New Associate Joins Shumaker & Sieffert

Galen Rahmlow has joined Shumaker & Sieffert as an Associate.  Galen has B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering, Physics and Chemistry from the University of MInnesota, and received his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.  Prior to joining Shumaker & Sieffert, Galen worked as an Associate in patent litigation at the law firm of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Cinto in New York.  

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Federal Circuit Addresses USPTO's Broadest Reasonable Interpretation

Discounting Applicant's Specification for Claim Construction Leads to Federal Circuit Reversal

By Brian Dawley

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New Principals Elected at Shumaker & Sieffert

Shumaker & Sieffert is pleased to announce the election of three new Principals: Jennifer M.K. Rogers, Matthew J. Evans and Albert W. Vredeveld. The new Principals will continue to contribute to the firm's electronics and software patent practices.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Attorneys Teach Patent Practice Courses

Steve Shumaker and Kent Sieffert will be teaching a new course in Advanced Patent Practice at the University of Minnesota Law School in the Spring semester.

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Jennifer Rogers Appointed Vice Chair of AIPLA Online Programs Committee

Jennifer Rogers has taken on a new role in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) as Vice 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 she looks forward to this opportunity to help the AIPLA develop online educational programs on current issues in IP.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Attorneys Appointed Senior Counsel

Dan Lund, Jeff Joseph, Guanyao Cheng and Bryan Erickson have been appointed Senior Counsel of Shumaker & Sieffert.  In this position, each Senior Counsel will continue to provide the experience, dedication and responsiveness valued by the firm and its clients, 

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Shumaker & Sieffert Ranks in Top 20 U.S. PCT Filing Law Firms

For the second consecutive year, Shumaker & Sieffert was identified as the No. 16 largest PCT filing law firm in the United States.  The ranking was published in the October 2014 issue of Managing Intellectual Property. As one of the largest PCT filing firms in the country, Shumaker & Sieffert is poised to help clients navigate international patent protection, whether via the PCT process or direct national routes.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Reaches 2000 Issued U.S. Patents

The attorneys of Shumaker & Sieffert have obtained allowances for over 2000 patents that list Shumaker & Sieffert as the responsible firm. Our attorneys continue to aggressively prosecute many more patent applications and look forward to even more allowances in the future.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Ranked No. 1 in Patent Quality

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine, in its May/June 2014 Issue (No. 65), has ranked Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A. as the No. 1 firm in the U.S. in Patent Quality for the Healthcare Industry category.  

This is the fourth year in a row that IAM Magazine has ranked Shumaker & Sieffert No. 1. The firm's quality score led all firms in all industry categories of the ranking, as it has in the past.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Co-sponsors 200 Miles for Monarch

Shumaker & Sieffert is a proud co-sponsor of 200 Miles for Monarch, a fundraising effort to benefit the Monarch School, a K-12 school for children impacted by homelessness in San Diego County.  200 Miles for Monarch is the official charity of the 2014 Ragnar Relay SoCal, a 24-hour relay race that starts in Huntington Beach and ends in San Diego. 

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