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PHILADELPHIA (May 2018) –  The Philadelphia intellectual property law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that eight of its IP attorneys have been named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Philadelphia IP attorneys Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, Ronald L. Panitch, and William W. Schwarze have been named to the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Graduating from Rising Star status, Panitch Schwarze partner John D. Simmons also have been named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. No more than 5 percent of a state’s attorneys are recognized as Super Lawyers each year.

Additionally, Bridget H. Labutta and Bijal Shah-Creamer have been named among Pennsylvania’s Rising Stars, an honor reserved for no more than 2.5 percent of up-and-coming lawyers across the state.

A program of Thomson Reuters, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who, through a peer review and independent research process, have been identified as attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts and settlements; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; pro bono and community service efforts; and scholarly lectures and writings. The ultimate objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for other practitioners and consumers searching for legal counsel.

About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP – Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm’s IP law practitioners provide strategic litigation, licensing and counseling service relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, domain names and internet issues domestically and internationally. The firm’s long-standing relationships with a network of associates worldwide enable its attorneys and advisors to provide clients with global intellectual property advice and protection.

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