Claiming Benefit and Priority in Large Patent Families

By Carl G. Peterson, Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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Steve Shumaker Authors Chapter in New AIPLA-BNA Book on Standards-related Patents

AIPLA and BNA have just published a new book entitled Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement. Shumaker & Sieffert co-founder Steve Shumaker authored Chapter 7, entitled: Preparation of Standards-Related Patents.

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Shumaker & Sieffert supports University of Minnesota Design of Medical Devices Conference

Shumaker & Sieffert proudly supported the University of Minnesota 17th Annual Design of Medical Devices Conference, which took place on campus April 9–12.  As part of the Medical Device Intellectual Property session, Kent Sieffert spoke on the topic of “Patent Eligible Subject Matter: Drafting and Prosecuting Medical Device Patents in View of Alice/Mayo” to offer practical tips and practice points geared toward man

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Drafting and Prosecution Strategies in View of the USPTO Broadest Reasonable Interpretation (BRI) Standard

By Ambar Nayate and Al VredeveldShumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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Meredith McKenzie of Juniper Networks in Profile Magazine

In its current issue, Profile Magazine highlighted the accomplishments of Meredith McKenzie, VP and deputy general counsel for Juniper Networks, and emphasized her innovative approaches to problem resolution and leadership within the Juniper IP department.

Shumaker & Sieffert salutes Meredith for her exceptional IP leadership at network technology's leading edge (and core).

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Shumaker & Sieffert Appoints New Principals

Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to announce the election of Darcy Shukla, Ryan Kobs and Michael Buschbach as Principals of the firm.  Darcy joined the firm in 2003 as a Technology Specialist, continued to work with the firm during law school as a Law Clerk, and later rejoined the firm as an Associate.  Ryan joined the firm in 2005 as a Technology Specialist and worked at the firm as both a Law

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Juristat 2017 Year in Review Ranks Shumaker & Sieffert among Top Patent Prosecution Firms

The patent data analytics company Juristat published a 2017 year in review of its 10 most popular articles for the year.  Many of these articles rank law firms along various measures of patent prosecution effectiveness, and Shumaker & Sieffert appears prominently, being ranked:

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Shumaker & Sieffert Hosts Second Annual AIPLA Women in IP Community Service Event in St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN

On Friday, November 17, 2017, Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. hosted a volunteer event at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan, MN as part of the Second Annual AIPLA Women in IP Community Service Event for the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN. AIPLA members and their families assembled and packaged rice-based meals destined for children in Haiti. Along with other volunteers, the group helped to pack a total of 255 boxes or 55,080 meals during the two hour shift.

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Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corporation: Subject Matter Eligibility on Motion

By Brian WelleShumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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Obviousness and the “Secondary” Considerations: Novartis v. Torrent

By Adrian SanchezShumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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