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Ann Arbor, Mich. —December 5, 2018— Joshua E. Ney, Ph.D., an intellectual property attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the legal trade publication, Michigan Lawyers Weekly.  The award acknowledges legal practitioners who are establishing a name for themselves through their achievements, have a reputation for going above and beyond, and display ambition, drive and determination that set them apart from their peers in their first 10 years of practicing law.  Ney and his fellow honorees will be recognized at the Up and Coming Lawyers luncheon celebration on December 13 at the Detroit Marriott – Troy.

An associate at Brinks, Ney focuses his practice on patent litigation and patent prosecution in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries. His litigation experience includes both U.S. District Court litigation and Inter Parties Review proceedings in front of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Ney has represented pharmaceutical clients in patent litigation and prosecution matters related to new chemical entities, second medical uses, pharmaceutical formulations, synthetic processes and pharmaceutical polymorphs.  His experience covers a range of therapeutic applications, including central nervous system disorders, cardiovascular disease, lower urinary tract disorders, Huntington’s Disease, antibiotic therapy and pain management.

In addition to his pharmaceutical practice, Ney has litigated and prosecuted patents related to chemical products and processes. He also has experience providing clearance analyses for clients’ new products and IP due diligence for clients involved in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of multiple practice groups at Brinks, including biopharmacy/pharmaceuticals and biosimilars, and serves as the Ann Arbor office representative for Brinks’ award-winning pro bono committee. 

Ney received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College, where he graduated magna cum laude. Ney received prestigious fellowships from Pfizer and from the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry while pursuing his Ph.D.

This is the second recent honor for Ney. In September 2018, he was named a Michigan Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers. The Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less. Ney was named a Rising Star in the practice area of intellectual property litigation for the fourth consecutive year.

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