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Hartley Joins IP Law Firm Brinks Gilson & Lione in Salt Lake
June 07, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY— Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that Dr. Jonathan Hartley has joined the firm’s Salt Lake City office as a scientific advisor.

Dr. Hartley focuses on nanotechnology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, and medical device innovations. Hartley earned his Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of Utah, and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

“Jon has a breadth of knowledge that enables him to quickly grasp inventions and appreciate their commercial potential," said Ryan L. Marshall, managing shareholder of Brinks' Salt Lake City office, on announcing Hartley’s hiring.

“His extensive laboratory research and practical experience will be a tremendous benefit to our clients in solving their complex intellectual property issues, and we're pleased to welcome him as we continue to grow in the Mountain West.”

Dr. Hartley’s doctoral research was supported by numerous fellowships and awards, including a National Research Service Award from the National Cancer Institute and a Whitaker International Summer Grant. He has developed acoustically sensitive liposomes using bioconjugation techniques to attach peptides and oligonucleotides to poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide) (HPMA), and produced, purified, and characterized monoclonal antibodies for therapeutic applications.

Dr. Hartley is listed as author or coauthor on eight peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts. His experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses has taught him how to effectively communicate complicated topics so they are easily understandable.

Hartley joins 6 attorneys who have joined Brinks Gilson & Lione in the past few months, as the intellectual property boutique firm—already one of the largest in the US--extends its national reach. The firm has recently added lawyers in Chicago, Washington DC, Tampa, and Salt Lake.

In May, the firm announced its establishment of new offices in Tampa, Fla., and its application to establish an office in Shenzhen, China.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is 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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