Boston University’s Metropolitan College Awards Noted Intellectual Property Attorney Distinguished Alumni Award

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(Boston) — Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) awarded Michael Kiklis, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a Computer Science Distinguished Alumni Award at a reception on Sunday, October 17, 2009 in Boston. Kiklis is a 1988 graduate of MET’s computer science graduate program and was awarded alongside four other MET computer science alumni.

MET Alumni Officer Laura Blanchard said, “Michael is an active member of our Dean’s Advisory Board and we are so pleased to acknowledge him for his many professional and educational accomplishments.”

Kiklis holds an MS in Computer Science from MET and a JD from Syracuse University. Kiklis practices law from his firm’s Washington, D.C. office specializing in intellectual property and IP litigation, focusing on software patent law. He is a recipient of the Rossman Award from the Patent and Trademark Office Society, given annually to the author of the article in the Society’s Journal that, in the opinion of the judges, makes the greatest contribution to the field of patents, trademarks and copyrights.

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