8950 SW 74th Ct, Miami, FL 33156, USA
Lourdes Hilliard is a skilled and experienced attorney with 14 years of expertise in the industry. She practices intellectual property nationwide and estate planning in the state of Florida. Lourdes has worked extensively in matters involving intellectual property registration and protection, licensing, franchising, contracts, business law, probate, wills and trusts and family law. Through one-on-one legal counseling, she collaborates with clients to realize their personal and business goals. This includes brand protection through business development, structured intellectual property ownership and transactions, business agreements, trademark licensing, joint ventures, domain and web content protection and estate and business planning. She has spoken and advised on legal topics related to protection of intellectual property using blockchain technology and Brand Protection for the Little Guy. Hilliard is a member of the Florida Bar Association and New Jersey Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She graduated with Honors from the University of Florida with a degree in Liberal Arts and a minor in Secondary Education. She went on to obtain a Master’s in Business Administration, with Honors, from Florida International University. In 2004, she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami, graduating Cum Laude.
150 N Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, USA
Gary E. Hood is a shareholder in the Chicago office of Polsinelli PC. He leads the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Division, and chairs the firm’s Hatch-Waxman Group. Gary’s 22+ years of experience trying cases involving a range of legal issues have given him perspective and insight on judge and jury persuasion for which clients seek him out. He developed and employs a unique case preparation method that identifies strategic direction early, and avoids the conventional "no stone unturned" approach that often drives fees. Gary is experienced in a broad array of civil and criminal matters, and focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation including Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical patent matters. With a degree in electrical engineering and J.D., Gary leads cases in courtrooms throughout the United States. He has received numerous awards, authored a variety of articles, and spoken on many panels. He is a former Naval Officer and lifelong competitive swimmer.
321 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Mary Innis is the managing partner and founder of Innis Law Group. She has more than three decades of experience practicing in the field of intellectual property law. Mary represents a number of high-profile clients in some of their most high-profile matters. She has deep experience in intellectual property litigation, counseling, and prosecution involving trademark, copyright, unfair competition, advertising, promotions, right of publicity, privacy, and internet law. Mary provides global trademark portfolio management for many prominent brands. She represents clients in thousands of matters in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, regularly appearing before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. She has litigated complex disputes throughout the country in federal district and appeals courts and has represented clients in foreign dispute resolution hearings around the world. Mary possesses extensive experience in counseling clients in negotiating and drafting trademark and copyright licenses and related agreements and releases, internet linking agreements, co-branding agreements, and strategic marketing alliances. Mary is also deeply experienced in virtually all aspects of the production and execution of advertising agreements, marketing contracts, and promotions, including sweepstakes review, sponsorship agreements, talent agreements, music licenses, promotion fulfillment, creative service agency agreements, branded entertainment agreements, privacy and social media policies, and other internet-related agreements. Before founding ILG in 2011, Mary was national chair of the advertising and marketing practice group at an Am Law 100 law firm and the founding partner of the Chicago office of a top-tier international law firm known for its entertainment, advertising, and media practice. She began her career out of law school at a nationally known Chicago trademark boutique where she practiced for 16 years as both an associate and equity partner and honed her skills as a successful trademark and false advertising litigator. Mary is passionately involved in numerous charitable and community organizations. Notably, she has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association and has been recognized as a Grand Champion for her fundraising efforts on behalf of Team Innis (founded by her father Thomas Innis) in connection with Walk to End Alzheimer’s for more than 10 years.
401 E 7th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
100 Spectrum Center Drive, Suite 1200, Irvine, CA 92618
Brent Johnson is a shareholder in the firm’s Orange County office. He focuses his practice on intellectual property matters. Areas of practice include patent prosecution, BPAI post grant proceedings, IP due diligence, Import/Export issues related to IP, and client counseling, particularly in the areas of pharmaceutical technologies, medical devices and other chemistry-related technology. Dr. Johnson manages and procures IP portfolios in the life sciences and other chemistry and material-based technologies. Previously, he was a partner at a large international law firm, and a patent attorney at another high end IP Southern California-based boutique firm. He began his IP career as a patent agent at Allergan, Inc., where he managed patent portfolios for pharmaceutical products representing about $1 billion in annual sales, such as Lumigan®, Alphagan®, Combigan®, Restasis®, and others. Prior to his legal career, Dr. Johnson worked as a research chemist at an LA-based chemical company. He earned a Ph.D. at UCLA, where he studied the influence of quantum mechanical tunneling in a photochemical hydrogen transfer reaction for various ortho-methylarylketones that he synthesized.