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Brinks Gilson & Lione Patent Attorney Janet Pioli Moderates Panel of Judges for Program on ITC Litigation
April 27, 2017

CHICAGO—Janet A. Pioli, a patent attorney and shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will moderate the panel “Comparing ITC and U.S. District Court Litigation” at the Update on Intellectual Property Litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission to be held at The John Marshall Law School on April 27, 2017.

The program is sponsored by the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association (ITC TLA) and The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law.

Pioli will moderate a panel of speakers that includes U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Kendall (N.D. Ill.) and International Trade Commission (ITC) administrative law judges Mary Joan McNamara and Theodore Essex. The speakers will compare and contrast procedures in intellectual property litigation at the ITC and in the district courts.

Pioli's practice at Brinks encompasses strategic counseling for large patent portfolios, patent clearance and due diligence, patent prosecution supervision, litigation, and advertising review and clearance. She has a large and successful practice of appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has made numerous oral arguments before each.

The ITC TLA is non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to improving the administration of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and to informing attorneys, international trade officials, and legislators about practice before the ITC. The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law offers nationally ranked legal educational programs in IP and sponsors seminars and conferences.

For more information about the organizations’ joint program on April 27, visit

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