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Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

Nelson Mullins is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and various federal, state, and local government authorities. The firm is taking appropriate precautionary actions and has implemented plans to ensure the continuation of all firm services to clients from both in office and remote work arrangements across our 25 offices. 

In addition, click the link below to access extensive resources to address a wide variety of topics resulting from the virus, in general and by industry,  including topics such as essential businesses, force majeure, business interruption insurance, CARES Act and FFCRA, and others. 

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USPTO Announces Recipients of the 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recognized Atlanta partner Kenn Bruley with a 2019 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate in for his pro bono work with the Patent Pro Bono Program to assist financially under-resourced inventors and small businesses.

In 2019, more than 74 volunteer patent practitioners reported 50 or more hours of patent pro bono service to a regional patent pro bono program, and more than 27 law firms reported 100 or more hours. To acknowledge their contributions, the USPTO provided certificates to the patent practitioners and law firms and listed their names on the Patent Pro Bono Program webpage.

“I want to congratulate all of the recipients for their dedication and their time, as well as for their commitment to help under-resourced inventors and small businesses,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu.

The patent practitioner and law firm certificates recognize the continued efforts of those who have improved access to the Pro Bono program across all 50 states. The program has been in place 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.

Bruley advises clients with regard to existing patents and preparing and prosecuting patent applications both in the U.S. and abroad in the areas of mechanical systems, tools, nuclear power generation systems, radioisotope production systems, medical devices, fluid level sensors, fuel dispensers, bearing assemblies, combustion engine components, food preparation systems, and conveyor systems

For more information on participating, visit the Patent Pro Bono Program webpage and click on your state to identify your regional program, or email probono@uspto.gov.

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