Author Archives: Brian Murphy

Election Against Ex-husband’s Will Barred Due to Unresolved Marriage Status

Our own Brock Jordan recently obtained a favorable appellate court ruling in an estate dispute of unique precedence. Most lawyers haven’t thought about the Dead Man’s Statute since law school, and view laches as an idle threat. Brock Jordan saw these doctrines for what they are: good law. Through bold and strategic advocacy, Brock handed his client a victory on Tuesday, when the Indiana Court of Appeals issued a favorable ruling.

When Keeping it Bold Goes Wrong: Recent Case Construes Insurance Policy Against Insurer Based, in Part, on a Bold Ambiguity

By Justin Wiser and Sebastian Spears

 

One of the most important skills for an attorney is legal writing. Yet, it goes beyond “an arresting opener, a clean narrative line, and polish throughout.”[1] Whether you are a litigator or a transactional attorney, a recent case from the Indiana Court of Appeals emphasizes the importance of incorporating proofreading into your writing process, specifically focusing on formatting and uniformity.

The Year of the Duck

pi lab, the company behind the breakthrough interactive toy, EDWIN™ the Duck, was named Scale-up Company of the Year at TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards, honoring the best of tech in Indiana. The award recognizes a high-growth technology company which has gained traction and could be Indiana’s next big technology success story. The Mira Awards judges were impressed by pi lab’s early success in marketing EDWINtm the Duck and the company’s near-term growth prospects as it continues to execute on its go-to-market strategy. pi lab adds the Scale-up Company of the Year award to a growing list of accolades, which includes the 2015 Mira Award for Mobile Technology Product of the Year, the CES 2016 Kids at Play Interactive Innovation Award and Grand Prize at the 2015 Innovation Showcase in Indianapolis.
Congratulations to Matt MacBeth, Don Inmon, and the rest of the pi lab team on Edwin’s success!

Jim Coles to Present at Developertown on World IP Day

Densborn Blachly attorney Jim Coles will present “Intellectual Property and Other Legal Issues for the Digital Technology Venture” on Friday, April 22. The program is being presented as part of Centric’s World IP Day event at Developertown, in Indianapolis.

Coles is Of Counsel at Densborn Blachly, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property group. His principal practice areas include Patent Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Technology Transactions and IP Agreements. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.