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Thomas Henry Celebrates 35-Year Anniversary with Woodard, Emhardt

Congratulations to Woodard, Emhardt managing partner Thomas Henry on his 35th anniversary with the firm. Tom started with the firm on July 25, 1975. He was President of the Indianapolis Bar Association, and has served on the boards of the…

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John McNett Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary with Woodard, Emhardt

Congratulations to Woodard, Emhardt partner John McNett on his 40th anniversary with the firm. John started with the firm on July 20, 1970.  John has been instrumental to and actively involved in the growth of the firm over the course…

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IRAQ – Trademark Office Publishes the Trademarks which their Records Have Been Damaged During the War

The Iraq Trademark Office posted in its official website, the list of trademarks which files have been lost during the war. The first group of the missing trademark files includes the files of trademarks (1 -16090).  Trademark Owners are required…

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Patent Marking – Patent Owner Beware

How often have you noticed that a product bears a label of “patent pending” or “U.S. Patent No.”?  But, what if that patent does not cover the product?  Or maybe there is no “patent pending”?  Well, anyone could have a…

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I Started Selling My Invention; Can I Still Get a Patent?

Clients often want to know if they can file a patent application after they started selling, offering for sale, or telling the public about their invention. In most circumstances, the answer is ‘yes’; however, it is not without some caveats.…

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Long-Time Member of Indianapolis Legal Community Retiring

Ann Johnson is retiring after working approximately 38 years in the Indianapolis legal community.  The firm celebrated Ms. Johnson’s retirement with a reception at The Columbia Club on July 1, 2010.  Ms. Johnson first began as a legal secretary at the Indianapolis law firm of…

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Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Star

We are pleased to announce that Woodard, Emhardt partners Thomas Henry, Spiro Bereveskos and Daniel Lueders have been named Super Lawyers for 2010.  Congratulations to all!

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Woodard, Emhardt Partner Presents at “2009 IP Year in Review” CLE

Woodard, Emhardt partner Chuck Schmal was one of the featured speakers at a recent CLE reviewing interesting case law and other developments in the past year in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright and internet law. Mr. Schmal’s presentation focused…

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Case Law Update: Inequitable Conduct Law Continues to Evolve

In a recent decision, the Federal Circuit ruled a company’s patent unenforceable due to the inequitable conduct committed by the company’s non-inventor president. As background, Avid’s founder and president, Dr. Hannis Stoddard, hired three engineers to develop a product based…

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Case Law Update: Enforcing a Judgment by Levying a Domain Name

The Ninth Circuit issued an ironic ruling last month regarding levying domain names to satisfy a prior judgment. In Office Depot, Inc. v. Zuccarini (9th Cir., Feb. 2010), the Ninth Circuit ruled that a creditor can levy a domain name…

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Trademark Videos on Demand

In case you don’t have enough videos to watch, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) launched a portion of its new Trademark Information Network where anyone can view news broadcast-style videos on its website that cover important topics…

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Case Law Update: Biotech Patents Invalidated for Failing to Disclose the Best Mode

The Federal Circuit has affirmed an International Trade Commission (ITC) decision finding two asserted patents invalid because they did not satisfy the best mode requirement of 35 U.S.C. §112. The two patents relate to improved methods of producing L-lysine using…

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