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May 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: Complimentary for In-House Counsel non ACC Members

Overview (Program Summary)

Join attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione for a webinar addressing how recent decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States will impact the intellectual property landscape and what the future may hold with the emergence of IP rights transactions using blockchain technology.


Marc Richards, Shareholder, Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL – With more than 25 years of experience in IP law, Marc Richards has helped secure and defend the innovations for the world’s largest high performing companies and for the newest high tech start-ups. As a seasoned attorney, his experience in litigation, patent office inter partes proceedings and patent prosecution translates into confident navigation of complex intellectual property matters. Marc also counsels clients on patent infringement and invalidity investigations, licensing and trade secret matters. Clients often look to Marc for advice in protecting non-traditional innovations and emerging technologies.

David P. Lindner, Shareholder, Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL – David is experienced in all facets of patent protection, including litigation, counseling, and U.S. and foreign prosecution. David applies his extensive technical background to safeguarding client innovation in telecommunication systems, computer networks, mobile applications, Internet, computer software, business methods, vehicle navigation systems, sensing technologies, speech systems, power meters, electronic circuitry, medical devices, and oil drilling machinery. A tireless advocate for his clients’ intellectual property rights, David has litigated cases in federal district and appellate courts, and has appeared before the Patent Appeals and Interference Board (now the Patent Trial and Appeal Board).

Emily Kappers, Associate, Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL – Emily Kappers focuses her practice on trademark, trade dress, copyright, and unfair competition law. She represents a diverse range of clients, from large corporations to start-up companies both in the United States and internationally. Emily’s trademark prosecution and counseling practice includes the clearance, prosecution, and enforcement of trademarks. She partners with her clients to develop, grow, and maintain their trademark portfolios, and advises clients on trademark protection in the United States and in key foreign jurisdictions, including China and the European Union. Emily’s litigation experience includes representing clients in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board oppositions and cancellation actions, and in civil litigation in federal district court.

Daniel Broaddus, Ph.D., Associate, Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL – Daniel Broaddus works with clients on patent preparation and prosecution for complex technologies involving artificial intelligence and blockchain, as well as cloud computing and the Internet of Things. He has worked with leading developers and manufacturers of mobile phones, network infrastructure backbones, wireless technologies, and enterprise-level computational systems. From amplifiers and antennas to cryptology and security, Daniel helps protect innovations that drive success in the marketplace. Daniel’s practice is always forward-looking. Writing an effective patent involves keeping in mind where technology is likely to go in the future, and how it will evolve. Daniel’s educational background and technical experience allow him to anticipate the competitive landscape, and help his clients protect their valuable innovations for as long as possible.


By registering, you agree that your name and email address will be provided for one-time use (for virtual meeting management) to the Sponsor.

Participants seeking MCLE credit must attend the entire program, provide their IL Bar number during registration and log on via the platform versus as a phone call.

Reminder: Distance learning courses should be attended in an educational setting that is free from distractions.


Credits: 1 Hour
State: Illinois
Category: General

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Lisa Carreras, Executive Administrator

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