CHICAGO, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces the opening of a new office in the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina area and welcomes two local patent attorneys, Allen R. Baum and Joshua T. Elliott, who will be based in the Raleigh office. Mr. Baum and Mr. Elliott, formerly with The Hutchison Law Group, join the firm as partners. The office will officially be open for business on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
"Brinks is a world leader in intellectual property law and already serves a solid client base in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) region," said Brinks president, Gary M. Ropski. "The addition of these two outstanding attorneys and the new office fits our current practice strategy and addresses an increasing demand from our clients. This expansion into the southeastern United States will allow us to build on our commitment to exceptional service to all clients."
The new Raleigh office will be located in the RTP area, one of the oldest and largest science parks in North America and home to more than 170 companies, including Fortune 100 multinational research organizations, university-based and start-up operations and a number of U.S. federal agencies.
"Josh and I are pleased to practice IP law with such a prominent and respected firm that is dedicated solely to intellectual property," said Mr. Baum. "Brinks offers us the capacity and resources to grow our prosecution practice, as well as expand our litigation service capabilities for clients we currently serve."
"Brinks has established a significant presence in the generic pharmaceutical segment," said Thomas J. Filarski, chair of the firm's Chemical Group and a lead generic pharmaceutical litigator. "The addition of Allen and Josh to our office in Raleigh will markedly enhance the scope of our pharmaceutical, chemical and biotech practice."
Allen R. Baum is a skilled patent attorney focusing h
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