The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) recognized Lowenstein Sandler and a team of seven of our lawyers for their proven commitment to pro bono work in California. The honors were bestowed at CLA’s Artistic License Awards ceremony in San Francisco on May 5, 2018.

USPTO Silicon Valley Branch Director John Cabeca presented certificates of recognition to Lowenstein Patent Counseling & Prosecution lawyers Kevin O. Grange, Benjamin A. Kimes, Cicero H. Brabham Jr., Joseph G. Jones, Sam Noel, Steven K. Tam, and Jonathan Wolfsberger in recognition of their extensive pro bono patent services provided through CLA’s California Inventors Assistance Program. Our team was the second-largest group of lawyers from a single firm to receive this year’s USPTO honor.

The CLA presented Lowenstein with an Artistic License Award in recognition of the firm’s significant leadership in providing pro bono patent representation to low-income inventors whose lack of resources might otherwise prevent them from bringing their innovations to the fore. The award honors individuals and organizations who have made an extraordinary impact on communities in California by inspiring participation in, and increasing support for, the arts.