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Patent Prosecution

Patent law constantly evolves alongside the technology it protects.

Its ability to adapt and to respond is good news for those on the forefront of technology, but bad news for those who seek certainty of outcomes.

In 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) rewrote the rules for patent prosecution and enforcement—rules  that are still being interpreted, challenged and changed. As a result, the patent strategies used today must anticipate the regime of tomorrow.

Brinks Gilson & Lione has a lead on the future of patent prosecution. Since our founding in 1917, our lawyers have worked directly with the patent office and have kept a sharp focus on patent prosecution issues. Representing many of the world’s largest and most innovative owners of intellectual property, we are on the front lines of legal and regulatory developments every day. We not only see the future of patent law, we help create it.

LEADERS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

With more than 40 advanced scientific and technical degrees, Brinks lawyers speak the language of innovation. Many have held private industry positions providing hands-on technology and engineering experience, along with a practical understanding of business issues. Our client-side perspective helps us anticipate obstacles, spot opportunities and develop strategies to increase portfolio value.

WINNING THE FIRST-TO-FILE RACE

Our technical knowledge gives you the edge in the sprint to the patent office, where the patent is awarded to the first to file. We immerse ourselves in your engineering, science, and business to help identify patentable material at an early stage. Speaking your language means that we can more quickly prepare a complete technical description of your innovation to achieve more rapid filing at the patent office.

Challenge -Resistant Patents

With the advent of AIA post-grant proceedings, the protection of your patents must adapt to the new reality of stronger patent challenges. Your patent’s best protection from attack? Prepare for it early in the prosecution phase, well before the patent is issued. Our prosecution group works hand-in-hand with our litigation group to adapt, respond and prepare for challenges to come.

Act Globally

The more successful your innovation, the more protection is needed. Brinks clients trust our experience to help them safeguard patent portfolios around the world. We use all available tools—including Fast-Track programs and international compacts—and a network of trusted international partners to develop and execute comprehensive global patent strategies.

Moving Forward with

Inside Knowledge

Brinks clients receive regular IP Alerts on breaking judicial decisions, IP legislation, rulemaking and best practices. Our clients also have access to our CLEar Knowledge Now panel videos and other CLE materials.

Flash Docket

Flash Docket is a proprietary software solution that automatically updates clients' patent information by directly connecting Brinks' docketing technology to the Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Client Portals

Client Portals offer 24/7 access to your domestic and foreign matters. The Client Portals are implemented as web portals that provide secure access from virtually anywhere to your applications, USPTO correspondence, docket information, and due date reports. Your Client Portal is extensible.

Custom Analytics

Our docketing system captures detailed USPTO data from the PAIR system, including art unit and examiner data. Our docketing system enables client specific analysis of your portfolio to help obtain a better understanding of how your applications are progressing through the USPTO and to identify potential roadblocks in advance.

Forward Thinking
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For patent applications, the disclosure requirements differ among various countries. Two of the most important ...

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CHICAGO—Six attorneys and shareholders at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been selected for inclusion in Euromoney PLC’s 2017 Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners: William H. ...
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On March 21, 2017, Gary Ropski and Miyoung Shin will serve as moderator and speaker on a panel session entitled ...

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The State Intellectual Property Office of China (“SIPO”) on March 1, 2017 finalized the amendment to its Guidelines for Examination; the amendments included patentability of business method patents, enhanced claiming options for software-related inventions, post-filing submission of experimental data for chemical inventions, liberalized amendment practice in post-grant invalidation proceedings, and availability of prosecution documents of Chinese patents and applications...

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On March 15, 2017 Jeff Nichols will co-present with Judge Prost and Judge Pallmeyer ...

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CHICAGO—Mark Remus, a shareholder and patent litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, presented “The Strategic Use of IPRs to Challenge Pharmaceutical Patents” at CPhI’s 6th Annual Pharma IPR Conference in Mumbai, India, on March 1, 2017...

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Linda Nattler, a shareholder with the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., will explain how the United States and Europe scrutinize parts of the patent disclosure differently and discuss ways to approach these distinctions in a webinar to be held on Wednesday, March 29...

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On March 1, 2017, Mark Remus will be presenting on Inter Partes Review at the CPhI's 6th Annual Pharma IPR ...

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On February 28-March 1, 2017, Jeff Nichols, Brandon Nykiel and David Lindner will be presenting at the ACI 7th Advanced Summit on Medical Device Patents ...

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Since implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, inter partes review (“IPR”) and other post-grant proceedings have been used successfully...

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CHICAGO—Twenty attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named to the 2017 ...

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Brinks attorneys Rashad Morgan, Aisha Hasan and Mark Jenkins will provide an insightful discussion ...

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Brinks attorneys Rashad Morgan, Aisha Hasan and Mark Jenkins will provide an insightful discussion on topics which will ...

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Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys kicks off the firm's centennial year...

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Discovery of the revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR touched off a battle between the University of California ...

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As part of its annual “Special 301” identification and review of countries that deny adequate and...

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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, ...

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In the December 16, 2016 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s In the News column, Amir Penn was mentioned for speaking at the Intellectual Property Owner Association’s “BRI and Claim Drafting” webinar on December 9th. Please click ...
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On December 9, Amir Penn will co-present, "BRI and Claim Drafting" at the IPO Chat Channel Webinar,12:00pm-1:00pm CST.
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On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Copyright Office launched its new electronic registration system ...

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On December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc. upset the framework for determining damages for infringement of a design patent in the context of a multicomponent product.  Under § 289 of the Patent Act, the infringer of a design patent is liable for all of its profit from the manufacture or sale of the infringing “article of manufacture.” 

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The Supreme Court recently granted a petition for writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s en banc ...

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CHICAGO—Amir N. Penn, a patent prosecutor and shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a featured speaker for the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Chat Channel Webinar “BRI and Claim Drafting,” on December 9, 2016, 12:00pm-1:00pm CST...

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On December 7, Amir Penn and John Nethery will present, "Patents: Why they matter so much as VR takes hold...

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In Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google Inc., the Federal Circuit recently held that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) definition of a “Covered Business Method” (CBM) was inconsistent with the statutory language of the America Invents Act (AIA)...

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In our continuing series, “Peeking Behind the Curtain – Explaining the Inner Workings of the US Patent ...

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On November 14, in our continuing series, “Peeking Behind the Curtain – Explaining the Inner Workings of the US ...

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On October 28, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) again proposed revisions to the...

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK—Rashad L. Morgan, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione...

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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again...

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CHICAGO—Eric C. Cohen, an intellectual property litigator at Brinks Gilson & Lione, will moderate the Federal...

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In Medtronic, Inc. v. Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc., the Federal Circuit discussed the non-appealable...

 

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On October 27, 2016, Ann Arbor attorney, Linda Nattler, was mentioned in Legal News regarding her lecture, “Drafting Patent Applications that Comply with European Disclosure Requirements,” at Wayne State University Law school.  ...
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In our continuing series, “Peeking Behind the Curtain – Explaining the Inner Workings of ...

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On October 25 at 12:00PM (CST), in our continuing series, “Peeking Behind the Curtain – Explaining the Inner Workings of ...

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CHICAGO—Patent attorney Fei Hu, most recently senior legal counsel for processing chipmaker ARM Ltd., is joining intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione in Washington DC.

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CHICAGO—Jason Schigelone, a patent attorney at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a...

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ANN ARBOR—Linda Nattler, an IP attorney with the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest...

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On October 7, 2016, the en banc Federal Circuit reversed a panel decision issued earlier this year and reinstated...

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The Twelfth Edition of Patents and the Federal Circuit with 2016 Supplement is now available. ...

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On October 10, 2016, Legal News mentioned the latest ranking from Managing Intellectual Property which named nine attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione to its annual list of IP Stars.  To read more, please visit here.
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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin mentioned Marc Richards for his recent appointment as Interim Director of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Bar Association. Please visit here to read more.
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Earlier this month, the Federal Circuit held a software-based patent to be eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in...

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Craig Buschmann and Linda Nattler present, “Diving into the (Patent) Pool & Specification and Claim Drafting to Avoid Indefiniteness.” ...

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On August 4, 2016, Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review published an article written by Mark Remus called ...

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On July 25, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in In re Magnum Oil Tools Int’l, reversed the final decision of an inter partes ...

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On July 28, 2016, IP Watchdog named Brinks Gilson & Lione one of the top patent firms for 2015.  BGL was listed at ...

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On July 11, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) announced a new Post-Prosecution ...  

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On July 20, 2016, Chicago attorneys, Miyoung Shin and Peter Lee, wrote a guest article for Law360 entitled, "Finding ...

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On June 23, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to exit the European Union (EU) – a decisive move whimsically known ...

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled in Amgen Inc. v. Apotex Inc. that a biosimilar-product ...

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The Federal Circuit, in an en banc decision, held that to be “on sale” under pre-AIA § 102(b), a product must be the ...

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In vacating a District Court grant of summary judgment that a patent directed to a cryopreservation process was ...

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Linda Nattler, an IP attorney with the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., conducted...

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A rejection under 35 USC § 102(e) relying upon the disclosure of a provisional application, which anticipates the rejected claim, may not be as iron-clad as one might think...

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Published by IP Frontline June 29, 2016 On June 29, 2016, IP Frontline published an article entitled, “Federal Circuit Upholds Same-Day Continuations” written by Joshua E. Ney, Ph.D. and G. Peter Nichols.  Please visit here to ...
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TAMPA—Alejandro J. Fernandez, a partner and litigator at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has been named to Florida Legal Elite 2016. The annual listing of legal leaders by Florida Trend magazine names fewer than two percent of active Florida Bar members who practice in the state, and this year includes only 20 attorneys who practice intellectual property law...

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TAMPA—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that patent prosecutor and former Feldman Gale attorney Dr. Walter C. Frank has joined the firm’s new office in Tampa, Fla., the sixth attorney from Feldman Gale to join Brinks in ten days...

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On June 21, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp., held that a patent application filed as a continuation of an earlier application on the issue date of the earlier application has been “filed before the patenting” of the earlier application, and therefore is entitled to the earlier application’s filing date under 35 U.S.C. § 120...

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CHICAGO—For the eighth year in a row, intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2016 as one of the top U.S. firms for patent prosecution, including for re-examination...

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On June 17, 2016, IP Frontline published an article entitled, “Never Late is Better: PTAB Denies Petitioners Motion in IPR After Missing Filing Deadline By Minutes” written by Oluwafemi Masha, Kent E. Genin and Jennifer Fox.  Please ...
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On June 15, 2016, Amir N. Penn and Daniel A. Parrish authored an article for Law360 entitled, "5 Ways To Overcome An Examiner’s Post-Alice 101 Rejection." Please visit here to read more.
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On May 23, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying motions...

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CHICAGO—National law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione is “at the top of the list” again this year for intellectual property according to IAM Patent 1000 2016—The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine's guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms.

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On May 26,2016, Brinks Gilson & Lione counsel Craig Buschmann discusses Tesla's patent strategy for an article for TechCrunch. Click here to read more.
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On May 13, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in Merck & Cie v. Watson Labs., Inc., held that an offer for sale that qualifies as a commercial offer under the law governing contracts...

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The Supreme Court recently granted a petition for writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision in SCA Hygiene Prods. Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Prods., LLC.

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CHICAGO—For the third year in a row, Managing Intellectual Property magazine (MIP) has designated intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Illinois office as Highly Recommended in its annual rankings, and has ranked the ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione patent attorney and shareholder Stephen C. Smith was a featured presenter at RAPID 2016, a 3D technology conference, on May 17, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Smith spoke ...
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President Obama signed into law yesterday the Defend Trade Secrets Act, establishing for the first time an ostensibly uniform national trade secret protection standard...
 

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To begin the series “Peeking Behind the Curtain – Explaining the Inner Workings of the US Patent Office”, we present “Understanding the Patent Examiner Count System In Order to Advance Prosecution”. An ...
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On April 25, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case, Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, No. 15-446, that seeks to determine whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...

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Suggestions to amend or abolish 35 U.S.C. § 101 of the Patent Act are increasing in light of the number of software and biological patents...

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Prior to the implementation of the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”), the “on sale” bar could be triggered by secret sales and offers-for-sale.

 

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Yesterday, the Federal Circuit decided what it called “an issue of first impression . . . that has split the district courts.” 

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Melinda Zatkoff, James Cleland and Steven Oberholtzer were mentioned in the Law360 article...

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The Brinks Post-Grant Practice Group will conduct the first in a series of webinars on recent ...

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ANN ARBOR– A report titled The Impact of the Updated Joinder Rules on Automotive Patent Litigation released ...

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Two recent cases from the Federal Circuit and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) ...

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Join Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys, Jim Sobieraj, Mark Remus, Amy Fix, Bill Frankel and Laura Beth Miller as they discuss the issues that will be front and center on the minds of Intellectual Property Departments and Attorneys in 2016, ...
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On December 17, 2015, an Eastern District of Texas Court ordered patent owner eDekka to pay ...

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On Friday, January 15, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in In re Cuozzo Speed ...

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DURHAM, N.C.—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law ...

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SALT LAKE CITY—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law ...

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CHICAGO—Rathna Koka, Ph.D., a patent attorney with extensive food and life sciences patent experience including ...

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The Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Bank Int’l, 573 U.S. __, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014) ...

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CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that patent attorney Peter...

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CHICAGO—Danielle Gillen, an attorney at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, and a team ...

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The USPTO recently announced that the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) has been extended for another year and will now run through September 30, 2016. The first iteration of the program launched in 2012, and the current revamped ...
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ANN ARBOR – John A. Lingl and Josh E. Ney, Ph.D., attorneys in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., have been named Michigan Rising Stars 2015 by Michigan Super ...
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.— Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, today announced that four attorneys and one patent agent are joining its life sciences group in Research Triangle Park, ...
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ANN ARBOR – Steven L. Oberholtzer managing shareholder of the Ann Arbor office of Chicago-based ...

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The seeming unwillingness of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to grant motions to amend patent claims in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings has left many patent owners wondering whether the purported ability to amend claims is merely ...
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Chicago — Elizabeth Chien-Hale, former Apple in-house counsel and founder of the Institute for Intellectual Property Law in Asia (I2PLA), has joined Brinks Gilson & Lione in Washington DC, supplementing the firm’s patent ...
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CHICAGO — From designing flight test data and prototype aircraft systems for the F-15 Eagles and F-18 Hornets that defend our nation to prosecuting and defending the high-technology and electrical engineering patents of his clients, Joshua P. ...
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The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB’s finding that the challenged claims in a Covered Business Method (CBM) Patent Review are unpatentable for lacking patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Versata Development Group, Inc. v. ...
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ANN ARBOR/DETROIT – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the top U.S. firms for prosecution of utility and design patents for the seventh year ...
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SALT LAKE CITY—Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann, attorneys in the Salt Lake City office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, have again been included in the 2015 Super Lawyers Mountain States list, the rating service's annual regional listing ...
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A new pilot program at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) allows Appellants with multiple ex parte appeals to accelerate their appeals on a one-for-one basis. Appellants can accelerate one appeal by withdrawing an appeal of another ...
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On June 16, 2015 the Federal Circuit decided en banc to overturn a panel decision of the Federal Circuit that held the term “module” in the context of a computer software patent did not invoke means-plus-function claiming under 35 U.S.C. ...
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On June 22, 2015, the Supreme Court in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. No. 13-720, applied stare decisis to uphold its 1964 decision in Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), where the Court previously held that a patent holder cannot charge ...
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The Senate Judiciary Committee voted early this month to approve patent reform legislation while the House Judiciary Committee approved a similar bill last week. Both the Senate and House bills attempt to improve procedures created by the 2011 ...
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CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the top U.S. firms for prosecution of utility and design patents for the seventh year in a row, based on the firm’s ...
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Almost one year ago, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, a decision that fundamentally changed the way software claims are analyzed for patent eligibility. Following the decision, Alice has been used aggressively by litigants ...
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Brinks is sponsoring The 27th Annual General Counsel Conference on June 3 and 4 at Marriott Marquis in NewYork . The conference will address the issue of modern legal businesses and will provide in-house counsel and legal executives with real-world ...
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CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller, a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, will lead the panel discussion 'Is Your Patent Invalid? Go Ask Alice,” at 27th Annual ...
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CHICAGO—Nine attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named IP Stars for 2015 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. For the second year in a row, the publication also designated Brinks' offices ...
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ANN ARBOR – On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. the Supreme Court overruled a prior ruling by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) and held that a defendant’s belief regarding patent ...
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ANN ARBOR – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces three attorneys from the Ann Arbor office are among 10 Brinks attorneys selected by Managing Intellectual Property magazine to ...
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Effective May 13, 2015, applicants can file international design patent applications in a single, standardized ...

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In photo above (left to right):  Paul Tubbing (European Patent Office), Patrick Erk (Grünecker), Marcus Thymian (MBHB), Gary Ropski (Brinks), and Richard Carden (MBHB). In photo above (left to right): Richard ...
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CHICAGO—For the twelfth consecutive year, intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest IP law firms in the United States, has been ranked in the top 20 patent firms in the country by monthly legal industry ...
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CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller and Janet A. Pioli, two stand-out intellectual property attorneys and shareholders at Brinks Gilson & Lione, have been named by Leading Lawyers to its list of the Top 10 Women Intellectual Property Lawyers in ...
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ANN ARBOR– A report titled Patent Related Trends in the Automotive Industry, released today by Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., reviews patent filings and litigation activity from 2008 ...
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Mircea Tipescu will be speaking at the MD&M West conference on the afternoon of February 11 in Anaheim, California. He will discuss “Protecting Your Intellectual Property (IP) When Working with Your Suppliers.” Click here for more ...
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SALT LAKE CITY—Attorney Eric D. Babych of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, has moved to the firm's Salt Lake City office from Chicago. 'We're pleased to welcome Eric to ...
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The Twelfth Edition of Patents and the Federal Circuit is now available. ...

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CHICAGO—Twenty-four attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, are named to the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers, a rating service that lists lawyers from more than ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, has elected attorney Jason W. Schigelone as counsel, effective January 2015. Mr. Schigelone specializes in patent prosecution and ...
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Keith D. Weiss, Ph.D. will present “Cross Border Patent Protection” at the University of Windsor, Canada on November 18, 2014, from 8:30 - 11:00 am. The seminar will focus on how Canadian inventors and enterprises can leverage ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, the sixth-largest IP law firm in the United States, has again been recognized as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2015 list of 'Best Law Firms.' Brinks is ...
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Gary Ropski, Linda Nattler, and Michael Hussey will present, 'Damages and Invalidity Proceedings in the USA and Experiences with Proceedings before the US Patent Office,' at the fall conference of the German organization of patent ...
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On Wednesday, November 12, Craig Buschmann will present, 'Overexposed? Potential Legal Risks of Social Media' at Brinks' Salt Lake City Office. Please join us for a discussion on the following topics related to the legal risks of ...
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Manish Mehta and Laura Lydigsen will speak at ACI's Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium on September 30 at the InterContinental in Chicago. Mr. Mehta will be a panelist for the session entitled, 'Analyzing the Evolving Utilization of ...
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CHICAGO—In response to rising demand for its core intellectual property legal services, Brinks Gilson & Lione recently announced the hiring of nine new associates. Brinks' incoming associates have professional and educational ...
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ANN ARBOR – Steven L. Oberholtzer and Eric J. Sosenko, shareholders in the Ann Arbor office of Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., were selected by their peers for inclusion ...
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Steve Shurtz will be giving a course on “Expedited Patent Examination” at the Utah State Bar – Intellectual Property Section on August 26, 2014. The lunchtime program will be held at the Alta Club and attendees will earn ...
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CHICAGO—Sixteen shareholders at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. Thirteen of the ...
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CHICAGO—Yuezhong Feng, Ph.D., an intellectual property attorney at Brinks Gilson & Lione, has been named by Lawyers of Color to its second annual Hot List, which recognizes early-to mid-career attorneys of color who have achieved ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized by The Legal 500 for the sixth consecutive year as one of the top U.S. firms for patent prosecution in utility and design, and for the first time the firm ranks as a top U.S. firm for ...
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ANN ARBOR – Josh Ney, Ph. D., an associate attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been named a Top Young Lawyer by DBusiness magazine. For the second ...
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On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., No. 13-352. The Supreme Court will address the following issues: (1) Whether the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s finding ...
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   Front row (left to right):  Patrick Erk (Grünecker), Derek Minihane (Cochlear Limited), Marcus Thymian (MBHB), and Gary Ropski (Brinks Gilson & Lione). Back row: Richard Carden ...
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CHICAGO—James R. Sobieraj, Allen R. Baum and Michael N. Spink, shareholders at Brinks Gilson & Lione, have been named to IAM Strategy 300—The World’s Leading IP Strategists, the sixth annual guide to globally renowned creators ...
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued preliminary examination instructions for the Patent Examining Corps to follow when examining claims for compliance with 35 U.S.C. § 101. The instructions are effective as of June 25, 2014, and the ...
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Brinks discusses the USPTO Guidance, the underlying case law related to the Guidance, and the implications for ...

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Please join our attorneys William R. Boudreaux, Jennifer L. Fox and Rashad L. Morgan, as they discuss the USPTO Guidance, the underlying case law related to the Guidance, and the implications for U.S. practice, ...
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The Supreme Court has ruled in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, 573 U.S. ___, No. 13-298 (2014), that claims directed to a computer-implemented scheme for mitigating settlement risk are unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In so ...
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CHICAGO— Each year, Intellectual Asset Management magazine's IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners spotlights best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners and firms, and this year ...
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ANN ARBOR – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces four attorneys from the Ann Arbor office are among 14 Brinks attorneys selected by Managing Intellectual Property magazine to ...
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Laura Beth Miller is participating in a half-day program entitled “Settling Patent Infringement Actions: Strategies for Resolving Real-Life Scenarios Faced by In-House and Outside Counsel in Complex”. The session is presented by IPLAC ...
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ANN ARBOR – Following two years of brisk bill writing to address the impact of non-practicing entities (NPEs) on patent litigation across the country, legislation may soon be passed, thanks to the bi-partisan support of several current bills. ...
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The value of patent term adjustments and extensions is considerable for companies looking to protect a successful product. Different prosecution strategies can positively, or negatively, affect the term of a patent. This fact, combined with court ...
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John F. Nethery will be a participant in the Searle Center Research Roundtable on Software and Business Method Patents on April 24-25, 2014, at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. The roundtable will feature panels on: Legal ...
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Ryan Marshall will present on the topic “Effective Patent Term Adjustment & Extension Strategies” to the Mountain West Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Ryan will be speaking to both a live audience as well as to ...
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Jon Beaupré will serve as a panelist at the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board AIA Trial Roundtable, to be held on the campus of Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, Mich. The roundtable is one of eight being hosted nationwide from April ...
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ANN ARBOR—Jon Beaupré, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been selected to serve as a panelist at the April 24 United States Patent and ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again been ranked in the top 20 patent firms in the country for 2013 by Intellectual Property Today. This marks the eleventh ...
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ANN ARBOR –Michael Spink, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been reappointed to a second two year term on the Intellectual Property Owners ...
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William H. Frankel will speak at The John Marshall Law School's 58th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, on February 28, 2014, in Chicago. He is a panelist in the morning session, 'Recent Developments in Intellectual Property ...
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On February 28, Laura Beth Miller will be speaking on the panel “Patent Assertion and Non-Practicing Entities” at the Northwestern JTIP 9th Annual Symposium.
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The Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) has amended the patent laws to fulfill the provisions of the Patent Law Treaty (PLT), which “harmonizes and streamlines formal procedures pertaining to the filing and processing of ...
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ANN ARBOR – James Cleland, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been reappointed for a second, two- year term to serve as a member of the ...
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One of the benefits to the post-grant proceedings created by the American Invents Act (“AIA”) is that parties may settle before the completion of the proceeding. However, as explained below, several recent PTAB decisions make clear that ...
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CHICAGO—World Trademark Review 1000—The World's Leading Trademark Professionals has rated Brinks Gilson & Lione in the Gold Band as a top Illinois firm and in the Silver Band nationally for trademark matters. According to World ...
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Brinks Gilson and Lione--one of the country's largest intellectual property law firms--offers its glimpse into three significant developments for 2014: Innovation Act: Pending Patent Reform Litigation Patentable Subject Matter: ...
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On January 22, 2014, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled in Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC, No. 12-1128, that a licensor bears the burden of persuasion on the issue of patent claim coverage over products that the licensor asserts fall ...
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On January 23, Marc Richards will be speaking on the panel  “Red Skies on the Horizon-Tracking Developments of Covered Business-Method Proceedings and Preparing for the Era of the Post-Grant Review,”  at ACI’s ...
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ANN ARBOR/DETROIT – Six shareholders from the Michigan offices of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, have been named or reappointed firm-wide chairpersons of the firm’s legal and ...
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CHICAGO -- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, has announced the 2014 chairpersons of its legal and industry practice groups and geographic task forces. The firm added a new practice group ...
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ANN ARBOR - Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces the third edition of its intellectual property law primer, The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law, is now available in ...
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CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced that attorneys Laura A. Lydigsen and Douglas A. Oguss have been elected as shareholders, effective January 2014. Ms. Lydigsen ...
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CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has appointed patent attorney Ryan L. Marshall to the position of managing shareholder of its Salt Lake City office. Mr. Marshall assumed the role on January 1, ...
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CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione's Chicago office has again this year received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, receiving distinction as Recommended ...
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ANN ARBOR/DETROIT, MI.—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione's Detroit and Ann Arbor offices have again this year received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, placing ...
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione's Research Triangle Park office has again this year received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, ...
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SALT LAKE CITY—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione's Salt Lake City office has received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, placing for the first time in the Bronze ...
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione's Washington, D.C. office has again this year received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, placing in the ...
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On December 5, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3309, a bill entitled the Innovation Act.  This bill has wide-sweeping provisions that, if enacted into law by passage of a similar bill pending in the Senate and with approval ...
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.fsfs { font-weight: bold; } CHICAGO—Marc V. Richards, a patent attorney and shareholder at the Chicago office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, has been elected to a two-year term to the steering ...
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ANN ARBOR – Steven L. Oberholtzer and Eric J. Sosenko, shareholders in the Ann Arbor office of Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., were selected by their peers for inclusion ...
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On November 13, 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its first final written decision under the new inter partes review (IPR) proceedings in Garmin International Inc. et. al. v. Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC, case number ...
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On November 6, Ryan L. Marshall will be presenting “Expedited Patent Examinations” at the Utah Life Science Summit at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT.
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The Eastern District of Texas conducted its 17th Annual Bench Bar Conference last week in Plano, TX. The Eastern District traditionally has used this forum to discuss potential changes to the local rules or introduce model orders, particularly in ...
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Keith D. Weiss, Ph.D. will be hosting an Intellectual Property class for the University of Windsor Law School on October 11, 2013, at Brinks' Detroit office. The class will include a presentation given by Dr. Weiss on the U.S. Patent ...
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CHICAGO—William H. Frankel, Ralph J. Gabric, Gary M. Ropski, and James R. Sobieraj, four stand-out attorneys and shareholders at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, have been selected for inclusion in Euromoney PLC's ...
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On October 9, Marc V. Richards will be presenting "Three Years After Bilski – the Patentability of Business Methods" at the Practising Law Institute in Chicago, IL. 
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On October 3, Laura Beth Miller will be presenting the panel, “Ways to Manage and Resolve IP Disputes and Litigations Costs Effectively” at the Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, DC.
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On October 3-4, Laura Lydigsen and Jeff Nichols will be speaking at ACI's Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium in Chicago, IL. Ms. Lydigsen will be participating in the panel, "Of Customs and Courts: The Importance of Mastering the ...
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On September 10, Mircea A. Tipescu will be presenting “From the attorney - Patent reform reinvents medtech innovation," at the MedTech World MD&M Chicago Exposition and Conference in Chicago, IL.
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CHICAGO – Eighteen attorneys at Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2014. In addition, ...
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ANN ARBOR – Steven L. Oberholtzer and Eric J. Sosenko, shareholders in the Ann Arbor office of Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., were selected by their peers for inclusion ...
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CHICAGO - Chicago-based intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest IP firms, has been recognized as one of the top U.S. firms for patent prosecution in utility and design for the fifth consecutive ...
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CHICAGO—When you're in the business of protecting others' brands, patents and intellectual property, it helps to have a winning brand of your own. That's the situation of Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the ...
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On July 15, Marc V. Richards will be a panelist for “A Review of Guidelines for Patentability and Novelty in Different Patent Offices" at ACI's Advanced Summit on Global Patenting Strategy & Practice  in New York City, NY. ...
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On June 18, Robert K. Fergan and Linda Nattler will be participating in 20 minute one-on-one IP Counseling breakout sessions with attendees during Entrepreneur Connect 2013 on June 18 in Lansing, MI.
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ANN ARBOR - Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces the publication of the third edition of its intellectual property law primer, The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law. The ...
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On April 19, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) published Final Rules of Practice and Procedure (78 Fed. Reg. 23474-487). The final rules amend certain rules concerning general application (19 C.F.R. 201) and rules concerning ...
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ANN ARBOR ---The Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) announces its next meeting will be held on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at the Ann Arbor office of intellectual property law firm, Brinks Gilson & Lione. The Licensing ...
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On May 16, Eric D. Babych will be presenting “An Overview of the America Invents Act,” at the Illinois Paralegal Association Spring Education Conference in Chicago, IL.
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On May 14, Janet A. Pioli will be presenting at Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2013: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing in Chicago, IL.
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ANN ARBOR – Four attorneys from the Ann Arbor office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been recognized as IP Stars for 2013 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine for their insights into the intricacies ...
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CHICAGO – Eleven attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been recognized as IP Stars for 2013 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, for their insights into the intricacies of practicing IP law and their ...
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On April 18, Ryan L. Marshall will be presenting "The America Invents Act" at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
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CHICAGO – With the America Invents Act fresh on the minds of intellectual property attorneys nationwide, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) has published its 2013 edition of Intellectual Property Law as part of its ...
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CHICAGO – Managing Intellectual Property has recognized intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione as Firm of the Year 2013 for the Midwest region in the category of Trademark - Contentious, and has ranked Brinks as a leading ...
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has again been ranked in the top 20 patent firms in the country for 2012 by Intellectual Property Today. Brinks in 2012 ranked 14th in the ...
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Under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), the United States is transitioning from a “first to invent” system, in which a patent is issued to the first inventor, to a “first inventor to file” system, in which the patent ...
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ANN ARBOR –Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces the availability of its new “IP Tool Kit,” a resource binder of information for dealing with routine intellectual ...
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ANN ARBOR –For patent seekers and patent attorneys alike, March 16, 2013 will be a momentous date. That’s the day the U.S. transitions from its current 'first-to-invent' system to a 'first-inventor-to-file' (FITF) system ...
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The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) provided the USPTO with new fee-setting authority. The authority specifically permits the USPTO to set fees to recover the cost of patent operations, reduce the current patent application backlog, decrease ...
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On February 6, Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann will be speaking about the effects the AIA could have on your business at Brinks Gilson & Lione in Salt Lake City, UT. The session will cover: Supplemental Examination - There is now ...
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On February 6,  Andrew Stover and Dominic Zanfardino will be discussing the current state of the law and the aspects of the AIA going into effect on March 16, including: First Inventor to File Derivation Proceedings The discussion ...
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For patent seekers and patent attorneys alike, March 16, 2013 will be a momentous date. On that day, the U.S. transitions from its current 'first-to-invent' system to a 'first-inventor-to-file' (FITF) system. Although the FITF system ...
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Ryan L. Marshall, Eric J. Sosenko and Allen R. Baum will be featured presenters at ACI's Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform on January 23-24, 2013 in New York City. Mr. Marshall will co-present the pre-conference workshop 'Patent Reform ...
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has announced its 2013 board of directors, a group headed by firm president James R. Sobieraj and including shareholders William H. Frankel, Howard S. Michael, James P. Naughton, Steven L. Oberholtzer, ...
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On January 18, Ryan L. Marshall, Nathan O. Greene and John C. Bacoch will be speaking about the effects the AIA could have on your business at Brinks Gilson & Lione in Salt Lake City, UT. The session will ...
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On January 14, 2013, President Obama signed into law a “technical corrections” bill that amends provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), the recently enacted patent reform legislation. While much of the technical ...
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has added four new attorneys as chairs of its firm-wide practice groups and formed two new task forces to focus on intellectual property legal services to clients in Germany and Brazil. Appointees include ...
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CHICAGO – Thirty-eight attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named in the 2013 Super Lawyers Illinois Edition, in the categories of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Alternate Dispute Resolution ...
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 Industrial design protection took a major step forward when President Obama signed the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act (the “PLTIA”). The PLTIA implements two treaties: the Hague Agreement, which is more formally known as ...
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ANN ARBOR – John A. Lingl, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been elected a shareholder in the firm effective January 2013. Mr. Lingl ...
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After more than 30 years of debate regarding the establishment of a unitary patent in Europe, 25 of the 27 member states of the European Union approved on December 11th laws to establish a unitary patent system. The European Union Council must now ...
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Effective September 16, 2012, patent owners can utilize a new “Supplemental Examination” proceeding to address potential issues affecting granted patent claims. Congress created the procedure with the American Invents Act (AIA) to reduce ...
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CHICAGO – Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, today announced that Bashir M.S. Ali, David P. Lindner, John A. Lingl, Stephen C. Smith, Scott A. Timmerman and Mircea A. ...
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ANN ARBOR – The change from the 220-year-old “first-to-invent” system to a first-to-file system, one of the last provisions of the Patent Reform Act (America Invents Act) of 2011 to be implemented, goes into effect March 16, 2013 ...
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On November 8, Amir N. Penn and John F. Nethery will be presenting, "Patents: Part of the Engineer's Skill Set Now and for the Future" at Argonne National Labs.
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On November 6, Ryan L. Marshall will be presenting, “Patent Law as a Career Choice and Historic Patent Law Changes” at the BYU College of Science and Engineering.
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has again been ranked a top-tier law firm in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers® ranking of the 'Best Law Firms.” Brinks is ranked in Tier 1, the highest level, in the national ...
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ANN ARBOR – Steven L. Oberholtzer and Eric J. Sosenko, shareholders in the Ann Arbor office of Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., have been recognized by their peers as ...
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On October 25, Trevor K. Copeland will serve as a panelist at an event conducted by the Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota Law School.
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ANN ARBOR – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Daniel R. Hoovler has joined the Ann Arbor office as an associate attorney. At Brinks, Mr. Hoovler will focus ...
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CHICAGO – Eighteen attorneys from intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named as leaders in intellectual property law in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review ...
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ANN ARBOR – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces that attorneys Saif Khan and Linda Nattler from the firm’s Ann Arbor office recently completed educational videos to discuss ...
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has announced the addition of six legal professionals in its Chicago office: Betsy J. Derwinski, Eric D. Babych, James G. DeRouin, ...
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The America Invents Act (AIA), passed in 2011, significantly changes who may file for patent applications and the inventor’s oath or declaration filed with an application. Historically, only inventors could apply for patents in the United ...
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CHICAGO – The 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition has named 24 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione in the categories of Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property – Litigation respectively. The following Brinks attorneys are ...
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CHICAGO – Leading Lawyers Network has named 54 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, as 2012 Leading Lawyers in intellectual property in Illinois for 2012. The roster ...
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On September 16, 2012, the next wave of changes under the America Invents Act (AIA) took effect. Outlined below are some of the more significant changes that went into effect, with links to additional information. If you would like more ...
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The America Invents Act (AIA) introduces several new procedures for challenging the validity of an issued patent before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with the intention of reducing the time and expense associated with litigation. The ...
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ANN ARBOR – Steven L. Oberholtzer, Managing Partner of the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been named a Michigan Super Lawyer for 2012 in the practice area of ...
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On August 31, 2012, the Federal Circuit issued its highly anticipated en banc decision regarding Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc., No. 2009-1372, -1380, -1416, -1417 and McKesson Technologies, Inc. v. Epic Systems Inc., No. ...
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With passage of the America Invents Act (AIA), many changes affecting patent applications and protection of patent rights have been or will soon be implemented. Some key provisions will go into effect on September 16, providing new opportunities to ...
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In recent years, patent disputes relating to business method patent disputes have commanded considerable attention at the USPTO and in the nation's courts—even, most notably in Bilski v. Kappos, at the U.S. Supreme Court. Such attention ...
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ANN ARBOR – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces that Robert D. Shereda, Ph.D. and Nicholas J. Angelocci have joined the Ann Arbor office and Jon H. Beaupré, a shareholder ...
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago’s largest intellectual property law firm and one of the largest IP firms in the country, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of a new charter school, Legal Prep, slated to open this fall in ...
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione today announced the five finalists in the 4th Annual Brinks Innovation Competition: Arid Technologies, based in Wheaton, Ill.; GreenSand, based in Lake Linden, Mich.; Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technologies ...
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United States law has long held that marking a product with a patent number gives the public constructive notice of a patent. If a patented product is not marked with the patent number by the patent owner, damages for infringement will be limited to ...
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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 ...
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The conversion from the longstanding first-to-invent system to a first-inventor-to-file system for granting patent rights may be the most significant change in legal practice to be imposed by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). But the ...
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CHICAGO– Brinks shareholders Allen R. Baum, William H. Frankel, Gary M. Ropski, James R. Sobieraj and Andrew D. Stover have been ranked among the top U.S patent law practitioners in Intellectual Asset Management’s inaugural IAM Patent ...
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is set to mark a milestone in its history next week, with the opening of its first regional office. On July 13, 2012, the “Elijah J. McCoy U. S. Patent and Trademark Office” officially opens its doors ...
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CHICAGO - For the fourth year in a row, Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized as one of the top law firms in the United States for patent prosecution in utility and design, in the 2012 edition of The Legal 500 - United States. The Legal ...
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CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has been ranked among the top U.S.-based patent law firms in Intellectual Asset Management’s inaugural IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. The rankings are based on ...
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SALT LAKE CITY – Super Lawyers magazine has named Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann in the Salt Lake City office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, as “Rising Stars” in the Mountain States in the area of intellectual property law. ...
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The America Invents Act, signed into law on September 16, 2011, finally established funding for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) “Track One” prioritized patent examination procedure that was announced in May 2011. ...
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Timothy Q. Delaney and Eric J. Sosenko discussed what your business should be doing right now to be prepared for the next stages of the America Invents Act (AIA) on March 28th. They addressed inter partes review, prioritized examination, virtual ...
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Timothy Q. Delaney and Janet A. Pioli contributed the chapter “Smartphone Patent Wars: It’s the Operating System,” to the January 2011 Aspatore Special Report Navigating Recent Mobile Patent Lawsuits, An Immediate Look at the ...
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Marc V. Richards penned 'Chapter 1: Patenting Inventions,' for the Intellectual Property Law Handbook published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), 2008 edition.
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Steven L. Oberholtzer penned The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law, a primer published by Brinks Gilson & Lione in 2006. Copies available upon request by clicking here.
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William H. Frankel, Christopher M. Dolan, Richard A. Kaplan and Allan J. Sternstein co-authored Designing An Effective Intellectual Property Compliance Program published by Clark-Boardman in 1993. Click here to read more.
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