Brinks shareholder named group chair

Michael N. Spink, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Hofer Gilson and Lione has been named chair of the firm's Intellectual Asset Management Group.

The group provides intellectual property portfolio management and support, including performing portfolio classification, mapping and analysis to identify gaps and redundancies in technology and other aspects of a portfolio.

The IAM Group works to link intellectual asset/portfolio development strategies to business and product strategies and provides intellectual property protection, product clearance and risk assessment, and validity/infringement analyses and opinions.

Spink's intellectual property law practice at Brinks focuses on all aspects of client counseling, including procurement, licensing and opinions on patents, trademarks and copyrights, in numerous industries including the automotive, medical device and software industries.

He also has extensive experience in complex transactions involving intellectual property, including due diligence, landscape analysis for new products and bankruptcy issues.

Spink is a contributing author on copyright law for Landslide, a quarterly publication of the American Bar Association.

He is a resident of Green Oak Township and holds a law degree from the John Marshall Law School and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Published: Thu, Feb 10, 2011