January 2016

  • Rick Hoffmann, Jim Stevens, Scott Hogan, and Mike Druzinski have been recognized by the Super Lawyers rating service for 2015. The annual Super Lawyers selection process involves independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Hoffmann has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer for ten consecutive years and Stevens for six of the last ten years. Hogan and Druzinski have both been named Michigan Rising Stars for at least two years running.
  • Colin Cicotte travelled to Washington DC in September to participate in the Chisum Patent Academy – an intensive, small-group, roundtable discussion of recent patent law developments periodically held by noted patent scholar Donald S. Chisum, the author of the multi-volume Chisum on Patents, and Janice M. Mueller, the author of Mueller on Patent Law.
  • Jim Stevens is currently in his 11th year as an Adjunct Professor teaching Patent Law at the University of Detroit Law School. He instructs his class from the casebook “Patent Law Including Trade Secrets-Copyrights-Trademarks,” a West Publishing publication Stevens co-authored with Reising attorneys William Francis and Matt Schmidt.
  • Dan Hegner was voted 2nd Vice-President for the 2015-16 term of the Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA), an association of intellectual property attorneys, patent agents, and law students from across the state of Michigan who are interested in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property issues.
  • Dan Hegner and James Stevens Jr. were nominated and joined the 2015-16 term of the Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court, an organization committed to fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills in intellectual property law. Others in the firm that are members of the Inn of Court include Corey Beaubien, Mike Druzinski, Rick Hoffmann, Shelly Hokenstad, Colleen Shovlin, and Jim Stevens.