Practitioner consecutive recognition 2023

Practitioner consecutive recognition for 2023

In 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began recognizing practitioners who provide at least 50 hours of pro bono service through one of the regional patent pro bono programs in a calendar year. This year, we acknowledge practitioners that have contributed 50+ hours of patent pro bono assistance to financially under-resourced inventors for five consecutive years and those who contributed 50+ hours in four out of the last five years. The tables below list these exceptional practitioners.

Practitioner consecutive recognition for 2022

Volunteers with five consecutive years of 50+ hours/year service to regional programs:

RecipientCity and StateFirm/CompanyRegional Program
Thomas G. WisemanWashington, DC Smith Gambrell RussellGeorgia PATENTS
Tyler McKendrickAtlanta, GAAlston & BirdGeorgia PATENTS
Chris LightnerAtlanta, GAAlston & BirdGeorgia PATENTS
Sam Noel Salt Lake City, UTLowenstein Sandler LLPMi Casa Resource Center's ProBoPat
Kenneth C. BruleyAtlanta, GABallard Spahr LLPGeorgia PATENTS

Volunteers with 50+ hours/year service to regional programs in four out of the last five years:

RecipientCity and StateFirm/CompanyRegional Program
Charley F. BrownAtlanta, GABallard SpahrGeorgia PATENTS
Michele A. KliemAtlanta, GABallard SpahrGeorgia PATENTS
Clinton J. KingAtlanta, GAThompson HineGeorgia PATENTS
Kevin GrangeCenterville, UTLowenstein Sandler LLPMi Casa Resource Center's ProBoPat
Gregory Lars GunnerDes Moines, IAMcKee, Voorhees & Sease PLCLegalCORPS' Inventor Assistance Program