Jim Stevens has been voted the 2020 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. This award is only given to one attorney in the region per practice area each year.
Reising Ethington sponsored a family during the holidays through Volunteers of America. Through employee donations (several shareholders, attorneys, and staff), the firm delivered clothing and toys to the family helping them have a great holiday.
Corey Beaubien and Shannon Smith have been appointed as coaches for the 2020 International Patent Application Drafting Competition put on by the USPTO. The competition introduces law students to issues arising in United States Patent Law and helps develop their patent application drafting, amending, and prosecuting skills.
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.
Corey Beaubien is now a member of the East Michigan District Export Council (EMDEC). The Council is made up of leaders whose knowledge of and expertise in international business provides a source of professional advice for their region’s local companies.
James Stevens, Michael Adams, and Shannon Smith attended a meeting at the European Patent Office in Munich
James Stevens, Michael Adams, and Shannon Smith attended a meeting with international stakeholders at the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany to discuss EPO directives and quality control of EP patents. They visited with EPO top officials and had the opportunity to discuss the need for a less strict interpretation of EPC Art. 123(2) to […]
James Stevens, Corey Beaubien, Jeffrey Doyle, Colin Cicotte, Michael Druzinski, William Francis, and Shannon Smith attended the 2019 Autolex: Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. James Stevens led a panel on IP considerations with autonomous vehicle technologies.
James Stevens, Jeffrey Doyle, William Francis, and Richard Hoffmann have each been named a 2020 Top Lawyer by DBusiness magazine.
Recently Reising Ethington welcomed special guest Thomas Sprague who is the great-great grandson of Colonel Thomas Sprague, the founder of the original firm in 1865. The meeting was featured in The Detroit Legal News, September 12, 2019.
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 […]