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Harry Laxton wins unanimous 12-juror verdict!

Ramey & Schwaller, LLP is proud to announce that earlier this month Harry Laxton obtained a unanimous 12-juror verdict favorable to a client of the firm in an adverse-possession lawsuit.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

 

Ramey & Schwaller client inventors honored at recent ceremony

Firm client inventors David H. Byrne, Ph.D. and Natalie A. Anderson, Ph.D. of Texas A&M AgriLife Research were honored with awards at the Texas A&M Patent and Innovation 2018 Awards Luncheon on May 17, 2018 for fourteen plant patents received on peaches and nectarines in 2017.  Ramey & Schwaller prosecuted the fourteen plant patents.  Ramey & Schwaller was represented by Melissa Schwaller, Harry Laxton, and Jim Xiao at the Luncheon.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

Congratulations to Advance Scanners

Ramey & Schwaller awarded a prize of $10,000 in intellectual property services to Advanced Scanners at the 2018 Texas A&M New Ventures Competition on May 17, 2018.  Pictured left to right are Melissa Schwaller of Ramey & Schwaller and Jeff Levine, Aaron Bernstein, and Lars Kuslich, all of Advanced Scanners.  Advanced Scanners is creating a 3D optical computer vision system that tracks the motion of the patient’s brain during surgery and corrects the brain maps (MRIs) surgeons use in real time.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

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2018 Texas A&M New Ventures Comptetition

Dr. Melissa Schwaller will proudly represent the firm at the 2018 New Ventures Competition on May 17, 2018.  This will be the second consecutive year Ramey & Schwaller will send one of its partners to judge this event.  Not only does the firm participate in judging the competition we also sponsor the event, giving a ten thousand dollar donation of Intellectual Property Legal Services which Dr. Schwaller will present to the winner of the New Ventures Competition.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

 

Dan Kruegers presentation in Los Angeles

March 5, 2018

Firm partner Dr. Dan Krueger recently contributed to the APS Physics March meeting in Los Angeles, California .  Dr. Kruegers presentation was part of the Patents and Innovations session at this months meeting.  The presentation focused on when to pursue patent protection to protect your intellectual property.

For more info on Dr. Kruegers latest speaking engagement click here.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with a national client base from our Houston, Texas office. We are dedicated to enhancing client’s results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

Firm Partner Melissa Schwaller to speak on IP at AUTM

DR. Schwaller will give her presentation at this years Annual AUTM meeting beginning February 18, 2018.  The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) is a nonprofit organization which has more than 3,300 members worldwide representing managers of intellectual property, universities, research institutions, as well as numerous business and government organizations from around the world.

Not only will Dr. Schwaller speak on “Intellectual Property Protection for Plants: Reaping the Benefits” , she will also moderate this particular session.  Ramey & Schwaller is an active member of AUTM, participating in several meetings each year.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals. www.rameyfirm.com

Bill Ramey to judge MBA Venture Challenge at Texas A&M

Managing Partner Bill Ramey will judge this years MBA Venture Challenge at the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship Friday February 16th.  This annual event consists of teams of MBA students who will quickly and effectively evaluate early stage start-up firms.  The MBA Venture Challenge offers MBA students several different avenues to showcase their knowledge and ability to quickly evaluate these business start-ups.  In past years students have showcased themselves to a level that has resulted in job offers and even technology licensing discussions.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals. www.rameyfirm.com

Managing Partner Bill Ramey speaks at Aggie Entrepreneurship Saturday

Mr. William (“Bill”) Ramey, III proudly represented Ramey & Schwaller Saturday,  when he gave his speech on Legal Issues for Startups at Aggie Entrepreneurship SaturdayThe event, held in Austin, Texas was hosted by the Fort Worth A&M Club, Northeast Tarrant County A&M Club, the Aggie Network The Association (Association of Former Students) , and Texas A&M Universities McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship.

Aggie Entrepreneurship Saturday is a networking event of Texas A&M Graduates who own businesses and business startups.  Managing Partner of Ramey & Schwaller, Bill Ramey often sponsors and speaks at various Texas A&M events throughout the year.  A graduate of Texas A&M Class of 95′ and proud Aggie Professional.

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals. www.rameyfirm.com

 

Ramey & Schwaller Completes Successful Trademark Opposition on Behalf of Client Project Apis m.

Ramey & Schwaller successfully opposed the registration of Ojai Natural Foods, Inc.’s trademark application for “Seeds for Bees”, application no. 87/292184. Project Apis m. v. Ojai Natural Foods, Inc., TTAB Opp. No. 91236690 (Jan. 8, 2018). Our client Project Apis m. (PAm) uses its trademark mark “Seeds for Bees” for its program to promote collaboration within the scientific, research, and provider communities to achieve advances in bee and soil health and bee forage described at https://www.projectapism.org/seeds-for-bees-home.html. This result allows PAm to continue using its senior “Seeds for Bees” trademark without risk of confusion in the marketplace.

 

Project Apis m. funds and directs research to enhance the health and vitality of honey bee colonies while improving crop production. Its name comes from Apis mellifera, the scientific name for the honey bee. www.projectapism.org

 

Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals. www.rameyfirm.com

Ramey & Schwaller files new lawsuit against Repro-Med Systems, Inc.

Ramey & Schwaller has filed a new lawsuit in the United States District Court – Eastern District of Texas alleging infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,808,576 for our client EMED Technologies Corporation.  The technology is related to devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle. In an embodiment, a device includes a central body portion, a medical needle having a sharp tip, a pair of wings in attachment to the central body portion, and a hook-and-loop fastening system disposed on at least one of the wings, and configured to selectively attach the wings together with the medical needle positioned between the wing so as to protect a user from the sharp tip of the medical needle.  In another embodiment, a method includes withdrawing a sharp tip of a medical needle from a patient, closing a pair of wings with the medical needle positioned between the wings, and fastening the wings together with the medical needle positioned between the wings so as to protect the user from the sharp tip of the medical needle.

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Ramey & Schwaller is a full-service intellectual property law firm working with an international client base from our Houston, Texas office.  We are dedicated to enhancing client results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals.