News & Updates

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.


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 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).


Daniel J. Lueders Named America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Indiana

April 9, 2019

 The law firm is pleased to announce that partner, Daniel J. Lueders, has been named to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for Indiana in 2019. Membership to this group of 100 attorneys is awarded to less than 0.5 percent of litigators in the United States.

Membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled litigators in high stakes legal matters. Dan was selected as an honoree for the second year in a row based on his role as lead counsel in legal matters with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. bet-the-company litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000). Further assessment for this distinction included a review of Dan’s professional experience, legal achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact. As a final measurement for selection, Dan’s work was evaluated and ranked based on the America’s Top 100 program’s proprietary analysis.

Dan has served as lead trial counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in both bench trials as well as jury trials. To protect their interests in multi-million dollar cases, clients rely on Dan to build and manage their litigation teams. He has served as lead counsel for appeals of intellectual property cases and/or given oral argument before the Indiana Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal, Seventh and Ninth Circuits. Dan has also served as an expert witness in patent and trade secret lawsuits.

ABOUT AMERICA’S TOP 100 HIGH STAKES LITIGATORS

It is the mission of America’s Top 100 LLC to recognize annually and on a lifetime basis the most qualified and accomplished professionals in various fields of practice, including attorneys, doctors, dentists, realtors, accountants, engineers, and architects (among other professionals). Membership in each specific category is by invitation-only after a multi-phase selection process including third-party research and statistical analysis of a candidate’s professional experience, achievements, significant results, community impact, peer reputation, consumer satisfaction, and other proprietary factors specific to each profession. Membership is limited to the Top 100 professionals from each state* in each category of practice who best exhibit excellence and the highest ethical standards in their respective professions. With these high standards, less than 1% of professionals in the United States will be selected for membership as one of America’s Top 100™ in their profession. For more Information visit: www.top100highstakeslitigators.com

*Southern California, Northern California, Southern Texas, Northern Texas, Southern Florida, Northern Florida, New York City, Upstate New York, and Washington D.C. are all separated into individual regions due to the significantly greater number of attorneys in each of those regions.

 


Steve Zlatos Serves as Guest Lecturer at Brest State University

April 8, 2019

On behalf of The Center for International Legal Studies, Steve Zlatos spent two weeks at Brest State University in Brest, Belarus as a guest lecturer on the American Legal System and Intellectual Property Law.

The Center for International Legal Studies – CILS/the Center – is a law research, training, and teaching institute, established and operating as a non-profit, public interest society under Austrian law. Its essential purpose is to promote and disseminate knowledge among members of the international legal community with 5,000 lawyers worldwide having been recognized for their contributions to CILS projects.

Through its Senior Lawyer Visiting Professors Program, the Center places experienced practitioners in visiting professorships at institutions in Eastern Europe, Russia and former Soviet republics, China, India, and Myanmar. Almost 400 senior lawyers have taken up almost 900 appointments since the program began in 2006.


Steve Zlatos Elected to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Board of Trustees

March 12, 2019

The Firm is pleased to announce that Members of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) elected Steve Zlatos to a three-year term as a new member of its Board of Trustees. The election took place March 5 at the NCSML’s annual meeting of the membership.

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a museum that celebrates life:  Czech life, Slovak life and American life. The Museum seeks to inspire people from every background to connect to Czech and Slovak history and culture. Through extraordinary exhibitions and experiences, the Museum tells stories of freedom and identity, family and community, human rights and dignity connecting yesterday with today and tomorrow. The Museum honors those who immigrated to America and worked hard, contributing their skills and vision to the formation of our nation.

Steve represents inventors in patent litigation in federal courts throughout the United States. In 2003, Steve was appointed Honorary Consul for the Slovak Republic. His consulate area includes the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He has traveled extensively throughout Central Europe, speaks Slovak, and is active in assisting Indiana companies in developing business ties there.

 


Attorneys enjoyed an evening shooting at Shoot Point Blank in Carmel

February 21, 2019

Woodard Emhardt attorneys enjoyed an evening shooting at the Shoot Point Blank gun range in Carmel, Indiana.  After a safety training, our attorneys shot a range of rifles and handguns–some manufactured by clients of the firm.


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion on 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars Lists

January 31, 2019

The Firm is proud to recognize our attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists.

The Woodard Emhardt attorneys have consistently been listed as Super Lawyers® in these primary practice areas:

  • Spiro Bereveskos – Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property
    • Selected to Super Lawyers® 2006 – 2019
  • Thomas Q. Henry – Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
    • Selected to Super Lawyers® 2004 – 2019
  • Daniel J. Lueders – Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property
    • Selected to Super Lawyers® 2004 – 2019

 

In addition, William A. McKenna has been named to the Rising Stars list in the areas of Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property since 2012.

The Super Lawyers® list recognizes outstanding attorneys who are selected using a patented, multi-phase process that considers factors such as peer recognition, professional achievement and high ethical standards. No more than 5% of the attorneys in Indiana receive this honor each year.

Attorneys named to the Rising Stars list are selected using the same process, with the exception that only those who are 40 years old or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less are eligible. No more than 2.5% of the attorneys in the state are named to the Rising Stars list.


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Announces Name Change and Promotes Three to Partnership

January 7, 2019

The Firm is pleased to announce that Charles Reeves and Vincent Wagner have been recognized as named partners of the firm, which has changed its name to Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP.  Woodard Emhardt also congratulates Matthew Gardlik, Ph.D., Joshua Astin and Blake Hartz who have been elected to the firm’s partnership and is pleased to share that John McNett will continue with the firm as Senior Counsel.

The firm name change recognizes Mr. Reeves’ and Mr. Wagner’s significant contributions to the firm and outstanding service and results they have achieved for our clients over the years. Their leadership will help ensure the continued success of the firm which celebrates its 140thAnniversary this year.

Mr. Reeves joined the firm in 1976 and has represented a broad range of clients from individuals and start-up businesses to national and international corporations. His experience includes litigation, domestic and international prosecution, strategic planning and managing IP portfolios, and evaluating validity, coverage and right-to-use issues in connection with opinion, transactional and other business-related work.

Mr. Wagner joined the firm in 1978 and has represented clients in a wide range of matters, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, patent interference and trademark oppositions, foreign and domestic patent and trademark prosecution, counseling and opinions, mediations and settlement negotiations, and licensing.

Dr. Gardlik is extensively involved in all aspects of patent prosecution and litigation.  He has successfully prepared and prosecuted inventions in a wide variety of technologies including chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic technologies. His litigation experience includes the successful defense of a retaliatory trade secret misappropriation claim and he continues to represent the plaintiff in the earlier-filed patent infringement suit including in the successful defense of thirteen associated Inter Partes Review proceedings at the USPTO.

Mr. Astin specializes in U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution for a variety of technologies including: tissue engineering, stem cells, implantable medical devices, and genetic sequence listings. His patent experience includes patentability analysis, freedom to operate analysis, as well as licensing and agreement work.

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 our new named partners and our newest partners and looks forward to building on Woodard Emhardt’s 140 years of protecting and defending client’s creative and intellectual assets.


Attorneys and Families Take a Trip Down Sugar Creek

August 13, 2018

Woodard Emhardt attorneys enjoy canoeing with family on Sugar Creek in Montgomery County. Weather cooperated by providing enough water in advance to move the canoes along the creek. Perfect conditions for the day were dry and a bit overcast and a great time was had by all. A picnic lunch rounded out the excursion.

Trip Down Sugar Creek

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