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Brinks Gilson & Lione Shareholder Vander Schaaf To Present No. Virginia Tech Council's "Tech Patent of the Year" Award
December 11, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC -- Lyle Vander Schaaf, a shareholder and litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will present the Tech Patent of the Year Award at the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) TechCelebration at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Va., on December 11, 2017.

NVTC Tech Awards is a program honoring influential leaders and innovative companies in the region's technology community. Finalists for 2017 Tech Patent of the Year are BluVector, Deque Systems, MITRE Corporation, and Vencore. Other awards to be presented are Tech Executive of the Year, Tech Company of the Year Under $50 Million in Revenue, Tech Company of the Year Over $50 Million in Revenue, and VEI Veteran Service Award.

Intellectual property litigator Lyle Vander Schaaf has an active practice in investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission and parallel proceedings in federal court, addressing alleged patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and other alleged unfair practices in import trade. He is managing shareholder of Brinks Gilson & Lione’s office in Washington DC.

NVTC is a trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. The largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Brinks Gilson & Lione is a Signature Gold sponsor of TechCelebration. A highlight of the event will be remarks from US Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the 2017 recipient of the prestigious NVTC Pinnacle Award.

More information about TechCelebration is available here.

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. Brinks Gilson & Lione’s 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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