News & Updates

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


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020

As we continue to monitor and respond to the spread of COVID-19, we want to express our commitment to the health and safety of our professionals, clients and the community. We want to assure you that we have implemented measures to provide timely, high quality legal service and value without interruption during this time.

We wish you well in this difficult time and encourage you to let us know of any particular concerns that you may have.


Federal Circuit affirms judgment that CleanTech’s patents are unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.

March 2, 2020

GS CleanTech Corp. v. Adkins Energy LLC, No. 16-2231 (Fed. Cir. 2020)

Woodard Emhardt attorney, Spiro Bereveskos, was on the trial team and cross examined the Cantor Colburn, LLP attorney who admitted “it sent a chill up his spine” to learn the inventors had sent the offer letter more than a year before the filing of the patent application. The original suit alleged that the defendants infringed plaintiff’s family of patents relating to ethanol production processes. The ensuing litigation culminated in the Court finding that the patents were invalid and not infringed by any defendant. Those findings were further bolstered at a trial in which the Court then found the patents unenforceable due to inequitable conduct by the attorneys. Woodard Emhardt attorney Spiro Bereveskos, Dan Lueders, and Lisa Hiday represent Defendant Iroquois Bio-Energy Company, LLC.


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.


Stephen E. Zlatos serving on the Diplomatic Advisory Committee for the Indiana Global Economic Summit

February 7, 2020

As Honorary Consul of Slovak Republic, Stephen E. Zlatos is honored to serve on the Diplomatic Advisory Committee for the upcoming Indiana Global Economic Summit. The summit, planned from April 26 to 28, 2020, will convene the state’s economic development partners in business, education and government as well as business prospects from across the world. The Summit’s programming will focus on a wide range of high-growth industries and related topics, including advanced manufacturing, defense and cybersecurity, life sciences, agbiosciences, aerospace and IT, and related topics like workforce, connectivity and quality of place, with speakers highlighting best practices, new innovations and economic insights.

Additional information, including registration, is available online at www.indianaglobalsummit.com.


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)

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