Matt Schmidt successfully opposed another trademark application in China. The application was filed by a competitor of a Reising client and was close to a family of marks owned by our client. Matt was successful in demonstrating not only that registration of the proposed mark would be in conflict with our clients’ prior registrations and […]
Reising lawyers attended the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) mid-winter institute
Shannon Smith and Stefan Osterbur attended the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) mid-winter institute in Tampa, Florida. The conference addressed emerging issues in the practice of IP law, and speakers at the conference included judges and well-respected IP industry leaders from around the world.
Stefan Osterbur will be chairing the AIPLA Patent Prosecution Boot Camp, which is to be held in Philadelphia, PA on May 13-15, 2019, immediately prior to the AIPLA Spring Meeting. The Boot Camp has been provided by AIPLA for over twenty years and provides comprehensive training in all aspects of patent prosecution that is useful […]
William Francis, James D. Stevens, and Richard Hoffmann have been recognized by dbusiness magazine as “Top Lawyers 2019” for Intellectual Property and Patent Law. For this list, 19,000 attorneys in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties were polled and each attorney was asked to nominate lawyers among fifty legal specialties.
James D. Stevens and Matthew Schmidt are recognized as 2019 Best Lawyers® by U.S. News & World Report. This is the fourth consecutive year on this list for Matthew Schmidt, and the third consecutive year for James D. Stevens. This publication ranks the firm as Tier 1 in Patent Law in its regional rankings.
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.