Jim Beusse was recently named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Orlando. This is the second time in the past three years that Jim has received this honor. In addition to being selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© publication for 2016 in patent law, Jim has also been recognized by his peers in the field of Trademark Law.
Christine McLeod was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© publication for 2016 in the field of Patent Law. This is the 10th year in a row that she has been so recognized. Terry Sanks is also included in The Best Lawyers in America© publication for 2016 in the fields of Patent Law, Trademark Law and Copyright Law.
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