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Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.
1625 Radio Drive
Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55125
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Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.
Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. is a law firm devoted to the intellectual property needs of high technology companies. Our attorneys concentrate in the areas of patent protection, patent infringement and validity counseling, and licensing. From the firm's Twin Cities office, we serve clients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, across the United States and internationally.

With solid electronics, software, chemical, mechanical, materials and medical device backgrounds, our attorneys have obtained patent protection for inventions ranging from microprocessors to neurological stimulators.

A combination of legal skill, technical knowledge, and corporate experience helps us craft intellectual property strategies that serve the business objectives of our clients. At Shumaker & Sieffert, we know your technology and have mastered the legal issues that impact it.
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SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT REACHES 2000 ISSUED PATENTS May 13th, 2014
The attorneys of Shumaker & Sieffert have obtained allowances for over 2000 patents that list Shumaker & Sieffert as the responsible firm. Our attorneys continue to aggressively prosecute many more patent applications and look forward to even more allowances in the future.
SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT HIRING PATENT ATTORNEYS April 9th, 2014
Shumaker & Sieffert has an immediate need for patent attorneys practicing in the electrical and software arts with 0 to 3 years of experience. Interested candidates are asked to direct inquiries to:

Steven J. Shumaker
Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.
1625 Radio Drive, Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55125

recruiting@ssiplaw.com
JENNIFER ROGERS TAKES POSITION OF VICE CHAIR OF AIPLA ONLINE PROGRAMS COMMITTEE November 19th, 2013
Jennifer Rogers has taken on a new role in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) as Vice Chair of the AIPLA Online Programs Committee. The mission of the Online Programs Committee is to provide high quality, affordable education using online media. Ms. Rogers has been active in the AIPLA since 2006, and she looks forward to this opportunity to help the AIPLA develop online educational programs on current issues in IP.
SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT RECOGNIZED IN PCT SURVEY October 31st, 2013
Shumaker & Sieffert was recently mentioned in a PCT Survey from the October 2013 issue of Managing Intellectual Property. The Survey indicates that Shumaker & Sieffert is the fourth fastest growing PCT filing firm in the world, and the sixteenth largest PCT filer in the United States.
NEW ASSOCIATES JOIN SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT August 23rd, 2013
Brian Rosenberg, Zachary Pratt, and Russell Steinbrenner recently joined Shumaker & Sieffert as associates. Brian, Zach, and Russell will be practicing in various technology areas of the firm, including the firm's software and electrical engineering practice areas, and will focus primarily on patent application drafting and prosecution.
S&S ATTORNEYS PRESENT AT MIPLA STAMPEDE June 4th, 2013
At the Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association CLE Stampede held on May 20, 2013, Jennifer Rogers and Benjamin Wutt spoke about their experiences with the USPTO Track One Prioritized Patent Examination Program. The presentation, Tapping Track One Prioritized Examination for Fast Results, included observations, strategies, practical guidelines, and insights gleaned from their extensive experience preparing and prosecuting numerous patent applications filed under the Track One prioritized examination program.
USPTO ISSUES FINAL RULES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF FIRST-INVENTOR-TO_FILE FEATURES OF AMERICA INVENTS ACT February 26th, 2013
Steve Shumaker and Joseph Cabelka recently co-authored a paper entitled "USPTO Issues Final Rules for Implementation of First-Inventor-To_File Features of America Invents Act." This paper describes the USPTO's Final Rules regarding the transition to the First-Inventor-To-File system. The paper is available at http://www.ssiplaw.com/files/FITFRules.pdf.
SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT AGAIN RANKED NO. 1 IN PATENT QUALITY FOR HEALTHCARE January 2nd, 2013
Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. was ranked the top firm in the United States in patent quality for the Healthcare industry by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine for the second year in a row. IAM ranked law firms according to patent quality scores generated by Ocean Tomo Patent Ratings. The article is available here. Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to share this accolade with its valued clients in the medical device industry. More information about the attorneys of the firm who practice in this area can be found here.
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL RANKS SHUMAKER & SIEFFERT IN TOP 5 LARGEST IP FIRMS IN TWIN CITIES November 28th, 2012
Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. is one of the five largest intellectual property firms in the Twin Cities, according to Nov. 9 article by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. The top five include both intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution firms.
S&S ATTORNEY DELIVERS PRESENTATION TO IEEE September 19th, 2012
On September 19, 2012, Sarah Koniewicz delivered a presentation to the Twin Cities chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society on software patents and open source copyright licenses. Particularly, Sarah presented on recent case law developments in patentable subject matter as it pertains to software and important changes to US patent law in the America Invents Act.
SUMMER ASSOCIATES July 11th, 2012
Two summer associates have joined Shumaker & Sieffert. Timothy Teicher will be assisting the attorneys of the firm in preparing and prosecuting patents in the medical devices and mechanical fields. Brian Rosenberg will be assisting the attorneys of the firm in preparing and prosecuting patents in the software and electrical engineering fields.