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Publications

    IP Newsletter, June 2014
    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.

    IP Newsletter, March 2014
    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.

    IP Newsletter, December 2013
    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.

    IP Newsletter, September 2013
    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.

    IP Newsletter, June 2013
    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 their 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 order in favor of Andrus' client Douglas Dynamics, LLC.

    IP Newsletter, March 2013
    Joseph Kuborn explains the 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).

    IP Newsletter, December 2012
    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 serves 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.

    IP Newsletter, September 2012
    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.

    IP Newsletter Winter 2012
    Emily M. Hinkens provides an update on patent marking, in accordance with the America Invents Act (AIA).
    Andrus listed as a Top Tier Patent Law Firm by U.S. News and World Report.

    IP Newsletter Fall 2011
    Tambryn VanHeyningen and Benjamin Imhoff outline the changes implemented with the passing of the America Invents Act, which is the most significant reform of U.S. patent law in the past 50 years.

    IP Newsletter Summer 2011
    Emily M. Hinkens outlines the doctrine of inequitable conduct.

    IP Newsletter Spring 2011
    Tambryn VanHeyningen explains the main features of the Patent Reform Act, which may be scheduled for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives soon.
    Andrus listed as a Top Tier IP Firm by U.S. News and World Report.

    IP Newsletter Winter 2011
    Andrus announces new logo and website.
    George H. Solveson recognized as Leader in Law.
    Daniel I. Hanrahan outlines potential pitfalls of joint development agreements and tips for avoiding such pitfalls.

Popular Blogs

  • PATENTLYO
    The nation's leading patent law blog.
  • TTABlog
    Reports on recent U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decisions.
  • Patent Docs
    Biotech & pharmaceutical patent law and news blog.

Useful Websites

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
    This site contains basic information regarding the patent and trademark processes. In addition, users can search the USPTO patent and trademark databases and check the status of pending patent and trademark applications.
  • United States Copyright Office
    This site contains basic information regarding copyrights. In addition, users can search copyright records or register a work via eCO (Electronic Copyright Office).
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
    The TTAB is an administrative board that hears and decides adversary proceedings between two parties, namely, trademark oppositions and cancellations. The TTAB also handles interference and concurrent use proceedings, as well as appeals of final refusals issued by USPTO Trademark Examining Attorneys within the course of the prosecution of trademark applications.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    A wealth of material regarding international intellectual property protection is available on this site, and in particular with regard to international patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and international trademark applications filed under the Madrid Protocol.
  • European Patent Office (EPO)
    This site includes news, rules and procedures and member states of the EPO, along with links to searching databases.
  • Espace
    This is Europe's network of patent databases and includes free access to more than 60 million patent documents from all over the world.
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    Users can read recent opinions and orders, view a list of newly-filed cases and research the Court's Rules of Practice.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    AIPLA is a membership organization that fosters professional and leadership development in the practice of IP law, with a focus on continuing education.
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
    The AIPPI is the leading international organization dedicated to the development and improvement of intellectual property with nearly 9000 members from over 100 countries.
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
    INTA is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce. Today, 5,700 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands.
  • Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)
    OHIM is the European Union agency responsible for registering trademarks and designs that are valid in all 27 countries of the EU.
  • Google Patents
    Google has combined its powerful search engine with USPTO content in order to make over 7 million U.S. patents available to the public.
  • Google Scholar
    Users can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
  • PubMed
    Federal medical and biotech related non-patent literature search engine.
  • National Center for Biotech Information (NCBI)
    Contains databases of numerous publicly available DNA sequences.
  • GenBank
    Annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.