News & Updates

Securing intellectual property for ROTOSHOVELTM and its quest to reinvent the shovel

September 11, 2019

Inventor and entrepreneur, Rick Goren, went outside to install a subwoofer in the ground and looked in his garage for the perfect tool. He found all types of shovels and posthole diggers, but nothing that would save him time and make the work less strenuous. Hanging on his garage wall was a drill with a mortal bit which inspired his idea for the ROTOSHOVELTM brand automatic handheld shovel blade which uses a rotating auger bit that makes digging easier and faster saving time, energy, and costs on gardening and landscape projects.

Rick worked with Woodard attorney, Chuck Schmal to obtain U.S. Patent No. 10,309,160 for his unique shovel design as well as to obtain allowance of a trademark application for the ROTOSHOVELTM brand. The firm congratulates Rick on his patent and, on behalf of all gardeners, thanks Rick for reinventing the shovel.

ROTOSHOVELTM brand automatic handheld shovel TV ads will begin September 23, 2019 on AMC networks and NewsWatch. ROTOSHOVELTM brand automatic handheld shovels will also be available at the Green Industry & Equipment Expo in Louisville, KY October 16-18, 2019.

For more information on the ROTOSHOVELTM brand automatic handheld shovels please visit: ROTOSHOVELTM and view the ROTOSHOVELTMVideo.

 


Andrew Nevill Completes Opportunity Indianapolis Program

September 11, 2019

Andrew Nevill and his Opportunity Indianapolis Alumni spent two days exploring Indianapolis and learning about a range of community issues facing the greater Indianapolis community — such as education, public safety, growth of the city’s center — and the people working on them.

Opportunity Indianapolis is a program of Leadership Indianapolis, an organization dedicated to the development of community leaders that can address and solve the issues and opportunities facing our growing metro area. Leadership Indianapolis was founded on the belief that strategic community leadership can increase the vitality, strength, and sustainability of Indianapolis.


What’s In A Name? The Intersection of Branding Rules and Trademark Practice / Policy

September 10, 2019

Join Woodard attorney, Christopher Brown, at the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council’s Regulated World Post Market Workshop on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Chris will address the question, “What’s In A Name? The Intersection of Branding Rules and Trademark Practice / Policy.”

This workshop is designed for regulatory professionals and lawyers in the medical device industry to give them insight into FDA regulations. This program has been developed to provide examples and regulatory information through interactive teaching methods, from experts in each field. Attendees will take a hypothetical device from pathways to market, through clinical trials, promotion and advertising and then work through recalls, QSR & MDR reporting and inspections, touching other areas of regulation along the way. For more information and to register, visit: Regulated World Post Market Workshop

The Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC)  is an association of medical device manufacturers and other associated companies, formed in 1991, to promote the medical device industry.


Indianapolis Bar Foundation Evening Under the Stars

September 10, 2019

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner is excited to join over 400 professionals from the Indianapolis legal community at the annual Evening Under the Stars Gala. Our attorneys are proud to support the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and its mission to advance justice and lead positive change in Indianapolis through philanthropy, education and service. This is a wonderful event, supporting a great cause and we hope to see many of our friends and colleagues there. Indianapolis Bar Foundation


Three Attorneys from Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

August 15, 2019

The firm is pleased to announce that Spiro Bereveskos, Thomas Q. Henry and Daniel J. Lueders have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. The firm would also like to congratulate Thomas Q. Henry on being named to The Best Lawyers in America© list for 25 consecutive years.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.


Amazon patent enforcement system is ‘useful for simple matters’

July 22, 2019

On July 16, 2019, Bill McKenna was quoted in a Patent Strategy article,  “Amazon patent enforcement system is useful for simple matters,”  regarding the Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation (UPNE) program developed by Amazon to offer patent owners a faster and cheaper means of getting patent-infringing products taken down from its platform.


Bereveskos, Lueders and Schmal Named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

June 19, 2019

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner partners, Spiro Bereveskos, Daniel J. Lueders and Charles P. Schmal have been named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. This special recognition recognizes the top practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.

Appearing on the Patent List:

  • Spiro Bereveskos
  • Daniel J. Lueders
  • Charles P. Schmal

 
Appearing on the Trademark List:

  • Daniel J. Lueders
  • Charles P. Schmal

 
The firm is also ranked in Indiana for intellectual property.

Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s “IP Stars” rankings are based on extensive research carried out over a six-month period by a team of researchers who sought responses from firms and clients, and reviewed publicly-available data.


Attorneys Celebrate May in Indy

June 3, 2019

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Firm attorneys celebrate May in Indy racing at Speedway Indoor Karting.


Firm attorneys show their support of the USO of Indiana

May 21, 2019

Firm attorneys, Andrew Nevill, Blake Hartz, Chuck Reeves and Bill McKenna, participate in the Third Annual USO of Indiana Golf Outing on May 17th, 2019 at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Indiana. The annual event helps the USO of Indiana provide programs at no cost to military service men and women.

 


Firm Team Crowned IBF Trivia Night Champions

April 29, 2019

Congratulations to the team from Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner who were crowned the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) Trivia Night Champions and took home the coveted IBF Trivia Trophy! The money raised at this annual IBF Trivia Night event supports the Foundation’s crucial role in helping to solve the legal-related problems in the Indianapolis community.

The victors, Christopher Brown, Chuck Schmal, Josh Astin, Andrew Nevill, Blake Hartz, Mark Burroughs, and Bob Jalaie, are pictured here with Trivia emcee, Adam Christensen (bottom row, center).

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