Daniel J. Lueders

Woodard Emhardt Attorney Speaks at Purdue’s Office of Technology Commercialization as well as on NPR Station

October 9, 2012

Woodard Emhardt partner Dan Lueders recently spoke to Purdue University’s Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC). Subsequent to the presentation, Dan gave a radio interview regarding the recent changes for the America Invents Act (AIA). Read more about Dan’s presentation and listen to the interview at WBAA Public Radio from Purdue.


Five Woodard Emhardt Attorneys Recognized by 2012 Indiana Super Lawyers

February 17, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Woodard, Emhardt partners Thomas Henry, Spiro Bereveskos and Daniel Lueders have been named Super Lawyers for 2012. Additionally, Woodard, Emhardt associates Bill McKenna and Jim Blaufuss have been named Rising Stars for 2012. Congratulations to all!


Woodard, Emhardt Hosts Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program 2011 E-Day

May 6, 2011

Demonstrating our continued support of Indiana’s entrepreneur community, Woodard, Emhardt hosted Ball State University’s Entrepreneurship Program E-Day (“Evaluation Day”) on May 3, 2011. Partners Dan Lueders, Holly Banta, TJ Cole, and Chuck Schmal also participated in E-Day as judges. More information about the event can be found in our previous blog post.

Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program has been a top ten nationally ranked program for about a decade and was recently ranked as the first of “10 College Classes that Impact the Outside World” by U.S. News & World Report. More information about Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program can be found here.

During E-Day, seniors majoring in entrepreneurship presented their business plans to a panel of judges who decide whether a student passes or fails the program. A key feature of E-Day is this final pass or fail review that requires seniors to put their degrees on the line as their business plans are scrutinized by a group of top business leaders. If they pass, they receive their diplomas; if they fail, they are required to either return the next year with a revised plan or to seek another degree. Many of the business plans presented by the students at E-Day concerned technological innovations, such as a thermite torch that is able to cut through any metal within seconds, a simulated skin product used for practicing surgical skills, a medical computer cart, a laser system used to extricate victims from vehicular accidents, and a communication system for tracking students on school buses.

Woodard, Emhardt is proud to sponsor and promote the entrepreneurial spirit in Indiana and throughout the Midwest.


Partner Dan Lueders Featured in Article About Potential Legislation Expanding IP Protection in Indiana

March 21, 2011

Woodard Emhardt Partner Dan Lueders was recently interviewed for an article in The Indiana Lawyer regarding potential legislation in Indiana which would create a new form of intellectual property protection.  The legislation would provide protection for those types of inventions for which federal law does not apply, such as non-patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101.  A copy of this article may be accessed here.


Indiana Super Lawyers

March 11, 2011

Congratulations to Woodard, Emhardt partners Tom Henry, Spiro Bereveskos, and Dan Lueders for being named Super Lawyers in The Indiana Super Lawyers, 2011 Edition.


Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Star

June 30, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Woodard, Emhardt partners Thomas Henry, Spiro Bereveskos and Daniel Lueders have been named Super Lawyers for 2010. Additionally, Woodard, Emhardt associate Marta Paul has been named a Rising Star for 2010. Congratulations to all!


Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium Held Nov. 19 – 20

November 24, 2009

The Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium was held November 19 & 20 at the University Hotel and Conference Center in Indianapolis, IN.  The event was sponsored by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation and featured presentations by speakers in a variety of intellectual property areas, including patent prosecution, trademark prosecution, biotechnology practice, intellectual property litigation, and ethics.  Woodard Emhardt Trial Practice Group Co-Chair, Holiday W. Banta, served as moderator for the event.  In addition, the following Woodard Emhardt attorneys were featured among the presenters and panelists (click on the topic titles to access presentation materials):

T.J. Cole
Hot Topics in Patent Law

Thomas Q. Henry
Top Patent Prosecutors Roundtable:  Prosecution and Client Management Tips from Indianapolis’ Leading Practitioners

Charles P. Schmal
Current Topics Concerning Corporate Ownership and Licensing of Intellectual Property

Kenneth A. Gandy (material preparation), Gilbert T. Voy (Eli Lilly & Co., presenter)
Patenting Therapeutic and Diagnostics Medical Methods Around the World:  Practices and Pitfalls in Divergent Systems

James R. Blaufuss
Hot Topics in Trademark Law – Part 1
Hot Topics in Trademark Law – Part 2

Daniel J. Lueders
‘You Really Should Settle This Case’ – Do the Courts Practice What They Preach?

The Symposium was a huge success, with over one hundred faculty, attorneys, and IP professionals from around the world in attendance.  Special thanks go out to all of the individuals involved who helped with organizing and presenting at the event.

Related Links:
Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium, Nov. 19-20, 2009


Woodard, Emhardt Attorneys Teach at Indiana Law Schools

September 8, 2009

Many of Woodard, Emhardt’s attorneys serve the Intellectual Property community in Indiana by teaching courses at Indiana law schools.  This fall, partners Charles P. Schmal and Charles R. Reeves are serving as adjunct law professors at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, teaching a course in International Protection of Intellectual Property.  Also this fall, partner Christopher A. Brown is teaching a course in Patent Law at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.  Partners Kenneth A. Gandy and Daniel J. Lueders regularly serve as adjunct law professors at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, with Mr. Gandy teaching a course in Patent Prosecution and Mr. Lueders teaching a course in Patent Litigation.  Additionally, partner Troy J. Cole regularly teaches a course in Patent Prosecution at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.


Indiana Super Lawyers

August 19, 2008

Congratulations to Woodard, Emhardt partners Spiro Bereveskos, Thomas Henry, Daniel Lueders and John McNett for being named Super Lawyers in The Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, August 2008.

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