Law Firm Announces New Vice President of America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago

LAWFUEL – Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Richard A. Kaplan has been named a Vice President of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC).

Mr. Kaplan has been actively involved on many AICC committees and already serves on the AICC’s Board of Directors. He was a trade mission member for the Chicago-Israel Business Initiative™ that visited Israel during 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Mr. Kaplan is a trial lawyer specializing in patent, trade secret and related antitrust, unfair competition and contract matters. He has extensive experience in the litigation of damages in patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases and is experienced in jury and bench trials as well as appeals.

The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago was founded in 1958 to develop business relationships between U.S. and Israeli companies. AICC, a not-for-profit trade association, connects its members into a global network that facilitates business contacts worldwide. AICC’s main focus is in trade regarding homeland security, health care/biotechnology, information technology, communications and agri-technology. For more information on AICC, please visit the organization’s Web site at

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 more information, visit

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