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July 6, 2011
Jennifer Harris

Brinks Attorneys Addy and Delaney Honored at FCBA Annual Bench and Bar Conference

CHICAGO – Brinks attorneys Meredith Martin Addy and Timothy Q. Delaney were honored for their contributions to the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) at the organization’s Annual Bench and Bar Conference in Key Biscayne, Fla., on June 23, 2011.

Ms. Addy, who chairs Brinks' Appellate practice, received a Committee Individual Leadership Award for her work with the FCBA Conference and Educational Programs Committee. Mr. Delaney, formerly the chair of Brinks' Litigation practice, received a Committee Leadership Award for his contributions to the FCBA Legislation Committee.

Meredith Martin Addy has earned extensive recognition as a leading appellate lawyer and has led several important Federal Circuit victories. Her practice also focuses on intellectual property cases in federal district court. Ms. Addy works with some of the nation's highest-profile companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, software, scientific research and engineering sectors. She is a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council and has testified on the state of the Federal Circuit and patent appeals before a subcommittee of Congress. Ms. Addy currently serves as co-chair of the FCBA Annual Bench & Bar Planning Committee and was appointed to the Board of the FCBA for the upcoming year.

Timothy Delaney has broad experience in patent, trade secret, unfair competition and breach-of-contract matters. He has litigated in a wide range of technical fields, including electronics, electro-mechanical devices, magnetism, computer hardware, Internet, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, automotive components, metallurgy and athletic footwear. Mr. Delaney’s experience includes bench and jury trials, appellate practice and various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration.

The Federal Circuit Bar Association is a national organization that brings together those serving in the legal community of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The FCBA regularly hosts conferences to review current practice in the court and to honor the commitment of leaders in the legal community.

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States and serves the intellectual property needs of clients around the world. Brinks has 150 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property litigation and all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law. The firm also advises on issues relating to intellectual asset management, trade secret, unfair competition, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks routinely handles assignments for companies in the electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering sectors; the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and nanotechnology industries; and for companies whose work relates to Internet and computer technology law. The firm’s trademark practice works on behalf of clients who deal in a wide variety of products and services. Brinks is based in Chicago and has offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., Indianapolis, Ind., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Salt Lake City, Utah, and Washington, DC. More information is available at