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Brinks Gilson & Lione to host annual IP Developments webinar

DETROIT– Jan. 15, 2015 – Kelly Burris, managing partner of the Detroit office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., will serve as a speaker during the Brinks 2015 IP Developments webinar on Jan. 21. The firm hosts the complimentary, annual webinar to offer a glimpse into potential developments for the new year in the areas of patents, trademarks and litigation.

Burris will present “Effective Use of USPTO Pilot Programs for More Efficient Patent Prosecution” and will answer questions following the presentation. In addition to Burris, Brinks attorneys will present on “Hot Topics at the ITC” and the “2014 U.S. Supreme Court Year in Review: Notable Trademark and Copyright Decisions.”

At Brinks, Burris is chair of the Green Technology Practice Group and focuses her practice on patent applications in the mechanical, materials science and electrical arts. She also performs intellectual property due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and manages corporate IP portfolios and policies. Additionally, Burris prepares clearance/freedom-to-practice opinions and drafts and negotiates licensing agreements and joint development agreements.
To register or to learn more about the 2015 IP Developments live webcast, which runs from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST, click here. A recorded version of the webinar will be available at a later date on the Brinks website and YouTube channel.

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