Archive for December 2009
I am pleased to announce my law practice is continuing as Brill IP Law Office. I have informed my current law firm of the opening of my own law office planned for January 2010 with January 31, 2010 being the last day of my practice with my current firm. Following is an executive summary of Brill IP Law Office.
Brill IP Law Office applies business sense and cost-effectiveness in counseling on intellectual property (IP) legal matters. Robert J. Brill is adept at patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution, in the US and internationally, related searches and opinions, licensing, and further IP counseling. His clients have included startups, small to midsize companies, Fortune 500 companies, and universities worldwide. Bob’s experience covers a wide range of electrical, software, medical, computer, imaging, financial, telecommunications, mechanical, and clean technologies.
Bob holds a law degree from Marquette University, where he served on the Law Review by way of the writing competition, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and an advanced degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During 1992-1995, he passed the Illinois Bar, passed the Examination for Registration to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office, waived into the Wisconsin Bar, practiced with an IP law firm in California, and served as in-house patent counsel for a large multinational corporation headquartered in Illinois. Following his 1995-1996 further studies in electrical and computer engineering, Bob in 1997-1999 practiced with an IP law firm in New York and was recruited by an IP partner to join a large general practice law firm in Chicago. Subsequently, the firm partner recruited Bob to become a co-founding partner of a small IP law firm in Chicago.
The practice spanned 1999-2005 between the large and small firms. While a co-founding partner of the small firm during 2001-2005, Bob actively participated in hiring, mentoring, overseeing, and reviewing professional and administrative staff. His participation in management responsibilities further included development and execution of business models as well as origination and building of client relationships. Following the 2005 dissolution of his small firm, Bob opened a Chicago office for a small Wisconsin IP law firm and was then recruited to join a longstanding IP law firm in Chicago, serving as of counsel 2007-2010.
Clients of Brill IP Law Office benefit from the direct and focused application of over fifteen years of experience with several hundred projects. With attention to work flow from a systems perspective, Bob takes care to complete tasks timely, avoid bottlenecks in his office, and navigate workarounds as needed. He provides courteous reminders of tasks outstanding on the client’s end, respectful and empathetic of the business responsibilities, demands, and interests further occupying the client’s schedule. The strong business sense that permeates Brill IP Law Office serves to promote cost-effective advancement of clients’ interests. A number of clients retain Bob to care for their creative efforts as a timepiece of skillful attention, rather than a fire hose of commodity work. The high quality of Bob’s legal work product fits a variety of close working relationships with client-side managers and innovators.
Text Copyright © 2009 Bob Brill