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Brinks Gilson & Lione Patent Prosecutor Amir Penn Presents on Section 101 Impact on Software Industry at IPO Webinar
August 10, 2016

CHICAGO—Amir N. Penn, a patent prosecutor and shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, was a featured presenter at the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s  webinar “Section 101—The Way Ahead,” on August 10, 2016.

Penn joined a panel of leading intellectual property attorneys who discussed the impact of section 101 on the software industry. They highlighted several recent ex parte decisions at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that overturned examiners' section 101 rejections.

Penn focuses his practice on prosecuting patents, drafting opinions, and managing IP rights for clients in the United States and internationally. His large-portfolio clients include developers of printer technology, networking systems, semiconductor devices, consumer electronics, and security systems.

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