03.15.2013

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DENVER, Colo. (March 18, 2013) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Brian Kinnear has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as a Partner in the Denver office.  He was previously a Partner at Holland & Hart LLP.

Kinnear focuses his practice on patent prosecution, counseling and litigation, and provides intellectual property counsel to a range of businesses, from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations.  He regularly manages diverse and worldwide patent portfolios and ensures technology is protected in the United States, while simultaneously protecting inventions across the globe.  Earlier in his career, Kinnear worked as an engineer with the Department of Defense and as an instrumentation and control engineer for ABB Impell Corporation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brian to the firm, where his dual background in engineering and the law will be invaluable to our clients as they navigate complex intellectual property issues,” said Len MacPhee, Office Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s Denver Office.  “His technical experience in a wide range of industries, from biomedical devices to sporting equipment, is a terrific complement to the interdisciplinary approach of our IP practice.”

Kinnear earned his J.D., with distinction, from George Mason University School of Law, where he served as Assistant Business Editor of the George Mason Law Review.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Western New England College and was President of the Engineering Honor Society.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,200 lawyers in offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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