Reising Ethington is now a member of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), an organization dedicated to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in law firms.
The firm is proud to announce the addition of Yao Yao as a Senior Attorney. Yao is admitted to practice law in the United States as well as in China. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Shanghai University, as well as law degrees from Fordham Law School and Shanghai University. A […]
Reising Shareholder Scott Hogan recently spoke to the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association about developments in functional claiming since the Federal Circuit’s 2015 en banc opinion in Williamson v. Citrix Online. His talk was based on an earlier article co-authored by fellow Reising attorney James Stevens Jr. and offered advice to patent practitioners on avoiding […]
The State Bar of Michigan recently published an article written by Colin Cicotte titled “What is Eligible to be Patented?” in the IP issue of the Michigan Bar Journal. The article details the history and current state of patent subject matter eligibility as the patent system and courts wrestle with new forms of technological innovation.
Newsletter Oct/Nov 2021 The Oct/Nov edition of our newsletter is now available. Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in this edition: “Copyright’s fair use defense” Copyright case involving iconic artists. “Targeted advertising is patent-ineligible” Court’s ruling reaffirmed that targeted advertising can’t be patented. “When is initial-interest confusion trademark infringement actionable?” and “Establishing actual […]
Newsletter June/July 2021 The June/July edition of our newsletter is now available. Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in this edition: “Oh, the places you won’t go” fair use defense fails for mashup, “Take Two” Court revives trademark infringement claim, Federal Circuit diverges from PTAB, and Grammar guides court’s patent interpretation. https://reising.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Newsletter-June-July.pdf
Rick Hoffmann led a team including Mike Druzinski and James Stevens Jr. representing our longtime client FenF, LLC and their iconic product YogaToes against Groupon. Rick and our team prevailed on all issues raised by Groupon during a recent Summary Judgment motion seeking invalidity of the asserted FenF trademark and copyright.
Corey Beaubien and Scott Hogan teamed-up to lead a boardroom session about the future of IP in the automotive industry. The session was part of the virtual event IPBC Connect, hosted by IAM.
Steve Permut spoke at a lunch hosted by the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA) where he discussed “Failed Trademarks that Enhance the English Language.” He identified famous marks that became generic, such as ASPIRIN and ESCALATOR, as well as current legal issues that owners of famous trademarks face.