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Amber N. Davis and Kevin W. Wimberly recently won summary judgment

September 3, 2020 - Amber N. Davis and Kevin W. Wimberly recently won summary judgment on all counts for its client Lakeland Motors, LLC in a copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, and unfair business practices case brought by Off Lease Only, Inc. Finding that Off Lease Only did not have the rights it claimed to have in common sales and marketing terms, the Court granted judgment in favor of Lakeland Motors on all counts that Davis and Wimberly had not already defeated. Following the summary judgment victory, the court granted Lakeland Motors substantially all of its attorneys' fees and costs in defending against the case. Off Lease Only, Inc. v. Lakeland Motors, LLC, No. 6:18-cv-1555-Orl-37. Off Lease Only has appealed to the Eleventh Circuit.

WVD PARTNER, DR. EUGENE MOLINELLI, WAS RECENTLY SUCCESSFUL IN REVERSING THE USPTO EXAMINER AND PRE-APPEAL REVIEW

August 20, 2020 - Wolter Van Dyke Davis (WVD) partner and patent attorney, Dr. Eugene Molinelli, was recently successful in reversing the USPTO examiner and pre-Appeal review on Appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board based on the Appeal Brief in Ex Parte Bustamante of Stanford University (2014/0045705), leading to allowance of all rejected claims. The invention is directed to determining genetic haplotype using novel bioinformatics techniques. Appellant’s arguments focused on 35 USC 101 issues against the Examiner’s art unit’s position that computer techniques involving only information in and only information out are not eligible for patent protection. Our brief was able to demonstrate, to satisfaction of the Board, specific non-mental processing steps of man-made measurements leading to a practical application.

TIM VAN DYKE FEATURED IN ORLANDO STYLE MAGAZINE

September 25, 2018—Attorney Tim Van Dyke was featured in the Orlando’s Spotlight On The Law section of September edition of Orlando Style magazine. The feature can be found at http://www.orlandostylemagazine.com/timothy-h-van-dyke.

AMBER DAVIS JOINS THE ORLANDO CHAPTER OF THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION’S BOARD

September 7, 2018—Amber N. Davis was recently appointed to serve as a Director at Large for the Federal Bar Association’s Orlando Chapter for the 2018-2019 term.

KEVIN WIMBERLY POSTS CANNABIS PATENTS ARTICLE ON FIRM'S BLOG

August 21, 2018— Attorney Kevin Wimberly authored a blog post titled “Cannabis Patents — The Elephant in the Room?” The article can be found here.

KEVIN WIMBERLY SPEAKING AT "THE BUSINESS OF MARIJUANA" CONTINUAL LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

August 21, 2018—Kevin Wimberly is presenting on trademark law and cannabis-related trademarks at the upcoming “The Business of Marijuana” CLE in Miami, October 2-3, 2018. More information about this seminar can be found at https://www.theseminargroup.net/seminardetl.aspx?id=5845.

ATTORNEY MCLEOD RECOGNIZED IN 2018 LAWYER MONTHLY WOMEN IN LAWS AWARDS

June 15, 2018--Christine McLeod has been recognized in the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards for 2018. The Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards celebrate and highlight the achievements of women working in the legal profession across the globe. Lawyer Monthly is proud to continue to recognize the contribution made by female legal professionals working in the legal sector and those women who have influenced the legal industry and beyond.

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.

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.

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.