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David Weslow Named 2018 ‘Intellectual Property Trailblazer’ by The National Law Journal

March 1, 2018

Washington, DCDavid E. Weslow, partner in Wiley Rein’s Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Cybersquatting & Internet IP practices, has been recognized as one of the nation’s top “Intellectual Property Trailblazers” for 2018 by The National Law Journal (NLJ). Mr. Weslow is among a select group of 25 honorees who made the list this year and were profiled by NLJ in its March 1 issue.

Mr. Weslow began his career as a website developer and network administrator and decided to attend law school after seeing a need for lawyers with technical expertise; he has been working on trademark and copyright disputes related to the Internet and technology ever since.

Mr. Weslow has blazed a trail with numerous cases involving novel copyright, trademark and related computer law claims, in which he helps clients “get control of stolen IP or shut down infringement.” He told NLJ that bad actors will continue to misuse trademarks and copyrights on the Internet, and also pointed to evolving misuses of IP to watch for, including phishing, website hacking, IP theft, and even misuses of IP for cybersecurity breaches. “Companies will need to prepare for the inevitable,” he said.

To compile the list, NLJ reviewed hundreds of nominations and selected legal professionals who are “making a big difference.” This year’s honorees have “shown a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission, having achieved remarkable successes along the way,” said Richard Caruso, Vice President and General Manager of Legal Media at ALM Media, which publishes NLJ.

To read the full profile (see page 54), please click here.