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 […]
Steve Walmsley spoke about the benefits of inventing and participating in the Young Inventors Project
In January, Steve Walmsley spoke to several hundred middle school students, parents, and educators about the benefits of inventing and participating in the Young Inventors Project coordinated by the Livonia Chamber of Commerce, Alpha USA, and Schoolcraft College, in conjunction with the Livonia, Clarenceville, Wayne-Westland, and Garden City schools. Now in its fifth year, over […]
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,” […]
Scott Hogan contributed a chapter to The International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2019, 9th edition. The chapter is entitled Can We Just Be Reasonable? and explores the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation standard used by U.S. Patent Office personnel during patent examination. Scott offers the reader a guided tour of the BRI standard, explaining what it […]
Eric Jones traveled to Dallas, Texas and lectured on international patent enforcement to a graduate engineering class at Southern Methodist University’s Lyle School of Engineering.