America Invents Act (AIA) Transition Patent Application Statements

The presentation and accompanying video below generally concerns the procedures and rules for identifying whether or not patent applications are subject to the America Invents Act, commonly known as the AIA. It more specifically concerns the procedures and practices for…

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Chuck Schmal Participates in Game Developer Panel

Woodard Emhardt partner Chuck Schmal served as a panelist for the 2012 Indiana Video Game Developers Business/Game Design Panel, which was held on November 3rd.  Other panelist included multimedia and game developers from around Indiana, including Plow Digital, Tethys Interactive,…

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Woodard Emhardt Attorneys Lead the Development of New Networking Section for the Indianapolis Bar Association

Woodard Emhardt attorneys Liz Shuster and Chuck Schmal lead in the creation of a new networking group for the Indianapolis Bar Association. The Indy Attorneys Network will be a section of the Indianapolis Bar Association devoted to promoting networking among…

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Chuck Schmal Completes ISBA Leadership Development Academy

Woodard, Emhardt partner Chuck Schmal was recently honored to be one of twenty-five attorneys graduating from the 2012 inaugural class of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Leadership Development Academy. This statewide leadership program was created to further educate and develop attorneys…

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Woodard, Emhardt Hosting E-Day for Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program

Woodard, Emhardt is hosting “E-Day” (Evaluation Day) for Ball State University’s Entrepreneurship Program on May 1, 2012. Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program has been nationally ranked in the top ten for about a decade. During “E-Day,” seniors majoring in entrepreneurship present…

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Chuck Schmal Selected for ISBA Leadership Development Academy

Woodard, Emhardt partner Chuck Schmal has been selected for inclusion in the inaugural class of the Indiana State Bar Association’s (“ISBA”) Leadership Development Academy.  The Academy was developed specifically to further educate and develop attorneys identified as key leaders for…

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US House of Representatives Passes the America Invents Act

On June 23, 2011, the House of Representatives passed HR 1249, commonly known as the America Invents Act, which was mentioned in a previous post here (112th Congress Becomes the Fourth To Attempt to Tackle Patent Reform).  Of note, the…

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Woodard, Emhardt Makes Donation to Improve Patent Searching Terminals at Purdue University

Woodard, Emhardt recently made a donation to enhance the PubWEST patent searching terminals at the Siegesmund Engineering library at Purdue University.  The PubWEST system is only available to the public at designated Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDLs) and is…

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Woodard, Emhardt Hosts Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Program 2011 E-Day

Demonstrating our continued support of Indiana’s entrepreneur community, Woodard, Emhardt hosted Ball State University’s Entrepreneurship Program E-Day (“Evaluation Day”) on May 3, 2011. Partners Dan Lueders and Chuck Schmal also participated in E-Day as judges. More information about the event can…

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Patent and Trademark Office Introduces a Web Site for Receiving Public Feedback on Patent and Trademark Examination Procedures

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has instituted two on-line discussion tools that allow the public to provide input on ways to improve the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) and Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP).  Only a…

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Woodard, Emhardt Attorney Teaching PubWEST Patent Searching Class At Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library’s Central Library

Patent searching is typically the first step in determining whether to pursue patent protection for an invention.  Woodard, Emhardt patent attorney Chuck Schmal will present classes on October 15 and 22, 2010, covering techniques for conducting patent searches using the US Patent &…

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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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