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Best Lawyers Selects DB Attorneys

Densborn Blachly is pleased to announce that 4 attorneys were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2017.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The Best Lawyers lists of attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on the lists.

DB Welcomes Sebastian Spears

Densborn Blachly is pleased to announce that Sebastian Spears has permanently joined the DB family. Sebastian is originally from the Indianapolis area, and previously served DB as a clerk while finishing his degree at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University, and now plans to focus primarily on corporate and commercial law.

The Year of the Duck

pi lab, the company behind the breakthrough interactive toy, EDWIN™ the Duck, was named Scale-up Company of the Year at TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards, honoring the best of tech in Indiana. The award recognizes a high-growth technology company which has gained traction and could be Indiana’s next big technology success story. The Mira Awards judges were impressed by pi lab’s early success in marketing EDWINtm the Duck and the company’s near-term growth prospects as it continues to execute on its go-to-market strategy. pi lab adds the Scale-up Company of the Year award to a growing list of accolades, which includes the 2015 Mira Award for Mobile Technology Product of the Year, the CES 2016 Kids at Play Interactive Innovation Award and Grand Prize at the 2015 Innovation Showcase in Indianapolis.
Congratulations to Matt MacBeth, Don Inmon, and the rest of the pi lab team on Edwin’s success!

Jim Coles to Present at Developertown on World IP Day

Densborn Blachly attorney Jim Coles will present “Intellectual Property and Other Legal Issues for the Digital Technology Venture” on Friday, April 22. The program is being presented as part of Centric’s World IP Day event at Developertown, in Indianapolis.

Coles is Of Counsel at Densborn Blachly, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property group. His principal practice areas include Patent Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Technology Transactions and IP Agreements. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Dave Millard (1955-2015)

“The Indiana entrepreneurial class has lost one of its greatest champions.  Dave Millard touched all.  I recall when he first became a lawyer.  He was a small business wunderkind.  He focused like a laser on the peculiar legal needs of struggling upstarts.  When the tech revolution hit Indiana in the ‘90s, he led it.  He taught us that the success of Indiana business depended on its professional class joining ranks and moving up toward the front.  He took us there like a field marshal would.  He encouraged.  He prodded.  He helped.  When necessary, he put it over the goal-line himself — but not just for himself.

 

“I do not know when the man slept, but, deservedly, he sleeps now.  May he rest in peace.  It is left to us to fill the ranks and soldier on — not just for ourselves.”