Brinks Gilson & Lione attorney to present at the American Conference Institute’s Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform conference

DETROIT – 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 conference speaker at the American Conference Institute’s third annual Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform conference to be held Jan. 22 – 23 in New York City. The conference is intended to provide in-depth analysis, practice tips and guidance on how to adapt business practices to a post-America Invents Act world. Burris will participate on a panel that will discuss Innovative Practice Resources for Meeting with Success during Inter Partes Review.

At Brinks, Burris focuses her practice on proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including post-grant review proceedings and the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical, materials science, and electrical arts. Burris also performs intellectual property due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and manages corporate IP portfolios and policies. She is co-chair of the firm’s post grant patent practice group. The new group, which oversees the firm’s post-grant proceedings before the USPTO, includes post-grant reviews, including covered business methods, and inter partes reviews, along with interferences, ex parte reexaminations, and legacy inter partes reexaminations. Additionally, Burris is chair of the firm’s green technology industry practice group.

A link to the American Conference Institute’s third Comprehensive Guide to Patent Reform program and registration information can be found here.

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., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.