Thursday, February 12, 2015

NOT GUILTY Verdict in Greene County Murder Trail

On March 13, 2015, Aaron Schaffer was found NOT GUILTY of Murder, in the Greene County Circuit Court.  Ms. Liell was Schaffer’s lead attorney, and stood by Aaron from the initial hearing to trial, advocating on his behalf.  To read more about the Schaffer case and the not guilty verdict, click on this link.

First to File, Not First to Invent - That's The Law

In the spring of 2013, the United State changed its Patent Law to become more aligned with the Patent Acquisition Laws of the rest of the world.  The United States now has a First to File Law, which replaced the old First to Invent Law.  Under First to File, time is of the essence, and it is the first entity to file a patent application on an invention that is entitled to the grant of a United States Patent, rather than a different entity that may have actually invented the technology earlier.  Thus, inventors who delay in filing their patent application in order to perfect the invention, in order to commercially test the market, or for any other reason risk the complete loss of potential patent rights by not filing their patent application as soon as possible.  Contact us for advice on how to avoid common errors associated with protecting inventions, and make the U.S. Patent Laws work for you.

Michael McNeil Secures US Patent for Local Entrepreneur

            A local inventor and entrepreneur has solved a problem regarding the formation of through passages in concrete walls, such as those that might be utilized in a parking garage to facilitate electrical conduits for lighting and the like.  The invention is a dynamic concrete form that moves with available wall form sets that tend to spread slightly during the concrete forming process.  The invention avoids the costly and unsightly efforts of the past in which a fixed concrete sleeve form allows concrete to flow around the ends and block the formed through passage at opposite ends due to spreading of the concrete wall form.  In addition to obtaining a United States patent 8,915,038, this entrepreneur has also gained two trademark registrations.  One for TELESLEEVE (Registration No. 4,602,548) and a for logo trademark (Reg. no. 4,602,550).  Finally, the new patented product is offered for sale in association with the registered trademarks at  We wish this client of Liell and McNeil Attorneys PC success in this entrepreneurial endeavor.  

NOT GUILTY verdict in Monroe County OWI Causing Death Trial

 On December 9, 2014, after a week long jury trial, Ms. Liell secured not guilty verdicts for Larry Uland after he was accused of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death, and Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death with a ACE of .15% or more.  To read more about the Uland case and the not guilty verdict, click on this link.