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Newsletter August/September 2022

Newsletter August/September 2022.  The August/September edition of our newsletter is now available.  Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in this edition: “Isn’t it obvious? Presumption of obviousness knocks out patent,” “Patent’s on-sale bar drains damages,” “Package it up Bakery’s trade dress claim falls,” “AI works shut out from copyright protection” http://reising.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/August_September_2022_Newsletter.pdf  

Shannon Smith was voted the Second Vice President of the MIPLA

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.

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.

Scott Hogan contributed an Expert Analysis Chapter

Scott Hogan contributed an Expert Analysis Chapter to the 12th Edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide: Patents 2020, published by Global Legal Group Ltd. The chapter is entitled ‘The Ascension of the Abstract Idea Exception’ and takes the reader on a journey back in time to explore the origins of the abstract idea exception […]

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) recently included Rick Hoffmann

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) recently included Rick Hoffmann in its IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.  The list recognizes individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios.

Colin Cicotte has been appointed by the American Intellectual Property Law Association

Colin Cicotte has been appointed by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) to a three-year term on the Editorial Board of the AIPLA Quarterly Journal. This year, the Journal celebrates its fiftieth year of publication. As an Editor, Colin reviews and edits articles relating to cutting-edge IP law issues submitted for publication.