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About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP http://www.sgrlaw.com/ Learn more about Jerry J. Kirsch http://www.sgrlaw.com/attorneys/kirsch/ Gregory J. Kirsch is a Partner and the Head of the Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP. [TRANSCRIPT] Recently, we represented a client in the intellectual property area, which is the area where I practice. We actually took over representation from another law firm. In this case, the client was having difficulty, and the client's former counsel was having difficulty obtaining some patents in some very technological, very complex areas of technology, and they were having difficulty convincing the patent office to grant these patents, so they decided to come to us. This was a software-related technology that the company was developing. They came to us, and we've helped them formulate a better approach, a better strategy to explain to the patent office exactly the nature of the invention, exactly why the invention was different from what's been done before, and we were able to get the patent issued. In this case, we had to appeal the decision, a rejection at the patent office up in Washington, but we were able to convince the judges on appeal that the rejection should be overcome, so were able to get the patents for the client. This was very important for the client because they were looking to do certain things in their business that required them to get the patents issued. Without the patents issued, they were not able to move forward, so they basically were waiting for somebody to help them do this. The prior attorneys were not able to do so, but we came in and effectively saved the day for them. About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP SGR is a full-service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s more than 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction, and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.