Hofer Resigns From Namesake IP Firm Over Benefits Flap

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 9:11 PM EDT) -- A 52-year-veteran and named partner of Chicago-based Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione announced his resignation from the firm Monday amid a long-running schism between a group of the firm's senior shareholders and its management.

Roy Hofer's resignation from one of country's biggest intellectual property firms was the latest chapter in a standoff between nine shareholders over the age of 65 and the firm’s seven-member board of directors, which allegedly booted them off the company health plan because they weren't logging enough billable hours.

Hofer, who told...
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