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Managing Intellectual Property Magazine Names Firm Partners To IP Stars 2020 List

May 4, 2020

Woodard, Emhardt partners Spiro Bereveskos, Daniel J. Lueders and Charles P. Schmal were named to Managing Intellectual Property’s Patent Star 2020 list. In addition, Daniel J. Lueders and Charles J. Meyer were named to the Trademark Star 2020 list. The firm is also “recommended” 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. More information is available here.


Thomas Q. Henry Honored with Leadership in Law Award from Indiana Lawyer

April 29, 2020

The law firm of Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP is proud to announce that Thomas Q. Henry was chosen as a Distinguished Barrister by The Indiana Lawyer as part of its 2020 Leadership in Law Awards.

The Indiana Lawyer annually recognizes Indiana attorneys who have demonstrated a commitment to their profession, the clients they serve, and to the community by presenting Distinguished Barrister award.

As a senior partner with the Firm, Mr. Henry concentrates his practice on the strategic development and management of IP portfolios with special emphasis on providing business-focused legal advice. He assists clients in evaluating IP coverage, protecting core IP assets, handling Hatch-Waxman cases, domestic and international patent prosecution, and preparing infringement, non-infringement, freedom to operate, and validity opinions.

Mr. Henry has served as President of the Indianapolis Bar Association and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana State Bar Association. He served on the Board of the Indiana Bar Foundation and was as an Adjunct Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, teaching both Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law to more than 1,000 students over a 20+ year span. He was also Chair of the Indianapolis School of Law Alumni Association, and recipient of the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Mr. Henry has also served on multiple community boards and held several leadership positions with nonprofit organizations including Chairman of the Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Indiana, and of the American Pianists Association, and on the Board of Young Audiences of Indiana. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Indiana Repertory Theater and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.


Lisa A. Hiday Featured in The Indiana Lawyer

April 29, 2020

In the April 29, 2020 issue of The Indiana Lawyer, Firm Partner, Lisa A. Hiday, is featured in the article, Enjoying the view: Attorney tackles mountain backpacking adventures with son.

“The Hoosier attorney started backpacking when she was a teenager. She’s traveled the country on a variety of treks ranging from shorter backpacking trips in Utah’s Zion and Arches national parks to longer hauls in California’s Yosemite and Sequoia national parks. She’s also ventured across the globe, summiting Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro in the middle of a blizzard and scaling high passes in northern Peru.” To read the entire article,visit: The Indiana Lawyer.


Chuck Schmal Serves as Judge for Ball State University’s Entrepreneurship Program E-Day

April 13, 2020

On April 8, 2020 Woodard Emhardt partner, Chuck Schmal, joined members of Indiana’s venture capital and entrepreneurship communities as an “E-Day” (Evaluation Day) judge for Ball State University’s Entrepreneurship Center New Venture Creation Course. During E-Day, seniors majoring in entrepreneurship present their business plans to a panel of judges who decide whether a student passes or fails out of the program. Chuck has served as an E-Day judge since 2011 and has always been impressed by the student teams, thoughtful presentations and overall business plans.


Christopher A. Brown and Charles P. Schmal Celebrate Firm Anniversaries

April 8, 2020

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP attorneys Christopher A. Brown and Charles P. Schmal recently celebrated their 25th and 20th anniversaries with the Firm.

Mr. Brown and Mr. Schmal provide comprehensive intellectual property legal protection to help clients achieve and protect market share. During the course of their careers, both Mr. Brown and Mr. Schmal have positively influenced the legal community and the Firm, contributing in the areas of writing, teaching and mentoring.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Brown and Mr. Schmal on their years of service to clients, the Firm and the legal community.


Charles J. Meyer Elected to the Rotary Club of Indianapolis Board of Directors

April 2, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Rotary Club of Indianapolis elected Charles J. Meyer to serve on the Board of Directors for two years, beginning on July 1, 2020.

Mr. Meyer has been of member of the Rotary Club since 2001 and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2005-2007. Mr. Meyer has enjoyed serving with like-minded professionals and working with the Rotary membership on philanthropic projects that help make Indianapolis a stronger community.

The Firm congratulates Mr. Meyer on his election and thanks him for his service to our community.

About Rotary Club of Indianapolis
The Rotary Club of Indianapolis is an inclusive organization that brings together engaged professionals from all sectors of business and the nonprofit world to create service projects that result in meaningful networking and professional development opportunities.  Rotary Club of Indianapolis


Charles J. Meyer ranked in World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000

February 19, 2020

The Firm congratulates Charlie Meyer who was ranked among the leading national and international trademark practitioners in the 2020 edition of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000. To view the online edition of the publication, please visit: World Trademark Review


Scott J. Collins Joins The Villages of Indiana Young Professionals Advisory Board

February 19, 2020

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce Scott J. Collins membership in The Villages Young Professional Advisory Board. Mr. Collins joins a group of young professionals dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children in Indiana. YPAB Members from various professional backgrounds learn and contribute to The Villages’ mission by using their skills in Advocacy, Events, Fundraising, Recruitment and Retention and Volunteer Coordination to support the organization as a whole. Committing to at least one full year of service, YPAB Members gain the knowledge and understanding of the child welfare system in Indiana and have the ability to directly impact the lives of the children and families served, statewide, by The Villages.

Mr. Collins concentrates his legal practice on all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Prior to joining Woodard, Mr. Collins 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.

The Firm thanks Mr. Collins and all YAPB Members for their dedication to the children of Indiana.


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Attorneys Named to the 2020 Indiana Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars Lists

February 18, 2020

The Firm is pleased to announce the names of our attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Indiana Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. Congratulations to the following attorneys who have consistently been listed as Super Lawyers in these primary practice areas:

  • Spiro Bereveskos – Intellectual Property Litigation
    Selected to Super Lawyers 2006 – 2020
  • Thomas Q. Henry – Intellectual Property
    Selected to Super Lawyers 2004 – 2020
  • Daniel J. Lueders – Intellectual Property Litigation
    Selected to Super Lawyers 2004 – 2020

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


Chuck Schmal represented the Indianapolis Bar Association at the United States District Court Naturalization Ceremony

February 13, 2020

Woodard Partner, Chuck Schmal represented the Indianapolis Bar Association at the United States District Court Naturalization Ceremony on Thursday, February 13, 2020. He addressed over 100 individuals as new citizens of the United States of America and the State of Indiana. Chuck was proud to serve in this capacity and to be among one of the first to welcome the new citizens.

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