News & Updates

Blake R. Hartz Selected to the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy Class 9

December 10, 2019

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce Blake R. Hartz’s membership in the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy Class 9.  Mr. Hartz is one of 25 attorneys selected to participate in the 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.

Mr. Hartz focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in both federal court and administrative proceedings at the USPTO, having represented clients in patent, trademark, and trade secret cases in courts across the country, various trademark opposition/cancellation actions, and more than a dozen patent Inter Partes Review proceedings. He has worked on all stages of disputes, from pre-filing investigations through appeal, and also maintains active patent and trademark prosecution dockets, including serving as U.S. counsel for overseas companies and attorneys.

The Firm congratulates Mr. Hartz and all members of LDA Class 9.

About the Indiana State Bar Association:

Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association is the single largest legal organization in the state. The ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the Indiana State Bar Association, visit www.inbar.org.


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Embraces Season of Sharing

December 5, 2019

Again this holiday season, the Firm and its employees are joining together to provide items from three organizations’ wish lists. With donations of gifts, supplies and monetary support, the Firm hopes to alleviate the holiday stresses of The Julian Center, The Villages, and Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership (ARPO) so they may focus on caring for the families, children and animals they serve.

For more information about these organizations and the important work they do, please visit:

The Julian Center 

The Villages

Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership (ARPO)


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Named U.S. News’ 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’ List

November 1, 2019

U.S. News Media Group (U.S. News) and Best Lawyers named Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP to the 2020 “Best Law Firms’ list with top regional rankings in 5 practice areas including Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law and Trademark Law.

Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.


Entrepreneur and inventor, Bart Waclawik, featured in Indianapolis Business Journal

October 30, 2019

Bart Waclawik, founder and owner of Innovative Neurological Devices, is working with Woodard attorney, Christopher A. Brown, to protect his innovative medical device, the CERVELLATM Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator.

CERVELLATM is an FDA-cleared medical device for treatment of anxiety, depression, and insomnia and is the world’s first and only Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator with patent-pending proprietary conductive treatment electrodes that are integrated into a stereo headset allowing patients to receive treatment during study, work, or play. CERVELLATM is also the first and only CES device that is managed through an App on a smart device.

After witnessing a close family member struggle with existing products, Mr. Waclawik was inspired to create a product that would fit seamlessly into a patient’s lifestyle. The patent-pending CERVELLATM headphones allow patients to inconspicuously receive treatment from any location.

For more information on the CERVELLATM Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator, please visit: CERVELLATM

To read the article published in the Indianapolis Business Journal, visit: IBJ 


The Firm Welcomes Scott J. Collins, M.S. Biology  

October 2, 2019

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce that Scott J. Collins has joined the Firm as an associate.

Since 2018, Mr. Collins has worked as a law clerk for the firm and will concentrate his practice on all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Prior to joining Woodard, Scott gained valuable experience working for a startup software company conducting corporate and intellectual property legal research to determine the how to best protect the company’s IP assets. He also worked for a major pharmaceutical company conducting patent landscaping research and meeting with scientists to determine patentability of their work. While pursuing his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology, Scott was a biology lab instructor and, as an assistant in an ecology and evolution lab, led lab projects and instructed students.

The Firm welcomes Mr. Collins and looks forward to building on Woodard Emhardt’s 140 years of protecting and defending client’s creative and intellectual assets.


Christopher A. Brown Hosts WFYI Fall Membership Campaign

September 25, 2019

Woodard Partner, Christopher A. Brown, and Ogletree Deakins attorney, Amanda Couture, hosted WFYI’s Fall Membership Campaign during Morning Edition. Be sure to tune in this afternoon when Chris returns to the air during All Things Considered.

The Firm is please to support WFYI Public Media and thanks Chris and Amanda for volunteering their time to further the mission of WFYI.


The Firm congratulates Biologics Modular, LLC on the issuance of US Patent No. 10,371,294

September 24, 2019

 

 

Clark Byrum, Jr. President and CEO of Biologics Modular worked with Woodard attorney, Tim Thomas, on obtaining the patent covering preassembled cleanroom modules with air filtration systems.

Biologics Modular, LLC designs and manufactures modular cleanroom facilities to serve as bio-manufacturing suites, self-contained bio-repositories, and analytical labs for health science service providers, educational facilities and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Biologics’ innovative pre-constructed, pretested cleanroom modules, with air filtration systems in place, minimize capital costs and decrease production times for its clients.

A live example of the connectivity feature of Biologics Modular’s intellectual property

To read Biologics Modular’s patent announcement, visit: https://www.biologicsmodular.com/post/press-release-biologics-modular-announces-issuance-of-us-patent-for-modular-cleanroom-facility

For more information on Biologics Modular, please visit: Biologics Modular


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.

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