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Managing Intellectual Property Names Brinks Shareholders Stover, Boudreaux as Life Sciences Stars
July 16, 2012

CHICAGO–Brinks shareholders and patent attorneys Andrew D. Stover and William R. Boudreaux have been named Life Sciences Stars in intellectual property law, in the inaugural edition of LMG Life Sciences, a supplement to Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

Mr. Boudreaux is co-chair of Brinks’ Biotech & Pharmaceutical practice group and specializes in pharmaceuticals and chemicals. His practice includes client counseling for strategic patent portfolio development, global patent prosecution, due diligence, and opinions for patentability, validity and freedom to operate. Mr. Boudreaux represents a broad range of biotechnology and pharmaceutical clients, ranging from large companies to start-ups. Before entering private practice, Mr. Boudreaux worked for close to 15 years as in-house counsel in the pharmaceutical industry, including roles as patent counsel at Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. He has extensive experience in global patent portfolio creation, legal opinions, product lifecycle planning and IP due diligence.

Andrew D. Stover's practice includes litigation, counseling and patent prosecution. He is the chair of the firm’s Patent Prosecution practice. Mr. Stover has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting domestic, foreign and international patent applications, advising and counseling clients about all aspects of patent law and preparing non-infringement, patentability and invalidity opinions. His patent prosecution experience has been primarily concentrated in the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts, including medical devices and scanning and detecting equipment.

LMG Life Sciences serves as a resource for in-house counsel seeking leading lawyers and firms active in the life sciences sector. The guide encompasses intellectual property, regulatory, transactional and non-IP litigation practices, which play important roles in guiding a life sciences product through its lifecycle. Practices and individual attorneys were selected through extensive research, including nearly 1,000 online surveys and interviews with nearly 600 attorneys in the United States, as well as a review of public information and feedback from clients within the industry.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 140 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor and Indianapolis. More information is available at