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Ramey & Schwaller Obtains Appeal Win at Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Ramey & Schwaller filed an appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for Northern Therapeutics, Inc. regarding the rejection of claims 17 and 40 of United States Patent Application Serial Number 11/696,039 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The PTAB issued its decision reversing the USPTO on July 20, 2016, finding that claims 17 and 40 are enabled by the specification.

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 Leads Houston’s World IP Day 2016!

On April 21, 2016, Ramey & Schwaller led the Houston, Texas presentation of Worl IP Day 2016. Every April, the World Intellectual Property  Organization (WIPO) celebrates World IP Day to encourage the public to learn about the role thatintellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.  This year, World IP Day is tasked with exploring the future of culture in the digital age: how we create it, how we access it, how we finance it. We will look into how a flexible intellectual property system helps ensure that the artists and creative industries are properly paid for their work, so they can keep creating.

In Houston, Keynote speaker was Prof. Jacqueline Lipton, the Baker Botts Professor of Law and Co-Director; Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law.  Professor Lipton led a panel discussion that included Jeff C. Dodd of Andrews Kurth LLP, Prof. John Harvey of the University of Houston Honors College and Director, Center for Creative Work, and Saima Kadir, Houston Public Library Digital Strategies Virtual Library Services Manager in a ninety minute discussion of evolving copyright law in the digital age.

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 Custom Medical Applications

Ramey & Schwaller wishes to congratulate its client Custom Medical Applications on issuance of U.S. Patent Number 9,131,960 titled Safety Neural Injection System and Related Methods on September 15, 2015. The safety neural injection system comprises a cannula with an open distal end, rigid bend and a side port.  The safety neural injection system also comprises a flexible stylet with a shaped tip.

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 & Browning files suit against Invention Resource International and Patent Attorney

Ramey & Browning filed suit against Invention Resource International and patent attorney Emery Tracy on January 27, 2015 on behalf of firm client Eddie Jenkins alleging violation of the Texas Invention Development Services Act, breach of fiduciary duty, malpractice, fraud, and breach of contract.  The suit also alleges that the contract’s arbitration clause is unenforceable.  Attorneys on the case are William P. Ramey, III and Melissa D. Schwaller.

Bill Ramey Accepts Advisory Council Position with Texas A&M’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship

Bill Ramey was appointed to the Advisory Council for Texas A&M’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.  His term begins January 1, 2015.  The Advisory Council provides advice and counsel to the center’s leadership team. Composed of companies with a vested interest in the success of entrepreneurs and tomorrow’s business leaders, the Advisory Council ensures that the business community is an integral part of the center’s activities. Leading accounting, banking, consulting, human resources, insurance, investment and legal organizations participate along with recognized, active entrepreneurs.

Ramey & Browning 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 Houstonia Top Lawyer for 2014

Ramey & Browning, PLLC is happy to announce that Bill Ramey, managing partner of the firm, was chosen as a 2014 Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer. Congratulations to Bill!

Ramey & Browning 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.  The firm provides aggressive legal representation for its clients.  The skilled attorneys at the firm are experienced litigators with extensive technical expertise in a broad range of subjects.

Bill Ramey quoted concerning Tracy Druce’s suspension from the PTO

Tracy Druce gets two year PTO suspension for not properly supervising his staff. Potentially multiple instances of falsified documents were filed by Druce’s staff from 2004 to 2006. The link to the disciplinary report is http://e-foia.uspto.gov/Foia/RetrievePdf?system=OED&flNm=0783_DIS_2014-09-05.

When asked to comment, Bill Ramey said he worked with Druce as a partner at Novak Druce from 2010 to 2011. “Managing your staff is part of delivering quality services to a client,” Ramey told Law360 late Tuesday night. “Don’t lie, cheat or falsify documents.”

Texas Becomes the 48th State to Enact the UTSA

A small group of lawyers from the Texas State Bar, including Bill Ramey of Ramey & Browning, drafted and pushed through the Texas legislature the Uniform Trade Secret Act in Texas. The Act was signed by Governor Rick Perry on May 3, 2013, effective September 1, 2013. Of the law, Bill Ramey said, “Companies will find greater uniformity under the law with a Uniform Trade Secret Act.”  The Act can be found at http://legiscan.com/TX/text/SB953/id/829258/Texas-2013-SB953-Enrolled.html.