May 3, 2016— After an extensive and confidential peer review by members of the Bar and Judiciary, Dr. Gene Molinelli received a Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent, which is the highest rating available. According to Martindale-Hubbell®, “Peer Review Ratings attest to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics in specific Areas of Practice, and reflects the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. The Peer Review Rating is established by lawyers. The legal community respects the accuracy of ratings because it knows that its own members are directly involved in the process.” Patents and intellectual property were the specific areas of practice in which Dr. Molinelli was evaluated.
April 15, 2016—Amber Davis was a panel participant during two sessions at the Orange County Bar Association’s Bench Bar Conference entitled “Cruising the Seven CLEs”. The two sessions were entitled IP Considerations in Business Litigation Part 1 and IP Considerations in Business Litigation Part 2. In addition to Amber, both esteemed panels also included The Honorable Paul G. Byron, United States District Judge, and two other local IP attorneys.
March 22, 2016—As a leading law firm in Florida for biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices/diagnostics and bioagriculture related patent work, BWSM sponsored BioFlorida’s discussion entitled “Mission Driven Innovation” with Thomas J. Graham, MD, renowned Health Innovator and new Global Chairman, Lake Nona Institute & Chief Health Strategy and Innovation Officer, Tavistock Group. According to Tim Van Dyke, leader of BWSM’s Florida biotech patent practice, this is the first of several presentations the firm is sponsoring with BioFlorida this year.
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.
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