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Milligan Lawless, P.C. is proud to announce that five firm attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). They are:

  • Bryan S. Bailey: Health Care Law
  • Steven T. Lawrence: Corporate Law
  • Robert J. Milligan: Health Care Law
  • James Burr Shields II: Employment Law – Individuals; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • James R. Taylor: Health Care Law

The selection of Best Lawyers involves an exhaustive peer-review survey of nearly 50,000 leading attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

By Steven T. Lawrence, JD, LL.M. originally published in Round-Up, Maricopa County Medical Society, August 2014

A ha!  It is that moment when an idea strikes for that next great medical device or medical application. For many physicians, the problem is not in coming up with new ideas, the confusion and difficulty comes in analyzing what to do next once an idea for an invention has hit. The process for protecting a medical invention can be a maze – not unlike the healthcare system itself – with dead ends and trap doors.

The purpose of this article is to provide physicians with a summary of pitfalls and best practices when considering a new invention.

Click here to read the full article.