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Brinks attorney Weiss to speak on nanotechnology at the Materials Science & Technology 2014 Conference and Exposition on Oct. 13 in Pittsburgh

DETROIT– Keith Weiss, Ph.D., attorney in the Detroit office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., will present “The Evolving Intellectual Property Landscape for Nanomaterials” on Oct. 13 at the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) 2014 Conference and Exposition, to be held Oct. 12-16 in Pittsburgh, Penn. MS&T is a partnership that brings together scientists, engineers, students and suppliers to discuss current research and technical applications and to shape the future of materials science and technology.

The nanosystems and nanostructures developed for use in energy, environment, electronics, healthcare and industry applications may incorporate a variety of different nanomaterials. These nanomaterials can be comprised of metals, ceramics, polymeric materials and even composite materials that exhibit unique characteristics related to their chemical, electronic, and mechanical properties. Carbon nanotubes, nanocrystalline metals and polymeric nanofibers, just to name a few, represent some of the intriguing technologies that have been the focus of continued development. Dr. Weiss’ presentation will provide an overview of the patent landscape relative to nanomaterials and players in the field, highlighting opportunities and roadblocks to the future deployment of such materials in nanotechnology applications.

At Brinks, Dr. Weiss focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property agreements with an emphasis on IP portfolio planning, development and management. Prior to practicing law, he worked for 20 years in R & D management, product development and technology licensing. Dr. Weiss is listed as an inventor on 30 U.S. patents and 8 pending U.S. patent applications regarding advanced materials, components and systems used in the automotive, aerospace, coatings, plastics and microelectronic industries.

Learn more about Dr. Weiss’ presentation and MS&T on this webpage.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks Gilson & Lione has 160 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 advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Washington, D.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Detroit; Research Triangle Park, N.C.; Indianapolis and Salt Lake City. More information is at