Posted: December 3, 2009

Brinks Hofer Gilson Lione and NanoBusiness Alliance Present Nanotechnology Seminar

(Nanowerk News) Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., and the NanoBusiness Alliance will jointly present a nanotechnology seminar at Brinks' offices in Chicago on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Illinois MCLE-accredited seminar will feature presentations from leading experts in academia, business and intellectual property who will address cutting-edge topics in nanotechnology. Guest speakers include Sean Murdock, executive director, NanoBusiness Alliance, who will discuss developments in nanotechnology; Mohan Rao, Ph.D., managing director, LECG, who will cover valuation of early-stage technologies; and Vinayak P. Dravid, Ph.D., director, Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center, who will address investor perceptions and misperceptions.
Speakers from Brinks include attorneys Laura Beth Miller, chair of the firm's International Trade Commission Group, James Naughton, chair of the Green Technology Group, and Christopher Wight, counsel at Brinks specializing in patents and complex technology transfer.
After the seminar, attendees are invited to join executives, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys and other professionals at the NanoBusiness Alliance's annual holiday party, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Both events take place at the offices of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, NBC Tower, Suite 3600, 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago. The events are free; however, registration is requested by December 7, 2009. For more details and to register, contact Monica Kharmatsky at (312) 840-3187, or register online at
About Brinks
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States and serves the intellectual property needs of clients around the world. Brinks has more than 180 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property litigation and all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright law. The firm also advises on issues relating to intellectual asset management, trade secret, unfair competition, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks routinely handles assignments for companies in the electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering sectors; the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and nanotechnology industries; and for companies whose work relates to Internet and computer technology law. The firm's trademark practice works on behalf of clients who deal in a wide variety of products and services. Founded in 1917, Brinks is based in Chicago and has five additional offices across the country.
About the NanoBusiness Alliance
The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in New York, Chicago, Connecticut and Washington, DC. For more information, visit
Source: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione (press release)
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