Michigan State University law student/patent holder joins Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Ann Arbor office as summer associate

ANN ARBOR – June 23, 2015 -Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces Li Gao, Ph.D., has joined the firm’s Ann Arbor office as a summer associate. In this position, Gao will assist with researching various patent issues, conducting prior art and patentability searches and drafting letters regarding patent office actions.

Prior to attending law school, Gao worked at AFID Therapeutics Inc. in Lansing, Mich., where she was director of research and development, responsible for the development and commercialization of new chemicals. She began her career at AFID Therapeutics as a research scientist and also served as discovery chemistry group leader. Gao has published articles in a variety of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Organic Chemistry. She is admitted to the United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and has three patents in the chemical field.

Gao holds a Ph.D. in chemistry with a 4.0 GPA from Michigan State University, where she served as a research and teaching assistant, and a Master of Science degree and Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, both from Nankai University, China. She is currently enrolled at Michigan State University Law School and is the recipient of jurisprudence awards in research, writing and analysis, advocacy and torts. Her expected graduation is May 2017.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world rely on Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks attorneys provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is available at www.brinksgilson.com.

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University of Michigan law student joins Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Detroit office as summer associate

DETROIT – June 3, 2014 – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces Jennifer Turchyn has joined the firm’s Detroit office as a summer associate. In this position, Turchyn will assist with researching various patent issues, conducting prior art searches, preparing patent applications, and assisting with other intellectual property matters.

Turchyn passed the United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registration exam and was registered in December 2013. Previous positions held by Turchyn include product engineering intern at John Deere; process engineering intern, research and development intern and production engineer at the Dow Chemical Company; and instructional aide in the chemical engineering laboratory at the University of Michigan.

Turchyn holds a dual bachelor’s degree in chemical and mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, where she graduated cum laude. She was a recipient of the Dow Chemical Outstanding Junior Award and the Loyal E. Luikart III Scholarship and served as rank leader in the Michigan Marching Band and Vice President of Phi Sigma Rho, a national sorority for women in engineering and engineering technology. Turchyn is currently enrolled in the University of Michigan Law School, where is the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and a 1L Representative for the Intellectual Property students Association. Her expected graduation is May 2016.

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.