design patents through […]
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Eric Jones attended the 2012 AdvaMed conference in Boston

Eric Jones attended the 2012 AdvaMed conference in Boston. During the conference, Jones discussed Intellectual Property issues with medical device company CEOs and their industry partners who had come to the conference to learn how to navigate the federal government’s regulatory bureaucracy and bring their products to market. AdvaMed’s member companies produce the medical devices, […]
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Jim Stevens and Corey Beaubien recently returned from a visit to various clients and associate law firms in Europe

Jim Stevens and Corey Beaubien recently returned from a visit to various clients and associate law firms in Europe where they worked on optimizing client-specific strategies for global coordination of patent filing and prosecution. During their meetings, Jim and Corey also presented updates on the new U.S. international harmonization efforts, including the move to a […]
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Corey Beaubien attended the American Conference Institute’s Advanced Seminar on Medical Device Patents

Corey Beaubien attended the American Conference Institute’s Advanced Seminar on Medical Device Patents held on March 5-6 in Chicago. This seminar focused on prosecution and litigation strategies as they relate to medical device technologies. Particular topics included the America Invents Act and the effect of the Akamai and Mayo v. Prometheus cases. Among the presenters […]
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Steve Walmsley attended a Patent Resources Group seminar

Steve Walmsley attended a Patent Resources Group seminar to gain a deeper understanding of the America Invents Act (AIA) — the most significant development in U.S. patent law in decades. One of the important topics reviewed was post-grant patent practice, including new procedures for post-grant review, inter-partes review, reexamination, reissue, and supplemental examination. A thorough […]
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Matt Schmidt recently attended the annual meeting for the International Trademark Association in Dallas

Matt Schmidt recently attended the annual meeting for the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Dallas, Texas. INTA is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property. During this conference, Matt met with attorneys from several countries including Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and China to discuss recent […]
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Corey Beaubien attended Design Day 2013 at the U.S. Patent Office

Corey Beaubien attended Design Day 2013 at the U.S. Patent Office in Alexandria on April 23. The conference brought together attorneys, examiners, and industrial designers to discuss the state of design patent law in the U.S. and around the world. Presentations included the written description requirement under 35 USC 112 following the In re Owens […]
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Reising Ethington continues to seek and successfully obtain intellectual property protection for Cerephex products and trade names

While Reising client Cerephex® has been working through the final stages of obtaining FDA clearance to market their revolutionary NeuroPoint® product for the remediation of Fibromyalgia and other brain-related disorders, Reising Ethington continues to seek and successfully obtain intellectual property protection for Cerephex products and trade names. Recently, Reising attorney Eric Jones travelled with Cerephex® […]
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Reising Ethington has worked with five of the 35 greatest inventions from Michigan according to Dbusiness Magazine

In the March/April 2014 issue of Dbusiness Magazine, an article lists the 35 greatest inventions from Michigan, naming 31 different inventors and companies. Reising Ethington has worked with five of the 31 inventors, including Elijah (“The Real McCoy”) McCoy, Charles Brady King, Ransom E. Olds, David Dunbar Buick, and Henry Ford. For example in 1896, […]
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Reising Ethington participated in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

As a commitment to its community, several attorneys and staff members of Reising Ethington participated in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. The Reising for the Cause Team included Corey Beaubien, Keyuna Evans, Anthony Gartrelle, Dan Hegner, Scott Hogan, Julie Kaminski, Crystal Northup, Matt Schmidt, Colleen Shovlin, Paula Tack, Barb Urwiller and Rochelle Yingling.
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Corey Beaubien attended Design Day at the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Corey Beaubien attended Design Day at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent attorneys, USPTO personnel, and PTAB judges came together for a day to discuss prosecution and litigation matters concerning design patent law practice. Topics included the status of the ratification of the Hague Agreement in the U.S., the considerable increase in design […]
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Corey Beaubien attended a medical device conference in Chicago

Corey Beaubien also attended a medical device conference in Chicago, where patent specialists discussed the latest developments in patent law and how changes in law (AIA) and case law affect the practitioners draft, prosecute and litigate patents in the medical device industry.
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Rick Hoffmann, Mike Druzinski and Colin Cicotte successfully defended the firm’s client BorgWarner

Rick Hoffmann, Mike Druzinski and Colin Cicotte successfully defended the firm’s client BorgWarner in a patent infringement suit filed by Modine Manufacturing Company. Modine alleged that BorgWarner infringed its U.S. Patent 8,033,323 related to an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler. In a decision handed down June 10, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for […]
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We are pleased to announce that Patent Attorney William Kolakowski has joined the firm

We are pleased to announce that Patent Attorney William Kolakowski has joined the firm. Kolakowski’s practice focuses on the acquisition and management of worldwide patent and trademark portfolios. He has worked with a wide variety of technologies including medical devices (including medical imaging systems, medical device position tracking and navigation systems, and electrophysiological mapping and […]
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Scott Hogan and Michael Druzinski have been elected shareholders of the firm

Scott Hogan and Michael Druzinski have been elected shareholders of the firm. Scott’s expertise includes laser-based manufacturing processes, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, microfabricated devices, and automotive components. Michael’s particular field of expertise revolves around next generation alternative energy technologies including fuel cells, lithium ion batteries, and hydrogen storage and delivery systems. Both Scott and Michael are […]
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Corey Beaubien and Shannon Murphy co-authored an article titled Patent Eligibility and Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Methods: Principles to Apply. BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal®

Corey Beaubien and Shannon Murphy co-authored an article titled Patent Eligibility and Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Methods: Principles to Apply. BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal® published the article in September 2014. Beaubien and Smith look at recent views of the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and USPTO on patent eligibility and medical diagnostic and treatment […]
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Jim Stevens was invited to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Jim Stevens was invited to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. The Fellows support the research of the ABF and […]
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Michael C. Adams, Scott Hogan and Shannon Murphy met with 11 USPTO Examiners

Michael C. Adams, Scott Hogan and Shannon Murphy met with 11 USPTO Examiners, presenting the Examiners with in-person arguments for patentability on behalf of seven different clients, and successfully advancing prosecution in all cases. Reising attorneys frequently use in-person oral arguments to enhance and strengthen their corresponding written arguments.
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This year marks the 150th anniversary of Reising Ethington

No Michigan Firm Has Done It Longer Than Reising Ethington! This year marks the 150th anniversary of the firm solely practicing intellectual property law. Throughout its history, the firm has helped some of the most recognizable names in invention, people whose creativity has changed the world — Henry Ford, Ranson Olds, David Buick, and Mike […]
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We are pleased to announce that Shelly Hokenstad has joined the firm as Of Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Shelly Hokenstad has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Hokenstad’s expertise includes helping clients obtain, protect, and litigate all aspects of their intellectual property across a wide range of technologies including medical devices, cellular, fuel cell systems, collision preparation systems, autonomous driving systems, adaptive cruise control systems, lane-keeping systems, […]
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Rick Hoffmann and Colleen Shovlin successfully defended the firm’s client, Lipari Foods, in a trademark opposition filed by Premio Foods, Inc

Rick Hoffmann and Colleen Shovlin successfully defended the firm’s client, Lipari Foods, in a trademark opposition filed by Premio Foods, Inc. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board issued a unanimous decision dismissing sausage manufacturer Premio’s opposition to the registration of Lipari’s PREMO mark for packaged deli sandwiches and other foods items. Premio was represented by […]
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Scott Hogan provided commentary in a news article in Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal

Scott Hogan provided commentary in a news article in Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal covering the en banc Federal Circuit case Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC. His comments concerned the importance of taking affirmative measures while drafting patent applications to avoid mean-plus-function treatment of claims in light of the new standard set forth […]
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Reising sponsored Crain’s General & In-House Counsel Summit in June at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit

Reising sponsored Crain’s General & In-House Counsel Summit in June at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. The event honored corporate attorneys from across the state including General Motors, Whirlpool, Yazaki North America, Compuware, and Stryker. An afternoon of educational sessions covered topics important to corporate attorneys such as e-discovery, cyber security, social media, and […]
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In April, Reising Ethington sponsored this year’s World Intellectual Property (IP) Day event at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

In April, Reising Ethington sponsored this year’s World Intellectual Property (IP) Day event at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Dan Hegner, Keyuna Evans, and Anthony Gartrelle participated on the planning committee and officiated at the event. Detroit and other cities around the world offered information about protecting rights in music. Detroit’s […]
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Corey Beaubien and Scott Hogan co-authored an article “Making Sense of Non(ce)sense—Seeking Broad Claim Coverage and Avoiding Unwanted Means-Plus-Function Treatment.”

Corey Beaubien and Scott Hogan co-authored an article “Making Sense of Non(ce)sense—Seeking Broad Claim Coverage and Avoiding Unwanted Means-Plus-Function Treatment.” Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal published the article in May. The article looks at two recent Federal Circuit decisions concerning means-plus-function treatment when a claim lacks the traditional means-for phrasing. Shortly after the […]
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Rick Hoffmann, Jim Stevens, Scott Hogan, and Mike Druzinski have been recognized by the Super Lawyers rating service for 2015

Rick Hoffmann, Jim Stevens, Scott Hogan, and Mike Druzinski have been recognized by the Super Lawyers rating service for 2015. The annual Super Lawyers selection process involves independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Hoffmann has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer for ten consecutive years and Stevens for six of the last ten years. […]
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Shannon Smith began doing pro bono work for the American Red Cross

Shannon Smith began doing pro bono work for the American Red Cross as a caseworker for the Restoring Family Links Program with the International Services department. The Restoring Family Links Program helps clients who have been separated from family members in other countries due to armed conflict, migration, disasters, and other humanitarian emergencies.
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Corey Beaubien was a panelist for a seminar Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Managing Cybersecurity Risks

Corey Beaubien was a panelist for a seminar Protecting Your Intellectual Property and Managing Cybersecurity Risks. Beaubien discussed best practices for growing businesses to protect their IP assets and avoid common missteps. Dr. Christal Sheppard, the Director of the Elijah J. McCoy U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, also presented on the panel. The seminar was […]
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Scott Hogan was a panelist at ACI’s 6th Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents

Scott Hogan was a panelist at ACI’s 6th Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents held in New York City, NY. Scott discussed recent developments in the law of indefiniteness, analyzing Federal Circuit case law and offering tips to practitioners to help avoid invalidity pitfalls when writing and prosecuting patent applications. Attendees included Federal Court Judges, […]
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Corey Beaubien and Mike Druzinski co-authored an article “The Supreme Court Gets Intellectual: A Look At How The Court Is Reshaping IP Law In Significant Ways.”

Corey Beaubien and Mike Druzinski co-authored an article “The Supreme Court Gets Intellectual: A Look At How The Court Is Reshaping IP Law In Significant Ways.” The Michigan Bar Journal published the article in its IP-themed issue in February 2016. The article reviewed several significant IP cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent […]
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Matt Schmidt successfully opposed a trademark application in Turkey.

Matt Schmidt successfully opposed a trademark application in Turkey. The application was filed by a competitor of a Reising client and the successful opposition prevented the competitor from obtaining any registration of a trademark similar to trademarks owned by the client. Matt has succeeded in cancellation and opposition proceedings in many countries around the world, […]
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Reising is working with 10-year old “kid inventor” Christian Blankenbaker

Reising is working with 10-year old “kid inventor” Christian Blankenbaker to obtain patent and trademark protection for his GREET-O-MATIC™ audio recording and playback device. Christian lives in Michigan and has been featured on Local 4 News (WDIV Detroit), as well as on national television as a guest on the Steve Harvey Show.
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Reising Managed the Defense of Patent Infringement Accusation in Sweden

Matt J. Schmidt, Rick W. Hoffmann, and Michael C. Adams managed the defense of our client against an accusation of patent infringement in Sweden, and successfully invalidated the patent during trial. The products involved were digital ignition systems for small engines, and the invalidating prior art was uncovered by Reising. The court awarded attorney fees […]
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Reising was a proud sponsor of Crain’s General & In-House Counsel Summit

Reising was a proud sponsor of Crain’s General & In-House Counsel Summit in May at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. More than 200 attendees joined to honor top corporate attorneys from across Michigan, including counsel at Denso, Key Safety Systems, Spartannash, and AF Group. Reising attorneys Corey M. Beaubien, William H. Francis, Dan E. […]
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The great divide – sorting out method claims and multiple actors

The great divide – sorting out method claims and multiple actors by E. Colin Cicotte and Scott A. Hogan, first appeared in IAM Yearbook: Building IP value in the 21st century 2017, a supplement to IAM, published by Globe Business Media Group – IP Division, October 2016. To view the guide in full, please go […]
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At the Intersection of U.S. Patent Laws and Autonomous Vehicles: A Look at Patent Eligibility and Claim Indefiniteness.

Corey M. Beaubien and Jeffrey L. Doyle co-authored an article “At the Intersection of U.S. Patent Laws and Autonomous Vehicles: A Look at Patent Eligibility and Claim Indefiniteness.” The article was published as a General Chapter in the 7th edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents, published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London. […]
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We are pleased to announce that Melinda D. Zatkoff has joined Reising as an Associate.

We are pleased to announce that Melinda D. Zatkoff has joined Reising as an Associate. Zatkoff comes to our firm from Brinks Gilson & Lione where she was an Associate Attorney. Her experience includes foreign and domestic patent and trademark prosecution, infringement and clearance analysis, and agreement work. Zatkoff earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry […]
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Corey M. Beaubien was a speaker for a webinar Protecting Your Intellectual Property While Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Cyber Threats

Corey M. Beaubien was a speaker for a webinar Protecting Your Intellectual Property While Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Cyber Threats. Beaubien discussed best practices for growing international companies to develop IP management plans and avoid common missteps. Other speakers included the IP Attaché for Southeast Asia of the USPTO, as well as a […]
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William F. Kolakowski recently worked with Brazilian counsel to secure confirmation from the Federal Court of Appeals in Brazil

William F. Kolakowski recently worked with Brazilian counsel to secure confirmation from the Federal Court of Appeals in Brazil of a trial court decision finding that our client’s trademark rights had been infringed. The Brazilian courts delivered a comprehensive victory for our client issuing a decision enjoining the infringer from further use of our client’s […]
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Reising was a proud sponsor of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s 42nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute

Reising was a proud sponsor of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s 42nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute held at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in July. Intellectual Property professionals from around the country came together to receive updates on patent, trademark, and copyright law, gain insights relating to litigation strategy from judges […]
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Corey M. Beaubien attended the 10th Annual USPTO Design Day in Alexandria, VA.

Corey M. Beaubien attended the 10th Annual USPTO Design Day in Alexandria, VA. Attendees included folks from the Patent Office, design professionals, corporations, and practitioners. Among topics of covered, speakers discussed international developments in design patent law, updates on the Hague implementation, best practices for design patent prosecution, and the upcoming Supreme Court case Apple […]
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Melinda D. Zatkoff was a panelist for the University of Michigan’s WISE: Transitions to the Workplace Conference.

Melinda D. Zatkoff was a panelist for the University of Michigan’s WISE: Transitions to the Workplace Conference. The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program is designed to promote careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to women. During the conference, Melinda advised students and recent graduates on the potential challenges many face when adjusting […]
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Steven L. Permut attended a State Bar of Michigan presentation on “Profiting from the Holocaust: Legal and Ethical Controversies over Nazi Art Looting.”

Steven L. Permut attended a State Bar of Michigan presentation on “Profiting from the Holocaust: Legal and Ethical Controversies over Nazi Art Looting.” Topics such as how American museums ended up with many such pieces of art were discussed. Recent popular movies such as The Monuments Men and Woman in Gold have raised this topic […]
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Corey M. Beaubien attended the USPTO Technology Centers 3600 & 3700’s Partnership Meeting in Alexandria, VA

Corey M. Beaubien attended the USPTO Technology Centers 3600 & 3700’s Partnership Meeting in Alexandria, VA. The focus was on patent quality in the mechanical engineering art units. Topics included recent case law involving indefiniteness under 35 U.S.C. § 112(b) and best practices to ensure clarity in view of the definiteness requirement. Attendees included USPTO […]
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The seventh edition of the U.S. law school textbook entitled Cases and Materials on Patent Law Including Trade Secrets, authored by Reising attorneys

The 7th Edition of the U.S. law school textbook entitled Cases and Materials on Patent Law Including Trade Secrets authored by Reising attorneys William H. Francis, James D. Stevens, Matthew J. Schmidt, and Rick W. Hoffmann has been published by West Publishing Co. This edition of the casebook includes over 400 pages of new material […]
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Shannon K. Smith recently became a member of the PTAB Bar Association

Shannon K. Smith recently became a member of the PTAB Bar Association, an organization working toward fostering the highest professional and ethical standards among practitioners and stakeholders appearing before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Shannon is a member of the Young Lawyers and Agents Committee and […]
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Reising was a proud sponsor of the American Conference Institute’s 7th Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents held in New York City

Reising was a proud sponsor of the American Conference Institute’s 7th Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents held in New York City in March. Intellectual property professionals from around the country came together to receive updates and insider viewpoints on pressing topics relating to medical device patents. Scott Hogan participated in a panel discussion on […]
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Corey M. Beaubien attended the Intellectual Property and Licensing Symposium at Wayne State University Law School, hosted by the Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Corey M. Beaubien attended the Intellectual Property and Licensing Symposium at Wayne State University Law School, hosted by the Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES). A panel of industry leaders from GM, Stryker, Navistar, Delphi, and Invest Detroit discussed their experiences and best practices in licensing intellectual property and other technologies.
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Reising recently welcomed a number of people to its administrative staff ranks

Reising recently welcomed a number of people to its administrative staff ranks. Both Emily Meerhaeghe and Rachel Girgenti will be handling the firm’s receptionist duties and will be working with the firm’s administrative assistants on various tasks. Emily and Rachel are both students at Macomb Community College. Marina D’Costa is the firm’s new Foreign Filing […]
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Matthew J. Schmidt managed the invalidity and infringement appeals for a client before the newly created Patent and Market Court of Appeal in Stockholm, Sweden

Matthew J. Schmidt managed the invalidity and infringement appeals for a client before the newly created Patent and Market Court of Appeal in Stockholm, Sweden. This is believed to be one of the first patent cases before the specialized appellate court which came into existence on September 1, 2016 and is charged with handling all […]
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E. Colin Cicotte attended the State Bar of Michigan’s annual Spring Intellectual Property Conference.

E. Colin Cicotte attended the State Bar of Michigan’s annual Spring Intellectual Property Conference. The conference included national speakers and officials from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and included topics of discussion ranging from recent case law to rule changes at the USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the Defend Trade […]
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Corey M. Beaubien, Steve B. Walmsley, and Melinda D. Zatkoff attended the Design Day 2017 conference at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, in April

Corey M. Beaubien, Steve B. Walmsley, and Melinda D. Zatkoff attended the Design Day 2017 conference at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, in April. Firms, companies, and examiners gathered to discuss the increasing Hague design filings in the U.S., international developments in design law, prosecution best practices, and trends in […]
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Colleen N. Shovlin was a participant in a panel discussion at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s conference Intersection of the PTO and the Courts 2017

Colleen N. Shovlin was a participant in a panel discussion at the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s conference Intersection of the PTO and the Courts 2017 held at Wayne State University in April. The panel, which also included Judge George Pologeorgis of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), discussed recent […]
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Reising intern James D. Stevens Jr. authored a paper “Functional Claiming of Inventions and Related Issues of Indefiniteness.”

Reising intern James D. Stevens Jr. authored a paper “Functional Claiming of Inventions and Related Issues of Indefiniteness.” The paper was published in Volume 94, Issue 2 of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review (Spring 2017). In the paper, Stevens discusses the recent history of invocation of 35 U.S.C. § 112(f) (pre-AIA, para. 6) […]
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Rick W. Hoffmann was recently interviewed for Lawyer Monthly Magazine

Rick W. Hoffmann was recently interviewed for Lawyer Monthly Magazine. In the interview, Rick discussed various topics relating to both patent prosecution and litigation, and provided insight and tips for becoming a top-notch lawyer. Rick also discussed developments in IP law that he would like to see in the future.
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Stefan D. Osterbur is co-chairing the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Patent Prosecution Boot Camp committee

Stefan D. Osterbur is co-chairing the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Patent Prosecution Boot Camp committee. The “Boot Camp,” which has been conducted for nearly two decades, provides comprehensive training in all aspects of patent prosecution useful for new practitioners, students, and seasoned professionals seeking to stay current with legal developments affecting their practice. […]
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US design patents – no longer second chair

After a lifetime of deference to utility patents, in recent years design patents in the United States are enjoying a place of prominence. Design patent filings at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have increased sharply and design patents are finding a more important role in corporate patent portfolios. Much of the attention stems […]
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Autolex Forum on Automotive Legal and Regulatory Challenge

Colin Cicotte spoke as a panelist at the Autolex/Managing Intellectual Property Automotive Legal Forum held in Detroit during November 2017.  The panel discussed managing the IP life cycle, overseeing R&D departments, and fighting trade secret theft in the world of autonomous vehicles.
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William F. Kolakowski recently helped a client obtain a key patent

William F. Kolakowski recently helped a client obtain a key patent relating to a system for re-configuring a remote device by providing for general purpose input/output functionality over a network. U.S. Patent No. 9,727,046 titled “System for Monitoring or Controlling a Remote Programmable Device by Configuring a Reconfigurable Record Stored on a Server by a […]
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Matthew J. Schmidt and E. Colin Cicotte were asked to author the U.S. chapter for “The Legal 500: Intellectual Property Country Comparative Guide.”

Matthew J. Schmidt and E. Colin Cicotte were asked to author the U.S. chapter for “The Legal 500: Intellectual Property Country Comparative Guide.” The intellectual property law guide is produced by the “In-House Lawyer” website, which also publishes quarterly magazine issues directed to topics of interest to in-house counsel. The intellectual property law guide can […]
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James D. Stevens and Rick W. Hoffmann have been named to the 2017 Top Lawyers list

James D. Stevens and Rick W. Hoffmann have been named to the 2017 Top Lawyers list issued by Dbusiness magazine. Jim Stevens has extensive experience procuring and managing global intellectual property portfolios for U.S. and multinational corporations. Rick Hoffmann heads the firm’s litigation section and manages litigation in courts throughout the country.
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Stefan D. Osterbur presented as part of AIPLA’s webinar

Stefan D. Osterbur presented as part of AIPLA’s webinar entitled “What I Wish I Knew as a First Year Associate” on October 12th. During the webinar, Stefan and his co-panelists provided practice tips to law students and attorneys participating from across the country to help prepare them for entering the private practice of intellectual property […]
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Melinda D. Zatkoff spoke at the Girl Scout Robotics Exploration Day Workshop

Melinda D. Zatkoff spoke at the Girl Scout Robotics Exploration Day Workshop. The workshop allowed girl scouts to participate in hands-on activities that focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Melinda talked about opportunities for girls and women to work in STEM fields. Specifically, Melinda discussed skills that she uses as an intellectual property […]
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Corey M. Beaubien was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal

Corey M. Beaubien was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and quoted in an article entitled, “A Shape-Shifting Car? Patent Filings Point to Auto Industry’s Future,” published in September 2017. His quote concerned patenting efforts by traditional automakers and new arrivals to the automotive industry from Silicon Valley.
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Reising attorneys co-author article about US design patents

Corey M. Beaubien, Melinda D. Zatkoff, and Jeff L. Doyle co-authored an article in the IAM Yearbook 2018, released in October 2017.  The article is entitled “US design patents — no longer second chair” and looks at the newfound prominence and changing laws of design patents in the US, including the Samsung v. Apple Supreme […]
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Corey M. Beaubien was a speaker for the webcast “The Hague Agreement and Design Filings: Things You Need to Know and Do”

Corey M. Beaubien was a speaker for the webcast “The Hague Agreement and Design Filings: Things You Need to Know and Do,” presented by The Knowledge Group, LLC in October 2017.  With three speakers in all, the webcast covered the many issues encountered with international industrial design applications filed under the Hague Agreement, including recent […]
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Proud sponsor of IAM’s third annual 2018 Auto IP USA conference

The firm is a proud sponsor of IAM’s third annual 2018 Auto IP USA conference that will be held on May 8, 2018 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. Reising has sponsored this event since its inception; it will be stacked with leading IP industry speakers from around the world. Richard W. Hoffman will […]
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Stefan D. Osterbur spoke during an AIPLA webinar held in April

Stefan D. Osterbur spoke during an AIPLA webinar held in April titled “Introduction to Provisional Patent Applications and How to Use Them Effectively,” which was heard by an audience of law students and attorneys participating from across the country. Stefan introduced the concepts of provisional patent applications explaining how they can be helpful and how […]
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James D. Stevens and Richard W. Hoffmann have been named 2018 Super Lawyers

James D. Stevens and Richard W. Hoffmann have been named 2018 Super Lawyers, and Shannon K. Smith, Corey M. Beaubien, Michael J. Druzinski, and Scott A. Hogan have been named 2018 Rising Stars by the Super Lawyers’ publication. Less than 5% of lawyers are named Super Lawyers and less than 2.5% of eligible lawyers are […]
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Richard W. Hoffmann was a featured speaker for the webcast “Patent Infringement and Damages: Practical Tips and Strategies You Should Not Miss”

Richard W. Hoffmann was a featured speaker for the webcast “Patent Infringement and Damages: Practical Tips and Strategies You Should Not Miss” presented by The Knowledge Group, LLC in February 2018. This webcast included a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders discussing fundamental concepts and recent updates on patent infringement and damages.
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“Reising For the Cure”

“Reising For the Cure” is the name of the firm’s team that participated in the 2018 Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® event held on May 5, 2018. Attorneys, staff, and their families and friends participated in this year’s event to support the fight against breast cancer.
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Shannon Smith became the Continuing Legal Education

  Shannon Smith became the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Chairperson for the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), an association of intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, and law students from across the State of Michigan that promotes the advancement of industry and commerce through patent, trademark, and copyright and protection.
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Patent Attorney Gary Keller joined the firm

Patent Attorney Gary Keller joined the firm. Practicing patent law for more than fourteen years, Gary has experience in a wide variety of technology areas including semiconductors and integrated circuit fabrication, chemical detection systems and mass spectrometry, food science, computer networking, software, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, touchscreens, diesel engines, optics, GPS devices, truck hitches, and […]
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In June, Rick Hoffmann, Bill Francis, and Matt Schmidt filed a complaint in the International Trade Commission

In June, Rick Hoffmann, Bill Francis, and Matt Schmidt filed a complaint in the International Trade Commission for unfair practices in import trade that seeks to institute an investigation against thirty­ five companies involved in manufacturing, importing, or selling products that use carburetors from seven different carburetor manufacturers. The suit alleges that the companies infringe […]
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Rick Hoffmann was featured on the The Knowledge Group’s live webcasts conducted earlier this year:

Rick Hoffmann was featured on the The Knowledge Group’s live webcasts conducted earlier this year: “Patent Infringement: A Thorough Analysis of 2017 Developments and Its Impacts in 2018.” This webcast provided an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals of patent infringement while pre­ senting a thorough analysis of the significant 2017 developments and updates surrounding this […]
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Corey M. Beaubien authors article about secret sales in the AIA era

Corey M. Beaubien authored an article in the IAM Yearbook 2019, released in October 2018.  The article is entitled “Patent Confidential – On-Sale Bar and Secret Sales in America Invents Act Era” and looks at recent court decisions involving secret sales under the AIA’s on-sale bar.
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