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May 4, 2017Press Release

Michael Best Adds Intellectual Property Partner Mircea Tipescu to Chicago Office

CHICAGO (May 4, 2017) – Michael Best is pleased to announce it has added Mircea Tipescu to its Chicago office as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.

Tipescu brings more than 15 years of patent litigation, prosecution, and counseling experience.  He has regularly advised clients concerning  various patent protection and enforcement matters, including opinions, licensing, portfolio management, competitive analysis, and due diligence.

“Mircea brings a great analytical mentality to our practice group,” said Stephen Gigot, Chair of Michael Best’s Intellectual Property Practice. “His background of counseling clients in patent prosecution and clearance matters and his work in inter parties review (IPRs) and litigation matters in both the federal district courts and the International Trade Commission will be a huge benefit to our clients.”

Tipescu’s practice covers a wide span of industries, including mechanical and electromechanical devices, automotive systems, medical devices, clinical diagnostic equipment, computer software, and telecommunications, among others. As a former control systems engineer, Tipescu has applied that knowledge to consumer and pharmaceutical processing applications.

“We are excited to welcome Mircea to our Michael Best team,” said Kerryann Haase Minton, Michael Best’s Chicago Office Managing Partner. “In a short amount of time, we already have seen Mircea go above and beyond to protect our clients' interests and deliver unique and innovative solutions.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining Michael Best’s Intellectual Property Group,” Tipescu said. “In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it is vital for engineers and tech companies to have the sophisticated knowledge and backing of patent protection. I am confident my technical background and legal experience will be a great asset to our client service.”

Tipescu received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, his M.S. from Northwestern University, and his B.S.E. from Princeton University. Additionally, he is currently an adjunct professor of patent law at The John Marshall Law School.

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