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 www.brinksgilson.com.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione attorney, originally from Michigan, transfers from Chicago to Detroit office

DETROIT – Jan. 6, 2015 – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces Jennifer Theis, an associate attorney in the firm’s Chicago office since 2006, has returned home to Michigan and is now based in the firm’s Detroit office. Theis joined Brinks in 2005 as a summer associate.

“We are pleased to welcome Jenny back to Michigan,” Kelly Burris, managing partner of Brinks’ Detroit office, said. “Our clients will be well served by her wide ranging expertise in trademark prosecution and litigation, as well as general intellectual property matters.”

Theis focuses her intellectual property law practice on all aspects of trademark law, patent law, copyright law and unfair competition law. Her litigation experience includes civil litigation in federal district court as well as cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). Theis also focuses on trademark and patent prosecution, both domestic and foreign. Her international trademark practice includes international trademark prosecution, determination of international filing strategies and international trademark litigation. Additionally, Theis has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemical and mechanical arts.

Theis received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated summa cum laude.

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.

Brinks attorney to serve as speaker for Cross-Border Institute and LTEC Cross Border Patent Protection conference in Windsor

ANN ARBOR / DETROIT – Nov. 12, 2014 – Keith Weiss, Ph. D., an attorney in the Michigan offices of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., will serve as the guest speaker at the Cross-Border Institute and LTEC Cross Border Patent Protection conference on Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Windsor, Canada.

Dr. Weiss will present “How Canadian inventors and enterprises can leverage international patent laws to efficiently and effectively acquire cross-border patent protection,” in the University Club at Vanier Hall on the campus of the University of Windsor.

The Cross-Border Institute at the University of Windsor was founded in 2008 and focuses on the study of border issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective that includes economic development,
geography, engineering, management science and political science.

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 4 pending U.S. patent applications regarding advanced materials, components and systems used in the automotive, aerospace, coatings, plastics, and microelectronic industries.

The event is free to attend; a light breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. with the presentation beginning at 8:30 a.m. Attendees must RSVP by Nov. 13 to Patricia Simone at psimone@uwindsor.ca or by calling 519.253.3000 ext. 3739.

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 www.brinksgilson.com.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione shareholder reappointed to legal task force of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association

ANN ARBOR – April 23, 2014 – 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 to the legal task force of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). He has served on the task force since 2011, when the association was known as the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. SFIA, based in Silver Spring, Maryland, is a trade association representing sports and fitness businesses and works to build healthier, more enjoyable lifestyles in America.

At Brinks, Cleland represents large multinational corporations, as well as small corporations and individual clients. He specializes in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition litigation in a broad range of technologies including the chemical, materials science, mechanical and medical device arts, as well as in client counseling, opinion and licensing work in those same areas.

Cleland’s litigation experience includes trials, preliminary injunction hearings, Markman hearings summary judgment proceedings and all aspects of fact and expert witness discovery, spanning federal courts across the county. His patent prosecution experience includes preparation of patent applications in the United States and foreign countries.

Learn more here about the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.

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.

Brinks Gilson & Lione attorney reappointed to IPO’s Trade Secret Committee

Ann Arbor – Feb. 13., 2014 – 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 Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Trade Secret Committee for 2014-2015. IPO is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
At Brinks, Cleland represents large multinational corporations, as well as small corporations and individual clients in a variety of patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secret settings. He specializes in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition litigation in a broad range of technologies including the chemical, materials science, mechanical and medical device arts, as well as in client counseling, opinion and licensing work in those same areas.

Cleland’s litigation experience includes trials, preliminary injunction hearings, Markman hearings summary judgment proceedings and all aspects of fact and expert witness discovery, spanning federal courts across the county. His patent prosecution experience includes preparation of patent applications in the United States and foreign countries.

About IPO
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), established in 1972, is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. IPO is the only association in the U.S. that serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of technology.IPO advocates for effective and affordable IP ownership rights and provides a wide array of services to members, including: supporting member interests relating to legislative and international issues; analyzing current IP issues; information and educational services; and disseminating information to the general public on the importance of intellectual property rights. Learn more 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.