Brusca Joins Illini Biotechnology Organization Advisory Board

July 7, 2008

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, an intellectual property law firm, announces that Eric Brusca, Ph.D., J.D., joined the Illini Biotechnology Organization (IBO) Advisory Board. IBO’s mission is to bridge the gap between the local academia and the biotechnology industry.

“Being involved in the life sciences industry and having spent my academic career locally, it is essential that we promote the economic prosperity of our region by tying it back to the universities. Like Marshall Gerstein, many of our clients and business partners are long-standing members of the Midwest business community, and through the IBO, I look forward to working with them to continue to drive our region’s biotech innovation and business interests,” said Brusca.

An attorney at Marshall Gerstein, Brusca focuses on patent prosecution, particularly biotechnology-related issues. He has worked with clients on a wide variety of biotechnology matters, including domestic and foreign patent prosecution, U.S. interference and foreign opposition proceedings and non-infringement/validity opinions.

Brusca received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School (2007), his Ph.D. in chemistry from Loyola University Chicago (2001) and his M.S. and B.S. in microbiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996 and 1998, respectively). He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

About the Illini Biotechnology Organization:

The Illini Biotechnology Organization was co-founded in July 2007 with the mission to bridge the gap between academia and the biotechnology industry. The organization aims to provide students, faculty and other university affiliates the resources and professional development opportunities to fulfill this mission. Its current goals include sustainability and forming partnerships with other biotechnology organizations in the Midwest area. Existing relationships have been established with iBIO and the iBIO Institute to develop initiatives that promote the growth of biotechnology in Illinois.

About Marshall Gerstein:

The law firm of Marshall Gerstein provides intellectual property and litigation representation in worldwide acquisition, protection, defense, enforcement and transfer of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Patent prosecution, litigation and transactional offerings encompass all areas of technology and the scientific arts.

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