2021 December

Purdue University Industrial Engineering Student Team Present Docketing Analysis to Firm

December 13, 2021

As part of the Purdue University IE 431 senior design capstone project, Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner LLP welcomed industrial engineering Team 9 students, Connor Evans, Kenny Klimek, Shaheer Malik, Conley Tjahjono, and Rong Xue to observe and analyze the Firm’s docketing system.

The students learned about the importance of intellectual property docketing and provided practical recommendations to streamline and improve the Firm’s docketing process.

Social Media Sponsorship Disclosures in 2021

December 8, 2021

Woodard partner Blake Hartz authored the article “Social media sponsorship disclosures in 2021,” which was published by The Indiana Lawyer on December 8. The article discusses the reasons for the FTC sending over 700 warning letters to consumer products companies, advertisers and major retailers concerning deceptive or unfair endorsements and testimonials and why we are likely to see more developments in the field of unfair competition relating to #sponsored content. To read the full article, visit:  The Indiana Lawyer


Eric Martinez Receives Inaugural USPATENT.COM Diversity Scholarship

December 6, 2021

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner LLP awarded Eric Martinez with its first USPATENT.COM Diversity Scholarship.

Eric graduated from Purdue Polytechnic High School in May 2021 and is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in electrical engineering at Purdue University. As a student at Purdue Polytechnic, Eric worked on numerous projects including creating a chair made of cardboard that withstood the weight of a seated person.

“We are proud of Eric and his accomplishments and thank the administration of Purdue Polytechnic for selecting Eric as the first USPATENT.COM Diversity Scholarship awardee,” Dan Lueders, Managing Partner.

Woodard established the USPTENT.COM Diversity Scholarship to relieve financial burdens, help reduce other outside pressures and support the pipeline of diverse science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) talent in Indiana.

“We want to encourage and support diverse candidates that start and finish in STEM in college, go on to law school, and decide to be patent attorneys. And then want to live and work in Indy. We believe exposure to the legal profession, specifically patent law, before law school will help build that pipeline of talent,” said Lueders.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a diverse Purdue Polytechnic High School senior who will be majoring in STEM in college.