Bowie & Jensen's Pamela Riewerts Expands Firm's Patent Practice
(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Towson, MD, Nov. 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bowie
& Jensen, a leading business law firm, is pleased to
announce that Pamela Riewerts is expanding the firm's patent
services. Ms. Riewerts will be providing patent services that
focus on patent application drafting and prosecution and the
enforcement of patents in a variety of technologies.
Ms. Riewerts is a registered patent attorney in the Bowie & Jensen's intellectual property group.
Riewerts is a registered patent attorney in the firm's
intellectual property group. Her practice focuses on helping
clients obtain and protect patent rights in the U.S. and abroad.
She also has extensive experience in patent, trademark, copyright
and related litigation and joined Bowie & Jensen after handling
complex business and corporate litigation matters for large New
York City and Washington, D.C. firms.
Ms. Riewerts' patent litigation experience
includes advising clients regarding a variety of technologies,
including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronic methods and
devices, computer hardware and software, business methods, and
other technologies. She has used her engineering degree and
background to work closely with technical experts to prepare
reports for use at trial and she has experience conducting
intellectual property due diligence and analysis evaluations. Ms.
Riewerts' sophisticated patent litigation experience will greatly
enhance her ability to counsel clients engaged in the patent
Her patent services include:
• Patent Drafting and Prosecution.
Ms. Riewerts drafts patent applications to protect
clients' interests, and works to efficiently advance applications
through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent
• Novelty Search.
For businesses or inventors considering whether to begin the patent
process, Ms. Riewerts searches for preexisting patents ("prior
art") before drafting an application. Knowing what prior art
exists is beneficial to the client. Sometimes, she finds very
little prior art close to clients' idea and can write a broader
application on the clients' behalf. In other instances, she
may find that the invention already exists or that there are
similar inventions in the art. In these cases, it is cost
effective for the client to be aware of existing prior art up
front. The right answer may be not to file an application or
to design around similar features.
Search. Ms. Riewerts reviews and evaluates patents
and other literature to identify industry trends, competitive
advantages, and competitor disclosures. Businesses rely on Ms.
Riewerts for this kind of research and analysis for numerous
reasons, including evaluating a market to decide whether to enter
it, identifying potential competition and reviewing a technology
looking for entry points.
• Clearance Search.
Also known as a "freedom to operate" search, Ms. Riewerts evaluates
clients' inventions against enforceable patents in order to
evaluate and reduce risks for litigation that may ensue.
• Patent Portfolio
Analysis. Businesses that create or acquire patents
often end up with a collection of intellectual property assets.
Over time, it can be difficult to identify the strength and value
associated with these assets. Ms. Riewerts evaluates intellectual
property assets, including patents, identifies opportunities and
risk factors, and develops a management strategy for the
• Licensing. Ms.
Riewerts negotiates and structures profitable licensing agreements
between patent owners and those who seek to use the patented
• Litigation. Ms.
Riewerts is well prepared to represent clients' best interests in
disputes over patent rights. Ms. Riewerts assists clients in
clarifying their ultimate business objectives. Litigation is
essentially a competitive tool that may ultimately ensue. Ms.
Riewerts also evaluates the merits of letters alleging
infringement, and negotiates resolutions to nascent disputes. In
addition, she also plays the opposite role in rendering an opinion
that a competitor is unfairly asserting rights against clients.
"Pamela adds a new dimension to our IP services, allowing
us to be a full-service IP firm, and making us a one-stop shop for
clients in technology and related fields," said Mike Oliver, who
leads the firm's IP practice. "Her patent litigation
experience is an added bonus, allowing her to anticipate many
potential patent issues. We are excited to welcome her to the
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
on the Net www.bowie-jensen.com
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