April 2016

  • We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Bass has joined Reising as an intern. Jeremy is in his second year of law school at the University of Detroit Mercy. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Amherst College, majoring in neuroscience and taking coursework in physics, biochemistry, and pharmacology. Previously, Jeremy was a research assistant at the Brain Imaging Research Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
  • Scott Hogan was a panelist at ACI's 6th Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents held in New York City, NY. Scott discussed recent developments in the law of indefiniteness, analyzing Federal Circuit case law and offering tips to practitioners to help avoid invalidity pitfalls when writing and prosecuting patent applications. Attendees included Federal Court Judges, Administrative Patent Judges of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for the USPTO, corporate counsel, private practitioners, as well as other medical device and patent professionals. Reising sponsored the event for the second year in a row, and colleagues Corey Beaubien, Eric Jones, Stefan Osterbur, Shannon Smith, and Jim Stevens joined Scott at the conference.
  • Corey Beaubien and Mike Druzinski co-authored an article "The Supreme Court Gets Intellectual: A Look At How The Court Is Reshaping IP Law In Significant Ways." The Michigan Bar Journal published the article in its IP-themed issue in February 2016. The article reviewed several significant IP cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years, including Alice v. CLS Bank (patent eligibility), Teva v. Sandoz (patent claim construction), Limelight v. Akamai (patent infringement), and B&B Hardware v. Hargis (preclusive effect of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decisions).
  • Rick Hoffmann represents Chrimar Systems Inc. d/b/a CMS Technologies in connection with certain of Chrimar’s patents that cover aspects of power over ethernet technology. In just the last four months, Rick has obtained four favorable settlements for Chrimar.
  • Matt Schmidt. successfully opposed a trademark application in Turkey. The application was filed by a competitor of a Reising client and the successful opposition prevented the competitor from obtaining any registration of a trademark similar to trademarks owned by the client. Matt has succeeded in cancellation and opposition proceedings in many countries around the world, providing protection for client brands and goodwill.
  • This past fall, Dan Hegner was a guest speaker at Oakland Community College. In a class titled "Starting/Operating a Small Business," Dan fielded instructor and student questions regarding IP legal and ethical issues that often arise when starting a business.
  • Reising is working with 10-year old "kid inventor" Christian Blankenbaker to obtain patent and trademark protection for his GREET-O-MATICâ„¢ audio recording and playback device. Christian lives in Michigan and has been featured on Local 4 News (WDIV Detroit), as well as on national television as a guest on the Steve Harvey Show.