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Attorneys at IP Law Firm Brinks Gilson & Lione To Examine Evolving PTAB Rules in Post-Grant Webinar
July 24, 2017

CHICAGO—Danielle Anne Phillip, Allyn B. Elliott, and Peter Lee, attorneys in the post-grant patent practice group at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will present the webinar “Keeping Up With the PTAB: How to Win When the Rules Seem to Change” at noon CDT on July 26, 2017.

The webinar will examine how district court litigators can avoid costly discovery mistakes at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, what the PTAB considers to be a covered business method patent, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration in SAS Institute, Inc. v. Lee of whether the PTAB can institute inter partes review on less than all asserted claims.

Danielle Phillip, a shareholder at Brinks, is a seasoned litigator whose practice focuses on patent, trademark, and copyright disputes in the federal district and appellate courts. She advises clients about protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, manages litigations at all stages, participates at trial, and provides analysis and counsel on litigation strategy, damages, and settlement.

Brinks shareholder Allyn Elliott has obtained numerous patents for innovative chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical technologies. She also counsels clients on global patent protection strategies, conducts due diligence investigations of patent portfolios, and provides opinions on patentability, freedom to operate, validity, and non-infringement. Elliott’s experience practicing before the PTAB includes both appeals and post-grant proceedings.

Peter Lee focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting patents for clients with complex technologies in the automotive, industrial, financial, electronics, and medical device industries. He has participated in patent litigation teams and managed several post-grant review proceedings before the PTAB. Prior to becoming an attorney, Lee worked as a patent examiner at the USPTO.

Brinks established its post-grant practice group to counsel clients on patent litigation strategies under the provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The group, which numbers nearly 60 attorneys, has significant experience in USPTO administrative proceedings, including re-examinations, interferences, and inter partes and covered business method reviews. Brinks attorneys have served as lead counsel in approximately 40 cases before the PTAB and several subsequent appeals to the Federal Circuit.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating its centennial year in 2017, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks Gilson & Lione’s more than 140 lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law. Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software, and medical devices. More information is at