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.

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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.  

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Steve Shumaker and Kent Sieffert Named in IAM 1000

In the 2015 edition of the IAM 1000, The World's Leading Patent Professionals, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine has named Steve Shumaker and Kent Sieffert in its short list of recommended attorneys for patent prosecution in Minnesota.  The 2015 edition also notes Shumaker & Sieffert's emphasis on quality and process in the electrical, software and medical device practice areas.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Co-sponsors Minneapolis Meeting of 2015 AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event

Shumaker & Sieffert is proud to have co-sponsored the Minneapolis meeting of the 2015 AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event.  The event unites women who practice IP law and/or regularly handle IP issues, with local meetings held concurrently at various geographic locations around the world and joined together by teleconference.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Co-sponsors 2015 AIPLA Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit in Dallas

Shumaker & Sieffert will co-sponsor the 2015 AIPLA Electronic and Computer Patent Law Summit, to be held June 16, 2015, at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas.  

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Shumaker & Sieffert Welcomes New Associate Paul McAdams

Paul McAdams has joined Shumaker & Sieffert as an Associate supporting the firm's medical device, electronics and software  practice areas. Paul has a JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a BS degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University. Prior to joining the firm, Paul practiced as an Associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, in Los Angeles, focusing on patent infringement litigation.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Completes Successful Food Drive for Neighborhood House

Shumaker & Sieffert has just completed its March Food Drive for Neighborhood House. Shumaker & Sieffert employees contributed 1628 pounds of food, supporting the efforts of Neighborhood House to help feed over 16,000 St. Paul area families facing hunger. 

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Shumaker & Sieffert Welcomes New Associate Nihal Parkar

Nihal Parkar has joined Shumaker & Sieffert as an Associate supporting the firm's medical device, mechanical and chemical/materials practice areas. Nihal has a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BS in Food Engineering from the University of Mumbai, Institute of Chemical Technology. While in law school, Nihal worked as a patent law clerk at 3M and in the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Minnesota.  

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Federal Circuit Upholds Patent Eligibility of Computer-implemented Method

DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

By Kent Sieffert

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Federal Circuit Provides Public Use Lesson

Plant Patent Pirates - Grape Growing, Public Planting

By Brian Dawley

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