April 2014Law Intern Shannon Murphy graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in December 2013, magna cum laude. Shannon received three book awards for the highest grades in Estates and Trusts, Law of the Internet, and Antitrust. She also was the first-place winner of the 2013 Edward F. Langs Writing Award for her article How Recent Attempts to Expand Economic Espionage Protection Will Likely Be Futile in Light of Trade Secret Protection Schemes Already Available to U.S. CompaniesReising attorneys Jeff Doyle and E. Colin Cicotte accepted their invitations to become shareholders of Reising Ethington. Previously, Jeff was of counsel and Colin was an associate, both of this firm. Reising continues to grow from within and is proud of the commitments Jeff and Colin have made to the continued success of the firm.
Corey Beaubien successfully obtained design patents for vehicles that were voted Motor Trend’s Car of the Year and the Truck of the Year for 2014.David Simonelli participated in a panel discussion regarding tips for successful prosecution of medical device patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The panel discussion was a part of a medical device patent conference in March put on by the American Conference Institute in Chicago. Another patent attorney and two supervisory patent examiners completed the panel.Corey Beaubien was recently published in IP Today for his article regarding patent marking. To Mark or Not to Mark - The Past and Present State of Patent Marking and False Marking was published in January’s issue of IP Today.Jim Stevens, Eric Jones, Mike Adams, Mike Druzinski, Jeff Doyle, Colleen Shovlin and Scott Hogan all travelled to Vail for a conference to continue their legal education by staying abreast of recent changes in case law and recent statistical results from the changes in law due to the America Invents Act (AIA).George Grove recently gave his 180th pint of blood to the American Red Cross. George has been outstanding in his commitment to this admirable cause of helping those requiring blood transfusions.