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McAfee & Taft’s Rachel Blue shortlisted for Chambers USA ‘Women in Law’ award

January 9, 2012

McAfee & Taft intellectual property attorney Rachel Blue has been shortlisted by Chambers USA for its “Women in Law” awards, which recognizes the achievements of women lawyers in their chosen practice areas. Blue is a finalist for the 2012 Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year award.

In its most recent edition, Chambers USA ranked Blue in the top tier of Oklahoma intellectual property lawyers and was lauded as “among the top handful of trademark attorneys in the state.” The legal guidebook recognized her previous experience working in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, “making her well-versed in its inner workings,” and her ongoing training on counterfeit goods to the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma police departments.

In the past year, Blue has been involved in a number of significant intellectual property matters. One of the most significant was the successful representation of Skycam, Inc. in obtaining summary judgment in a case involving misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contractual requirements of nondisclosure of confidential and proprietary information (Skycam, Inc. and Skycam LLC v. Patrick J. Bennett and Actioncam, LLC). Skycam is the designer, manufacturer and operator of the mobile aerial camera systems that revolutionized the way major sports event are covered with its unique design that can unobtrusively fly anywhere in a defined three-dimensional space.

Blue is a frequent author on intellectual property matters, including writing a chapter on licensing for Aspatore’s Inside the Minds series.

She has also been recognized by other legal publications, including The Best Lawyers in America and Oklahoma Super Lawyers, which also named her to its list of “Top 25 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers.” She was also honored in 2010 for her professional and civic contributions as a recipient of The Journal Record‘s Leadership in Law Award.