2016 IAM 1000 Ranks Shumaker & Sieffert Among Leading Patent Firms

In the 2016 edition of the IAM 1000, The World's Leading Patent Professionals, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine identifies Shumaker & Sieffert as a leading patent firm for patent prosecution in Minnesota, and names Steve Shumaker and Kent Sieffert as recommended patent attorneys.

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Specific Improvements to Computer-related Technology Are Not Abstract Under Alice 101 Framework

Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft (Fed. Cir. 2016)

By Steve Shumaker and Al Vredeveld

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Shumaker & Sieffert Welcomes New Patent Attorney Joe Steinbronn

Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to announce that Joe Steinbronn has joined the firm as a patent attorney.  Joe has extensive patent prosecution experience, and a broad technical background spanning chemistry, materials, electronics, software and medical devices.  Previously, Joe was an intellectual property licensing associate with Texas A&M System Technology Commercialization and a patent attorney at IBM.

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Jeffrey Eng Joins Shumaker & Sieffert

Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Eng has joined the firm as a patent attorney.  Jeffrey  has several years of experience assisting clients in obtaining patent protection for complex software and computer-related technologies, including computer virtualization software, cloud computing infrastructure, and telecommunication systems.  Previously, Jeffrey was an Associate with the law firm of Patterson & Sheridan. 

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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

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

Incorporating Indefiniteness

By Michael A. Buschbach

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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