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BWSM RANKED AS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MAGAZINE

May 17, 2018—Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire has received the highest ranking that is provided by Managing Intellectual Property (“IP”) Magazine in its 2018 edition of IP STARS directory. BWSM was one of only three firms in the State of Florida to achieve the Highly Recommended ranking. This is the 6th year in a row that BWSM has been so recognized. For its IP STARS directory, a leading specialist guide of IP firms and practitioners worldwide, Managing IP identifies and analyzes the leading IP firms in the United States to provide deeper insights to the complex US IP legal market for in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies. Each year data is obtained from law firms, IP agencies and in-house counsel through surveys (“World IP Survey”) and interviews. The information is reviewed, and independent research is further conducted before producing the firm rankings. The research is conducted rigorously and impartially. There is no cost to participate int eh research. No firm or individual has paid to be included in the ranking tables or list. Inclusion is based on merit and recommendation by peers and clients. The IP STARS directory serves as a one-stop reference guide for US and international in-house counsel and private-practice lawyers worldwide.

ATTORNEY SANKS IS INCLUDED IN THE IP STARS RANKING BY MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING IP PRACTITIONERS

May 17, 2018—Attorney Terry Sanks is recognized as an IP Star in the individual attorney listings of the IP STARS directory that identifies the world’s leading IP attorneys as published by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Based on the 2018 World IP Survey taken by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, Terry is recognized as both a Patent Star and a Trademark Star, the only two subcategories under IP Stars. For its IP STARS directory, a leading specialist guide of IP firms and practitioners worldwide, Managing IP identifies and analyzes the leading IP firms in the United States to provide deeper insights to the complex US IP legal market for in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies. Each year data is obtained from law firms, IP agencies and in-house counsel through surveys (“World IP Survey”) and interviews. The information is reviewed, and independent research is further conducted before producing the firm rankings. The research is conducted rigorously and impartially. There is no cost to participate int eh research. No firm or individual has paid to be included in the ranking tables or list. Inclusion is based on merit and recommendation by peers and clients. The IP STARS directory serves as a one-stop reference guide for US and international in-house counsel and private-practice lawyers worldwide.

SEVERAL BWSM ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS ORLANDO’S BEST LAWYERS FOR 2018

April 24, 2018—Attorneys Terry Sanks, Amber Davis, Christine McLeod and Jim Beusse are included in Orlando’s Best Lawyers 2018 section of April edition of “Orlando the City’s Magazine.” Terry is included under the categories Copyright Law, Patent Law and Trademark Law. Amber is recognized under the categories Litigation-Intellectual Property and Trademark Law. Christine is recognized under the Patent category. Jim is included in the Litigation-Patent, Patent Law and Trademark Law categories. “Orlando Magazine” provides this list as these attorneys are recommended by their colleagues in the field.

BWSM 2018 MARTINDALE-HUBBELL AV PREEMINENT ATTORNEYS

March 26, 2018—Christine Q. McLeod, Jim Beusse, Jackson Brownlee, David Maire, Amber Davis, Terry Sanks and Gene Molinelli have been recognized as AV-Preeminent Attorneys in the 2018 Edition of Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence at which they could obtain by their peers. This honor is reserved for those who demonstrate the highest in legal and the ethical standards. Based on these individuals, BWSM is also rated as an AV Preeminent law firm. This is also Ms. McLeod’s 16th consecutive year to receive an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

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.

TERRY SANKS QUOTED IN AN ORLANDO SENTINEL ARTICLE

March 8, 2018—Attorney Terry Sanks was quoted in an Orlando Sentinel article reporting on the Walt Disney Company’s patent and patent application specific to controlling a ride based on how the rider is feeling. The article may be found at http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/brinkmann-on-business/os-disney-ride-technology-patent-20180308-story.html.

ATTORNEYS SANKS AND O’BRIEN GUEST LECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

March 1, 2018 & March 8, 2018—Attorneys Terry Sanks and Cian O’Brien visited the University of South Florida (“USF”) to provide separate lectures. First, Terry lectured about disruptive technologies and how such technologies could affect intellectual property protection. The following week, Cian provided a lecture on patents. Both lectures were for students taking an intellectual property class that is part of the Masters’ degree program offered through the USF Center for Entrepreneurship.

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.

TERRY SANKS CO-MODERATES A FORUM AT THE FAMU COLLEGE OF LAW

February 8, 2018—Terry Sanks co-moderated a panel at the FAMU College of Law titled “Minorities in Big Law.” The discussion was centered on minorities in big law firm and different career paths that are possible.

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.