President: Gustavo Siller
Number of partners: 62 Number of other lawyers/patent agents: 47
Celebrating more than 100 years of intellectual property law, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Its lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software and medical devices.
Main Areas of Practice:
International Trade Commission (ITC)
Trademarks & Unfair Competition
Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical
Chemicals, Energy & Agriculture
Electrical & Computer
Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys support clients across the world in technology sectors such as medical devices, semiconductors, telematics and computer science. Brinks attorneys assist clients in drafting patent applications, performing due diligence and defending or challenging patents through re-examinations. Managing Intellectual Property magazine named Brinks one of the top Patent Prosecution firms in the Midwest. Legal 500 has continuously recognized Brinks for Patent Prosecution, including reexaminations and post-grant proceedings.
The Brinks IP litigation group has attorneys with extensive first and second chair litigation experience, as well as technical training and advanced degrees in the STEM areas. Brinks’ litigators have earned a reputation nationwide for their success in winning jury verdicts, ANDA litigation and in Patent Trial & Appeal Board (‘PTAB’) post-grant proceedings, leveraging a thorough knowledge of technology, their mastery of the nuances of the law and their commitment to effectively communicating with clients about legal strategies. Brinks was named one of 12 IP VIP law firms by BTI Consulting, for the firm’s ability to provide clients both a broad spectrum of IP and IP litigation services.
Post-Grant Proceedings at the PTAB:
Brinks has significant experience in administrative proceedings before the PTAB, including re-examinations, interferences, and the proceedings created by the AIA including inter partes reviews (‘IPR’) and Covered Business Method patent reviews (‘CBM’). Although IPRs and CBMs have only been available for a few years, Brinks has jumped to the forefront of these types of proceedings and has served as lead counsel in over 90 cases before the PTAB and several subsequent appeals to the Federal Circuit.
Trademarks & Unfair Competition:
Brinks has one of the largest and most experienced groups of attorneys focused primarily on trademark law. Group members regularly represent the firm’s clients in U.S. District Courts, Courts of Appeals, the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, coordinate strategies and litigation to resolve global trademark disputes, secure trademark protection for traditional and non-traditional marks and conduct global trademark clearances for its clients’ brands. IP Today, U.S. News & World Report and World Trademark Review have continuously ranked Brinks among the top firms for trademark law.
Clients include a wide range of major US and international corporations. Representative clients include Alticor Inc., Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Actavis Inc., BASF SE, Cook Medical Technologies, Huawei Corporation, Maui Jim Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Rhodes Pharmaceuticals, Sallie Mae and ZTE USA.