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William F. Prendergast Named One of the Top IP Lawyers in Nanotechnology

CHICAGO, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that William F. Prendergast, a shareholder and chair of the firm's Nanotechnology Group, one of the largest nanotechnology practices in the nation, has been named one of the top 10 intellectual property lawyers influencing the field of Nanotechnology according to Nanotechnology Law & Business.

The publication cites Mr. Prendergast's accomplishments in the growth of the nanotechnology industry as internationally recognized, noting his participation as a member of the NanoBusiness Alliance, the leading trade organization in the United States, and as a sponsor of nanotechnology lectures at Brinks that have features highly respected authorities in the field. Also, Mr. Prendergast has lectured, written and taught around the world on the nanotechnology IP issues.

Mr. Prendergast's law practice focuses on a broad range of IP matters, including patent opinions, patent prosecution, licensing agreements to reviews of nanotechnology patent portfolios. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and major universities as well as start-up companies. He has worked with technologies including quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and advanced materials.

Nanotechnology Law & Business is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the legal, business and policy aspects of nanotechnology. The lawyers selected for its Top Ten list were selected on factors such as the number of patents prosecuted, types of clients and the degree of one's involvement in the nanotech community.

Founded in 1917, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is based in Chicago with five 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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