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 (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.
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.
Newsletter April/May 2022. The April/May edition of our newsletter is now available. Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in this edition: “Labor law doesn’t control work-for-hire determination,” “Failures of ‘prior art’ undermine obviousness challenge to patent,” “Potential trademark injury not enough for federal jurisdiction” and “Federal Circuit limits disqualifying prior art for design […]
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.