U.S. News & World Reports Select Bowie & Jensen's Information Technology Law Practice For Its Annual "Best Law Firms" Guide

Mike Oliver

Towson, Maryland, Nov. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. The third edition of these rankings features law firms given consistently impressive performance ratings by clients and peers. Bowie & Jensen's Information Technology Law Practice, lead by Partner Mike Oliver, was named to the list. Bowie & Jensen is a leading business law firm in Towson, Maryland.

Bowie & Jensen's Information Technology Law Practice, lead by Partner Mike Oliver, was named to the list. Bowie & Jensen is a leading business law firm in Towson, Maryland.

The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers as part of the annual peer review assessment.

Mr. Oliver is the head of the Intellectual Property ("IP") department at Bowie & Jensen. As the department head, he oversees the firm's general approach to resolving IP issues for clients, and works with the other four attorneys. The IP department performs all types of IP services - which include patent prosecution (filing patent applications and shepherding them to issuance), freedom to operate opinions, patent and IP counseling and consulting, including novelty and enforceability reviews, trademark prosecution, all forms of inter partes (opposition, cancelation petitions) and ex-parte proceedings (office actions, re-examination requests, letters of protest) before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, copyright registration and consulting services, and all types of IP litigation, for both plaintiffs and defendants throughout the United States.

In Mr. Oliver's direct practice, he focuses on transactional intellectual property matters - that is, negotiating and reaching a deal on transactions between parties that involve IP. Mr. Oliver has extensive experience in contractual negotiations involving software, intellectual property rights, and contracts involving commercialization of other non- tangible rights. These agreements include software licensing, distribution and development agreements, patent license agreements, trademark license agreements - both on an international and intra country basis, teaming agreements, joint venture agreements and medical device development and commercialization agreements, to name a few. Mr. Oliver and his team consistently receive the highest legal honors.

About Bowie & Jensen

Bowie & Jensen is a leading business law firm with attorneys representing clients around the world. Bowie & Jensen focuses on Business Litigation, Business Transactions, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Real Estate, Estates & Trusts, Patent Law, Tax and Construction Law. The firm is located in Towson, Maryland and is a full-service business law firm. Bowie & Jensen can be reached at 410-583-2400, or at info@bowie-jensen.com; on the Net www.bowie-jensen.com.

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