September 3, 2013Press Release

Michael Best Partner Named in Top 250 Women in IP

Michael Best is proud to announce that partner Billie Jean Smith has been named “IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP” for 2013 by Managing Intellectual Property. The research for this honor is based on over 1,000 interviews and surveys by partners and law firms across the United States.

Smith is a partner and former Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She works closely with her clients to procure, manage and enforce IP portfolios including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. A seasoned attorney with more than 20 years of experience, Smith aids her clients in the preparation and implementation of IP strategies to achieve desired business goals.

Smith was also recognized in the 2013 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. As a member of the community, Smith is also involved with a number of organizations outside of her work life.

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