Corey M. Beaubien traveled to the US Supreme Court in Washington DC in order to attend the oral arguments in Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva Pharmaceuticals. The arguments centered around whether the phrase “or otherwise available to the public” in Section 102 of the America Invents Act (AIA) expands or contracts the meaning of “on sale,” […]
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Michael C. Adams has been named an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property, a global publication with offices in Hong Kong, London, and New York. Michael’s selection was based on his patent and trademark work.
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 […]