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BWSM 2018 MARTINDALE-HUBBELL AV PREEMINENT ATTORNEYS

March 26, 2018—Christine Q. McLeod, Jim Beusse, Jackson Brownlee, David Maire, Amber Davis, Terry Sanks and Gene Molinelli have been recognized as AV-Preeminent Attorneys in the 2018 Edition of Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence at which they could obtain by their peers. This honor is reserved for those who demonstrate the highest in legal and the ethical standards. Based on these individuals, BWSM is also rated as an AV Preeminent law firm. This is also Ms. McLeod’s 16th consecutive year to receive an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

AMERICA'S MOST HONORED PROFESSIONALS 2017 - TOP 1%, BY AMERICAS MOST HONORED

March 23, 2018—Christine Q. McLeod has been recognized in America's Most Honored Professionals 2017 - Top 1%. Qualification criteria for this recognition include repeated, authenticated, publicized honors from the press, peers, trade groups and clients over a five-year period.

TERRY SANKS QUOTED IN AN ORLANDO SENTINEL ARTICLE

March 8, 2018—Attorney Terry Sanks was quoted in an Orlando Sentinel article reporting on the Walt Disney Company’s patent and patent application specific to controlling a ride based on how the rider is feeling. The article may be found at http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/brinkmann-on-business/os-disney-ride-technology-patent-20180308-story.html.

ATTORNEYS SANKS AND O’BRIEN GUEST LECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

March 1, 2018 & March 8, 2018—Attorneys Terry Sanks and Cian O’Brien visited the University of South Florida (“USF”) to provide separate lectures. First, Terry lectured about disruptive technologies and how such technologies could affect intellectual property protection. The following week, Cian provided a lecture on patents. Both lectures were for students taking an intellectual property class that is part of the Masters’ degree program offered through the USF Center for Entrepreneurship.

AMBER DAVIS AWARDED THE 2018 LAWRENCE G. MATHEWS, JR. YOUNG LAWYER PROFESSIONAL AWARD

February 23, 2018—Attorney Amber Davis was awarded the 2018 Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyer Professional Award sponsored by the Orange County Bar Association. Amber is the 15th recipient of this annual award. At the presentation of this distinguished award, Jackson O. Brownlee introduced Amber after which Amber gave an inspiring speech on legal professionalism.

GENE MOLINELLI MODERATES A PANEL AT THE AUTM 2018 ANNUAL MEETING

February 21, 2018 — Dr. Gene Molinelli organized and moderated a panel at the 2018 annual meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The title of the session was “IP Trends and Successful Practices.” The focus of the session was software innovations and whether to protect such innovation and if so, how.

TERRY SANKS CO-MODERATES A FORUM AT THE FAMU COLLEGE OF LAW

February 8, 2018—Terry Sanks co-moderated a panel at the FAMU College of Law titled “Minorities in Big Law.” The discussion was centered on minorities in big law firm and different career paths that are possible.

AMBER DAVIS INCLUDED IN THE WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW 1000 2017

January 17, 2018—Attorney Amber N. Davis has been ranked in the World Trademark Review (“WTR”) 1000 for 2018 as one of the World’s leading trademark professionals. The WTR is the world’s only independent daily news and information service exclusively reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally. Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. The extensive research process was conducted over a four-month period by a team of full-time analysts and involved nearly 1,500 face-to-face and telephone interviews with trademark specialists across the globe. Through this research process, Amber’s clients described her as being a refined litigator and counselor. Her clients also remarked that her straightforward approach and speedy response times are the hallmarks of her trade.