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Jeff Wilson and Arles Taylor Recognized by Peers in the 2022 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” for Patent Law

Once again, Jeff Wilson and Arles Taylor have been recognized by their peers for the high caliber of their legal work. Mr. Wilson has been included in the 2022 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” for Patent Law, while Mr. Taylor has received the distinct honor of being recognized as a 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Patent Law in Raleigh, North Carolina. The “Lawyer of the Year” is awarded to only one lawyer per region and practice area.

For more than 40 years, Best Lawyers® has been regarded as the most credible measure of legal excellence in the United States.  Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation, consisting of more than 10.8 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.  The publication’s methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues, as accurately as possible. You can read more about Best Lawyers’ methodology here

Jeff Wilson Named to the 2021 NC Super Lawyers® List

JWTH Partner Jeff Wilson has been selected to the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers® list. This is a high honor that recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The selection process is based on a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of all lawyers are selected for this recognition.

Jeff heads the Mechanical/Electromechanical group at JWTH and assists worldwide corporate and university clients in patent prosecution, opinion work, due diligence, strategic counseling and trademark matters.  With extensive experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, Jeff prepares and prosecutes patent applications in areas such as aerospace technologies, computer-implemented and complex machinery and processing equipment, medical devices and methods, imaging technologies, semiconductor and nanotechnology technologies, LED technologies, and MEMS and related technologies.

Established in 1984, Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A. is a specialized law practice devoted exclusively to providing intellectual property counseling and services to clients with respect to patent, trademark, and copyright law. Located in the renowned Research Triangle area of North Carolina, JWTH offers intellectual property representation to prominent corporations and research universities worldwide.

Two JWTH Lawyers Included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Patent Law

Jeff Wilson and Arles Taylor have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Patent Law.

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Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.  The publication’s methodology is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues, as accurately as possible. You can read more about Best Lawyers’ methodology here.

JWTH Sponsors Life Science Form – Intellectual Property Strategy

 

JWTH was a proud sponsor of the NCBIO Life Science Forum on intellectual property strategy on February 19, 2020 at the NC Biotech Center.  The panel discussion covered intellectual property strategy around drug pricing, product development and protection, artificial intelligence, and licensing.   The impressive lineup of panelists included:

  • Shawn Glidden, J.D., Vice President, Legal Affairs & Secretary, Liquidia Technologies
  • Gary Pace, J.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Cell Microsystems
  • Mike Penn, J.D., Principal Counsel, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Amgen
  • Tim Wilson, J.D., Director of Patents, SAS Institute

About NCBIO
NCBIO is the trade association for North Carolina’s life science industry. Members include companies and research institutions working in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, clinical research and agricultural biotechnology sectors, as well as firms and nonprofits that provide support services to life science companies. Founded in 1994, NCBIO works to help North Carolina’s life sciences community fulfill its extraordinary promise as a source of economic opportunity and improved quality of life through effective advocacy and policy.

JWTH Attorney Gives Back to the Community

JWTH Partner Arles Taylor has been a member of the Rotary Club of Durham for many years.  Giving back to the community is important to him and embodies the values that we hold dear here at JWTH.

Recently, Arles and his fellow Rotarians had the opportunity to work with the Habitat for Humanity in Durham, NC to help a deserving family achieve their dream of home ownership.  A fun time was had by all!

JWTH Sponsors NCBIO Life Science Forum

JWTH is a proud sponsor of NCBIO, continuing its long-standing relationship with the organization.   Partner Arles Taylor recently represented the Firm at the NCBIO Life Science Luncheon & Forum.  The panelists consisted of industry leaders, who discussed the new importance of diagnostics with the emergence of new therapies, cures, and personalized medicines.


(Arles Taylor is pictured above on the left)

NCBIO is the trade association for North Carolina’s life science industry. Members include companies and research institutions working in the pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, clinical research and agricultural biotechnology sectors, as well as firms and nonprofits that provide support services to life science companies. Founded in 1994, NCBIO works to help North Carolina’s life sciences community fulfill its extraordinary promise as a source of economic opportunity and improved quality of life through effective advocacy and policy.

World IP Day 2019

Happy World IP Day from JWTH, where every day is IP Day!

This year’s World Intellectual Property Day delves into the world of sports and takes a closer look at how intellectual property (IP) rights – patentstrademarksdesignscopyright and related rights, and even plant variety protection (think turf on sports pitches) – support the global sports ecosystem, a unique landscape the brings together multiple players with overlapping interests.

Read more here:  https://bit.ly/2PqQ6Xn

Legleiter Attends LES Research Triangle Park Chapter Meeting on Public-Private Partnerships

JWTH partner Leon Legleiter recently attended the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Research Triangle Park Chapter meeting.  The topic, “A New Approach to Public Private Partnerships to Solve Challenging Societal Issues”, was presented by Mary Napier and Brian Johns.  Specifically, Ms. Napier and Mr. Johns discussed the public-private partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 2015 with the sole goal of finding a cure for HIV.  The partnership resulted in the formation of the UNC HIV Cure Center.  In 2018, GSK’s HIV Discovery Performance Unit merged with the ViiV Healthcare Discovery Unit and ViiV has since assumed the roles and responsibilities handled by GSK.  This partnership continues its work in finding a cure for HIV and, in the process, making a lasting societal impact.

Ms. Napier is the Director of Operations for the HIV Cure Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Mr. Johns is the VP of External Discovery Sciences at ViiV Healthcare.

JWTH is a proud Annual Sponsor of the LES Research Triangle Park Chapter.

 

Gov. Roy Cooper Proclaims “North Carolina Paralegal Day”

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed March 22nd as “North Carolina Paralegal Day”.  This is well-deserved recognition for all of the hard-working and dedicated paralegal professionals across the State.  As the saying goes, “behind every successful attorney, is a strong and effective paralegal”.  This is so true.

At JWTH, we are honored to have some of the finest intellectual property paralegals out there.  The level of skill and expertise they possess is amazing enough, but it is their level of dedication in supporting our attorneys and working to help clients achieve their goals and objectives, that puts them in a whole other class of professionals.  We work with clients all across the globe, so this is not always a 9-5 job.  The stakes are high and the pressure can be intense, but our paralegals work doggedly to help our attorneys to consistently put out high-quality work, day or night, weekday or weekend, whenever the need arises.  They take great pride in what they do and it shows.  Their high level of integrity and competence is inspiring and we are forever grateful for who they are and all that they do.  Our paralegals are a key ingredient in the success we enjoy as a Firm.

Today, and every day, we say “thank you” to all of the wonderful paralegals in North Carolina and beyond.

JWTH Members Attend Knowledgeable Network of Women (KNOW) Luncheon

JWTH employees are passionate about engaging in the local business community.  Today, members of our team enjoyed the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce KNOW Luncheon (Knowledgeable Network of Women) at Brier Creek Country Club.  Barbara Hemphill gave an inspirational talk entitled “How to Spark Joy at Work: A 5-Step Process to Increase Profit, Productivity and Peace of Mind”.

The KNOW Luncheon Series provides professional development and networking opportunities for women in business, regardless of position or industry, while delivering relevant content that is designed to be educational, inspirational, and encouraging.

Pictured: (left to right) Front row:  Shelley Youmans, Connie Chia, Erika Ouellette, Christi Butner, Shay Anderson, Stacie Boswell, Diane Busch.  Back row:  Matt Browning, Arles Taylor, Rebecca Leonard, Shandon Herring, Kirby Turner.

Knowledgeable Network of Women