CHICAGO – Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that attorney Manish K. Mehta has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Events and Publicity for the Indian- American Bar Association (IABA) of Chicago. In addition, nine new board members have been named to the association’s 2008 Board of Directors. All will be inaugurated on January 24, 2008 at a ceremony and reception to be held at Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, Chicago.
Mr. Mehta’s duties will include organizing and promoting the organization’s events, including IABA of Chicago’s networking socials, fundraising dinners, luncheons and the inauguration reception. Also, the IABA of Chicago will be the host for the annual North American South Asian Bar Association Convention to be held on June 26-29, 2008 in Chicago.
Mr. Mehta’s intellectual property law practice focuses on patent prosecution and litigation. He earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois.
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.