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Gwendolyn L. Daniels receives Robotics Technician Certificate

Gwendolyn L. Daniels, a Patent Agent with the firm, has obtained a Robotics Technician Certificate through George Brown College in Ontario Canada. The Robotics Technician Certificate program focuses on the robots and robotics systems used in manufacturing and research. Ms. Daniels has a B.S. degree in Biology from McNeese State University and has been a Registered Patent Agent since 2002.

 

Mr. Ishir Mehta joins us as an Associate on January 23, 2017

Mr. Mehta comes to us from the University of Florida with a masters in electrical engineering and a certificate in microsystem technology. He also received his Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University. Mr. Mehta is a member of the Florida Bar, the Georgia Bar, the Middle District of Florida, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. His primary areas of focus are microelectromechanical systems, electrical engineering, semiconductors, and solar cells.

 

Dr. Haiyan Liu Becomes Newest Patent Agent

Dr. Haiyan Liu, who joined the firm as a technical specialist, recently became a Registered Patent Agent. Her technology areas include but are not limited to cell biology, biophysics, electrophysiology and biomedical engineering. Dr. Liu received her B.S. and M.S. from Beijing Normal University and received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in biophysics.

 

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk named Community Advocate of the Year by Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida

On October 27th, 2016, Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk was honored with the Community Advocate of the Year award presented by the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida for their work and continued financial support of the Guardian ad Litem program.

 

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk Sponsors Cade Museum’s Inventivity Bash and offers in-kind legal services to the 2016 Cade Museum Prize winners.

The Cade Museum Prize, named after Dr. J. Robert Cade, is an annual competition for early-stage inventors and entrepreneurs in Florida. The winners of the prize will be announced at Cade Museum’s Inventivity Bash on April 30, 2016 at the Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall. To read more about the event, click on the following link.

 

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk Sponsored Business of Biotech 2016.

The firm sponsored the 10th Annual Business of Biotech Conference, hosted annually by the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. The conference took place this year on Friday, March 18, 2016. The theme was “Science. Synergy. Success!”

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, published his fifth article in Business in the Heart of Florida.

Mr. Ladwig’s most recent article is entitled “To Compete, or Non-Compete, That is the Question”, which discusses the role of non-compete provisions from the perspectives of employers and employees. The article can be viewed at the following link.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Guest Speaker at the University of South Florida.

Mr. Ladwig was invited by the University of South Florida’s Technology Transfer Office to speak to university researchers and technology transfer professionals. The presentation was entitled “Today’s Forecast for Patent Eligibility of Life Science Innovations: Cloudy with a Chance of Patents”. Mr. Ladwig discussed how recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and the U.S. Patent Office’s interpretations of these decisions, have changed the landscape for patent-eligibility as it relates to natural products, personalized medicine, and other innovations in the life sciences.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig published his fourth article in Business in the Heart of Florida and was featured in a panel discussion in the magazine IPPro Life Sciences.

Mr. Ladwig’s most recent article in Business in the Heart of Florida is entitled: “Raise Your IP IQ: What Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Intellectual Property” and was published in November 2015. The article can be viewed at the following link.

Mr. Ladwig’s panel discussion features experts from the UK and US deliberating on the topic of life science patenting. The article is in IPPro Life Sciences issue 52 and can be read at the following link.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Moderates Panel at BioFlorida Annual Conference

Mr. Ladwig moderated a panel session, “Next Generation Technology”, at BioFlorida’s Eighteenth Annual Conference in Orlando. The panel, which was composed of corporate executives from companies producing surgical tools and laboratory equipment, drug delivery devices, and point-of-care diagnostic tests, discussed business and collaboration strategies, and the current financial and regulatory environments in the area of emerging technologies.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Moderates Panel at Florida Innovation Hub

Mr. Ladwig moderated a panel session, “Doing Deals as a Startup”, at the Florida Innovation Hub which serves as the cornerstone of the University of Florida’s Innovation Square. The panel discussed licensing basics and the roles of the licensor and licensee from the perspectives of an entrepreneur, investor, and university technology transfer professional.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Serves as Judge for Startup Quest® Entrepreneur Program

Mr. Ladwig participated as a volunteer judge in Startup Quest®, a program designed to provide unemployed and underemployed degree-holding professionals with the training and skills needed to become successful entrepreneurs. Mr. Ladwig and other leaders from the business community evaluated business plans and investor pitches. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy announced the winners at the Awards Presentation. Originally launched in Gainesville as a pilot program of CareerSource North Central Florida, Startup Quest® has grown into a nationally recognized entrepreneurship-training program funded by a $12 million U.S. Department of Labor grant that connects teams of qualified participants with successful CEOs and entrepreneurs to learn the steps needed to transform an invention from Florida’s universities and NASA into a product for the marketplace.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Guest Speaker at the University of South Florida and Florida State University

Mr. Ladwig was invited by the University of South Florida’s Technology Transfer Office and the Florida State University College of Medicine to speak to university researchers and technology transfer professionals. The presentations were entitled “Repurposing - Obtaining Patent Protection Around New Uses of Old Drugs and Other Products”. Drug repurposing refers to the process of finding and developing new uses for existing drugs outside the scope of the original medical indication. Mr. Ladwig discussed the challenges and opportunities associated with obtaining patent protection on the new uses of repurposed drugs.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig published his third article in Business in the Heart of Florida and was featured in a panel discussion in the magazine IPPro Life Sciences.

Mr. Ladwig’s most recent article in Business in the Heart of Florida is entitled: “What Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Intellectual Property” and was published in November 2015. The article can be viewed at the following link.

Mr. Ladwig’s panel discussion features experts from the UK and US deliberating on the topic of life science patenting. The article is in IPPro Life Sciences issue 52 and can be read at the following link.

 

New Shareholder

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk is pleased to announce Ms. Corey Cho as a Shareholder of the firm. Ms. Cho’s practice is largely focused on Trademarks, Servicemarks, Trade Dress, Unfair Competition, License Agreements, and Global Portfolio Management. Ms. Cho joins David Saliwanchik, Jeff Lloyd, and Dr. Christopher Eisenschenk as Shareholders of the Firm.

 

Juristat’s 2016 edition of Top 100 U.S. Patent Firms recognizes Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk.

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk is honored to be the only Florida-based firm named as one of Juristat’s Top 100 Patent Firms. The ranking is based on performance in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and was limited to firms that filed at least 400 applications between July 2013 and July 2014. To read more on how the firms were ranked and to view the Top 100 list, click on the following link

 

Dr. Sherry Huo Becomes a Registered Patent Agent

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk is pleased to announce that Dr. Sherry Huo is now a Patent Agent at the firm.

Dr. Huo, who joined the firm as a Technical Specialist, recently became a Registered Patent Agent. Dr. Huo is a graduate from the University of Florida, where she earned her B.S and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Her technological areas of focus are: Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Surface Science and Engineering, and Advanced Materials Design and Characterization.

 

Mr. Kevin Miller: An Associate

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk (SLE) is pleased to announce that Mr. Kevin Miller is now an Associate at the firm.

Mr. Miller, who joined SLE as a Technical Specialist in 2013, is now a member of the Florida Bar and a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Miller earned his B.A in Philosophy and Computer Science from Hampden-Sydney College. After working as a software engineer, Mr. Miller attended the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, where he earned his J.D. He also has an M.B.A. in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

His primary areas of focus are U.S. and International Patent Preparation and Prosecution, primarily in software and systems engineering, large database systems, machine learning, software and hardware interfaces, and information interfaces and presentation. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer and a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Serves as GAIN Panelist

Mr. Ladwig served as a panelist on one of three educational panels offered at the Fourth Annual Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN) ShootOut on October 7, 2014. Mr. Ladwig and his co-panelists, David Day, Director of the University of Florida’s Office of Technology Licensing, and Mary Ohlfs, President and CEO of LifeNet Systems, Inc., discussed the patent process and how to license technology from an institution. The ShootOut provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to present their business plan to potential investors while networking and gaining exposure for their business.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Appointed to Santa Fe College Advisory Committee

Mr. Ladwig has been appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee for Santa Fe College’s Perry Center for Emerging Technologies in Alachua. Santa Fe College was named, for the second consecutive time, one of the top colleges in the United States by the prestigious Aspen Institute. Degrees in biomedical engineering technology, biotechnology laboratory technology, clinical laboratory science, and industrial biotechnology can be obtained through the Perry Center. The Advisory Committee, which is composed of faculty and staff of Santa Fe College and professionals in the community, evaluates and makes recommendations about degree programs, curriculum, internships, career development, and community outreach.

 

Welcoming New Faces: April Mosby and Junhee Jin join our professional staff.

Ms. April Mosby joined us as an Attorney on August 18, 2014.

Ms. Mosby received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering from Cornell University, and her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law, specializing in Intellectual Property. Ms. Mosby has over 17 years of experience practicing in Patent Prosecution, Litigation and Licensing.

Mr. Junhee Jin joined our professional team as a Technical Specialist on August 25, 2014 .

Mr. Jin attended Hanyang University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Electronic Engineering. Additionally, Mr. Jin is a recent graduate from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate.

We are proud to have the two join our team of professional staff.

 

Mr. Louis Frank is Board Certified as a Specialist in Intellectual Property Law.

We are very proud to announce that as of August 1, 2014 Partner Mr. Louis Frank is Board Certified as an Expert in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar.

Board Certified, according to The Florida Bar, is the highest level of evaluation for experience and expertise. Due to lengthy requirements and strict standards for certification, only seven percent of the 99,000 lawyers in Florida are Board Certified Experts.

We are happy to add Mr. Frank to our list of Board Certified Expert attorneys in the firm which include Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Mr. Dave Saliwanchik, Dr. Chris Eisenschenk, Dr. Barbara Kitchell, Mr. Glenn Ladwig and Mr. James Parker.

 

Ms. Gwendolyn Daniels recently completed a course on the scientific principles and techniques of forensic science.

The course, “Introduction to Forensic Science,” was offered through the Coursera® online education company, developed and offered by the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.

Ms. Daniels received a Certificate of Accomplishment with Distinction.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig published his second article in Business in the Heart of Florida.

Mr. Ladwig’s most recent published article titled: “5 Things Every Company Should Know About Intellectual Property” was published March 27, 2014.

His first article, published in the popular Florida Magazine in September 2013, is titled: “Patents – In the DNA of the Bioscience Industry”.

 

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk sponsored BioFlorida’s first Latin America & Caribbean Life Sciences Conference.

The event was held at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL on March 27-28, 2014.

The Conference provided an opportunity for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device professionals to come together to discuss related issues and trends.

 

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk Sponsored Business of Biotech 2014.

The firm sponsored the 8th Annual Business of Biotech Conference. The event was held by the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL on February 24, 2014.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig served as a judge at GAIN ShootOut.

This was Gainesville Area Innovation Network’s (GAIN) Third Investor Pitch ShootOut, held on October 28, 2013. Mr. Ladwig served as a first-round judge on one of the three education panels.

The event, held annually, provides an opportunity for startups to pitch their business plan to potential investors, while also networking and gaining exposure for their business.

 

Mr. Louis Frank is Named a Partner of the Firm.

We are pleased to announce that on July 1, 2013, Mr. Louis Frank became a Partner of the firm. Mr. Frank practices before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a Registered Patent Attorney. Mr. Frank’s practice focuses primarily on securing intellectual property protection for electrical devices, micro-electro-mechanical systems, and chemical processes and materials.

Mr. Frank earned a J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, both from The University of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

 

Firm Sponsors InfoTx: mHealth Summit.

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk sponsored the InfoTx: mHealth Summit at the University of Florida Cancer and Genetics Research Complex. Organized by the Northeast Chapter of BioFlorida and the Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN), the event focused on the growing field of mobile health (mHealth) technologies and featured an international panel of experts brought together via video conferencing, followed by an in-person panel of local professionals working within, and contributing to, the field of mHealth. Ms. Sarah Knight, Partner of the Firm, served as a local panelist. Using her background in securing intellectual property protection for medical devices, electronics, and software, Ms. Knight discussed opportunities and strategies for establishing intellectual property protection on mHealth innovations.

 

Ms. Gwendolyn Daniels recently completed two courses focusing on entrepreneurship through the Coursera® online education company.

The first course, developed and offered by the University of Maryland, was entitled “Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: the First Step in Entrepreneurship.” The second course, developed and offered by Northwestern University School of Law, was entitled “Law and the Entrepreneur.” Ms. Daniels received Certificates of Accomplishment with Distinction in both courses.

 

Firm Sponsors Business of Biotech 2013

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk sponsored the 7th Annual Business of Biotech held by Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Topics of discussion included the importance of tissue in medicine, capital raising, cyber security health care, and the next generation of personalized medicine.

 

Ms. Sarah J. Knight, Partner to the Firm, Participated in AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) held their 2013 Mid-Winter Institute in Tampa January 30th-February 2nd. The focus of this year’s conference was Understanding Why IP is THE Business Asset of the 21st Century. Ms. Sarah J. Knight, Partner of the firm, was a day-coordinator, overseeing two tracks for the conference: “Are You Ready? Strategies and Pitfalls under the America Invents Act (AIA),” which walked through the changes taking effect due to the new AIA rules; and “Intellectual Property Essentials for Business Leaders,” which presented a series of “boot camp” style sessions with the goal of assisting business leaders to understand and utilize their company’s IP resources.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Appointed to BioFlorida Board

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig has been appointed to the BioFlorida Board of Directors for 2013 - 2014. As the statewide trade association for the bioscience industry, BioFlorida’s mission is to represent and advocate for the state’s biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Founded in 1997 as a means to unite and support a small group of entrepreneurs, today the organization represents a broad range of companies and institutions in various sectors of the bioscience industry. Its membership also includes dozens of partner organizations, service providers and suppliers committed to supporting the industry. Regional chapters facilitate communication with members at the local level; provide enhanced services to members; provide education and support to bioscience organizations throughout the state; and disseminate information on topics of interest to members in each respective region.

 

Firm Sponsors GAIN Shoot Out

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk sponsored the Second Annual Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN) Investor Pitch Shoot Out. The Shoot Out provided an opportunity for entrepreneurs to present their business plan to potential investors and gain exposure for their business. Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, served as a panelist in one of the three education panels offered at the Shoot Out. Mr. Ladwig discussed changes in U.S. patent law under the America Invents Act.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Serves as Panelist at STEM Fest

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, served as a panelist on the BioFlorida Career Panel for the Second Annual Santa Fe College STEM Fest. The panelists discussed careers in the life sciences, including research, bio-manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and intellectual property law at Santa Fe College’s Perry Center for Emerging Technologies in Alachua.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Moderates Panel at BioFlorida Annual Conference

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig moderated a panel session, “Late-Stage Panel: Pivot, Punt, or Pass – What Investors Are Thinking When Considering an Investment into a Late-Stage Bio Company”, at BioFlorida’s Fifteenth Annual Conference in Miami. The panel, which was composed of corporate executives and venture capital investors, discussed what it means to be a late-stage company and how investors approach their investment choices in view of the current regulatory environment.

 

Ms. Gwendolyn Daniels Attends Course on Cleanroom Practices

Ms. Gwendolyn Daniels recently completed an industry course in “Cleanroom and Gowning” technology at the University of Florida-Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology. The course combined lectures on cleanroom practices, critical cleaning methods, and environmental monitoring procedures, and included hands-on experience in an actual cleanroom environment. It also provided practical experience in Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).

 

Firm Sponsors SEBIO

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk sponsored Southeast Bio’s Fourteenth Annual Investor Forum in Palm Beach, Florida. Over 300 people attended, including venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, university representatives and industry professionals, to discuss growth and challenges facing the biotechnology and medical technology sectors in the coming years.

 

Dr. Mark A. Buese and Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Present Webinar for Association of University Technology Managers

Dr. Mark A. Buese and Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig presented a webinar on June 14, 2012 for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), entitled “The Patent Process in Foreign Countries: An Overview for Administrative and Support Staff”. The program, which was part of AUTM’s Professional Development series, covered topics such as cost-effective strategies for foreign patent filing, deadlines for seeking foreign patent protection, associated patent office fees, selection of countries, and the international and national phases of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application. The webinar concluded with an interactive Q&A session. Webinar registrants included technology transfer professionals of universities and research institutions, and law firm personnel.

 

Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Shareholder of the Firm, and Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Guest Speakers at USF

Mr. Jeff Lloyd and Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig were invited by the University of South Florida’s Division of Patents and Licensing to speak to university researchers. Their presentation was entitled “Who is a Co-Inventor and Why Does it Matter?” United States patent laws require that patent applications name each inventor of the subject matter for which patent protection is sought; however, inventorship has been characterized by at least one court as “the muddiest concept in the muddy metaphysics of the patent law.” Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Ladwig, who are both registered patent attorneys and Board Certified experts in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar, provided an introduction on inventorship, including practical guidance and examples specifically geared toward researchers in the university setting.

 

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk Received Two Awards from United Way

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk (SLE) received two awards at the United Way Annual Awards and Appreciation Luncheon held March 27, 2012. SLE was a Corporate Award Winner for raising over $10,000 for United Way in SLE’s 2011 campaign. In addition, SLE received the Most Improved Award in the small business category in recognition of SLE’s efforts exceeding the total amount of money raised in SLE’s 2010 United Way campaign. SLE is proud to receive these Awards and looks forward to another successful campaign in 2012.

United Way is an organization that strives to impact the community by tackling issues in education, health, and income within the local Gainesville community through developing and maintaining strategies and programs for specific areas and people in greatest need. Every year SLE holds a campaign in which employees volunteer their services and raise money for United Way with hopes that our participation can make a difference in our community.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Appointed Co-Chairman of Northeast Chapter of BioFlorida

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig has been appointed Co-Chairman of the Northeast Chapter of BioFlorida for 2012-2013. As the statewide trade association for the bioscience industry, BioFlorida’s mission is to represent and advocate for the state’s biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Founded in 1997 as a means to unite and support a small group of entrepreneurs, today the organization represents a broad range of companies and institutions in various sectors of the bioscience industry. Its membership also includes dozens of partner organizations, service providers and suppliers committed to supporting the industry. Regional chapters facilitate communication with members at the local level; provide enhanced services to members; provide education and support to bioscience organizations throughout the state; and disseminate information on topics of interest to members in each respective region. The Northeast Chapter encompasses the areas of Gainesville, Alachua, and Jacksonville.

 

Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Shareholder of the Firm, Reappointed Chairman of the Florida Bar’s IP Certification Committee

Mr. Jeff Lloyd has been reappointed Chairman of the Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Certification Committee for 2012-2013. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice. The purpose of the IP Certification Committee is to establish standards, draft and administer the IP certification examination, and evaluate applications to identify those lawyers who practice intellectual property law and have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as the character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism, to be properly identified to the public as certified intellectual property lawyers. Mr. Lloyd currently serves as Chairman for 2011-2012, was Vice Chair 2010-2011, and has been a member of the committee since its inception in 2006.

 

Mrs. Gwendolyn L. Daniels and Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig Present to the Center for Innovation & Economic Development

The Center for Innovation & Economic Development (CIED), part of the Santa Fe College Continuing Education Program, invited Mrs. Gwendolyn L. Daniels and Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig to speak in January at their downtown Gainesville campus. They were invited to instruct the “Understanding Intellectual Property” course, which is part of the CIED’s Entrepreneur Series. Mrs. Daniels and Mr. Ladwig addressed members of the CIED Entrepreneur Incubator and interested members of the public and spoke about intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing.

 

Ms. Margaret Efron and Ms. Sarah Knight, Partners of the Firm

We are pleased to announce that on January 1, 2012 Ms. Margaret Efron and Ms. Sarah Knight became Partners of the firm. Ms. Efron and Ms. Knight practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and are Registered Patent Attorneys. Ms. Efron’s practice focuses primarily on securing intellectual property protection for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device inventions; while Ms. Knight’s technology areas are primarily directed to electronics, computer-related technologies, and semiconductor devices/fabrication.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Presents at BioFlorida

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig presented with other accomplished intellectual property professionals on recent patent reform legislation and policy at BioFlorida’s Fourteenth Annual Conference. Over five hundred investors, scientists and other bioscience industry professionals attended the three-day event held in Tampa, Florida, setting a record for conference attendance. Mr. Ladwig’s presentation focused on patent prosecution under the new law, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, and implications for the bioscience industry now and in the coming years. BioFlorida is the statewide trade association for the bioscience industry representing many companies and research organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device fields. This year’s host for the conference was the University of South Florida.

 

Ms. Sarah Knight participated in a Focus Session at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Ways to Streamline and Expedite Prosecution of Patent Applications.

The invited participants of the Focus Session included Patent Examiners, Supervisory Patent Examiners, and Patent Practitioners. Ms. Knight then presented the initial results from the Focus Session on a panel at the Partnering in Patents Event, a combined effort of the USPTO and the Electronic and Computer Law Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) to bring an open dialogue between the USPTO and the Patent Bar.

 

Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Shareholder of the Firm, Appointed Chair of the Florida Bar’s IP Certification Committee

Mr. Jeff Lloyd has been appointed Chair of the Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Certification Committee for 2011-2012. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice. The purpose of the IP Certification Committee is to establish standards, draft and administer the IP certification examination, and evaluate applications to identify those lawyers who practice intellectual property law and have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as the character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism, to be properly identified to the public as certified intellectual property lawyers. Mr. Lloyd currently serves as Vice Chair, and has been a member of the committee since its inception in 2006.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, Presents at IPLAF

The Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida (IPLAF), an organization of legal professionals, students, and administrators interested in the practice of intellectual property law, invited Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig to speak at their March meeting in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Ladwig informed IPLAF members and guests about inventorship and ownership issues in biotechnology and life science patent practice, including recent case law developments in these areas.

 

New Firm Name, Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk

We are pleased to announce that on January 1, 2011 our firm name changed to Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk, A Professional Association in recognition of the many contributions Christopher Eisenschenk, Ph.D. has made to the firm over the last 11 years. Dr. Eisenschenk joined the firm in 1999 after working with the United States Patent & Trademark Office as a Supervisory Patent Examiner in the Biotechnology Group. His practice centers on the life sciences area, including biological, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology-based inventions; and his creativity and dedication in servicing the legal needs of our clients have been invaluable in aiding the continued success of the firm. Dr. Eisenschenk is Board Certified as an Expert in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice in Maryland, Florida, and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

 

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik in Forbes Magazine

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik (SLS) appears in the December 6th issue of Forbes magazine as the only IP law firm featured. The subjects addressed include the quality of work and flexibility the firm provides its clients, the expertise of its IP professionals, and the uniqueness of SLS, all of which contribute to the firm’s success. The article can be viewed at the following link.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the firm, Earns Certified Licensing ProfessionalTM Designation

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig has earned the Certified Licensing ProfessionalTM (CLP) credential, established by the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), Inc. The CLPTM certification was created to recognize licensing professionals who have mastered strategy, opportunity assessment, intellectual property (IP) protection, valuation, marketing, agreement drafting and development, negotiation and agreement management. He joins only 16 others in Florida who have been awarded this certification. Mr. Ladwig is Board Certified as an Expert in IP Law by the Florida Bar and focuses his practice on securing IP protection and commercializing inventions in the life sciences area.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Guest Speaker at USF

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig presented at the University of South Florida for their Patent Series. His discussion titled “Molecular Targets and the Pursuit of Patents in a World of Basic Science Research” informed faculty and students about patentable subject matter that may arise from basic science research conducted at universities and research institutions. An abstract of his presentation, which was given at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, can be found at the following link: [Abstract]

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig Presents at BioFlorida

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig presented with other accomplished intellectual property practitioners on patent portfolio management at BioFlorida’s Thirteenth Annual Conference. Mr. Ladwig’s presentation focused on developments in the law of obviousness post-KSR, implications for the bioscience industry, and strategies for withstanding obviousness-based rejections and attacks on validity.

 

New Shareholder

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik is pleased to announce Mr. James S. Parker as Shareholder of the firm. Mr. Parker’s practice is largely focused on securing intellectual property protection for electrical, optical, semiconductor, magnetic resonance imaging, and mechanical inventions. Mr. Parker joins David Saliwanchik, Jeff Lloyd, and Dr. Christopher Eisenschenk as Shareholders of the Firm.

 

Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Shareholder of the firm, Co-Authors Published Article

“Encouraging the Art of Medicine: The University of South Florida’s Brief to the United States Supreme Court in Bilski v. Kappos,” which recently published in Technology and Innovation: Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, argues that a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision that potentially excluded methods of diagnosis and treatment from patent protection was in error. The article explains that methods of diagnosis and treatment were among the “useful Arts” the Framers of the Constitution intended to protect, and summarizes and quotes from the amicus brief prepared by Mr. Jeff Lloyd which was filed with the United States Supreme Court to assist the Court's review of In re Bilski. [link to brief] The Supreme Court’s decision in Bilski overriding the lower court was recently published and is consistent with the position taken by USF in its brief. [link to Court’s decision]

 

Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Shareholder of the Firm, Completes Arbitration Training

Mr. Jeff Lloyd recently completed intensive training at the American Bar Association’s “Fifth Annual Arbitration Training Institute: A Comprehensive Training in Commercial Arbitration.” Mr. Lloyd, a former litigator who is Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar and is a Registered Patent Attorney, will concentrate his arbitration practice on the arbitration of Intellectual Property disputes.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the firm, presents at the Florida Bar’s First Annual IP Symposium

The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Business Law Section held The First Annual Intellectual Property Symposium in March. The seminar concentrated on advanced IP topics and was attended by over one hundred attorneys of various experience levels, including many attorneys board certified in intellectual property and attorneys preparing for the IP certification exam. SLS’ very own board certified IP attorney and partner, Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, was invited to speak at the seminar, among several accomplished speakers. Mr. Ladwig discussed complex issues in patent licensing with attendees, who received continuing legal education credit for attending the seminar.

 

Ms. Corey Cho, Partner of the firm, appointed Co-Chair

Ms. Corey Cho has been appointed Co-Chair of the International Trademark Association’s 2010-2011 Enforcement Task Force of Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (ACC) for the North American Subcommittee. The goal of ACC is to advance protection against counterfeiting and infringement by developing campaigns and policies and by enforcing such strategies. Its objectives include awareness, better cooperation, legislation and enforcement. As Co-Chair of the Enforcement Task Force, Ms. Cho will aid in monitoring and providing recommendations when relevant and necessary to various governmental and international agencies and organizations such as the US Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) and Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiators.

 

Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Shareholder of the firm, appointed Vice Chairman

Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Shareholder of the firm, has been appointed Vice Chairman of The Florida Bar’s 2010-2011 Committee for Intellectual Property Law Certification after several years of involvement. The nine-member certification committee reviews credentials of applicants for board certification, develops policies to implement standards approved by the Florida Supreme Court, and drafts and administers the examinations. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Florida Supreme Court.

 

2009: A Successful Year for Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik

2009 proved a very productive year for Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik as it broke its annual record of patents issued, securing 8 design patents and 137 utility patents, totaling 145 patents for the year 2009. The firm looks forward to 2010 as another successful year.

 

Ms. Mi Zhou: An Associate

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik is pleased to announce that Ms. Mi Zhou has been working with the firm as an Associate. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Florida and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Her technology areas include biotechnology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. She has been with the firm since 2008 and is a member of the Florida Bar, AIPLA and the American Bar Association.

 

Ms. Kwansun Cho: A Registered Patent Agent

Ms. Kwansun Cho, who joined the firm as a technical specialist, recently became a Registered Patent Agent. Her technology areas include but are not limited to electrical, machine learning, and digital and analog signal processing. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Florida.

 

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik: Business of the Year for 2009

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik (SLS) is pleased to announce that SLS was selected by Gainesville’s Chamber of Commerce as the winner of the 2009 Business of the Year for the small business category. The firm was one of over thirty businesses competing for the annual award and was recognized for, among its unique qualities, diversity of staff, commitment to Gainesville, and customer satisfaction.

 

James Parker, Partner, moderates panel at Florida Chamber's Future of Florida Forum 2009

James Parker, Partner, moderates panel at Florida Chamber's Future of Florida Forum 2009 held in Orlando, Florida. This event, entitled "Innovation and Economic Development: Talent Entrepreneurs" was presented by the Florida Research Consortium.

 

Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Shareholder of the Firm, files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief in high-profile Bilski case

Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Shareholder of the firm, has recently filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court to assist the Court's review of In re Bilski, a 2008 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that will have significant and far-reaching effects on patent law if upheld, and will almost certainly be a landmark decision no matter the outcome. Mr. Lloyd's brief, filed on behalf of amicus curiae the University of South Florida, is primarily directed to demonstrating how the Federal Circuit's decision is contrary to the intent of the Framers of the Constitution and the legislative history of the Patent Act. Evidence supporting Mr. Lloyd's contention that the Framers considered medicine one of the "useful arts" and thus eligible for patent protection is drawn from the Letters of Thomas Jefferson, the first edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica, and Cullen's First Lines of Physic, a prominent 18th Century medical textbook. The brief can be found at [link]. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case, Bilski v. Kappos, Docket No. 08-964, on Monday, November 9, 2009.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig and Dr. Barbara S. Kitchell Earn Florida Bar Board Certification in Intellectual Property Law

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner of the Firm, and Dr. Barbara S. Kitchell, Of Counsel to the Firm, earn Florida Bar Board Certification in Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Ladwig and Dr. Kitchell join Mr. Jeff Lloyd, Dr. Christopher Eisenschenk, Mr. David Saliwanchik, and Mr. Jim Parker as Board Certified attorneys in the Firm.

Board Certified attorneys are the only Florida lawyers allowed to identify or advertise themselves as specialists or experts. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Board certification evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.

 

Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner, Returns to Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik

The Firm is pleased to welcome back Mr. Glenn P. Ladwig, Partner, after one year of working as in-house legal counsel for Accentia BioPharmaceuticals. Mr. Ladwig, previously a Partner in the Firm, had been with SLS since 1998.

 

Dr. F. Christopher Eisenschenk, Leads 2008 BioFlorida Conference Session, "Life Science as a Global Market"

Dr. Eisenschenk addressed strategies related to global IP protection, the sourcing of innovation and the role of service providers outside of the United States, and containing costs.

 

Mr. David R. Saliwanchik and Mr. James S. Parker Earn Florida Bar Board Certification in Intellectual Property Law

Mr. David R. Saliwanchik, Shareholder of the Firm, and Mr. James S. Parker, Partner of the Firm, earn Florida Bar Board Certification in Intellectual Property Law. Mr. Saliwanchik and Mr. Parker join Mr. Jeff Lloyd and Dr. Christopher Eisenschenk as Board Certified attorneys in the Firm.

Board Certified attorneys are the only Florida lawyers allowed to identify or advertise themselves as specialists or experts. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.  Board certification evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.  

 

Mr. David R. Saliwanchik, Shareholder of the Firm, is Recognized as One of Florida's Legal Elite

Mr. David R. Saliwanchik, Shareholder of the Firm, is recognized as one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine. Of the 949 Florida attorneys listed, Mr. Saliwanchik is one of only 16 intellectual property rights attorneys recognized.

Mr. Saliwanchik secures intellectual property rights for companies and institutions from around the world in technology areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, immunology, agriculture and natural products and serves on the board of BioFlorida.

 

IP Today Lists SLS Among Top Patent and Trademark Firms

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik, P.A. was recently recognized as one of the top patent firms in the U.S. by Intellectual Property Today magazine. Among the 124 patents issued to the firm’s clients in 2007, are patents relating to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, electrical, and optical technologies for major corporations, research institutes, universities, and other technology companies in the U.S. and around the world. Also, the firm was recognized as one of the top trademark firms in the U.S. by Intellectual Property Today magazine in the May 2008 issue.

 

Dr. F. Christopher Eisenschenk, Shareholder of the Firm, Facilitates Session on Biosensors and Diagnostic Technologies

The Biosensors and Diagnostic Technologies panel, held at the Florida Inovation Conference in Orlando, featured 4 interactive topical presentations: "Highly Senstive and Easliy Adaptable Methods for Toxin Detection," by Dr. Z. Hugh Fan of The University of Floirda; "Method to Create Nanoparticles for Bacterial Pathogen Detection," by Dr. Weihong Tan of The University of Florida; "CellMap: An Automated Microelectrode Array Based Cell Culture Analysis System Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy," by Dr. Shekhar Bhansali of The University of South Florida; and "Gas Sensors and Energy Conversion Devices at the FISE Energy Technonolgy Incubator," by Dr. Erich Wachsman of The University of Florida.

 

Mr. James S. Parker, Partner at the Firm, Appears on Law Matters Television Show

On a recent episode of Law Matters, Mr. Parker discussed intellectual property protection issues including trade secrets, patents, recent legislation, overcoming patentability challenges, and the disclosure of inventions. The television show aired on WUFT, a PBS affilitate, and can be viewed on their website at the following link: LAW MATTERS

 

Dr. F. Christopher Eisenschenk, Shareholder of the Firm, Presents at BioFlorida Session, New Issues in Patent Law

Dr. Eisenschenk discussed recent court cases and their effects on how companies should manage their intellectual property portfolios at a recent BioFlorida Northeast Chapter event. Joining Dr. Eisenschenk were Dr. Jeff Hsi of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge, and Dr. Amy Dobbelaeare of Akerman Senterfitt. Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik sponsored the event, which was hosted by AGTC.

 

Best Lawyers Recognizes David R. Saliwanchik, Shareholder of the Firm

Mr. David Saliwanchik, Shareholder of the Firm, is recognized in the 2008 edition of Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. For more information on Best Lawyers, click on the link: BEST LAWYERS

 

SLS Wins the 2007 United Way Inspiring Success Award After Being Named a Finalist for the Second Year in a Row

At its recent Thank You Awards ceremony, the United Way of North Central Florida presented Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik a trophy to recognize the Firm’s outstanding contributions to the United Way during the 2007 campaign year. The Firm was noted for its creativity and participation in fundraising activities, volunteer hours with United Way affiliates, and the financial commitment of the Firm and its employees.

 

Mr. David R. Saliwanchik and Mr. Jeff Lloyd Present at the World Class Hong Kong Science and Technology Park

Mr. Lloyd presented "Current Challenges Concerning Patent Rights & Biotechnology" and Mr. Saliwanchik spoke on "Intellectual Property-From Innovation to Commercialization."

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Park contains over 1,000,000 square feet of office and laboratory space and more than 150 companies in the electronics, information technology, biotechnology, and precision engineering sectors.

Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Saliwanchik also visited the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The first two are ranked among the top 40 universities in the world according to the 2007 Times Higher/QS World University Rankings (18 and 38, respectively), with the third ranked 23rd in Technology among all universities worldwide.

 

Dr. F. Christopher Eisenschenk Teaches on U.S. Supreme Court Decisions at the AUTM Graduate Course in Tuscon, AZ.

In addition to providing detailed overview of important decisions and analyzing their ramifications for patent and licensing, Dr. Eisenschenk's session explored patent prosecution and licensing strategies to address the issues raised in such rulings as Medlmmune v. Genetech, SanDisk v. STMicroelectronics, e-Bay v. MercExchange and KSR v. Teleflex.

Dr. Eisenschenk was joined by David J. Dykeman, J.D. of Greenberg Traurig LLP in leading the session.

 

Corey K. Cho is Named Partner at the Firm

Ms. Corey K. Cho, has been named a Partner of the firm. Ms. Cho’s practice focuses on securing Trademark and Service mark protection, counseling on Internet law issues and domain name disputes and negotiating trademark license agreements for U.S. and international companies and educational and research institutions.

Ms. Cho earned a J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

 

Dr. F. Christopher Eisenschenk and Jeff Lloyd Earn Board Certification in Intellectual Property Law

Dr. Eisenschenk and Mr. Lloyd recently earned Board Certification in Intellectual Property Law. The purpose of the Florida Bar designation is to identify those lawyers who practice intellectual propertly law and have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as the character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism to be properly identified to the public as certified intellectual property lawyers. There are only 80 attorneys nationwide who are Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law.

 

Dr. Mark A. Buese Joins the Firm

Dr. Buese, a Registered Patent Agent before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Florida, and a B.A., cum laude, in chemistry from Susquehanna University. Dr. Buese's technology focus is on chemical and materials science.

 

Jeff Lloyd is Featured in the Gainesville Sun's Business Section

Mr. Lloyd's journey into patent law and his enthusiasm for innovation were recently profiled in the Gainesville Sun. You can read the article by following the link: JEFF LLOYD

 

Dr. F. Christopher Eisenschenk Presents as a Panelest at the 2007 BioFlorida Conference

Dr. Eisenschenk's panel presentation focused on Foreign Patent Filing Considerations and Strategies. Other panelists were John Burgess, patent counsel at Johnson & Johnson, and John Lucas, patent counsel wiht Metabasis Therapeutics. Mr. Burgess and Mr. Lucas were hosted by the Firm.

 

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik Sponsors Plenary Panel Session at the 2007 BioFlorida Conference

The Plenary Session Panel included Richard A. Lerner, M.D., President, The Scripps Research Institute; Richard A. Houghten, Ph.D., President, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies; and John C. Reed, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO, Burnham Institute for Medical Research. SLS is a regular major sponsor of the BioFlorida conference and a sponsoring member of BioFlorida.

 

Jeff Lloyd is Re-Appointed to the IP Law Certification Committee by the Florida Bar

Jeff Lloyd, a shareholder has been re-appointed to the Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Law Certification Committee for a three-year term through June, 2010. The committee oversees board certification for Intellectual Property Law.  

The nine-member certification committee reviews credentials for applicants for board certification, develops policies to implement standards approved by the Florida Supreme Court and drafts and administers the examinations. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Florida Supreme Court.  

 

Kwansun Cho joins the firm as Technical Specialist

Ms. Kwansun Cho holds a B.E. degree in Electronics Engineering from Kwandong University, a M.E. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Yonsei University, and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the Unviersity of Florida. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Florida in Electrical Engineering. Ms. Cho's areas of technology include electrical, machine learning, digital and analog signal processing, biologically-inspired signal processing, speech synthesis, automatic speech recognition, and prosody transplantation.

 

Glenn Ladwig, Partner, Moderates Panel on Biotechnology and Medical Devices

Glenn Ladwig, a partner in the firm, moderated the “Life Sciences to Include Drug Discovery and Medical Device Development” session at the Florida TechTransfer conference held in Miami May 29-30. Session panelists included: David Borchelt, Ph.D., UF, McKnight Brain Institute; David Binniger, Ph.D., FAU, School of Computing and Information Sciences; Nirupa Chaudhari, Ph.D., UM, Sensory Neurobiology Laboratory; and Edward Turos, Ph.D., USF Florida Center for Excellence for Biomolecular Identification and Targeted Therapeutics.

 

IP Today Recognizes SLS

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik, P.A. was recently recognized as one of the top patent firms in the U.S. by Intellectual Property Today magazine. Among the 136 utility patents issued to the firm’s clients in 2006, are patents relating to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, electrical, and optical technologies for major corporations, research institutes, universities, and other technology companies in the U.S. and around the world. Also, the firm was recognized as one of the top trademark firms in the U.S. by Intellectual Property Today magazine in the May 2007 issue.

 

Recent Changes

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik is pleased to announce the following staff changes: Mr. Darin Ladwig, MCSE, was promoted to Network Administrator with the Firm. Mr. Ladwig will manage the firm’s state of the art network systems. Ms. Amy Tucker has become one of the Firm’s Legal Assistants after 2 successful years as the Firm’s Billing Manager.

 

New Shareholder

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik is pleased to announce Dr. F. Christopher Eisenschenk as shareholder of the Firm. Dr. Eisenschenk’s practice is largely focused on securing intellectual property protection for biological, biotechnological, chemical and pharmaceutical inventions. Dr. Eisenschenk joins David Saliwanchik and Jeff Lloyd as shareholders of the Firm.

 

Jeff Lloyd Appointed to the Inaugural IP Law Certification Committee by the Florida Bar

Florida Bar President Henry M. Coxe, III has appointed Gainesville attorney, Jeff Lloyd, a shareholder of the local intellectual property law firm Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik, to the inaugural Intellectual Property Law certification committee. The committee is one of two new committees that will oversee the inaugural board certification processes for State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice and Intellectual Property Law.  

Each nine-member certification committee will review credentials for the first class of applicants, develop policy to implement standards approved by the Florida Supreme Court and draft and administer the first examination. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Florida Supreme Court.  

Attorneys who become board certified also are evaluated as to their character, ethics  and professionalism.  Each nine-member certification committee will review credentials for the first class of applicants, develop policy to implement standards approved by the Florida Supreme Court and draft and administer the first examination.

Mr. Lloyd is the only member of the committee not from the Miami, Tampa, or Orlando metropolitan areas.

Lawyers who are members in good standing of The Florida Bar and who meet the standards prescribed by the Supreme Court may become board certified in one or more of 22 fields. While each area of certification may contain higher or additional standards, minimum requirements are: A minimum of five years in law practice; A satisfactory showing of substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought; A passing grade on the examination required of all applicants; Satisfactory peer review assessment of competence in the specialty field as well as character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law; and Satisfaction of the certification area’s continuing legal education requirements.

 

BioFlorida Appoints David R. Saliwanchik to its Board

David R. Saliwanchik was recently appointed to the board of BioFlorida. SLS continues to support the development of the bio industry in the state of Florida, the U.S. and abroad. Its commitment to organizations such as BioFlorida is evident through sponsorship, active participation, speaking engagements, and committee and board involvement.

 

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik in the Community

Members of the Firm volunteered for United Way's Day of Caring. Additionally, the Firm was one of 6 local companies nominated for United Way's Inspiring Success Award.

 

Patents

The USPTO recently issued patents to our clients for the following inventions:

Antiproliferative activity of microsclerodermins (6,384,187); Racemisation Process for Use in the Manufacture of Levobupivacaine and Related Piperidinecarboxanilide Anaesthetic Agents (6,384,227); Materials and Methods for the Treatment or Prevention of Obesity (6,384,087); Silane Functionalized Polyaromatic Polymers and Methods for Their Production (6,380,307); Method of Inserting Viral DNA Into Plant Material (6,378,234); Pharmaceutical Compositions Containing Antibody-Enzyme Conjugates in Combination With Prodrugs (6,372,205); Pesticidal Proteins (6,372,480); Enantiomeric Compounds for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias and Methods of Use (6,372,783); Closed Antisense and Sense Oligonucleotides and Their Applications (6,369,038); Toxins Active Against Pests (6,369,213); A Method and Apparatus for Triggering an Event at a Desired Point in the Breathing Cycle (6,370,419); Equipment and Method for Contemporaneous Decision Supporting Metabolic Control ( 6,368,272); Process for Preparing Metal Oxide Slurries Suitable for the Chemical Mechanical Polishing of Semiconductors (6,364,919); Pocket Digital Scale (D455,092)