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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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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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 2nd among "Firms with the Highest Alice Allowance Rates," according to Juristat

In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank, which has reshaped the patent eligibility landscape and led to an unprecedented rate of patent invalidation and application rejection. Patents and patent applications relating to software and other computer-related inventions have been particularly affected.

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Intellectual Asset Magazine Recognizes Shumaker & Sieffert in the IAM Patent 1000

In its newly updated IAM Patent 1000, Intellectual Asset Magazine recognizes Shumaker & Sieffert as one of the world's leading patent firms. Shumaker & Sieffert has “tremendous lawyers and attorneys with a lot of talent," said IAM.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Ranked 16th Best Overall Patent Firm in the 2017 Juristat “Top 100”

Juristat published its latest list of Top 100 Patent Firms, which ranks U.S. patent prosecution firms “based on objective measurements of firm performance.”  Shumaker & Sieffert ranked 16th best overall according to a weighted average that accounts for the number of applications filed, allowance rate, average number of office actions to allowance, and average time to allowance during the time period analyzed.

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