ATLANTA (May 24, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that attorney Tom Wiseman has been recognized as the 2016 “Attorney of the Year” by the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts which operates the Georgia PATENTS pro bono program. At a ceremony held on April 27, Mr. Wiseman received the honor for his extensive pro bono patent legal work through the program.
Mr. Wiseman is Counsel in SGR’s Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property Practice. His practice is primarily devoted to client counseling and patent prosecution, including interferences and reexaminations, in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical arts. Mr. Wiseman has appeared as an expert in ANDA cases. He is also very familiar with the technology transfer process in universities, federal labs and pharmacies and licensing and has also appeared as an expert.
Mr. Wiseman is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated attorney and is or has been a member of the American Bar Association, American Chemical Society, American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American University Technology Managers, Virginia Biotechnology Industrial Organization, and Licensing Executive Society.
SGR is a founding sponsor of the Georgia PATENTS program.
About Georgia PATENTS
Georgia PATENTS (Pro bono Assistance and Training for Entrepreneurs and New, Talented, Solo inventors) provides pro bono assistance to solo inventors and small businesses by matching them up with volunteer patent attorneys and patent agents to help them prepare and file patent applications at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This pro bono program cooperates with, and receives funding from, the USPTO under a program that was established by Congress under the America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011. The Georgia PATENTS program is administered by the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, and covers Georgia and South Carolina. Similar programs have been set up in most other states.
About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s more than 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.