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Crain’s Chicago Business Names Greer Burns & Crain Client, Cummins Allison, As Having Among the Highest Quality Patents

 

Greer Burns & Crain (GBC) is pleased to announce for the sixth year in a row the firm’s client, Cummins Allison, has been ranked by Crain’s Chicago Business for receiving patents of the among the highest quality.

Cummins Allison, a leading provider of currency, coin and check processing solutions, was named the 5th Most Innovative Company based on Crain’s 2017 Eureka Patent Quality Index that ranks Illinois-based companies on patent activity focusing on the uniqueness of the invention covered by each patent as well as the quantity and the quality of patents received.

 

GBC helps Cummins Allison patent its inventions and assists the company in managing a wide portfolio of U.S. and foreign patents.  Cummins Allison develops technology and processing equipment that images, counts, denominates, authenticates, and sorts currency, and is the only U.S. manufacturer of equipment for processing paper currency.  “Cummins Allison is excited to be recognized for our unique and industry-changing innovations,” said Jeffrey Knoll, Executive Vice President, Corporate Counsel of Cummins Allison.  “Partnering with Greer Burns & Crain enables us to strategically develop strong, innovative, and enforceable patent portfolios that are the foundation of our business.”

 

“I have been honored to have been working with Cummins Allison for over twenty years to help them build and enforce an extensive portfolio of patents,” said Paul R. Kitch, GBC Chicago partner.  “Our internal team works side-by-side with the company to obtain results enabling Cummins Allison to reach its business objectives.”

 

Mr. Kitch is the current President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago and the immediate past Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Patent Law Committee.  His practice focuses on strategic patent portfolio management including patent prosecution, litigation and counseling and successfully getting infringing products off the market and obtaining related damages.

 

About Greer Burns & Crain LTD

 

At GBC, we see the law as a tool to help shape our clients’ futures. We are constantly thinking about what is important to our clients now and next so we can foresee obstacles and opportunities in their space and smooth the way. We work together to handle complex challenges in litigation, patents, trademarks, anti-counterfeiting and all other facets of Intellectual Property Law anywhere in the world.

 

For the last several years, GBC has been ranked as one of the top three trademark litigation practices in the U.S. based on number of cases filed in federal court by IP360 and World Trademark Review.  GBC has also been recognized as Best in the USA for Software Trademark Portfolio Management, Best Technology Law Firm in the Midwestern USA, a leading law firm in Internet & Domain Name Disputes, Best Online Law Firm in Chicago, and Most Renowned IP Law Firm in Illinois.