Archives of Matthew J. Schmidt

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]