New Shumaker & Sieffert Partners Begin Teaching the University of Minnesota Law School "Patent Prosecution Practice" Course

"As adjunct professors [and Founding S&S Partners] Steve Shumaker and Kent Sieffert step away from the course, Brian Dawley and Ambar Nayate will bring their own experiences to their lectures this fall."  More information can be found in this Minnesota Daily article.

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New Patent Attorneys Join Shumaker & Sieffert

Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to welcome new patent attorneys, Carlos Espinoza, Derek Abeyta, Tim Loomis, Jay Potts and Rod Lacy.  Carlos is an experienced attorney with a practice directed to drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the software, co

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Shumaker & Sieffert Co-sponsors Advancing Sciences Event

Shumaker & Sieffert is proud to co-sponsor the Twin Cities Advancing Sciences event on Tuesday, April 23, at Target Field in Minneapolis.  The Advancing Sciences event, organized by the American Heart Association, brings together local science and technology business leaders to network with and encourage high school students to consider a career in STEM.  This year's theme is “Diversifying the STEM Workforce.”  Attendees will have th

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Revised USPTO Guidance for Subject Matter Eligibility

By Ryan Kobs and Zachary Pratt

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Shumaker & Sieffert Leads AIPLA Women in IP Community Service Event for Neighborhood House

Shumaker & Sieffert joined colleagues from the Twin Cities IP community in a Fresh Produce Distribution by Neighborhood House at the campus of Metropolitan State University in St.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Sponsors Swim 24 Challenge

Shumaker & Sieffert is proud to again sponsor the Swim 24 Challenge, a 24-hour swim event to raise money for swim lessons and drowning prevention for children.  This year's event was held Aug. 11-12 at the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito, Pardee Aquatics Center, in the San Diego area.  The event is designed to save children's lives by providing swimming lessons to children who otherwise could not afford them. 

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Shumaker & Sieffert sponsors 2018 FIRST LEGO Global Innovation team of middle school students

Shumaker & Sieffert was pleased to sponsor THE DOTS, a local team of middle school students, to travel to and compete in the 2018 Championship of the FIRST LEGO League, held in Detroit, MI.  The FIRST LEGO League is an international program in which teams of students research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Summer Associate attends Google Legal Summer Institute

As a partner law firm to Google, Shumaker & Sieffert had the opportunity to send 1L summer associate Chloe Margulis to the 2018 Google Legal Summer Institute, a weeklong educational leadership program for underrepresented law students. The University of Minnesota Law School, where Ms. Margulis completed her first year of law school, shared this interview describing her “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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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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