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Ann Arbor, Mich.—June 26, 2017—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced that Keith D. Weiss, Ph.D., an intellectual property attorney in the firm’s Ann Arbor office, will be a presenter at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Nanotechnology, to be held July 25-28 in Pittsburgh.

Weiss’ presentation, Competitive Intelligence: Understanding Current Trends in the Patent Landscape for Nanomaterials, addresses technology trends, key patents and players in the nanotech field, product areas that are heavily patented or scarcely addressed, and critical aspects of strategic planning that account for the patent landscape associated with a company’s particular nanomaterial product. The presentation is based on an article of the same title that Dr. Weiss co-authored with Brinks colleague and shareholder, Lawrence G. Almeda, and will be published in tandem with the IEEE conference.

At Brinks, Weiss focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property agreements with an emphasis on IP portfolio planning, development and intellectual asset management. Listed as an inventor on more than 30 U.S. patents and four pending patent U.S. patent applications, Weiss understands the product development cycle, having been through the process many times. Prior to practicing law, he worked for 20 years in R & D management, product development and technology licensing. He has substantial experience with advanced materials, applications and equipment used in multiple global industries including automotive, aerospace, coatings, plastics and microelectronic fabrication.

Weiss’ presentation will take place on Friday, July 28. Learn more about the 17th annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology and its complete program schedule here.

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Celebrating its centennial year in 2017, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.  Our more than 140 lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law.  Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software, and medical devices.  More information is at

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