Christopher A. Brown

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.


Entrepreneur and inventor, Bart Waclawik, featured in Indianapolis Business Journal

October 30, 2019

Bart Waclawik, founder and owner of Innovative Neurological Devices, is working with Woodard attorney, Christopher A. Brown, to protect his innovative medical device, the CERVELLATM Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator.

CERVELLATM is an FDA-cleared medical device for treatment of anxiety, depression, and insomnia and is the world’s first and only Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator with patent-pending proprietary conductive treatment electrodes that are integrated into a stereo headset allowing patients to receive treatment during study, work, or play. CERVELLATM is also the first and only CES device that is managed through an App on a smart device.

After witnessing a close family member struggle with existing products, Mr. Waclawik was inspired to create a product that would fit seamlessly into a patient’s lifestyle. The patent-pending CERVELLATM headphones allow patients to inconspicuously receive treatment from any location.

For more information on the CERVELLATM Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulator, please visit: CERVELLATM

To read the article published in the Indianapolis Business Journal, visit: IBJ 


Attorneys Celebrate May in Indy

June 3, 2019

On Thursday, May 30, 2019, Firm attorneys celebrate May in Indy racing at Speedway Indoor Karting.


Firm Team Crowned IBF Trivia Night Champions

April 29, 2019

Congratulations to the team from Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner who were crowned the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) Trivia Night Champions and took home the coveted IBF Trivia Trophy! The money raised at this annual IBF Trivia Night event supports the Foundation’s crucial role in helping to solve the legal-related problems in the Indianapolis community.

The victors, Christopher Brown, Chuck Schmal, Josh Astin, Andrew Nevill, Blake Hartz, Mark Burroughs, and Bob Jalaie, are pictured here with Trivia emcee, Adam Christensen (bottom row, center).


Firm Sponsors the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council’s 2014 Exhibit Breakfast

February 19, 2014

Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP was pleased to sponsor the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council’s 2014 Exhibit Breakfast at the Indiana Statehouse on February 12. The event brought together small and large medical device manufacturers from all over the state, including Cook, Zimmer, and Roche, as well as suppliers for the industry. Legislators, administration officials including Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, and representatives from Congressional offices had the chance to meet and speak with members of one of Indiana’s key industries.

The focus of the Breakfast was to show innovations and demonstrate the importance of the medical device industry to the state. “We are delighted once again to be a part of this event and to support the IMDMC and its members,” said Christopher Brown, a member of Woodard Emhardt’s Management Committee and the Firm’s representative at the Breakfast. “These manufacturers and the companies that provide them with equipment, materials and services are some of the most forward-thinking businesses in our state. Our long-standing exclusive focus on intellectual property is dedicated to helping Hoosiers create new ideas, new products, and new businesses, and these companies are right in the forefront of that effort.”


Woodard Attorney Participates in Entrepreneur Summit

March 5, 2012

Well-established entrepreneurs and alumni of Wabash College gathered at the school on February 11, 2012, for the Second Annual Entrepreneur Summit.

A panel of entrepreneurs and Wabash alumni which included Woodard Emhardt partner Chris Brown, ’89, educated members of the Crawfordsville community and students from Wabash and other nearby colleges about becoming an entrepreneur.  Chris primarily discussed the legal aspects of entrepreneurship including various intellectual property considerations.


Woodard, Emhardt Attorneys Teach at Indiana Law Schools

September 8, 2009

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 Law – Indianapolis, teaching a course in International Protection of Intellectual Property.  Also this fall, partner Christopher A. Brown is teaching a course in Patent Law at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.  Partners Kenneth A. Gandy and Daniel J. Lueders regularly serve as adjunct law professors at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, with Mr. Gandy teaching a course in Patent Prosecution and Mr. Lueders teaching a course in Patent Litigation.