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William F. Prendergast Named One of the Top IP Lawyers in Nanotechnology

Saturday, August 9, 2008 General News J E 4
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CHICAGO, Aug. 8 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of thelargest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased toannounce that William F. Prendergast, a shareholder and chair of the firm'sNanotechnology Group, one of the largest nanotechnology practices in thenation, has been named one of the top 10 intellectual property lawyersinfluencing the field of Nanotechnology according to Nanotechnology Law &Business.

The publication cites Mr. Prendergast's accomplishments in the growth ofthe nanotechnology industry as internationally recognized, noting hisparticipation as a member of the NanoBusiness Alliance, the leading tradeorganization in the United States, and as a sponsor of nanotechnology lecturesat Brinks that have features highly respected authorities in the field. Also,Mr. Prendergast has lectured, written and taught around the world on thenanotechnology IP issues.

Mr. Prendergast's law practice focuses on a broad range of IP matters,including patent opinions, patent prosecution, licensing agreements to reviewsof nanotechnology patent portfolios. His clients include Fortune 500companies and major universities as well as start-up companies. He has workedwith technologies including quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and advancedmaterials.

Nanotechnology Law & Business is a peer reviewed journal devoted to thelegal, business and policy aspects of nanotechnology. The lawyers selectedfor its Top Ten list were selected on factors such as the number of patentsprosecuted, types of clients and the degree of one's involvement in thenanotech community.

Founded in 1917, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is based in Chicago with fiveadditional offices across the country serving the intellectual property needsof clients from around the world. The firm is one of the largest IP law firmsin the country, with more than 170 attorneys, scientific advisors and patentagents specializing in intellectual property litigation and all aspects ofpatent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, intellectualasset management, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks routinelyhandles assignments in fields as diverse as electrical, chemical, mechanical,biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, Internet and computertechnology, as well as in trademarks and brand names for a wide variety ofproducts and services. For more information, visit http://www.usebrinks.com.CONTACT: Sydney Iglitzen (312) 840-3163 siglitzen@usebrinks.com

SOURCE Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
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