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Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys address timely intellectual property law topics

Attorneys with the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione have been engaged in activities surrounding intellectual property law this summer. Recent publications and speaking engagements include:

• Shareholder Jim Cleland served as panel moderator at Autolex: Autonomous Vehicle Legal Forum September 10 in Detroit. The panel included IP counsel from Uber and Visteon, and addressed the topic: “What role does open source play in advancing auton­o­mous vehicle technology?”  Earlier this summer, Cleland also served as a panelist for DBusiness’s breakfast series event, held July 23 at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business in Detroit. Focusing on the topic “Mobility as a service,” Cleland discussed setting uniform standards for auton­o­mous vehicle technology, open source patent pooling, and the trend of U.S. trucking fleets playing a large role in transporting goods via autonomous and electric vehicles.

Keith Weiss, Ph.D., counsel, published an article titled “Trade Secrets: Reasonable Precautions” in the September/October issue of Res Ipsa Loquitur, a publication of the Washtenaw County Bar Association. On July 29, Weiss also guest lectured at Kettering University on the topic “Intellectual property basics: Competitive intelligence and creating patent landscapes” for Professor Marcy Gilliam’s Chemical Engineering Advanced Design class.

• On August 14, the Center for Biosimilars published Shareholder Josh Ney, Ph.D.’s, article titled “Exclusivity for Biologic Products Under the USMCA: What Is Changing and What Happens Next?” on its website.

Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan - 2020 Juvenile Attorney Assignment Application

The attorney application process for the 2020 Assigned Counsel Eligibility List at the Lincoln Hall of Justice has begun.

The deadline for submission of applications is Oct. 31, 2019. Attorneys currently on the list must reapply. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Attorneys can access the application from the Family Juvenile page at 3rdcc.org. Select the menu option entitled “Attorney Assignment Appli­ca­tion (Deadline: October 31, 2019)” under Divisions/ Family Juvenile.