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Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Partner Featured at Chicago Patent Litigation Conference Discussing Patent Reexaminations

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chicago, IL -- Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLC partner Paul B. Stephens spoke at the Practising Law Institute’s 2010 Patent Litigation Conference on October 14-15 in Chicago. Stephens’s program, entitled “Parallel Patent Reexaminations,” analyzed the strategic considerations of whether or not to seek reexaminations of patents, as well as the effects of reexamination on litigation.

“In a world with rapid flows of information and fast-paced changes and even quicker decision-making, it’s essential to recognize the changing face of patent law in order to successfully litigate on behalf of clients,” said Stephens. “I am honored to have been a presenter at the Patent Litigation conference and to have had the opportunity to assist all patent attorneys with new topics and analyses that affect our everyday practice.”

Paul B. Stephens is a partner with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLC and focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on the computer and electrical arts. His prosecution practice has particular focus in communications and applied physics applications, assisting clients in the full range of patent law, including counseling, prosecution, opinions and litigation.

The Practising Law Institute (PLI) is a non-profit continuing legal education organization that orchestrates an annual conference in six U.S. cities and via webcast each year. For more information and an overview of the PLI seminar, visit the conference webpage here.

For more than 50 years, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP has maintained an exclusive focus on the practice of intellectual property law. The firm’s strengths include patent and trademark prosecution, copyrights, trade secrets, IP transactions, litigation and technology transfer. Clients include Fortune 250 corporations, multinational businesses, start-up organizations, non-profits and companies in industries from material science to biotechnology. Marshall, Gerstein & Borun has been recognized as a top IP law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, Fortune, Intellectual Property Today and Managing IP magazines. For more information about the firm, visit

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