Apr 23, 2021

SGR IP Attorneys Recognized in the 2021 Edition of IP STARS; SGR Recognized as a Firm in Georgia and Washington, D.C.

IP Stars

ATLANTA (April 23, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partners Elizabeth Borland (Copyright star, Patent star, Trademark star), Dale Lischer (Patent star), J. Rodgers Lunsford III (Trademark star), and Edward Pennington (Patent star) have been recognized in the 2021 Edition of IP STARS. Additionally, SGR has been recognized as a firm in the Georgia and Washington, D.C jurisdictions.

IP STARS is the leading specialist guide to IP law firms and practitioners worldwide. Managing IP’s legal directory has evolved over the years: the publication started in 1994 but was rebranded in 2013 as IP STARS. The research for IP STARS covers a variety of IP practice areas and more than 70 jurisdictions, making it the most comprehensive and widely respected IP guide in the legal profession.

As a partner in SGR’s Georgia Intellectual Property Practice, Elizabeth Borland focuses her practice on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation and aids clients in enforcing their intellectual property rights. She also prosecutes trademarks and copyrights for numerous clients and assists in maintaining their intellectual property portfolios.

A partner in the Georgia Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, Dale Lischer’s practice involves all areas of patent law, as well as work in trademark and copyright matters. The focus of his practice is patent litigation and patent prosecution.

Rodgers Lunsford, of counsel in SGR’s Georgia Intellectual Property Practice, has specific expertise in litigating intellectual property disputes. In addition to his domestic litigation practice, he supervises litigation abroad, directs trademark enforcement programs, counsels clients with regard to intellectual property matters, prosecutes applications to register intellectual property, and transfers intellectual property rights and technology.

With an educational background in both physics and economics, Edward Pennington is a partner in the Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell. His practice focuses in patent litigation in matters that have spanned virtually every technical field. Over the last 30 years, Mr. Pennington has litigated a variety of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and contract trials and settlements.

To further view the IP Stars ranking, click here.

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 250 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, employment law, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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