December 2014

  • Corey Beaubien and Shannon Murphy co-authored an article titled Patent Eligibility and Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Methods: Principles to Apply. BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal® published the article in September 2014. Beaubien and Smith look at recent views of the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and USPTO on patent eligibility and medical diagnostic and treatment methods. They deduce three principles to help practitioners determine whether medical diagnostic and treatment methods are eligible for patent protection.
  • Shannon Murphy attended AIPLA’s “2014 Cross-Country Women in IP Networking Event,” an event held simultaneously in 31 cities to support and foster the growth of women in the intellectual property field. Shannon was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
  • Keyuna Evans was nominated by her copyright professor to participate in Michigan Intellectual Property America Inns of the Court for the coming academic year. The Inns of Court is an organization dedicated to fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, and civility in the legal field.
  • David Simonelli was a panel member for intellectual property at the 2014 Inno-Vention Conference, hosted by Medical Main Street. The panel included intellectual property attorneys and a supervisor patent examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Several Reising attorneys attended the conference as well.
  • Jim Stevens was invited to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. The Fellows support the research of the ABF and sponsor programming of direct relevance to leaders of the legal profession.
  • Michael C. Adams, Scott Hogan and Shannon Murphy met with 11 USPTO Examiners, presenting the Examiners with in-person arguments for patentability on behalf of seven different clients, and successfully advancing prosecution in all cases. Reising attorneys frequently use in-person oral arguments to enhance and strengthen their corresponding written arguments.
  • Steve Walmsley was elected to the Advisory Board for St. Fabian School in Farmington Hills, MI.