The October/November edition of our newsletter is now available. Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in this edition: “SCOTUS rejects fair use defense in Warhol copyright case”, “Supreme Court finds trademark owners can’t sue for foreign infringement”, “Barking up the wrong tree Supreme Court limits trademark parodies” and “Too many cooks in the […]
Jim Stevens was honored with the Excellence in IP Award issued by the State Bar of Michigan. Only one practitioner per year is honored with this award at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education conference on Mackinac Island. Rick Hoffmann, Scott Hogan, and Shannon Smith also attended the conference.
Rick Hoffmann has been selected to the IAM Strategy 300 and IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2024. According to IAM: “The IAM Strategy 300 and 300 Global Leaders are unique publications which names the world’s greatest IP consultants, intermediaries, financiers, lawyers, and attorneys whose primary expertise lies in IP value creation.”
Shannon Smith was voted the 1st Vice President of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA). MIPLA is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing legal education and networking opportunities for the Michigan IP community. Shannon has been a board member now for the last three years.
Rick Hoffmann and Yao Yao successfully defeated a motion for a temporary restraining order against one of Reising Ethington’s clients and also won a motion to dismiss the case.
On behalf of Encore Innovation Group, Steve Walmsley has obtained a favorable search report for patent protection on innovative medical-grade garments that assist paralyzed people with mobility, comfort, and dignity. Reising Ethington is proud to assist Encore as an innovation leader for people with disabilities.
The August/September edition of our newsletter is now available. Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in this edition: “Court cuts trademark registration for Gruyere cheese”, “PTO director issues critical IPR clarification”, “Setting the copyright standard for works with AI-generated content” and “How to evaluate the patentability of a multiple dependent claim” Newsletter August/September 2023 […]
Shannon Smith coached the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law team for the USPTO’s National Patent Application Drafting Competition. The team placed 1st in the Midwest Regional Finals, and then placed 3rd in the country at the National Finals at the USPTO in Alexandria, Virginia. Seventy-five law schools from across the country competed in […]
Colin Cicotte represented a Tier 1 automotive supplier as it negotiated a software license agreement relating to electric vehicle power control modules. The agreement protected software that was developed by the supplier but included in vehicle components used by OEMs.
William Kolakowski helped secure the first issued patent for Functional Fluidics, Inc. U.S. Patent No. 11,662,353 issued on May 30, 2023 and is directed to a method for assessing the effects of hypoxia on tissues. He also assisted Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC in obtaining U.S. Patent No. 11,624,754 (issued April 11, 2023) directed to […]