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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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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