Law firm to host patent webinar

James Cleland, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, will serve as a speaker during the Brinks 2015 Post-Grant Patent webinar on March 19. The webinar is the second in a series of webinars hosted by the firm on recent developments in post-grant proceedings.

Cleland will present "Multiple IPR Petitions: PTAB's increasing trend for using 35 U.S.C. § 325(d) to deny petitions for IPR" and will answer questions following the presentation. In addition to Cleland, Brinks attorneys Nicholas Restauri and Marc Richards from the Chicago office will present respectively on "Recent CAFC decisions: Treatment of the first IPRs on appeal" and "PTAB stats: Recent TPAB decisions."

At Brinks, Cleland specializes in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition litigation in a broad range of technologies including the chemical, materials science, mechanical and medical device arts, as well as in client counseling, opinion and licensing work in those same areas. His litigation experience includes trials, preliminary injunction hearings, Markman hearings, summary judgment proceedings and all aspects of fact and expert witness discovery, spanning federal courts across the country. He also represents clients before the PTAB in post-grant review proceedings, including inter partes reviews.

To register or to learn more about the 2015 Post-Grant Patent live webinar on Thursday, March 19 that runs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST, visit A recorded version of the webinar will be available at a later date on the Brinks website and YouTube channel.

Published: Tue, Mar 17, 2015