Hermine Valizadeh Elected to the Board of Directors of the Iranian American Bar Association

CHICAGO – Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that attorney Hermine Valizadeh has been elected to the national board of directors of the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA). Voting for the new board members was held in February and 11 new board members were elected. The IABA has seven chapters nationwide and each local chapter elects one member to represent it on the national board. The national board also has three at-large members and one student member.

Ms. Valizadeh focuses her practice on patent prosecution and litigation in computer, Internet and electrical arts. She has more than nine years of professional experience in engineering and information technology. Her technology experience encompasses all facets of systems and systems engineering, including architecture design, configuration, integration, implementation, operating systems, networking technologies and database development. Ms. Valizadeh received her J.D. from the New England School of Law and her B.S., with distinction, in electrical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The Iranian American Bar Association was established in 2000 by four people in Washington D.C. as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Now, with over 600 members, the IABA is a non-religious, educational organization that seeks to inform the Iranian American community about legal issues of interest and to ensure that the public is accurately informed on matters of concern to the Iranian American community. The IABA supports professional, social and educational initiatives important the Iranian American legal community and promote the achievement of Iranian American lawyers and other legal professionals. For additional information, visit www.iaba.us.

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 170 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 additional information, please visit www.usebrinks.com.

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