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Howard & Howard Marks 150th Anniversary with Donations to Ele’s Place and Make-A-Wish of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Mich., December 19, 2019 – Howard & Howard has made donations to both Ele’s Place and Make-A-Wish Michigan, each in the amount of $6,250. The gifts are part of the firm’s “12 Months of Giving” initiative celebrating its 150th anniversary.

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Can Appointment of Administrative Patent Judges be Unconstitutional?

For the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (“PTAB”), the Administrative Patent Judges (“APJs”) are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce in consultation with the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  For an inter parties review of a patent, three APJs conduct the instituted review and determine if claims of a patent are unpatentable.  Is the appointment of the APJs unconstitutional because it violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.?  The answer was YES! until the court remedied the APJs to be inferior officers.

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Howard & Howard Announces Formation of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group

ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 26, 2019 – Howard & Howard has announced the official formation of a Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. The practice group’s attorneys assist businesses in staying compliant with data privacy laws and regulations, preventing and protecting against cybersecurity threats and risks, and managing and responding to data breaches. The announcement was made by firm President and CEO, Mark A. Davis.

“Data privacy and cybersecurity concerns have steadily grown as advances in technology continue. We have built a team of attorneys with the knowledge, training, and experience, in both the U.S. and abroad, needed for companies that find themselves on the front line of cyber and data threats and breaches,” said Davis.

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Howard & Howard Ranked Among Nation’s 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’ by U.S. News—Best Lawyers®

ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 15, 2019—Howard & Howard has been named to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in the following areas:

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Howard & Howard Donates $12,500 to YMCA of Southern Nevada’s Annual “Strong Kids” Campaign

LAS VEGAS, NV, November 19, 2019 – Royal Oak, Mich.-based Howard & Howard has donated $12,500 to the YMCA of Southern Nevada’s annual “Strong Kids” Campaign. The funds raised provide scholarships for memberships and programming to underprivileged youth and families.

The YMCA of Southern Nevada is an inclusive organization of men, women, and children joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility in Southern Nevada.

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Howard & Howard Welcomes Mary V. Pickard

ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 12, 2019 – Howard & Howard is pleased to welcome Mary V. Pickard to the firm. She joins the Business and Corporate Group and will practice out of the Royal Oak office.

“I am an attorney who finds innovative and strategic solutions tailored to the client’s ever-changing needs.”

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Attorney Lisa S. Gretchko Named to Crain’s Detroit Business 2019 Notable Women in Law

ROYAL OAK, Mich., November 5, 2019– Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney Lisa S. Gretchkowas selected to Crain’s Detroit Business 2019 “Notable Women in Law.” The women featured were selected by a team of editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community, and mentorship of others.

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Howard & Howard Expands Las Vegas Office

ROYAL OAK, Mich., October 29, 2019 – Royal Oak-based Howard & Howard has expanded its Las Vegas, Nevada office with the addition of Alexandria von Mohr. She joins the Firm’s growing Business Litigation Practice.

“I use my global perspective to advocate for clients with a variety of legal needs.”

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Can Design Patents Be Limiting in Enforcement?

Suppose that you have an invention disclosure for a design of an article that you want to protect?  When you review the invention disclosure, you notice that the design is ornamental, for example a pattern, on an article such as a chair.  You draft and file a design patent application on the pattern described as applied to a chair, but you do not include any drawings showing the pattern applied to the chair.  Subsequently, you obtain the design patent and later find out that a third party is making baskets including the pattern.  Can you enforce your design patent against the alleged infringer?  The answer is NO because your design patent is limited in scope to a chair.

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Newly Published Book “Nevada State Court Litigation Checklist” Updates Recent Changes in Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Las Vegas, September 19, 2019 – A new book has been published which provides an updated comprehensive checklist to guide counsel and litigants through the perils of preparing a lawsuit for trial.

Entitled “Nevada State Court Litigation Checklist” the book was authored by Las Vegas attorney Jay Young. Young is a partner with the Howard & Howard law firm in Las Vegas.

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