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Brinks Gilson & Lione Expands Biopharma Practice
April 09, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY - Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Kenton (Kent) W. Walker has joined the firm’s Biopharma practice group in Salt Lake City.

As a registered patent attorney and pharmacist with more than 15 years’ experience litigating trademark and commercial disputes, Walker focuses his practice on the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Along with representing clients in the pharmaceutical sector, Walker also advises companies in the medical device, nutritional supplement, apparel and software industries.

“Kent is a respected IP litigator who brings a wealth of clinical and business acumen to our firm,” said Ryan Marshall, Managing Shareholder of Brinks’ Salt Lake City office. “His ability to translate complex IP challenges into successful outcomes and solutions is one of the reasons we’re excited to have him onboard.

Prior to practicing law, Walker spent nearly a decade in the pharmaceutical industry as a clinical pharmacist, formulation chemist, and pharmaceutical program director among other roles. He also served as vice president of global IP strategy at pharmaceutical giant Mylan before entering private practice.

“With his experience in the pharma and biotech industries, Kent brings a wealth of technical and legal knowledge to the firm,” said Jennifer Fox, Co-Chair of the firm’s Biopharma practice group. “His reputation and work with some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world will provide significant depth to the services we provide our clients.”

Kent received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Maryland School Of Law and a Pharm.D. from the Mercer University School of Pharmacy. He earned his B.A. in Biology and Sociology from Emory University. He is admitted to practice in Utah Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Maryland, United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Supreme Court.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione, which celebrated its centennial year in 2017, 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. Brinks Gilson & Lione’s more than 130 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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