Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel Partner Re-Elected to Board of World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel Partner Re-Elected to
Board of World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
Martin G. Belisario will continue to serve as board’s secretary
PHILADELPHIA (January 2017) – The Philadelphia intellectual property law firm of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel is proud to announce that partner Martin G. Belisario will continue to serve on the board of directors of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia and will continue to serve as the organization’s secretary.
The mission of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia is to accelerate global business growth for companies in the region. Since 2002, the organization has assisted companies in generating more than $1.5 billion in increased export sales and has helped create nearly 20,000 jobs. To learn more, visit www.wtcphila.org.
Belisario practices intellectual property and technology law, including technology licensing, trademarks, copyrights, counseling and litigation, and representation before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign patent offices. His patent practice focuses primarily on the mechanical arts, including transmissions, HVAC systems, small appliances, medical devices, software and electro/mechanical devices.
Belisario’s experience encompasses a broad range of intellectual property and technology issues, including litigating disputes concerning validity and infringement of patents; providing opinions on patent infringement and validity; supervising the preparation and prosecution of both U.S. and foreign patents for large high-technology portfolios; and providing counsel on IP portfolio strategy, including protection options.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University, Belisario went on to earn his law degree from Widener University. Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, he was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP and Panitch Schwarze Jacobs & Nadel, P.C. He began his career as a patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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.
News from the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Washington, D.C. – Today the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) released its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report highlighting its support of more than $8 billion in U.S. exports and an estimated 52,000 U.S. jobs.
The Bank also announced it has transferred $284 million in deficit-reducing receipts to the U.S. Treasury's General Fund for fiscal year 2016.
EXIM Bank is a self-sustaining federal agency and operates at no cost to the taxpayers. Since 2009, EXIM has sent nearly $3.8 billion of surplus to the U.S. Treasury for deficit reduction. In the last decade, EXIM has supported more than 1.7 million jobs in all 50 states.
“The Bank is proud of its 2016 performance in leveling the playing field for U.S. exporters who must compete with foreign state-backed companies around the globe for important sales,” said Fred P. Hochberg, EXIM chairman and president. “It is now more crucial than ever to leverage EXIM’s capabilities to stimulate U.S. exports abroad and bolster U.S. jobs at home.”
Among the highlights in the 2016 Annual Report are the following:
ABOUT EX-IM BANK:
EXIM is an independent federal agency that supports and maintains U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees and export credit insurance, to promote the sale of U.S. goods and services abroad. Almost 90 percent of its transactions directly serve American small businesses.
In fiscal year 2016, EXIM approved $5 billion in total authorizations to support an estimated $8 billion in U.S. export sales. Since 2009, EXIM has supported more than 1.4 million American jobs in communities across the country and sent $3.8 billion of surplus to the U.S. Treasury for deficit reduction.
Small business exporters can learn about how EXIM products can empower them to increase foreign sales by clicking here. For more information about EXIM, visit www.exim.gov.
Media Contact: Lawton King (202-565-3408)
World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia is an EXIM Regional Export Promotion Program Partner
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