Woodard, Emhardt Attorney Selected As Judge for the Enterprise 8 Business Plan Tournament for Entrepreneurs

Congratulations to Woodard Emhardt partner Chuck Schmal for being selected as a judge for the Enterprise 8 Business Plan Tournament. The Enterprise 8 is a business plan tournament for entrepreneurs hosted by Ball State University’s Entrepreneurship Center. It attracts students from…

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Upcoming CLE – 2009 IP Year in Review

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 27th, as Woodard, Emhardt partner Chuck Schmal will be one of the featured speakers reviewing interesting case law and other developments in the past year in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright and internet law.  The seminar…

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Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium Held Nov. 19 – 20

The Midwest Intellectual Property Symposium was held November 19 & 20 at the University Hotel and Conference Center in Indianapolis, IN.  The event was sponsored by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation and featured presentations by speakers in a variety…

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Woodard, Emhardt Attorneys Teach 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.  On November 11, 2009, Woodard, Emhardt attorneys Chuck Schmal and Doug Gallagher presented a class on techniques for conducting patent searches using the…

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The Patent Office and Examiner’s Union Propose Changes to the Examiner Count System Which May Dramatically Affect How Patent Applications Are Processed

The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), via a press release on its web site, has announced that the USPTO Joint Labor-Management Task Force has issued a joint proposal for amending the Examiner Count System.  The task force comprised senior…

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Inexpensive Ways to Protect a Business’ Intellectual Property- Tips on Ownership and Assignments

One of the most important parts of intellectual property, which tends to be overlooked, is establishing ownership of intellectual property.  In many cases, employees are hired without having to sign any type of employment agreement, or if they do sign…

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Woodard, Emhardt Attorneys Teach at Indiana Law Schools

Many of Woodard, Emhardt’s attorneys serve the Intellectual Property community in Indiana by teaching courses at Indiana law schools.  This fall, partners Charles P. Schmal and Charles R. Reeves are serving as adjunct law professors at Indiana University School of…

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