Archives of Richard W. Hoffmann

Reising Ethington once again a recommended law firm

Reising Ethington once again has been identified as a recommended law firm included in the “The IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals” for 2020. The IAM Patent 1000 IAM resulted from a qualitative research project to identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions. The IAM 1000 featured Colin Cicotte, Rick Hoffmann, Eric […]

Reising attorneys have once again been recognized

Reising attorneys have once again been recognized by their peers as top attorneys in Intellectual Property. Rick Hoffmann and Jim Stevens were recently named as US News and World Report Best Lawyers, with the firm also receiving the same award as a Tier 1 patent law firm. Rick, Jim, Scott Hogan, and Shannon Smith were […]

Jim Stevens is beginning his 15th year as an Adjunct Professor

Jim Stevens is beginning his 15th year as an Adjunct Professor teaching Patent Law at the University of Detroit Mercy Law School. He instructs his class from the casebook “Patent Law Including Trade Secrets – Copyrights – Trademarks,” a West Publishing Company publication co-authored by Bill Francis, Rick Hoffmann, Matt Schmidt, and Jim Stevens.

Reising has won a round on behalf of client Lippert Components

Richard Hoffmann, Eric Jones, Michael Druzinski, and James Stevens Jr. have won a round on behalf of client Lippert Components in a patent infringement battle with rival RV parts maker Days Corp. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidated both patent claims that Days Corp. asserted against Lippert, in response to an Inter-Partes review […]

Reising attorneys continue to be recognized

Reising attorneys continue to be recognized yearly by their peers as top attorneys in Intellectual Property. Jim Stevens, Matt Schmidt, and Rick Hoffmann were recently named as U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers, with the firm also receiving the same award as a Tier 1 patent law firm. Jim Stevens also received a Lawyer […]

Rick Hoffmann was selected by global publisher IAM to moderate a panel of industry professionals

Rick Hoffmann was selected by global publisher IAM to moderate a panel of industry professionals discussing Technology Transfer in Mobility during the Auto IP USA conference held in Detroit on May 8th; Mike Adams, Corey Beaubien, Colin Cicotte, and Matt Schmidt attended. Topics included “How Universities and Research Institutions are Innovation Hubs and Play a […]

Three Reising lawyers have been recognized by dbusiness magazine

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.

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 […]

James D. Stevens and Richard W. Hoffmann have been named 2018 Super Lawyers

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 […]