Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leaders Series

Michael Morris Selected for Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series

July 23, 2015

Woodard, Emhardt associate Michael Morris was selected for the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series, Class XIII.  The Bar Leader Series is designed to develop lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles in business and legal communities.  Through the series, selected lawyers will learn how to communicate, motivate, inspire, and succeed not only in their law careers, but also in service to professional, political, judicial, civic, and community organizations.

 


Bob Jalaie Completes Bar Leader Series

May 22, 2014

Congratulations to Woodard, Emhardt associate Bob Jalaie for being a member of the most recent graduating class of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series. Twenty five attorneys from Indianapolis area firms were selected to participate in the Bar Leader Series based on their dedication to the Indianapolis community and to the legal profession. Various activities and events offered participants the opportunity to sharpen their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through interactive sessions with marquee professionals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. Class members also developed their leadership skills by working together to complete public service projects.


Bob Jalaie Selected for Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series

August 13, 2013

Woodard, Emhardt associate Bob Jalaie was selected for the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series – Class XI. The IndyBar’s Bar Leader Series is designed to develop lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles in business and legal communities. Through the series, selected lawyers will learn how to communicate, motivate, inspire, and succeed not only in their law career, but also in service to professional, political, judicial, civic, and community organizations.


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.


Elizabeth Shuster Selected for Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series

July 23, 2012

Woodard, Emhardt partner Elizabeth Shuster was selected for 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.  Through the series, selected lawyers will learn how to communicate, motivate, inspire, and succeed not only in their law career, but also in service to professional, political, judicial, civic, and community organizations.


William McKenna Completes IBA Bar Leader Series

June 5, 2012

Woodard, Emhardt associate William McKenna was a member of the most recent graduating class of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series. Twenty five attorneys from Indianapolis area firms were selected to participate in the Bar Leader Series based on their dedication to the Indianapolis community and to the legal profession. Various activities and events offered the distinguished participants the opportunity to sharpen their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through interactive sessions with marquee professionals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds besides the legal profession. Class members also developed their leadership skills by working together to complete public service projects.

Congratulations Bill!


October 2011 Newsletter

November 4, 2011

   Patents


A Summary of the America Invents Act

 On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the “America Invents Act”which makes sweeping changes to the U. S. patent system. Congress’s primary goals were to further enhance opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurial investment, to better harmonize U. S. patent laws with those of other countries, and to streamline patent office procedures.

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  Supreme Court Clarifies Patent Ownership Under Bayh-Dole Act

As a result of Leland Stanford Junior University  v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., No. 09-1159, organizations and universities subject to the Bayh-Dole Act should construct more effective assignment agreements with their employees instead of relying on the Bayh-Dole Act to automatically vest title. 

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  Another Reason to Keep Lab Notebooks—Tax Credits Upwards of 7-10%

 Law firms and in-house attorneys are always asking inventors to keep lab notebooks.  There are a number of reasons to keep such documentation, including seeking patent protection, but there is another reason that is often overlooked, substantial tax credits.

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  Trademarks and Copyrights


ICANN Approves New Generic Top-Level Domain Names, Including The XXX  Domain

 ICANN’s Board of Directors has approved a plan to allow an increase in the number of internet address endings, otherwise known as generic top-level domain names (gTLDs).  Currently 22 gTLDs exist, with .com being the most utilized.  However, internet address names will soon be able to end with almost any word in any language, offering organizations around the world the opportunity to market their brand, products, community or cause in new and innovative ways.

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Do you work with copyrights? If so, do not forget about an author’s rights to terminate transfers and licenses.

The copyright act provides the authors of transferred or licensed works the opportunity to recapture his or her rights.  This means that after waiting a specific period of time, an author, or an author’s estate, can terminate a prior transfer or license.  Such terminations can have a dramatic impact on a company’s rights to use certain intellectual property or the rights to revenue from certain copyrighted works.

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 Litigation


A Tougher Standard for Proving Inequitable Conduct?

 In a 6–1–4 decision, an en banc Federal Circuit in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Company tries to cure the “plague” of inequitable conduct pleadings by raising the bar for proving that alleged bad acts were material to patentability and that the patentee undertook the alleged bad acts with intent to deceive the Patent and Trademark Office.

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 Other Announcements


2011 Midwest Intellectual Property Summit

 The 2011 Midwest Intellectual Property Summit, organized by Woodard, Emhardt attorney, Holiday W. Banta, will be held November 17th and will showcase presentations on the latest research and topics of concern in the field of intellectual property.  Woodard, Emhardt attorneys presenting at the Summit include T.J. Cole, Michael Morris and Spiro Bereveskos

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  Bill McKenna Selected for Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series 

Woodard, Emhardt associate Bill McKenna was selected for the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series.  The Indy Bar’s Bar Leader Series is designed to develop lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles in business and legal communities.  Through the series, selected lawyers will learn how to communicate, motivate, inspire, and succeed not only in their law career, but also in service to professional, political, judicial, civic, and community organizations.

Congratulations, Bill!

 


 

  


Bill McKenna Selected for Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series

August 25, 2011

Woodard, Emhardt associate Bill McKenna was selected for 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.  Through the series, selected lawyers will learn how to communicate, motivate, inspire, and succeed not only in their law career, but also in service to professional, political, judicial, civic, and community organizations.


Douglas Gallagher Selected For Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leaders Series

July 19, 2010

Woodard, Emhardt associate Douglas Gallagher was chosen to participate in the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leaders Series, Class VIII, 2010-2011.  The mission of the Series is to prepare lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles and service in professional, political, judicial, civic, and community organizations.  Attorneys must submit an application to be considered by a selection committee and only 25 attorneys are chosen.  Congratulations to Doug!