Michael C. Adams was recently named an IP Star for 2013 by Managing Intellectual Property, a nationwide publication covering IP firms and attorneys. The publication cited Mike’s industry specialties as including automobiles and parts, electronics and electrical equipment, manufacturing, mechanical products and processes, and software and computer services.
Corey Beaubien attended Design Day at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patent attorneys, USPTO personnel, and PTAB judges came together for a day to discuss prosecution and litigation matters concerning design patent law practice. Topics included the status of the ratification of the Hague Agreement in the U.S., the considerable increase in design patent filings, recent case law and best practices, and post grant proceedings. Over 300 professionals attended the event.
Corey Beaubien also attended a medical device conference in Chicago, where patent specialists discussed the latest developments in patent law and how changes in law (AIA) and case law affect the practitioners draft, prosecute and litigate patents in the medical device industry.
World Intellectual Property Day was celebrated in metro-Detroit on April 23rd with a theme of intellectual property protection in the field of movies. Dan Hegner worked with other IP professionals to plan the event and its speakers. Anthony Gartrelle contributed to the event’s success by hosting and participating in the event. This year’s World IP Day had several notable guests and speakers including Congressman John Conyers, Filmmaker Ajmal Ahmed (Jinn, Exodus Pictures), Entertainment Attorney Howard Hertz, and Animator Gary Schwartz.
Keyuna Evans, an intern with Reising Ethington while attending law school, was elected to the position of Executive Secretary, for the University of Detroit Mercy Law Student Bar Association for the 2014-2015 school year.Dan Hegner volunteered at the Back to the Beach Half Marathon. For a third consecutive year, Dan has been the captain of the aid station to the runners at Mile 10 – organizing a volunteer team and providing refreshment and encouragement to the runners on the driest portion of the course. The Back to the Beach races provide funds for local charities including Medals 4 Mettle – which provides endurance race medals to those who demonstrate similar mettle or courage by facing life-threatening illnesses and severe disabilities.