Chicago, IL -- Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has announced the addition of five legal and technical professionals in its Chicago office.
Katherine L. Tabor, has rejoined Brinks as counsel, focusing on patent, trademark and trade secret litigation. During her legal career Ms. Tabor has been involved with every aspect of litigation, including developing case strategies, conducting and overseeing electronic discovery, taking/defending depositions, arguing motions and negotiating settlements. In addition to working as in-house counsel at the Tribune Co. and as a patent litigation consultant for CME Group Inc., Ms. Tabor previously held counsel positions at Jenkins Gilchrist, Kelley Drye & Warren, and Foley & Lardner LLP. Ms. Tabor holds a J.D., with distinction, from Valparaiso University School of Law and a B.S. in chemistry from University of Southern California.
William A. Carroll, Ph.D., has joined Brinks as an associate focusing on patent matters in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biochemical arts. Before joining Brinks, Mr. Carroll was a group leader, research chemist and patent agent at Abbott Laboratories. He is listed as an inventor on 29 U.S. patents related to pharmaceutical drug molecules for use in the treatment of pain, inflammation, urological disorders and hypertension. He holds a J.D., magna cum laude, with a certificate in intellectual property, from The John Marshall Law School. Mr. Carroll also earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Indiana University, and holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Illinois.
Peter Lee has joined Brinks as an associate focusing on patent prosecution in the electrical and computer arts. Mr. Lee began his career as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). As a law student, he was a summer associate with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff in Chicago and, after receiving his law degree, joined KBK & Associates in Seoul, South Korea, as a U.S. patent attorney consultant. Mr. Lee holds a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a B.S., with honors, in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.
Lydia Scarpelli has joined Brinks as a scientific advisor and patent agent focused on preparing and prosecuting patents in the electronics and communication systems sectors. Her work involves subject matter in a variety of technologies including wireless and wire line networks, computer systems, handheld devices and infrastructure systems. Before joining Brinks, Ms. Scarpelli was a technology specialist at Chicago IP law firm McAndrews Held and Malloy where she prepared and prosecuted over 100 patent applications. Prior to that, she was a systems engineer with Lucent Technologies, Ameritech (now AT&T), ISCO International and the research department at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill. Ms. Scarpelli holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology; along with a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.F.A., both from Northern Illinois University. She recently passed the patent bar.
Frankie Wong has joined Brinks as a patent agent with particular focus on patent prosecution in wireless and network communications and the computer arts. Before joining Brinks, Mr. Wong prosecuted more than 230 patent applications in the areas of 3G and 4G wired and wireless communication systems including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA, UMTS, WIFI, Bluetooth, VoIP, among others. Mr. Wong began his career as a design engineer, working for CTT Inc., Microsource Inc./Gigatronics and Nexyn Corp., in the Silicon Valley. Mr. Wong had worked as a patent engineer for Patent Planet, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. and as a Patent Agent at McAndrews, Held & Malloy. He holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University; an M.S. in chemical engineering from San Jose State University; and a B.A. in biochemistry from University of California, Berkeley.
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 140 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor and Indianapolis. More information is available at www.usebrinks.com.