PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- VLP is pleased to announce that Trademark Partner Brian M. Davis was included in the Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Intellectual Property Law, which was published with the September 2010 issue of Corporate Counsel magazine. In addition, VLP Patent Partner Richard G.A. Bone was named a 2010 "Rising Star" by Northern California Super Lawyers as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state for 2010.
Brian focuses his practice on trademark clearance and prosecution, and has provided advice to the owners of some of the world's most famous brands. He has been named to the Best Lawyers list in 2008, 2009, 2010 and was also recently named to the 2011 list.
Richard focuses his practice on counseling clients in all aspects of worldwide patent portfolio strategy and management, including patent preparation, prosecution, and post-grant review, and opinions on third party patent rights. He was also named to the 2009 "Rising Star" list.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and a highly respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and is regarded as one of the most valued referral sources for lawyers. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be included, a listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded within the legal profession as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. More information about the Best Lawyers referral guide is available at www.bestlawyers.com .
Northern California Super Lawyers selects attorneys each year for recognition through a rigorous nomination process that includes peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates. Lawyers recognized on this list have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor each year. More information about Super Lawyers is available at www.superlawyers.com .
Founded in 2008, VLP is a virtually connected and geographically distributed law firm. VLP started with 8 attorneys and now has close to 35 attorneys, each with outstanding credentials and an average of more than 10 years of experience. VLP has attorneys in 6 states and our practice groups include corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, tax, patent and trademark prosecution, advertising and promotions, insurance, real estate, commercial lending, energy, project finance and technology transactions.
VLP attorneys operate virtually, and VLP's proprietary technology platform allows the firm to collaborate easily with clients. With low overhead, VLP operates with a small, highly specialized staff, passing the savings to clients through substantially lower rates or flat fee arrangements (VLP has taken 50 percent out of the cost of traditional legal services without sacrificing quality).
VLP's practice reaches across multiple industry sectors, including high tech, financing and venture capital, life sciences, clean tech, tax and real estate, and represents clients that vary in size from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. VLP has grown and is thriving because their clients recognize the superior value and experience the firm provides. VLP is dedicated to proving that expensive buildings don't provide great service - great people do.
For more information about VLP, visit www.virtuallawpartners.com .
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