Lawyer Urges Michigan Tech Companies To Seek Speedier PatentsEric Sosenko, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of the intellectual property law firm Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Monday urged Michigan's technology-driven companies to consider investing in a new option under patent reform, the "America Invents Act," that allows the expediting of patents.
Application Deadline June 29 For 4th Annual Brinks Innovation CompetitionApplications are due June 29 for the Fourth Annual Brinks Innovation Competition, sponsored by Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms.
Fourth Annual Brinks Innovation Competition 2012 SetBrinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, is now accepting applications for the 4th Annual Brinks Innovation Competition, to be held Sept. 12 at McCormick Place in Chicago in conjunction with Midwest Clean Tech 2012 and the International Manufacturing Technology Show.
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Brinks: New House Bill Limits Patent Protection For Auto PartsLegislation reintroduced Feb. 2 by members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee would drastically reduce the term of design patent protection for automotive repair parts from 14 years to a mere 30 months.
New Virtual Marking Provision In Patent Reform Brings Patent Protection ReliefAn obscure change under patent reform in the area of product markings makes it easier for manufacturers and consumer product companies to protect their patents and keep patent information current without having to worry about referencing patent numbers or patent-pending status.
Brinks Hofer Sponsoring Innovation Competition At Midwest Clean Tech 2011Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms with an office in Ann Arbor, is joining with the Global Midwest Alliance and the Midwest Research University Network to announce the Midwest Clean Tech 2011 Brinks Innovation Competition.

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