Category Archives: Press Releases

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.

11-08-17 PR_Notification of New Patent Issuance – final

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.

Bill Ramey is Judging the New Ventures Competition at Texas A&M University on May 18, 2017

Ramey & Schwaller is proud to announce that Bill Ramey has been selected as a judge for this years New Ventures Competition at Texas A&M University on May 18, 2017.

As explained by Texas A&M, “[t]he Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and the Texas A&M University System along with a growing number of sponsors are working to ensure today’s innovative ideas become a reality through the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition. Aimed at promoting the commercialization of emerging technology, the competition recognizes companies with high-growth potential and provides seed funding to help them effectively execute their ideas and advance product development….  The Texas A&M New Ventures Competition is open to all Texas-based companies seeking to bring a new or enhanced technology to the marketplace. Participant companies must be technology- or science-focused independent ventures in the pre-seed/seed, start-up or early growth stages.”

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 results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

 

Bill Ramey is judging the Rice Business Plan Competition from April 6-8!

I am tremendously grateful that I will again judge the Rice Business Plan Competition.  The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and entrepreneurship, which is Rice University’s internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. 

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 results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals.

Congratulations to Bill Ramey for being named a 2017 Houston’s Top lawyer!

Ramey & Schwaller congratulates its managing partner Bill Ramey for being named by H Texas magazine as a 2017 Houston’s Top Lawyer!

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 results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals.

Bill Ramey selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation!

Ramey & Schwaller congratulates its founder Bill Ramey for selection to the 2017 Super Lawyer  list for Intellectual Property Litigation.  Bill has been selected each of 2012-2017.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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 results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals.

Ramey & Schwaller client Julian Olivares’ copyright infringement claim is going to trial!

On September 30, 2016, the District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina denied The University of Chicago, Margaret Greer and Elizabeth Rhodes’ Motion for Summary Judgment as to Olivares’ clam of copyright infringement, deciding that a jury would hear the case.  Trial is now set for April of 2017.  Bill Ramey of Ramey & Schwaller is quoted as saying “We are very happy for our client and we look forward to telling the jury how The University of Chicago, Rhodes and Greer copied our client’s novel.”

Julián Olivares is the creator of “Novelas amorosas y ejemplares, by María de Zayas y Sotomayor,” a critical edition of and a transformation and interpretation of Novelas amorosas y ejemplares. Notwithstanding that Olivares’ book contained a copyright notice Margaret Greer and Elizabeth Rhodes translated and the University of Chicago published at least nine stories copied from Olivares’ book.  More information about the case can be found at Olivares v. University of Chicago et al., pending in the Middle District of North Carolina under Cause No. 1:15-cv-713.

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 results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals.

Ramey & Schwaller is pleased to announce that David Fox has joined the Firm effective October 8, 2016!

The Firm is pleased to expand its Life Science Team.  Dr. Fox has over twenty year’s experience in intellectual property including counseling U.S. and international clients on all aspects of U.S. intellectual property law, including patent law in a wide range of technologies, including biotechnology; a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Columbia University; and the sole author of U.S. Patent Opinions and Evaluations, a treatise to be published by in its third edition LexisNexis autumn 2016. Admitted to practice in Texas, Louisiana, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and various U.S. District Courts.

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 results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies, and the use of skilled professionals.

Bill Ramey appointed to the Texas A&M University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Steering Council

Ramey & Schwaller, LLP’s Bill Ramey was appointed to the Texas A&M University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Steering Council.  The goals of the council are to provide engineering students well defined pathways to develop entrepreneurial mindsets through immersive experiences in curricular and co-curricular programs to prepare them for successful careers as leaders
of technological innovation within large corporations or launching their own startups.

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 results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

Ramey & Schwaller’s client GEMSA sues users of Amazon Web Services for patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas on June 15, 2016

The Defendants’ website(s) or one of its websites linked directly or indirectly thereto, accesses Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) which infringes one or more claims of United States Patent No. 6,690,400  and United States Patent No. 7,356,677.  Lawsuits were filed against Ericsson, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson USA, Inc.; Philips; SAP America, Inc.; Siemens Corporation; The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc. and Nasdaq, Inc.; Ticketleap.com LLC and TicketLeap, Inc.; Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (d/b/a Ticketmaster, Inc.); Ubisoft Studio, Inc. (d/b/a Ubisoft); General Electric Company; McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (d/b/a S&P Global and S&P Capital IQ); Zynga, Inc.; Alcatel-Lucent, Inc.; Uber Technologies, Inc.; Artek Surfin Chemicals, Ltd. (d/b/a Galata Chemicals, LLC); Netflix, Inc.; AdRoll, Inc.; Spotify, Inc.; Hitachi America, Ltd.; and Zillow, Inc.; and, Zillow Group, Inc.  The cases can be found under cause numbers 2:16-cv-0023-0037.

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 results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.

 

 

Ramey & Schwaller issues patent for Custom Medical Applications on a Safety Neural Injection System and Related Methods

Ramey & Schwaller issued U.S. Pat. No. 9,131,960 covering a safety neural injection system that includes at least a partially hollow cannula having an inside diameter, an outside diameter, a first length, a side port located coaxially along the hollow cannula for fluid communication between the inside and the outside of the hollow cannula, and an open distal end. The safety neural injection system also includes a flexible stylet with a shaped tip. The hollow cannula proximate to the distal end includes a rigid bend so as to facilitate placement of the distal end at the treatment site. http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9131960.PN.&OS=PN/9131960&RS=PN/9131960

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 results through efficient practice management, innovative technologies and the use of skilled professionals.