Brinks attorneys named Leading Lawyers in Michigan for 2015-2016

ANN ARBOR – Dec. 29, 2015 – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces two attorneys from the firm’s Ann Arbor office have been named by their peers as Leading Lawyers in Michigan for 2015-2016.

Ann Arbor Shareholder William R. Boudreaux was listed as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in intellectual property law and biotechnology law. At Brinks, Boudreaux has co-chaired the firm’s Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Practice Group since 2011 and currently serves on the Brinks Gilson & Lione Board of Directors. James K. Cleland, also a shareholder, was listed as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of intellectual property law, patent law, trademark law, and copyright law.

About Leading Lawyers
Leading Lawyers, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, surveys thousands of attorneys statewide to identify lawyers most often recommended by their peers. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves or anyone at their own law firm. Fewer than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in a given state can be named a Leading Lawyer. Learn more at www.leadinglawyers.com.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.

U.S News & World Report and Best Lawyers Again Rank Brinks Gilson & Lione Highest in Patent, Trademark Law for 2016

ANN ARBOR, MI—Dec. 11, 2015 – Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, and with offices in Ann Arbor and Detroit, has again been recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2016.

The sixth edition of the annual Best Lawyers listing ranks Brinks nationally in its highest level at Tier 1 in the category of Patent Law for the sixth year in a row, and in Trademark Law for the fourth year in a row. Brinks Gilson & Lione also was ranked Tier 2 in Litigation-Intellectual Property and Litigation-Patent nationally, also for the fourth consecutive year.

In the metropolitan rankings, encompassing 185 major U.S. markets, Brinks’ Ann Arbor office achieved a Tier 1 designation for Patent Law, Brinks’ Chicago office is rated Tier 1 in Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law, and Brinks’ office in Research Triangle Park, N.C. earned a Tier 1 ranking for Biotechnology Law and Patent Law.

Thirteen Brinks attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Three of them—Allen R. Baum, William H. Frankel, and Steven L. Oberholtzer, office managing partner of the Ann Arbor office—also received ”Lawyer of the Year” recognition in their respective practice areas.

To be eligible to participate in the “Best Law Firms” submission process, a firm must have at least one attorney who has received high enough peer-review to be listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers.

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by the law firms themselves. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Peers voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.

The 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings are available at http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.

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U.S.’s Sixth-Largest IP Law Firm Renamed Brinks Gilson & Lione

CHICAGO—October 7, 2013 – Brinks Gilson & Lione is the new name of the intellectual property law firm formerly known as Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione. The change is effective immediately.

Brinks Gilson & Lione, the largest IP law firm in Chicago and the sixth-largest nationally, has more than 160 attorneys, scientific advisors, and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property. The firm’s lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science.

Founded in Chicago in 1917, Brinks also has offices in Washington, D.C., where the firm has a thriving practice before the International Trade Commission, and in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis.

More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.

Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society Announces May 22 Meeting

Developing a licensing program and first to file patent reform shift are on meeting agenda

Ann Arbor, MICH—May 16, 2013 – The Michigan Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) announces its next meeting will be held on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at the Ann Arbor office of intellectual property law firm, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione.

The Licensing Executives Society is a professional society comprised of over 6,000 members engaged in the transfer, use, development, manufacture and marketing of intellectual property. The Michigan Chapter is led by Michael Spink, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., and Mark A. Robinson, Managing Director of Ann Arbor-based KOIOS Consulting Group, LLC. The meeting is designed to meet the interests of entrepreneurs, CEOs, CFOs, venture capitalists, academics, auto industry and manufacturing executives and other involved with IP and IP licensing.

At the May 22 meeting, Peter Kim of Irvine Pointe Advisory, LLC, will offer insights on “Preparing for a Licensing Campaign.” Kim will talk about the lessons he learned over his decade of experience working at Rambus, Acacia Research, IPVALUE Management, and Walker Digital. His presentation will share the “nuts and bolts” of developing a licensing program.

Eric Sosenko, a shareholder at Brinks and chair of the firm’s task force on patent reform, will discuss “Putting Corporate Intelligence to Use in a Post-AIA World.” One of the central provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), which went into effect on March 16, 2013, changed the U.S. system of awarding rights to a patent from a “first-to-invent” system to a “first inventor-to-file” system for patent applications filed on or after March 16. The law also expands the definition of prior art used in determining patentability. Sosenko will address the importance of corporate intelligence in this AIA world.

LES Michigan Chapter Meeting
When: May 22, 2013: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, 524 South Main Street, Suite 200, Ann Arbor 48104-2921; (734) 302-6000
Registration: The cost is $20 to attend and includes lunch. Register online here or contact Mike Spink at mspink@usebrinks.com or 734.302.6000.

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is available at www.usebrinks.com.

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