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.
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 […]
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 […]
Colleen N. Shovlin and Shannon K. Smith attended the 9th annual AIPLA Women in IP Networking Global Event
Colleen N. Shovlin and Shannon K. Smith attended the 9th annual AIPLA Women in IP Networking Global Event in April. The event is a meeting of women located around the globe who practice IP law. On the day of the event, women gathered in groups in multiple geographic locations (55 locations in 21 countries) and […]
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.
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.
Shannon Murphy attended AIPLA’s “2014 Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event,” an event held simultaneously in 31 cities to support and foster the growth of women in the intellectual property field. Shannon was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
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 […]
Shannon Murphy graduated first in her class at the University of Detroit Mercy College of Law. Previously, Murphy accepted an offer for an associate position at the firm to commence her successful passage of the state bar exam.