Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP Announces New Associates, Special Counsel and Technical Specialist

August 16, 2011

The Chicago-based intellectual property law firm of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to welcome five new attorneys and one technical specialist who will be active in the Firm’s patent prosecution area.

Special Counsel Thomas P. Riley, a graduate of Purdue University with two bachelor of science degrees, one in civil engineering and one in land surveying engineering, is also a graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law, cum laude. Mr. Riley prepares and prosecutes patents for clients within the mechanical engineering and electrical and software engineering industries and counsels organizations to help realize the return on IP investments. In addition, he prosecutes trademark applications and trademark infringement lawsuits.

Associate James E. Shultz Jr., a graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a master of science in electrical and computer engineering, is also a graduate of Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Shultz is responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent, copyright and trademark applications. Previously, he was an in-house attorney at Gentex Corp.

Associate Joseph M. Kinsella Jr. is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a master of science in electrical engineering and a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Kinsella prosecutes international and domestic patents for clients in the electrical, software, mechanical and electromechanical engineering fields.

Associate Andrew W. Bateman received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a master of science in electrical engineering from the National Technological University in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Bateman prosecutes patent applications in electrical engineering and other arenas.

Associate Vivien C. Nielsen, Ph.D. received her bachelor of science degree in biology from Duke University and her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Michigan where her research focused on pharmaceutical sciences, particularly in drug resistance. She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. Dr. Nielsen prosecutes patents in the pharmaceutical, chemical sciences and biotechnology industry areas.

Jacqueline J. DeFoe, Ph.D. is a graduate of Marquette University with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. She graduated from The University of Chicago with both a master of science degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. in chemistry, where her research involved the development of catalysts for making new types of plastics. Dr. DeFoe has joined the Firm as a technical specialist to assist in prosecuting patents for clients within the chemical sciences industry