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Intellectual Property Attorney Peter Lee Rejoins Brinks Gilson & Lione in Chicago
November 17, 2015

CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione announced today that patent attorney Peter Lee, formerly with Brinks from 2012 to 2014, has rejoined the firm in Chicago, bolstering its post-grant patent and electrical and computer industry practice groups.

Mr. Lee is experienced in preparing and prosecuting patents for diverse complex technologies in the automobile, industrial, financial, electronics, and life sciences sectors. He has managed multiple inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for patents related to secure data-transmission technology, and has prepared clearance, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions related to smartphone innovations.

“Clients would be hard pressed to find an ally with a better combination of talents to help them achieve their IP goals with respect to complex electrical innovations than Peter Lee,” said Brinks shareholder John F. Nethery, who chairs the patent practice group at the firm.

“Peter graduated with honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, one of the top engineering schools in the nation. He has experience as an Examiner in the USPTO, and has multiple years of patent legal experience. We’re very pleased to welcome him back to Brinks," added Mr. Nethery.

Mr. Lee began his legal career as a patent attorney in South Korea, then joined Brinks in Chicago, where he continued his work with South Korean clients and patent associates. In addition to his legal work, he has led workshops on drafting U.S. patent applications.

Mr. Lee earned his J.D. at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was senior editor of the International Law Review and president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Prior to earning his law degree, he served as a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, examining patent applications and preparing office actions for electrophotography and printer technologies.

Mr. Lee is registered to practice before the USPTO and is a member of the State Bar of Illinois. He graduated with honors with a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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