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Q&A With Brinks Hofer's Gary Ropski

Law360 (October 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- To bolster the hiring of more qualified examiners, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should establish satellite offices at technology centers around the country, says Brinks Hofer's Gary Ropski in our series of chats with high-profile IP lawyers.

Q. What's the most challenging IP case you've worked on, and why?

A. Brinks recently scored a major victory defending our long-time client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a “bet the company” case. The patent owner, a well-funded but relatively small company, sued Reynolds for patent infringement seeking...
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