Shannon Smith was voted the Second Vice President of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA). MIPLA is an association of intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, and law students from across the state of Michigan who promote intellectual property law education and are interested in issues related to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.
Reising elected a Management Committee in June that includes some new faces. The Shareholders elected Rick Hoffmann President, Corey M. Beaubien Vice President of Finance, Colin Cicotte Vice President of Personnel, Bill Kolakowski Vice President of Operations, and Shannon Smith Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The University of Detroit Mercy Law School team, coached by Shannon Smith, placed second in the Midwest Regionals for the USPTO National Patent Drafting Competition.
Shannon Smith is coaching the University of Detroit Mercy Law School team competing in the upcoming U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s 2022 National Patent Application Drafting Competition.
Shannon Smith attended an insightful program on Diversity in Innovation put on by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The program highlighted ways for companies to help promote diversity in the patent system.
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 Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA). She will serve as the Treasurer of the organization in the 2020-2021 membership year.
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.
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 […]