News & Updates

Ruth Rogers Named 2021 IndyBar Paralegal of the Year

October 5, 2021

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to share that Ruth Rogers was named 2021 IndyBar Paralegal of the Year.

Ms. Rogers was honored with the award at the IndyBar Paralegal Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, October 5th at the Embassy Suites. Ms. Rogers has worked in the legal industry for more than 50 years. Ms. Rogers joined Woodard Emhardt in 1997 and is Manager of our “Formalities Department”. This centralizes: (a) interacting with our foreign law firm associates to obtain international patent and trademark rights; (b) complex docketing (U.S. and foreign); and, (c) quality control.

Ms. Rogers takes it upon herself to provide exceptional support and service to new attorneys and staff. She discerns quickly their individual needs and moves efficiently to provide key information, recommendations, or direction. Fondly known as the ‘go-to’ for most things foreign at our firm, Ms. Rogers receives calls regularly from international associates at law firms throughout the world.

In addition to her work as Manager of our Formalities Department, Ms. Rogers gives back to her community. Over the years, she has served as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, choir director, and singles ministry coordinator (a ministry that provides insight into ‘single-ness’ for widows, divorcees, and individuals who’ve never been married) both in her home church and at a statewide level. Through these many activities with her church, Ms. Rogers has taken many “lost” people under her wings, especially children and young adults, all mostly not related to her.

Ms. Rogers is a key member of the Woodard Emhardt team and we thank her for her loyalty and dedication to our firm and the community. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Rogers on this well-deserved honor.


Athletes & Trademarks – What should athletes do to protect their name and logo?

October 4, 2021

Veteran Sports Attorney, Jill McBride Baxter, and Charlie Meyer discuss what athletes should do to protect their name or logo in the the context of NIL.  They talk about the ability (or inability) to use university marks in everything from pitches to content production, how/why a copyright lawsuit could be brought, and more in the podcast, Trademark Considerations for College Athletes. A helpful listen for athletes and agents alike.


Shane T. Moreillon Joins Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP

October 1, 2021

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce that Shane Moreillon has joined the Firm as an associate.

Since 2020, Mr. Moreillon worked as a law clerk for the firm and will focus his practice on all aspects of patent and trademark preparation and prosecution covering a variety of technologies, including biochemical, chemical, medical device, mechanical, and software to protect clients’ innovations from competitors. After earning his bachelor’s degree in biology, Mr. Moreillon gained valuable experience working for PPD, Inc., a global contract research organization, as an associate scientist performing complex analytical methods to analyze pharmaceutical compounds. He provided training to junior analysts and was responsible for 5S management tasks and writing non-conformances.

The Firm welcomes Mr. Moreillon to our team and looks forward to building on Woodard Emhardt’s history of protecting and defending client’s creative and intellectual assets.


Join Matt Gardlik at the IndyBar’s first-ever Tech Show

September 23, 2021

Matt will present, “Zoom Deposition & The Future of Virtual Court.” As our nation practices social distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, jurisdictions across the country have encouraged attorneys to conduct depositions remotely. Matt will share experiences and considerations to account for when taking or defending a remote or virtual deposition.

As part of this full-day show, you’ll also hear from industry leaders on topics ranging from virtual court resources, time and billing software, digital marketing, virtual reception options, legal research and more. Representatives will also be on-site to demonstrate software and products.

For more information and to register for the Tech Show on October 15, visit: Indianapolis Bar Association


Thank you – Ask An IP Attorney at the Library

September 22, 2021

We were proud to be a part of the Ask an IP Attorney program hosted by The Indianapolis Public Library’s Patent & Trademark Resource Center and the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section. Our team enjoyed answering questions related to patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property matters and appreciated the opportunity to serve the greater Indianapolis community.


Trademark Owners Beware of Fraudulent Solicitations

September 20, 2021

Entities such as Patent and Trademark Office, LLC, and Patent and Trademark Bureau, LLC give a false impression that they are the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), scamming more than 2,900 U.S. trademark registrants out of millions of dollars for inflated, and often fake, renewal fees. If you receive suspicious correspondence, check the USPTO scam alert webpage, contact the Trademark Assistance Center, and contact one of the attorneys at our firm to help evaluate the validity of the correspondence. Remember, the USPTO will never ask you for social security numbers or credit card numbers in general correspondence.

For more information and to learn more about the steps the USPTO is taking to combat scams, visit: USPTO


Intellectual Property Concerns for In-House Counsel

September 16, 2021

On September 30th, Bill McKenna will lead the discussion, Intellectual Property Concerns for In-House Counsel, for ICLEF’s Advanced Corporate Counsel program at the West Baden Resort on September 30 – October 1, 2021. For more information and to register, please visit ICLEF.

 


Join Us – Ask An IP Attorney Event at the Central Library

September 15, 2021

The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section and the Central Library, a designated Patent & Trademark Resource Center by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, are hosting an Ask-An-IP Lawyer event on Monday, September 20, 2021. Blake Hartz, Mike Morris and Andrew Nevill will be on hand to answer questions and help inventors and/or entrepreneurs who need assistance with or have questions about patents, trademarks and other IP related issues. For more information about this free event, please visit: Indianapolis Public Library 


Lueders Recognized by Best Lawyers as Indianapolis “Lawyer of the Year” 2022; Firm Partners Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

August 19, 2021

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner LLP congratulates Daniel J. Lueders who was named Indianapolis “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Intellectual Property by The Best Lawyers in America© 2022.

Congratulations to all of our attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in their respective fields:

• Spiro Bereveskos – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
• Kenneth A. Gandy – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law
• Daniel J. Lueders – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
• William A. McKenna – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
• Charles J. Meyer – Litigation – Intellectual Property
• Charles P. Schmal – Patent Law

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.


5 Firm Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2022: Ones to Watch

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They 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.

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner LLP would like to congratulate the following lawyers recognized in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch:

• Joshua P. Astin – Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law
• Matthew M. Gardlik – Patent Law
• Jeremy J. Gustrowsky – Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law
• Blake R. Hartz – Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law
• Michael Morris – Intellectual Property Law, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law

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