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Winter 2021 Newsletter

The winter edition of our newsletter is now available. Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in this edition: the Supreme Court has no reservations about the Booking.com trademark, the Federal Circuit adds co-inventors to patents, the Copyright Act preempts state law claims over makeup artistry, and the Federal Circuit affirms the PTAB’s common […]

Happy Holidays

We hope that you and your family are healthy and coping during challenging times. Reising appreciates how this year has momentously shaped our relationships with clients and the way in which we provide service. Our first-ever digital card is just one small example of this. We look forward to a better 2021 as we work […]

Scott Hogan and James Stevens Jr. collaborated to write a chapter

Scott Hogan and James Stevens Jr. collaborated to write a chapter for publication in the IAM Innovation & Invention Yearbook 2021. Their chapter, entitled “Functional claiming in the aftermath of Williamson,” examines the latest developments in means-plus-function claim interpretation at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Fall 2020 Newsletter

The fall edition of our newsletter is now available.  Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in this edition: the Federal Circuit cuts the line on a patent-ineligible fishing method, the USPTO limits AI inventions, SCOTUS makes it easier to recover a trademark infringer’s profits, and sovereign immunity sinks copyright claims.  

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 ranked as an IP firm in the Chambers USA 2020 guide

The firm has also been ranked as an IP firm in the Chambers USA 2020 guide. Chambers and partners is an independent research company that identifies top lawyers and law firms for inclusion in their rankings. The rankings can be accessed here.

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 […]

Shannon Smith is now an Officer of the MIPLA

Shannon Smith is now an Officer of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA). She will serve as the Treasurer of the organization in the 2020-2021 membership year.

Corey M. Beaubien authored a chapter

Corey M. Beaubien authored a chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2020, 10th edition, released in the fall. The chapter is entitled “A New Fault Line in the Modern Era of U.S. Patent Eligibility” and looks at a recent court decision involving eligibility and a mechanical invention.