James Slattery Named a Best Lawyer in Washington, DC and Virginia for 2011

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP congratulates partner James M. Slattery, who has been honored as a member of both Baltimore and Washington DC’s Best Lawyers and Virginia’s Best Lawyers for 2011.

It was his love of engineering and the law that guided Mr. Slattery to practice in the field of intellectual property. For over 40 years, Mr. Slattery has committed himself to providing favorable result-oriented services for his clients. He is experienced in mechanical patent practice, trademarks, copyrights, litigation and dispute resolution. He has lectured extensively on these topics in the United States and around the world, and has participated in patent, trademark and copyright litigations before Federal and State Courts. Prior to joining BSKB, Mr. Slattery was a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Mr. Slattery has assisted the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”), the Swedish Patent Office, the U.S. Patent Office and the Japanese Patent Office with many training programs. In 2000,
WIPO honored Mr. Slattery with a special award for his work with the World Wide Academy Advisory Board, which is in charge of ongoing training programs regarding International Patent, Trademark and Copyright treaties administered by WIPO. Mr. Slattery was also named in the top 25 trademark filers by CSC® Trademark Insider® for 2003 through 2008.

Mr. Slattery is active in a number of intellectual property organizations and has held many leadership positions. His memberships include the Virginia State Bar (Member, Board of Directors, 1983-1986 and Chairman, 1989-1990, Intellectual Property Law Section); Patent Lawyers Club of Washington, D.C. (President, 1985-1986); American Intellectual Property Law Association; International Trademark Association; Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (Vice
President, U.S. Group, 2006-2008; Treasurer, U.S. Group, 1999-2006).

Baltimore and Washington DC’s Best Lawyers and Virginia’s Best Lawyers are excerpted from the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. More information about the survey can be found at www.bestlawyers.com.

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