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Brinks Attorney Named Co-Chair of ABA Subcommittee on §102(b) Issues under Patent Reform

ANN ARBOR – November 27, 2012 – Eric J. Sosenko, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Chicago-based Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been named co-chair of the American Bar Association’s subcommittee on §102(b) Issues, a subcommittee of the Ex Partes PTO Affairs – Patents committee, which examines new implementation rules relating to prior art under patent reform (the America Invents Act).

Sosenko chairs the patent reform committee at Brinks. His intellectual property law practice focuses on the procurement, enforcement and licensing of patents and trademarks in all industrial fields, including the mechanical, electro-mechanical, medical and material arts. He counsels on the strategic implementation and management of domestic and international intellectual property portfolios for various multinational clients and deals with a wide range of intellectual property issues. In addition to his U.S. practice, Sosenko has an extensive international practice with significant experience in international protection, both directly with all major foreign intellectual property offices and under various multinational treaties, including the Patent Cooperation Treaty, and has presented at seminars in both China and Japan.

In addition to serving as co-chair of the ABA subcommittee on §102(b) Issues, Sosenko is active in other professional associations and serves as Secretary/Treasurer and council member for the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan.

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