Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson Partner Robert Rehm has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of StepUp Ministry, effective July 1. StepUp Ministry is a nonprofit corporation headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, that partners with adults and children in the shared goal of stable lives through jobs and life skills training.
Along with a number of other attorneys at Smith Anderson, Robert has assisted StepUp Ministry in the past on a pro bono basis in connection with various legal matters. The Firm received StepUp Ministry’s Corporate Volunteer Award for 2011 in recognition for demonstrating “teamwork, collaboration, commitment and creativity in efforts to achieve the goals of StepUp Ministry and its programs.”
Rehm practices primarily in the areas of technology licensing and commercialization, and the acquisition, licensing and protection of intellectual property rights with a focus on information-technology-related transactions. His experience includes drafting and negotiating a wide variety of license, assignment, confidentiality, joint-venture, alliance and other types of collaborative agreements directed to technology commercialization. He is also active in the prosecution and defense of trademark registration applications and related appeals and opposition proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and World Intellectual Property Organization, and copyright registration applications before the United States Copyright Office.
“Robert embodies the spirit of community and brings intellectual property expertise to the table,” said Linda Nunnallee, Executive Director of StepUp Ministry. “We are fortunate to have him by our side as StepUp Ministry Raleigh moderates the expansion of our organization statewide.”
“Smith Anderson strongly supports StepUp Ministry’s primary objective of providing stable jobs, stable homes, and stable families through its self-sufficiency, life skills, and job programs and takes great pride in providing legal services that help further that commendable objective,” said Rehm. “As a board member, I look forward to expanding Smith Anderson’s involvement with StepUp Ministry as it strives to make these life-changing programs available to families throughout North Carolina.”
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