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Ann Arbor Attorney Elected to Shareholder at Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

ANN ARBOR – December 20, 2012 – John A. Lingl, an attorney in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been elected a shareholder in the firm effective January 2013.

Mr. Lingl focuses his practice on patent, copyright and trademark litigation. In addition, he prosecutes both foreign and domestic patent applications in numerous areas including semiconductors, electrical systems, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems, packet switching and routing, network traffic optimization, Internet search technologies, advertising and behavioral targeting technologies, optical systems, terahertz radiation systems, x-ray systems, automotive interior systems and automotive powertrain systems.

Earlier this year, Mr. Lingl was named a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers. The Rising Star recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less. Mr. Lingl holds a J.D. from The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Kettering University.

In addition to Mr. Lingl, five other attorneys were elected as shareholders at Brinks effective January 2013; they are Bashir M.S. Ali, David P. Lindner, Stephen C. Smith, Scott A. Timmerman and Mircea A. Tipescu.

“Each of these six attorneys has demonstrated excellence in client service and expertise in important aspects of intellectual property law. We congratulate each of them on their achievements,” said James R. Sobieraj, Brinks’ president. “Collectively, our new shareholders represent our firm’s commitment to building a deep expertise across all areas of IP legal practice in every field of technology and science.”

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 140 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. In addition to Ann Arbor, Brinks has offices in Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Research Triangle Park, N.C., Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. More information is available at