Patent Confidential — On-Sale Bar and Secret Sales in America Invents Act Era, this article first appeared in IAM Yearbook: Building IP value in the 21st century 2019, a supplement to IAM, published by Globe Business Media Group – IP Division. To view the guide in full, please go to IAM-media.com. October 2018.
Rick Hoffmann was a moderator for Autolex Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum 2018 “Patent and licensing concerns for autonomous vehicles,” September 25, 2018 Detroit, MI
Rick Hoffmann was a Panelist for the Knowledge Group’s Program on July 18, 2018, “The Patent Venue Landscape after TC Heartland: Everything You Need to Know.”
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 […]
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 […]
Corey M. Beaubien and Melinda D. Zatkoff attended the Design Day 2018 conference at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia in April. Firms, companies, and examiners gathered to discuss international developments in design law, prosecution best practices, and trends in U.S. design patent litigation.
Colleen Shovlin attended the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Centennial Gala on April 27 at The Colony Club in Detroit. The event celebrated the 100th anniversary of the WLAM.
Eric Jones recently travelled to Tokyo Japan to speak on common US Patent Office examiner errors in prosecuting US patent applications.
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 […]
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.