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Indiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2021 Includes Seven Woodard Attorneys

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP congratulates our attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Indiana Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars […]

Feb 25, 2021  •  Continue reading >


Seven Firm Partners Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner LLP is pleased to announce that seven partners have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers […]

Aug 20, 2020  •  Continue reading >


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

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 […]

May 4, 2020  •  Continue reading >


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

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 […]

Mar 2, 2020  •  Continue reading >


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

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 […]

Feb 18, 2020  •  Continue reading >

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Spiro Bereveskos

Partner

For over 35 years, Spiro has earned a reputation as an aggressive, trial and appellate patent and intellectual property litigator. He has successfully resolved cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars and is known for seeking the most efficient and cost effective path to either an amicable settlement or a win on the merits. Since 2006, Spiro has continuously been selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers®. He is Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Trial and Litigation Practice Group.

Education

  • Purdue University
    B.S. Industrial Engineering, with honors, 1977
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    J.D., cum laude, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Representative Experience

Johns Manville Corp., et al. v. Knauf Insulation, Inc., et al.
Lead jury trial counsel defending against $193 million demand for alleged trade secret misappropriation. Jury found for Spiro’s client and awarded no damages. Affirmed on appeal.

Meridian Enterprises Corporation v. Associates National Bank, Visa, MasterCard and Unocal Oil Company
Lead trial counsel in a number of lawsuits over fifteen years enforcing client’s patent relating to computer systems and methods for incentive programs for infringements totaling billions of dollars. Litigation was conducted against numerous Fortune 100 companies, including American Express, British Petroleum, Cabela’s, Chemical Bank, Citibank, Daimler-Chrysler, Exxon, Gulf Oil, JPMorgan Chase, JNR, Inc., MasterCard, Maritz, Shell Oil, C/Base, Ecount, TSYS Prepaid, ITA Group, Wildcard Systems, SHC Direct, etc. Litigation resulted in an industry-wide licensing program.

Terumo v. Cook Inc. and Wilson-Cook
Lead trial counsel. Defended jury trial on behalf of Cook and Wilson-Cook and won finding of no infringements and no liability. Plaintiff Terumo had demanded in excess of $18,000,000 in damages for alleged infringement of nitinol alloy medical guide wire patent.

Meridian v. Carlson Companies, Carlson Marketing Group
E.D. of Missouri. Lead trial counsel. Won jury trial finding willful infringement of patent relating to computer systems and methods for incentive programs. Obtained judgment in excess of $24,000,000 which included attorneys’ fees award of $1,300,000. Settled on appeal.

Microlog v. Continental Airlines et al
Lead counsel in Eastern District of Texas defending case involving call center software and systems. Case settled on favorable terms.

RaceTech, LLC v. Kentucky Downs, LLC and Encore Gaming, LLC
Obtained dismissal with prejudice finding Plaintiffs’ software patents invalid after complaint was filed under §101. Affirmed on appeal.

Oaklawn Jockey Club, Inc., et al. v. Kentucky Downs, LLC and Encore Gaming, LLC
Obtained dismissal with prejudice after complaint was filed that trademarks were being fairly used and not infringed. Affirmed on appeal.

Datatern v. Sharp Electronics
Lead counsel representing Sharp Electronics in Eastern District of Texas against alleged patent infringement of computer data base system. Case settled with no payment by Sharp.

Johnson & Johnson v. Cook Inc.
Co-lead counsel defending case involving earliest cardiac stent patents. Successfully settled on favorable terms before trial. Other defendants represented by other firms went to trial and lost record judgments in excess of $300,000,000.

IQuest Internet v. Qwest Communications
Co-lead counsel for IQuest demanding in excess of $50,000,000 for trademark infringement. Settled on eve of trial.

CSS v. Maul Technology
Lead trial counsel for Maul. Won bench trial defending Maul where Plaintiff CSS had won interference in Patent Office against Maul Technology and then turned around and sued them for in excess of $15,000,000 on a patent relating to electronic robotic arm controls. Court found no infringement. Handled appeal in Federal Circuit, affirming the decision.

C R Bard v. Cook Pacemaker
Lead trial counsel. Won preliminary injunction hearing and later obtained summary judgment of non-infringement of patents relating to medical implantable catheter valves. Case settled prior to appeal.

Colt Industries v. Christianson
Second chair in case that went to U.S. Supreme Court relating to patents and trade secrets on the U.S. Military M-16 rifle. Won Supreme Court issue 9-0. Case later settled.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law, 2020-2021
  • Indiana Super Lawyers®, 2006-2021
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS, 2016-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent
  • Languages

    Greek