Spiro Bereveskos

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.


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.


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

March 2, 2020

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 the Cantor Colburn, LLP attorney who admitted “it sent a chill up his spine” to learn the inventors had sent the offer letter more than a year before the filing of the patent application. The original suit alleged that the defendants infringed plaintiff’s family of patents relating to ethanol production processes. The ensuing litigation culminated in the Court finding that the patents were invalid and not infringed by any defendant. Those findings were further bolstered at a trial in which the Court then found the patents unenforceable due to inequitable conduct by the attorneys. Woodard Emhardt attorney Spiro Bereveskos, Dan Lueders, and Lisa Hiday represent Defendant Iroquois Bio-Energy Company, LLC.


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

February 18, 2020

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 Stars lists. Congratulations to the following attorneys who have consistently been listed as Super Lawyers in these primary practice areas:

  • Spiro Bereveskos – Intellectual Property Litigation
    Selected to Super Lawyers 2006 – 2020
  • Thomas Q. Henry – Intellectual Property
    Selected to Super Lawyers 2004 – 2020
  • Daniel J. Lueders – Intellectual Property Litigation
    Selected to Super Lawyers 2004 – 2020

In addition, William A. McKenna has been named to the Rising Stars list in the areas of Intellectual Property Litigation since 2012.

The Super Lawyers list recognizes outstanding attorneys who are selected using a patented, multi-phase 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.


Three Attorneys from Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

August 15, 2019

The firm is pleased to announce that Spiro Bereveskos, Thomas Q. Henry and Daniel J. Lueders have been included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020. The firm would also like to congratulate Thomas Q. Henry on being named to The Best Lawyers in America© list for 25 consecutive years.

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.


Bereveskos, Lueders and Schmal Named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine

June 19, 2019

Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner partners, Spiro Bereveskos, Daniel J. Lueders and Charles P. Schmal have been named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. This special recognition recognizes the top practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.

Appearing on the Patent List:

  • Spiro Bereveskos
  • Daniel J. Lueders
  • Charles P. Schmal

 
Appearing on the Trademark List:

  • Daniel J. Lueders
  • Charles P. Schmal

 
The firm is also ranked 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.


Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion on 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars Lists

January 31, 2019

The Firm is proud to recognize our attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists.

The Woodard Emhardt attorneys have consistently been listed as Super Lawyers® in these primary practice areas:

  • Spiro Bereveskos – Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property
    • Selected to Super Lawyers® 2006 – 2019
  • Thomas Q. Henry – Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation
    • Selected to Super Lawyers® 2004 – 2019
  • Daniel J. Lueders – Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property
    • Selected to Super Lawyers® 2004 – 2019

 

In addition, William A. McKenna has been named to the Rising Stars list in the areas of Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property since 2012.

The Super Lawyers® list recognizes outstanding attorneys who are selected using a patented, multi-phase 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.


Woodard Emhardt Obtains Order Finding Exceptional Case and Awarding Fees in Litigation of Patent for Processing Ethanol Byproducts

December 18, 2018

In a multi-district case involving 26 defendants, Judge Miller of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, granted the defendants’ motion for an order declaring the case exceptional and awarded attorneys’ fees. The original suit alleged that the defendants infringed plaintiff’s family of patents relating to ethanol production processes. The ensuing litigation culminated in the Court finding that the patents were invalid and not infringed by any defendant. Those findings were further bolstered at a trial in which the Court then found the patents unenforceable due to inequitable conduct by the attorneys. In consideration of the Court’s previous holdings, Judge Miller reasoned that the defendants had shown that this case was exceptional and appropriate for fees. Woodard Emhardt attorneys Spiro Bereveskos , Dan Lueders, and Lisa Hiday represent Defendant Iroquois Bio-Energy Company, LLC.


Indiana Super Lawyers Honors Four Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP Partners

February 21, 2018

Four partners from Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP have been named to the 2018 Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

The following attorneys were included on the Super Lawyers list:
• Thomas Q. Henry – Intellectual Property
• Spiro Bereveskos – Intellectual Property Litigation
• Daniel J. Lueders – Intellectual Property Litigation

The following attorney was named to the Rising Stars list:
• William A. McKenna – Intellectual Property Litigation

Super Lawyers is an annual rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, statewide nominations and peer evaluations. Only the top 5 percent of Indiana’s attorneys are selected among the state’s most elite. All honorees are listed on the Super Lawyers website at www.superlawyers.com.

The “Rising Stars” designation honors leading attorneys who are 40 years or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less.


Fiberglass and Friendship—A Winning Team

November 30, 2017

A team from two Indianapolis law firms recently won a two-week jury trial in a trade secret lawsuit tried in U.S. District Court of Colorado, securing a defense verdict for a mutual client facing a claim of over $200 million in damages.

The team of lawyers from Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP (Woodard) and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP (BGD) capitalized on the respective strengths of the two firms to create an efficient, highly-focused and diverse team that took the case through massive ESI, other discovery and to trial. The lead defense attorneys were Spiro Bereveskos and Dan Lueders from Woodard and Rusty Denton and Bri Clark from BGD.

The team represented Knauf Insulation, Inc. (Knauf), a fiberglass insulation manufacturer headquartered in Shelbyville, Indiana. The lawsuit was filed by a Knauf competitor, Denver-based Johns Manville Corporation (JM). The lawsuit centered on technology relative to super-alloy spinner discs used to make insulation and began primarily as a patent case. JM claimed infringement of its “unique, novel and nonobvious spinner disc alloy.” JM also claimed misappropriation of alleged spinner disc trade secret information. The District Court dismissed JM’s patent claim with prejudice before trial. At trial in Denver, only three of JM’s alleged trade secret claims were presented to the jury over nine days of trial ending on November 9.
After less than three hours of deliberations, the jury returned a verdict that, in view of Knauf’s defense, JM failed to prove its claims of misappropriation. The verdict represented a complete exoneration of Knauf. Bereveskos said, “I am proud of the talented team we assembled and grateful the jury was able to see that Knauf was correct.”

The firms credit their unique collaboration to the personal relationship between two of the lead attorneys, Rusty Denton and Dan Lueders. Denton said, “I have known and worked with Dan for almost twenty years. I have the highest respect for him and his firm, and I knew that together, we could tap into the unique skills of our two firms.” The team combined Woodard’s specialized technical resources, BGD’s deep litigation support and the trial skills and experience of both firms to create a winning team. “It was classic team play. Everyone contributed and subordinated themselves to the good of the client and the cause,” said Lueders.

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