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Hiscock & Barclay Expands Intellectual Property & Technology Practice

Monday, August 20, 2007

New Partner Strengthens Practice in the Northeast

Syracuse, NY – Hiscock & Barclay, LLP announces the continued expansion of its intellectual property practice with the addition of Peter J. Bilinski as Partner in the Firm’s Syracuse office. Bilinski has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent and trademark applications representing individuals, corporations, and higher education institutions.

Bilinski joins Hiscock & Barclay’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice from the firm originally known as Wall Marjama and Bilinski, LLP, and more recently re-named Marjama and Bilinski after founding partner Tom Wall joined Hiscock & Barclay earlier this year. Bilinski was a founding shareholder of the original firm. In addition to expertise in patent preparation and prosecution, he has successfully assisted businesses with due diligence investigations, patent and trademark validity and infringement opinions as well as transactional support relating to the sale and licensing of intellectual property assets. Prior to private practice, Bilinski was an attorney in the Patent Department of the Eastman Kodak Company, where he specialized in patent prosecution and preparation matters as well as the preparation of validity and infringement opinions. Before that he was a design engineer for over 10 years with the Eastman Kodak Company in their Government Systems Division.

Bilinski graduated from the Franklin Pierce Law Center, magna cum laude, and received his B.S. in mechanical and industrial engineering from Clarkson University.

About Hiscock & Barclay’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group

A large and growing area of Hiscock & Barclay’s business practice involves representation of clients with respect to a wide variety of intellectual property issues, including the protection of trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets, software and technology development and licensing, and the emerging area of computer law. The Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Area counsels clients in the creation, development, protection and commercialization of intellectual property, and in resolution of disputes over intellectual property by negotiation or litigation as appropriate. The practice also assists clients in developing and implementing intellectual property policies and employment agreements designed to protect a company’s intellectual property assets. The practice’s experience in technology transfers and the commercialization of intellectual property includes the negotiation and drafting of a wide variety of product development, joint venture, confidentiality, license and commercialization agreements with respect to diverse areas of technology ranging from windmills to artificial intelligence. Hiscock & Barclay’s strong complement of trial attorneys add value to our clients’ infringement and misappropriation claims. In addition to state and federal courts, our lawyers have represented clients before specialized administrative bodies and agencies such as the Copyright Office and the Patent and Trademark Office, including the PTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Hiscock & Barclay, LLP is a full-service, 185-attorney law firm, with offices in Albany, Boston Metro, Buffalo, New York, Rochester, Syracuse and Toronto. We provide comprehensive legal and business counsel to a diverse client base in 27 practice areas with statewide and regional expertise as well as with national and international capabilities. Established in 1855, the Firm’s goal remains providing the highest quality legal services to clients through responsive, timely and cost-effective representation. For more information on Hiscock & Barclay, visit

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