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Brinks IP Litigator Laura Beth Miller To Review Patent Validity Post-Alice at 27th Annual General Counsel Conference
June 01, 2015

CHICAGOLaura Beth Miller, a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, will lead the panel discussion 'Is Your Patent Invalid? Go Ask Alice,” at 27th Annual General Counsel Conference on June 4, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.

Miller and the panel will examine the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank that has led to numerous federal court decisions declaring patents invalid, and an increase in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejections of business method patents. The panel will discuss the impact of the decision on non-practicing entities, on small and mid-sized businesses, and on existing patents.

Miller is an experienced intellectual property litigator. She also counsels clients on complex commercial issues, including licensing, antitrust, and contract matters affecting business operations, product services, and technology. With more than two decades of trial and arbitration experience, including at the so-called rocket dockets for expedited review of patent challenges and appeals, Miller has a record of success in a range of notable cases. She also is a frequent speaker on ITC, patent litigation, and social media issues, and is an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School.

Brinks Gilson & Lione is a sponsor of the 27th Annual General Counsel Conference, which is hosted by Corporate Counsel magazine and offers in-house counsel the opportunity to gain insight into the innovative practices and processes for managing some of the most difficult corporate and legal issues of today. More information is at

Brinks Gilson & Lione

The more than 135 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at
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