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Recent and Anticipated Developments in IP Law in Focus at Next Webinar from Brinks Gilson & Lione
January 18, 2017

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione kicks off its centennial year with a look at recent developments in intellectual property law and a look at what might be ahead for companies engaged in research, development, and marketing their innovations, in its next webinar “2017 IP Developments,” on January 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. CST.

Brinks president James R. Sobieraj will moderate a discussion to be joined by Brinks attorneys Danielle C. Gillen, Joshua S. Frick, and Gregory L. Hillyer. All will share insights on prevailing issues in patent prosecution, patent litigation, and trademark prosecution and litigation.

Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, and this year the firm celebrates its founding one hundred years ago, on January 1, 1917 in Chicago. The firm now boasts more than 140 IP attorneys in seven offices across the U.S.

Danielle Gillen, a registered patent attorney who concentrates her practice on patent prosecution, opinions, licensing, and counseling, will review notable developments in patent prosecution in 2016 and discuss anticipated issues for the year ahead.

Litigator and partner Greg Hillyer will present “The Impact of Recent Claim Construction Rulings on Patent Litigation and PTAB Proceedings in 2017.” He has served as first chair in numerous jury and bench trials in both federal and state courts, and has appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Trademark attorney and shareholder Josh Frick, who focuses his trademark and copyright practice on prosecution, portfolio management, transactions, and litigation, will discuss recent developments in trademark prosecution and litigation and offer tips for practitioners for 2017.

The one-hour webinar offers CLE credit. Visit for more information.

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. Our 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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