June 2013

  • Steven Permut has obtained a dozen favorable decisions with the National Arbitration Forum through the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) for one of our clients in healthcare. Steve has helped our client protect one of its most valuable assets – its brand name. Twenty domain names that were previously held by internet pirates have been transferred to this client. In case after case, Steve was successful in showing that the internet pirates: 1) intended to use a domain name that is a confusingly similar variation of your name or trademark; 2) have no rights or legitimate interests to the domain name; and 3) have registered and are using the domain name in bad faith. UDRPs are a quick and decisive procedure to force pirates and squatters to transfer ownership of confusingly similar domain names to its rightful owners.
  • Steve Walmsley attended a Patent Resources Group seminar to gain a deeper understanding of the America Invents Act (AIA) -- the most significant development in U.S. patent law in decades. One of the important topics reviewed was post-grant patent practice, including new procedures for post-grant review, inter-partes review, reexamination, reissue, and supplemental examination. A thorough understanding of this legislation is critical to minimizing risks and costs, and maximizing opportunities for your business. Reising attorneys invest in themselves to keep you ahead of your competition.
  • Jim Stevens, Rick Hoffmann and Michael Druzinski are included in DBusiness magazine’s Top Lawyers 2013 list. DBusiness magazine surveyed more than 21,000 attorneys in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties among 51 specialized practice areas. Surveyed lawyers were asked to nominate up to three attorneys in a given area of law.
  • Keyuna Evans, our new legal intern, was a semi-finalist in the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Moot Court Competition; she was one of four left standing among all UDM first years. Keyuna has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University, a masters degree in Engineering Management from the University of Michigan – Dearborn, and has worked in engineering positions at Chrysler, Federal-Mogul and the IAC Group.