Charles P. Schmal

Lueders Recognized by Best Lawyers as Indianapolis “Lawyer of the Year” 2022; Firm Partners Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

August 19, 2021

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner LLP congratulates Daniel J. Lueders who was named Indianapolis “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Intellectual Property by The Best Lawyers in America© 2022.

Congratulations to all of our attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in their respective fields:

• Spiro Bereveskos – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
• Kenneth A. Gandy – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law
• Daniel J. Lueders – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
• William A. McKenna – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
• Charles J. Meyer – Litigation – Intellectual Property
• Charles P. Schmal – Patent Law

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.


Thank you, Indianapolis Bar Association, for hosting the Diversity Job Fair

August 10, 2021

Woodard Emhardt was pleased to be a participating employer in The Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair and provide a travel scholarship to Sasha Arroyo, Elon University School of Law student and President of the Hispanic and Latinx Law Students Association. The opportunity to connect with diverse law students from law schools around the country and to build connections with a pipeline of new and diverse talent made this job fair a great success.


Firm Clients Featured on Good Morning America’s Deals & Steals for Gardening

April 6, 2021

Congratulations to firm clients, Mr. Canary and Rotoshovel. Both were featured on Good Morning America’s Deals and Steals for gardening.

To view the segment, please visit: Good Morning America


Indiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2021 Includes Seven Woodard Attorneys

February 25, 2021

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP congratulates our attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Indiana Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. The Super Lawyers list recognizes outstanding attorneys who are selected using a patented, multiphase 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.

2021 Indiana Super Lawyers:

• Spiro Bereveskos – Intellectual Property Litigation
• Thomas Q. Henry – Intellectual Property
• Daniel J. Lueders – Intellectual Property Litigation
• Charles P. Schmal – Intellectual Property

2021 Indiana Rising Stars:
• Matthew M. Gardlik, Ph.D. – Intellectual Property Litigation
• Blake R. Hartz – Intellectual Property Litigation
• Michael M. Morris – Intellectual Property


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

August 20, 2020

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

The Firm would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© list:

  • Spiro Bereveskos – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
  • Kenneth A. Gandy – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law
  • Thomas Q. Henry – Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law
  • Daniel J. Lueders – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
  • William A. McKenna – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law
  • Charles J. Meyer – Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Charles P. Schmal – Patent Law

 

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.


Securing intellectual property for ROTOSHOVELTM and its quest to reinvent the shovel

August 18, 2020

A lot has happened since we shared Rick Goren’s story in 2019. Rick and his product were recently featured on WTHR Channel 13. ROTOSHOVELTM is now available on Amazon  and may soon be on the shelves at Costco stores nationwide. Congratulations, Rick and team.

Inventor and entrepreneur, Rick Goren, went outside to install a subwoofer in the ground and looked in his garage for the perfect tool. He found all types of shovels and posthole diggers, but nothing that would save him time and make the work less strenuous. Hanging on his garage wall was a drill with a mortal bit which inspired his idea for the ROTOSHOVELTM brand automatic handheld shovel blade which uses a rotating auger bit that makes digging easier and faster saving time, energy, and costs on gardening and landscape projects.

Rick worked with Woodard attorney, Chuck Schmal to obtain U.S. Patent No. 10,309,160 for his unique shovel design as well as to obtain allowance of a trademark application for the ROTOSHOVELTM brand. The firm congratulates Rick on his patent and, on behalf of all gardeners, thanks Rick for reinventing the shovel.

ROTOSHOVELTM brand automatic handheld shovel TV ads will begin September 23, 2019 on AMC networks and NewsWatch. ROTOSHOVELTM brand automatic handheld shovels will also be available at the Green Industry & Equipment Expo in Louisville, KY October 16-18, 2019.

For more information on the ROTOSHOVELTM brand automatic handheld shovels please visit: ROTOSHOVELTM and view the ROTOSHOVELTMVideo.

 


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.


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.


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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