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

Shumaker & Sieffert Welcomes New Associates Dustin Lo and Carl Peterson

The firm is pleased to announce that Dustin Lo and Carl Peterson have joined the firm as Associates. Dustin is a registered patent attorney with a degree in electrical engineering and significant patent litigation and counseling experience. Carl is a registered patent attorney. In addition to his law degree, Carl has a degree in civil engineering and is presently completing work toward a degree in electrical engineering. Both Dustin and Carl will contribute to the firm's patent prosecution practice in the electronics and software arts. 

Read More

Jennifer Rogers appointed Chair of AIPLA Online Programs Committee

Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to announce that Jennifer Rogers has taken on a new role in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) as 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 looks forward to this further opportunity to help the AIPLA develop online educational programs on current issues in intellectual property.

Read More

New Associates Join Shumaker & Sieffert

The firm is pleased to announce that David Hardoon and Joseph Young have joined the firm as Associates.  David is a registered patent attorney with a strong computer science background and experience in patent prosecution in the software, computing and telecommunication arts.  Joseph has a degree in computer engineering and substantial experience in patent infringement litigation matters. Both David and Joseph will contribute to the firm's patent prosecution practice. 

Read More

Michelle Bresler Joins Shumaker & Sieffert

Michelle Bresler has joined Shumaker & Sieffert as an Associate.  With substantial experience in both patent infringement litigation and patent prosecution, Michelle has a deep and well-rounded background in patent law.  Her practice will focus on patent preparation and prosecution in the electronics, software and medical device fields. Previously, Michelle was an Associate in the Dallas office of Baker Botts, LLP and an Associate with AZA Law in Houston, Texas.  

Read More

Sarah Myhrom Eisenman Joins Shumaker & Sieffert as Law Clerk

Sarah Myhrom Eisenman has joined Shumaker & Sieffert as a Law Clerk.  She will assist Shumaker & Sieffert attorneys in patent preparation and prosecution in the medical device and mechanical fields.  Sarah is currently pursuing joint JD and MS degrees at the University of Minnesota Law School and University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences, respectively, with both degrees expected in 2015.  Sarah will join Shumaker & Sieffert as an Associate following graduation from the University of Minnesota Law School.  

Read More

Shumaker & Sieffert Co-Sponsors Team in Swim 24Challenge

Shumaker & Sieffert is proud to co-sponsor a team of swimmers in the Swim 24Challenge, a 24-hour swim and fundraiser designed to combat childhood drowning in San Diego.  According to the Center for Disease Control, drowning is the #2 cause of accidental death among all children in the U.S., and the #1 leading cause of accidental death among minority children.  Drowning is 100% preventable by teaching a child to swim. But many families in the San Diego community simply cannot afford to teach their kids to swim.

Read More

Shumaker & Sieffert Employees Help Neighborhood House Food Distribution Effort

A group of Shumaker & Sieffert employees helped Neighborhood House deliver produce as part of a Mass Produce Distribution at The Wellstone Center in St. Paul on July 22.  Shumaker & Sieffert shareholder, Jason Kelly, captained the event for the firm.  Other participants included Shanti Pfenning, Jaci Skiba, Nihal Parkar, Kelly Fitzgerald, Eric Gerber, Sawyer Imrie, Derek Abeyta, Sarah Myhrom Eisenman and Julia Ehrreich.  The Mass Produce Distribution is a free giveaway of fresh fruits, vegetables and bread to people and families in need.

Read More

Shumaker & Sieffert Ranked Among Top Law Firms for Patent Quality in Healthcare Industry

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine, in its May/June 2015 Issue, ranked Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. among the top patent law firms in the U.S. in Patent Quality for the Healthcare Industry.  

This is the sixth year in a row that IAM Magazine has ranked Shumaker & Sieffert among the top law firms for Healthcare Industry patents. 

Shumaker & Sieffert is proud to represent a number of clients in the healthcare field, including Medtronic, 3M, Acist, University of Minnesota, and Mayo Medical Ventures.  

Read More