Archive for January 2010
Further to my December 2009 announcement, I am pleased to confirm that Brill IP Law Office has opened successfully. My updated contact information is available here. In addition, I am pleased to present my credentials for consideration to serve as intellectual property counsel, as occasions may arise.
Robert J. Brill, Attorney at Law
University of Wisconsin-Madison, P.D.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1996
Marquette University, J.D., 1992, serving on the Marquette Law Review by way of the writing competition
University of Notre Dame, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1989
Admitted to Practice
Illinois 1994, Wisconsin 1992, US Patent and Trademark Office 1993.
Bob Brill is a sole practitioner and founder at Brill IP Law Office. He is adept at patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution in the US and internationally, related searches and opinions, and IP counseling. Bob’s clients benefit from his direct and focused application of over fifteen years of experience with several hundred projects covering a wide range of electrical, software, medical, computer, imaging, financial, telecommunications, mechanical, and clean technologies. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, universities, small to midsize companies, and startups worldwide.
Bob’s law practice continues in his law office following work with IP law firms in Chicago as of counsel, a director, and a co-founding partner. Previously, he served as in-house patent counsel for a large multinational corporation headquartered in Illinois as well as an associate of a large general practice law firm in Chicago and midsize IP law firms in California and New York.
Bob applies business sense and cost-effectiveness in counseling on IP legal matters. With attention to work flow from a systems perspective, he takes care to complete tasks timely, avoid bottlenecks in his office, and navigate workarounds as needed. Bob provides courteous reminders of tasks outstanding on the client’s end, respectful and empathetic of the responsibilities, demands, and interests leaning on the client’s schedule. The business sense that permeates Brill IP Law Office serves to advance the interests of clients cost-effectively. Clients have retained Bob to care for their creative efforts as a timepiece of skillful attention, rather than a fire hose of commodity work. The quality of his work product fits a variety of close working relationships with client-side managers and innovators.
Bob’s volunteer activities include leadership for organizations that promote the entrepreneurial community, for example, serving as a chapter officer and an event content team leader for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum of Chicago and as a semifinals judge and an elevator pitch judge for the Concept2Venture Business Plan Competition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Bob is a frequent speaker and writer on topics involving IP law, technology, and business. Groups for which he has spoken and prepared accompanying blog posts include SocialDevCamp Chicago, Northern Illinois University, Business Network Chicago, JoomlaChicago, Northwestern University, and BARcamp Chicago.
Text Copyright © 2010 Bob Brill