Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione to Sponsor Brinks Innovation Competition at Midwest Clean Tech 2010

Jun 22, 2010, 12:55 ET from Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

CHICAGO, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Brinks Innovation Competition, to be held in conjunction with the upcoming Midwest Clean Tech 2010 Conference on September 14-15, 2010 at McCormick Place in Chicago.  

The Brinks Innovation Competition provides a platform for developers of new technologies to showcase their products, services or processes to a qualified panel of experts. Entries must provide solutions to global challenges in such areas as environmental technologies, renewable and alternative energy, infrastructure and community or green building science, and must offer competitive returns for investors and customers.

The top five finalists will present their technology at Midwest Clean Tech 2010 before an international audience of entrepreneurs, financiers, researchers and developers. For additional information or to enter the competition, visit

This marks the second year in which Brinks has been a Midwest Clean Tech Conference sponsor. Midwest Clean Tech 2010 is hosted by Global Midwest Alliance and The Midwest Research University Network (MRUN), which connects Midwest and international firms and entrepreneurs to highlight shared opportunities and encourage business-to-business interaction. Keynotes will address U.S. and international policy and areas of opportunities in clean technologies. The Midwest Clean Tech 2010 Conference will be held in conjunction with the 2010 International Manufacturing Technology Show.

The Global Midwest Alliance is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to establish the Midwest as a globally-recognized leader in innovation and business growth. They help trail-blazing Midwest companies and entrepreneurs grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Global Midwest Alliance is the only business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to opening global opportunities for Midwest companies. For more information, visit

The Midwest Research University Network (MRUN) is an alliance of university business development professionals focused on start-up enterprise development as a means to promote university research. The MRUN works closely with patent and licensing officers to assist the growth of start-up companies in the Midwest, assisting them with financing and collaboration opportunities. For more information, visit

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States and serves the intellectual property needs of clients around the world. Brinks has 170 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property litigation and all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law. The firm also advises on issues relating to intellectual asset management, trade secret, unfair competition, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks routinely handles assignments for companies in the electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering sectors; the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and nanotechnology industries; and for companies whose work relates to Internet and computer technology law. The firm's trademark practice works on behalf of clients who deal in a wide variety of products and services. Founded in 1917, Brinks is based in Chicago and has five additional offices across the country, including its new office in Washington DC. More information is available at


Jennifer Harris

Clovis, Inc.


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