With the addition of patent practice group in Manassas Virginia back in July 2015, BWSM has transitioned to a new domain name, BWSMiplaw.com. As a result the firm’s email addresses (for those previously using iplawfl.com) and website address have been formally changed to include the new domain name, BWSMiplaw.com, in place of iplawfl.com. Though replaced, the use of iplawfl.com still functions for reaching the firm’s website and when contacting firm attorneys and employees who previously used iplawfl.com.
Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire, PLLC (BWSM), recognized as the top IP boutique law firm in Florida, is pleased to announce that it has expanded into Northern Virginia with the addition of all the attorneys of the patent law firm of Evans & Molinelli PLLC. As a result, BWSM now has an office within commuting distance to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Terry M. Sanks, the firm’s Managing Partner, notes, “our biotechnology patent practice and overall capabilities in support of high tech clients has been enhanced with the addition of 3 Ph.D. patent attorneys with between 17 and 25 years of intellectual property (IP) experience.” According to Gene Molinelli, JD, Ph.D., the Manassas Office Managing Partner, “we in Manassas have been working closely with the partners and associates in Orlando for well over 18 months and are thrilled by our experience with this collegial group, providing stimulating discussion on the best practices in the face of changes in the law, complementary knowledge in a variety of technical fields, and a client-first culture which we believe is paramount.”
BWSM now has a diverse group of 20 professionals with extensive experience in IP litigation, IP licensing and transactions, patents, trademarks and copyrights where our collective knowledge covers a broad range of technologies including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics, chemistry, civil engineering, microfluidics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, medical imagery, medical devices, optics and photonics, sustainable energy, mobile technology, additive manufacturing, drone technology, consumer products, software, sensors, transducers, applied mathematics and applied physics.
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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Jim Beusse and Terry Sanks were recognized as SUPER LAWYERS by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2015. Amber Davis and Kevin Wimberly were recognized as RISING STARS.
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Terry Sanks and David Maire have been recognized as “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine for 2015. Both have been continuously recognized as “IP Stars” since the inception of this honor. “IP Stars” highlights the country’s leading intellectual property attorneys and is based on surveys and interviews with peers and in-house counsel. Sanks was recognized for his patent prosecution, trademark, copyright, unfair completion, trade secrets, licensing, and litigation practice while Maire was recognized for his strong patent prosecution practice.
The firm also received the highest ranking from MIP as it was one of only four law firms in Florida designated as “highly recommended-Tier 1” for its intellectual property practice.
MIP is a leading international magazine for in-house IP counsel and is part of the Euromoney Legal Media Group with offices in London, Hong Kong and New York.
Amber Davis, the firm’s first associate hired directly out of law school to rise to the rank of partner, was recently sworn in as President of the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section for 2015-2016.
The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is comprised of more than 750 attorneys practicing in a variety of areas of law throughout Central Florida. Members of the YLS are under the age of 35 or practicing law five or fewer years