Jenn Deal Taking the Stage at INTA 2024 Annual Meeting

Thomas|Horstemeyer is excited to announce that their own Jenn Deal will be taking the stage at the upcoming International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting right here in Atlanta.  Jenn will be part of a moderated discussion delving into a crucial topic that resonates deeply with legal professionals worldwide: IP and Innovation | Difficult Conversations in the Workplace.

Mark your calendars for this important breakout on May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Attendees will learn about conducting uncomfortable conversations that they often dread and try to avoid, particularly when the matter at stake is important to their career, the outcome is uncertain, or their self-esteem may be implicated. Those conversations include asking for a raise, giving a critical performance review, saying no to a colleague who needs assistance with a project, negotiating with opposing counsel, or responding to a client’s complaint about a bill.  

Jenn is a seasoned intellectual property professional who often mentors other lawyers and coaches colleagues on how to handle these challenging situations.  She says, “We practice these conversations over and over in our heads, trying to figure out what to say in advance and then wondering afterward what we should have said differently.  At the conference, we will have a dynamic and engaging discussion as we explore what makes these conversations difficult, why we avoid them, and why they often go poorly.  Then, we will learn how to develop an effective approach, mindset, and strategy to make these conversations easier.”

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Thomas | Horstemeyer Grows by Adding Atlanta-Based IP Boutique Brient IP

ATLANTA, GA—Atlanta-Based IP boutique Brient IP Law recently joined Thomas|Horstemeyer, bringing with them former partners from Alston & Bird, Kilpatrick Townsend and Virginia-Based CowanPerry.  Brient IP served its clients for almost 15 years, often being called on to protect the most important IP assets of Fortune 500 and well-funded startup companies. 

The addition will enhance Thomas|Horstemeyer’s systems/software patent practice, expand its mechanical patent group, and add over 3,000 worldwide marks to its already robust trademark practice.  With this addition, Thomas|Horstemeyer continue to provide a full spectrum of services in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related litigation in support of the growing Atlanta tech scene.

“The Atlanta technical sector continues to grow at a rapid pace, and we’re growing along with it. We are excited to welcome this talented group of attorneys and look forward to having them continue to grow their practice at our firm as they serve clients in the Atlanta area and others across the country,” said Andrew Crain, Managing Partner at Thomas|Horstemeyer, LLP.

This development marks a significant milestone in Atlanta’s IP landscape. Adding a marquee player like Brient IP gives Thomas|Horstemeyer even greater depth and reach to develop and implement unique intellectual property strategies for the most complex technologies and business environments.

With a proven track record for protecting and defending intellectual property assets, Thomas|Horstemeyer services clients from Fortune 100 companies to universities, start-ups, and sole inventors around the world. Their attorneys have expertise in various industries and technologies, including chemical, biotech, electrical, software, and many more. They will continue to service clients from their Windy Hill headquarters.

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