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Brinks Gilson & Lione IP Litigator William Frankel Co-Authors ABA Book on Copyright Litigation Strategies
April 07, 2017

CHICAGO—William H. Frankel, a shareholder and litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, is a contributing author of the recently released book Copyright Litigation Strategies, a publication of the American Bar Association (ABA). 

Copyright Litigation Strategies is a guide to best practices from many of the foremost names in copyright law, and gives litigators practical advice on strategies throughout the life cycle of a copyright case. The comprehensive handbook explores pre-litigation issues, alternative dispute resolution, discovery plans, third-party and foreign discovery, depositions, working with experts, motion practice, trials, proving infringement, defeating infringement claims, evidence, appeals, and more.

Frankel is the chair of Brinks’ Copyright Practice Group. In his more than three decades in practice, he has represented clients in federal trial and appellate courts, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, before the International Trade Commission, and in alternative dispute resolution forums. Frankel’s litigation practice encompasses patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition in the U.S. and abroad; he also counsels clients on evaluating, protecting, procuring, and transferring IP rights. Frankel serves as a board member and is the former president of Lawyers for the Creative Arts, a pro bono legal service organization that assists artists and arts organizations, and he has co-authored several influential IP law publications.

Copyright Litigation Strategies is sponsored by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law and published by ABA Book Publishing. The ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law seeks to advance the development and fair and just administration of intellectual property laws. It serves as a forum within the profession, before policymakers, and with the public for insights on the full spectrum of IP law. More information is at

Brinks Gilson & Lione

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