Newsletters


March 2019 Newsletter >

• Thomas R. Knight explains the basics of three types of patent searches: patentability, clearance, and landscape / competitive monitoring
• Ryann H. Beck and Emily M. Chilson Named Partners at Andrus
• Benjamin R. Imhoff contributed to an article published by the INternational Trademark Association (INTA) entitled Guideline: Considerations regarding Identifications of Goods and Services in an International Trademark Filing Program
• Andrus Sponsors MBA's Judges Night
• Andrus employees support UPAF


December 2018 Newsletter >

• Christopher R. Liro provides a high level outline of recent changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which helps protect copyright holders from theft in the digital age. The recent changes expand exemptions to the general prohibition against circumventing access controls to software and other copyrighted material.
• Andrus Supports MBA's 2018 Capital Campaign


September 2018 Newsleter >

• Emily M. Chilson provides an introductory primer on trade dress protection
• Andrus included in the guide entitled IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2018, with attorneys Joseph D. Kuborn, Aaron T. Olejniczak, Peter T. Holsen and Tambryn K. VanHeyningen featured individually
• Andrus Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 Super Lawyers List and Rising Stars List
• Andrus sponsors MBA golf outing benefitting the Milwaukee Justice Center


June 2018 Newsletter >

• Ryann H. Beck outlines trademark registration requirements for Amazon's Brand Registry
• Andrus Ranked in Chambers USA 2018
• Joseph D. Kuborn and Aaron T. Olejniczak Named IP Stars by Managing IP
• Andrus included in the guide entitled IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2018, with attorneys Joseph Kuborn, Aaron Olejniczak, Peter Holsen, Tambryn VanHeyningen and Benjamin Imhoff featured individually


March 2018 Newsletter >

• William W. Adolfsen outlines several recent cases addressing state university patents and sovereign immunity
• Christopher R. Liro Named Partner at Andrus
• Andrus Sponsors MBA's Judges Night and #MemberMashup
• Andrus employees support UPAF


December 2017 Newsletter >

• Christopher R. Liro and Aaron T. Olejniczak explain the implications of a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision narrowing where plaintiffs alleging patent infringement may file suit
• Andrus Attorney William W. Adolfsen attended HHS SBIR/STTR Conference in Milwaukee, at which Andrus sponsored Healthcare Innovation Pitch (HIP)
• Andrus Attorney Ryann H. Beck served as a delegate for the US at the AIPPI World Congress in Sydney, Australia
• Andrus Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2017 Super Lawyers List and Rising Stars List
• Andrus Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers List


September 2017 Newsletter >

• Thomas R. Knight provides an introductory primer on how to read patent claims
• Andrus included in the guide entitled IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2017, with attorneys Joseph D. Kuborn, Aaron T. Olejniczak, Peter T. Holsen and Tambryn K. VanHeyningen featured individually
• Andrus sponsors MBA golf outing benefitting the Milwaukee Justice Center


June 2017 Newsletter >

• William W. Adolfsen explains the evolving on-sale bar post-AIA
• In an article published by the State Bar of Wisconsin, Christopher R. Liro and Aaron T. Olejniczak explain a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision narrowing where plaintiffs alleging patent infringement may file suit
• Joseph D. Kuborn, Aaron T. Olejniczak and George Solveson Named IP Stars by Managing IP
• Andrus Ranked in Chambers USA 2017
• Benjamin R. Imhoff Attends INTA Conference


March 2017 Newsletter >

• Ryann H. Beck outlines a recent Supreme Court decision regarding laches in patent cases
• Andrus sponsors Judges Night
• Andrus employees support UPAF


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).