Newsletters


December 2016 Newsletter >

• Thomas R. Knight and Benjamin R. Imhoff outline the USPTO's Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI) program
• Andrus Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2016 Super Lawyers List and Rising Stars List
• Andrus Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2017 U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers List


September 2016 Newsletter >

• Ryann H. Beck and Thomas R. Knight discuss the Halo decision regarding willful patent infringement
• Tolga S. Gulmen, Ph.D. joins Andrus as a non-equity partner
• Andrus included in the guide entitled IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2016, with attorneys Peter T. Holsen, Joseph D. Kuborn, Aaron T. Olejniczak, Michael E. Taken and Tambryn K. VanHeyningen featured individually
• Andrus sponsors MBA golf outing benefitting the Milwaukee Justice Center


June 2016 Newsletter >

• William A. Adolfsen and Benjamin R. Imhoff discuss the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
• Joseph D. Kuborn and Aaron T. Olejniczak Named IP Stars by Managing IP
• Benjamin R. Imhoff Attends INTA Conference
• Andrus Ranked in Chambers USA 2016
• Andrus Sponsors and Attends PEARLS Women Inspired to Lead Event
• Andrus Sponsors and Attends Autism Gala


March 2016 Newsletter >

• Thomas R. Knight and Benjamin R. Imhoff answer everyday questions regarding copyrights and trademarks
• Andrus Featured in List of Top Design Patent Firms
• Andrus Sponsors Judges Night
• Andrus Supports UPAF


December 2015 Newsletter >

• Thomas R. Knight and Benjamin R. Imhoff outline the recently-enacted “Prior Commercial Use” defense regarding trade secrets
• Andrus Attorneys to Present at 2016 Biotech and the Law Global Conference and Expo in Madison, Wisconsin
• Andrus Attorneys Attend AIPPI and INTA Conferences
• Aaron T. Olejniczak Appointed to Milwaukee Bar Association Board of Directors
• Andrus Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2015 Super Lawyers List, 2015 Rising Stars List, and 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers List


September 2015 Newsletter >

• Ryann H. Beck and Thomas R. Knight discuss the potential cancellation of the Redskins trademark registrations
• Thomas R. Knight joins Andrus as an associate
• Andrus included in the guide entitled IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2015, with attorneys Peter T. Holsen, Joseph D. Kuborn, Aaron T. Olejniczak, Michael E. Taken and Tambryn K. VanHeyningen featured individually
• Andrus sponsors MBA golf outing benefitting the Milwaukee Justice Center


June 2015 Newsletter >

• Christopher M. Scherer and Emily M. Chilson discuss the implications of the United States' recent adoption of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
• Andrus Sponsors PEARLS Scholarship
• Joseph D. Kuborn and Aaron T. Olejniczak Named IP Stars by Managing IP
• Andrus Participates in UPAF Workplace Giving Campaign
• Andrus Ranked in Chambers USA 2015
• Andrus Featured in Oppedahl's List of Top Design Patent Firms


March 2015 Newsletter >

• Ryann H. Beck warns of inauthentic solicitations for fees
• Andrus Opens Massachusetts Office
• William A. Adolfsen, Ph.D. Joins Andrus
• Andrus Attorneys Named to the 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
• Andrus Sponsors Judges Night
• Aaron T. Olejniczak Winner of Client Choice 2015 Award


December 2014 Newsletter >

• Kevin Spexarth and Benjamin Imhoff provide a primer on using your webpage as a trademark specimen of goods
• Christopher Scherer Appointed to Steering Committee of AIPPI-US
• George Solveson Elected a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation
• Benjamin Imhoff Named Up and Coming Lawyer
• Sharon Czysh Recognized as Unsung Hero in the Legal Community


September 2014 Newsletter >

• Chris Liro and Tom Knight outline recent Wisconsin requirements on patent notifications.
• Andrus to host 75th Anniversary Party and Networking Event.
• Kevin Spexarth joins Andrus as an associate.
• Ben Imhoff selected to INTA's Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee.
• Appeal decision upholds $500,000 summary judgment award for Andrus' client DPW.
• Andrus named Wisconsin IP Law Firm of the Year by Acquisition International.
• Chris Liro selected to the State Bar of Wisconsin's Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section Board.


June 2014 Newsletter >

• Ryann Beck outlines strategies for developing an IP harvesting plan.
• Joseph Kuborn and George Solveson named IP Stars by Managing IP.
• Jury awards $9.75 million to Andrus' client Douglas Dynamics, LLC in a patent infringement case.
• Douglas Dynamics tops list of fastest-growing public companies in Milwaukee.
• Andrus' client Hydro-Thermal named a Top 10 Business of the Year.
• Andrus supports UPAF through Workplace Giving Campaign.


March 2014 Newsletter >

• Joseph Kuborn outlines a new series of tools intended to help curtail lawsuits filed by "patent trolls."
• Tambryn VanHeyningen and Benjamin Imhoff announced as partners at Andrus Intellectual Property Law.
• Andrus Intellectual Property Law celebrates the 75th anniversary of the firm.
• Peter Holsen included in BTI's 2014 Client Service All-Stars List.
• Christopher Scherer appointed to AIPPI's Special Committee on Standards and Patents.
• Andrus Intellectual Property Law sponsors the Milwaukee Bar Association's Judges Night event.


December 2013 Newsletter >

• Benjamin Imhoff provides a primer on continuation applications, including the different types of continuation applications, the advantages of utilizing continuation applications in your prosecution strategy, and considerations in developing a continuation strategy.
• George Solveson and Aaron Olejniczak named to the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list.
• Peter Holsen named to the 2013 Wisconsin Rising Stars list.
• Andrus ranked as Tier 1 patent law, trademark law, and patent litigation firm in the Milwaukee metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report.


September 2013 Newsletter >

• We provide information regarding two earlier feedback mechanisms for more efficient patent prosecution - the First Action Interview and the Pre-Appeal Conference.
• Four Andrus attorneys selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014.


June 2013 Newsletter >

• We provide a guide to the entity status requirements for U.S. patent filings, including the familiar small entity status and the recently-added micro entity status.
• Andrus included in IAM's list of top 10 firms securing quality patents for clients in the industrials field.
• Andrus included in the guide entitled IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2013, with attorneys Joseph Kuborn, Aaron Olejniczak, and Michael Taken featured individually.
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issues an order in favor of Andrus' client Douglas Dynamics, LLC.


March 2013 Newsletter >

• Joseph Kuborn explains the U.S. patent law change from a first-to-invent system to a first-to-file system, and outlines changes to the USPTO fee schedule, both of which are effective March 16, 2013, in accordance with the America Invents Act (AIA).
• Andrus is an Event Sponsor of the 2013 Autism Gala benefiting the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin (ASSEW).


December 2012 Newsletter >

• Benjamin Imhoff provides an introduction to the three new opportunities for third party challenges to patent rights under the AIA - Preissuance Submissions, Post Grant Review, and Inter Partes Review.
• Christopher Scherer served as adjunct professor at Marquette University.
• Andrus listed as a Top Tier Patent and Trademark Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report.
• Christopher Liro now a registered patent attorney.


September 2012 Newsletter >

• Joseph Kuborn details the patent law changes effective September 15, 2012, in accordance with the America Invents Act (AIA).
• Attorney Christopher Liro joins Andrus Intellectual Property Law.
• Jury awards nearly $6 million in damages to National Pasteurized Eggs in patent trial.
• Emily Hinkens now a registered patent attorney.
• George Solveson named Super Lawyer and Aaron Olejniczak named Rising Star.


March 2012 Newsletter >

• Emily M. Hinkens provides an update on patent marking, in accordance with the America Invents Act (AIA).