ATLANTA (April 22, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that firm Intellectual Property Practice attorney, Thomas Wiseman has been recognized once again with a 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Wiseman is among 74 volunteer patent practitioners recognized for individual pro bono achievement for reporting 50 or more hours of patent pro bono service to a regional patent pro bono 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 is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated attorney and 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, Biotechnology Industrial Organization, Intellectual Property Owners Association and Licensing Executive Society. In 2017, he was recognized as an “Attorney of the Year” by the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, which operates the Georgia PATENTS pro bono program.
The Patent Pro Bono Program matches volunteer patent professionals with financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses for the purpose of securing patent protection. The continued efforts of patent practitioners across the country have strengthened the success of the Patent Pro Bono Program since 2015. To date, over 1,600 patent professionals have volunteered their time and resources to help make the Patent Pro Bono Program a success.
About the USPTO Patent Pro Bono Program
The Patent Pro Bono Program is a nationwide network of independently operated regional programs that match volunteer patent professionals with financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses for the purpose of securing patent protection. Each regional program provides services for residents of one or more states. For more information on participating or volunteering for the program, visit the Patent Pro Bono section of the USPTO website at www.uspto.gov.
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.