Shumaker & Sieffert Welcomes Patent Attorney Mark Wolfe

Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to announce that Mark Wolfe has joined the firm.  Mark brings to the firm substantial experience in patent procurement, patent infringement litigation, and patent strategy, and has particular expertise in computer hardware and software.  Prior to joining Shumaker & Sieffert, Mark founded Northbrook Digital LLC, an Internet software company, and led Northbrook's product development and patent strategy until Northbrook was acquired by one of Silicon Valley's most prominent companies.  Prior to Northbrook, Mark practiced law at Dorsey & Whitney in Min

Read More

Indefiniteness by Reference: The Potential Impact of Incorporated Subject Matter on Claim Construction

Incorporating Indefiniteness

By Michael A. Buschbach

Read More

USPTO Planning to Make IDS Practice Less Burdensome But Probably Not Less Expensive

Proposed USPTO Fee Changes for Information Disclosure Statements Foreshadow Possible Procedural Changes

By Kelly Patrick Fitzgerald

Read More

Shumaker & Sieffert Welcomes Mike Soldner

Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to announce that Mike Soldner has joined the firm.  Mike brings over twenty years of patent prosecution and counseling experience, and has particular technical expertise in the medical device and electronics fields.  Most recently, Mike was a patent attorney with Medtronic, handling patent matters in the company's Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure business unit.  Mike will contribute to the medical device and electronics patent practice areas at Shumaker & Sieffert.

Read More

112(f) Has a Hair Trigger: Avoiding Means-Plus-Function Misfires

Avoiding Invocation of 35 U.S.C. § 112(f)

By Ambar P. Nayate, Principal, Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

Read More

Shumaker & Sieffert Celebrates 15th Anniversary!

Shumaker & Sieffert is celebrating fifteen years of success, camaraderie and commitment to excellence in the delivery of IP legal services. We take pride in the many enduring client relationships built by the firm over the years, and honor the Shumaker & Sieffert attorneys and staff members responsible for the firm's success. With over forty registered patent attorneys and several thousand patents granted around the world for our clients, there is cause for celebration and optimism for the future.

Read More

Shumaker & Sieffert Names New Principals

Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to announce the appointment of four new Principals: Jeffrey R. Joseph, Matthew K. Gage, Ambar P. Nayate and Brian R. Dawley. Each has exemplified the level of quality and client service for which the firm is known.

Read More

New Patent Attorneys Join Shumaker & Sieffert

Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to announce that Robert Madden and Bryan Dobbs have joined the firm as Associates. Both have extensive experience in patent prosecution and degrees in electrical engineering. The addition of Robert and Bryan further strengthens the firm's concentration of patent attorneys with electronics and software expertise.

Read More

Beware Applicant Enablement Admissions

In re Morsa: Applicant’s Admissions Can Support Prior Art Enablement

By Ambar P. Nayate

Read More

Federal Circuit Clarifies Written Description Support for Negative Claim Limitations

Written Description Support for Negative Claim Limitations

By Brian Dawley

In Inphi Corp. v. Netlist, Inc.,[1] the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit clarified requirements concerning written description support for negative claim limitations. 

Read More