CHICAGO – Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual…

CHICAGO – Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that Eric D. Cohen has joined the firm as counsel.

Mr. Cohen will focus his intellectual property practice on patent prosecution in the electrical arts, as well as in the areas of trademarks and opinions.

“Eric is a valuable addition to our patent prosecution practice,” said Kent E. Genin, Chair of Brinks’ Patent Prosecution Practice group. “The firm and our clients will certainly benefit from his comprehensive patent experience and strong technical background.”

Prior to joining Brinks, Mr. Cohen was a principal at the law firm of Welsh & Katz, Ltd. where he worked primarily on patent prosecution, trademark and opinions covering a range of industries including electrical and electronics, software systems, mechanical and medical devices and business methods relating to advertising systems, financial models and web-based applications.

Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Cohen gained significant technical experience as a software and hardware engineer, developing and designing a variety of systems for Pharmacia Diagnostics, Loral Electronics Systems and Hantscho Corporation.

Mr. Cohen received his J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School and his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from State University of New York. He also holds a Master of Science in computer science from Pace University, New York.

Founded in 1917, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is based in Chicago with four additional offices across the country serving the intellectual property needs of clients from around the world. The firm is one of the largest IP law firms in the country, with more than 150 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents specializing in intellectual property litigation and all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, intellectual asset management, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks routinely handles assignments in fields as diverse as electrical, chemical, mechanical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, Internet and computer technology, as well as in trademarks and brand names for a wide variety of products and services. For more information, visit

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