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Brinks Gilson & Lione Attorney Femi Masha Addresses Technology Entrepreneurs at African Tech Summit
January 25, 2017

CHICAGO— Femi Masha, an attorney at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, was a featured speaker at the African Tech Summit, a Nigerian American Professionals Association (NAPA) event on January 19, 2017 at entrepreneurship and technology innovation center BLUE1647 in Chicago.

Masha joined five other panelists, including technology entrepreneurs, advocates, and accelerator leaders. Panel members shared information about community resources and practical tips with entrepreneurs and business owners for leveraging technology to address issues confronting Africa and the African diaspora. Masha focused on the basics of intellectual property law, including how start-ups can protect their innovations.

Masha focuses his practice on patent, trademark, and copyright matters for clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, and agricultural sectors. He leverages his previous experience as a chemist to bring an industry perspective to protecting his clients’ innovations.

NAPA’s mission is to serve as a voice for the Nigerian and Nigerian-American community in the greater Chicagoland area by empowering a cohesive network of professionals for excellence and community advancement. More information is at

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating its centennial year in 2017, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Our more than 140 lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law. Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software, and medical devices. More information is at

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