Jeffrey A. Pine has joined the to its Intellectual Property Department as Of Counsel in the Chicago office of Dykema. Before joining Dykema, Pine was a founding partner in 2007 of intellectual property boutique firm Valauskas & Pine. Pine focuses on technology related litigation and licensing matters, with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright disputes. He also has worked as an engineer at a defense contractor designing and developing Automated Testing Equipment for complex electronic systems. Pine previously was a founding partner of Baniak, Pine & Gannon. He began his intellectual property career at Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione. He received a J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.