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Firm Sponsors the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council’s 2014 Exhibit Breakfast

February 19, 2014

Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP was pleased to sponsor the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council’s 2014 Exhibit Breakfast at the Indiana Statehouse on February 12. The event brought together small and large medical device manufacturers from all over the state, including Cook, Zimmer, and Roche, as well as suppliers for the industry. Legislators, administration officials including Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, and representatives from Congressional offices had the chance to meet and speak with members of one of Indiana’s key industries.

The focus of the Breakfast was to show innovations and demonstrate the importance of the medical device industry to the state. “We are delighted once again to be a part of this event and to support the IMDMC and its members,” said Christopher Brown, a member of Woodard Emhardt’s Management Committee and the Firm’s representative at the Breakfast. “These manufacturers and the companies that provide them with equipment, materials and services are some of the most forward-thinking businesses in our state. Our long-standing exclusive focus on intellectual property is dedicated to helping Hoosiers create new ideas, new products, and new businesses, and these companies are right in the forefront of that effort.”


Dr. Matthew Gardlik Elected Chairman of the Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society

January 30, 2014

Dr. Matthew Gardlik was recently nominated and elected Chairman of the Indiana Section of the American Chemical Society. This three year commitment to the Executive Committee includes roles as Chairman-Elect, Chairman, and Chairman-Emeritus. Matt has been a member and involved with the American Chemical Society for over 10 years. In 2012 Matt was honored with the Catalyst Award by the Cincinnati Local Section of the American Chemical Society for his work with the Cincinnati section.


James Blaufuss Elected To Indiana Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy

January 30, 2014

James Blaufuss was elected by The Indiana State Bar Association to be one of 25 young lawyers to join the 2014 class of its Leadership Development Academy. The Academy is a statewide leadership program established to empower and develop lawyers to be informed, committed and involved so that they may fill significant leadership roles in local and state bar associations, local communities and organizations and to serve as role models in matters of ethics and professionalism.


Liz Shuster Sworn in as President of the Intellectual Property Section of the Indiana State Bar Association

October 11, 2013

Today, Liz Shuster was sworn in as the next President of the Intellectual Property Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.  The section helps to “foster and advance the profession of intellectual property law” among other goals.  Congratulations, Liz.

 Liz Shuster is a partner at Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP and assists clients with obtaining protection for their intellectual property by securing patents, trademarks, and copyrights. She enjoys helping clients implement strategies to protect their intellectual property.


Elizabeth Shuster Becomes Member of NAWBO-Indianapolis

September 13, 2013

Elizabeth Shuster has been accepted as a member of NAWBO-Indianapolis, the largest NAWBO® chapter in the country. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.


Charles Meyer Honored in Benchmark Plaintiff Handbook

August 9, 2013

Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP is pleased to announce that Charlie Meyer has distinguished himself by earning an honored placement in Indiana as a Local Litigation Star in the Benchmark Plaintiff Handbook published by Legal Media Group.  The guide ‘s results are the culmination of research conducted during extensive interviews with litigators and their clients identifying firms and attorneys who have displayed the ability to consistently handle complex, high stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions.

 

 


Elizabeth Shuster Completed Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series

May 23, 2013

Woodard, Emhardt partner Elizabeth Shuster graduated on May 22, 2013 from the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series.  The IndyBar’s Bar Leader Series is designed to develop lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles in business and legal communities.  Skills developed include communicating with, motivating, and inspiring others. During the series, Liz had the opportunity to meet and interact with prominent legal and community leaders, develop leadership skills, explore long-term opportunities for leadership, and strengthen her network.


Woodard Honored in Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook

May 15, 2013

Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP is pleased to announce that it has distinguished itself by earning an honored placement in Indiana as a Highly Recommended Intellectual Property Law Firm in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook.  In addition, partners Spiro Bereveskos, Daniel J. Lueders, and Charles P. Schmal are ranked as IP Stars in Indiana.  The rankings are based on comprehensive surveys conducted during 2012 by a team of researches who sought responses from thousands of practitioners by phone, fax, email, and in face-to-face meetings.


Woodard, Emhardt Hosting E-Day for Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program

April 16, 2013

Woodard, Emhardt is hosting “E-Day” (Evaluation Day) for Ball State University’s nationally renowned Entrepreneurship Program on April 17, 2013.

During “E-Day,” seniors majoring in entrepreneurship present their business plans to a panel of four judges who decide whether a student passes or fails out of the program. The pool of judges includes business people, attorneys, and members of Indiana’s venture capital and entrepreneurship communities. Woodard, Emhardt wishes good luck to all of the participating students!


Dan Lueders Visits the Home of Gatorade®

April 15, 2013

Firm client, the University of Florida, is the birthplace of Gatorade ® sports drink. It was proven via the Florida Gators football team. Its history back to its invention in 1965 is summarized in this historic marker on the U of F Gators campus:

Partner, Dan Lueders, represents the University of Florida and is shown here at the Cade Museum exhibit which includes the actual med-school lab benches where Gatorade ® sports drink was invented:

 

Our law firm secured the original Gatorade ®  trademark registrations and various patents around the world for the product. Gatorade ® is a multi-billion dollar success story and is an ongoing part of our firm’s history.

 

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