THE WAY FORWARD
A Century of Service

A Look Back, But Thinking Forward: Intellectual Property Law Firm Brinks Gilson & Lione Celebrates Its Centennial in 2017

Attorneys Credit Culture of Passion, Service, Teamwork for Firm's Success Through 100 Years of Sweeping Economic and Legal Changes.

January 1, 2017 marks Brinks Gilson & Lione’s centennial anniversary. The firm that originated as a two-man practice in Chicago’s First National Bank Building today has more than 140 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents serving clients globally in patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright law from seven U.S. locations.

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THE WAY FORWARD
means not letting obstacles impede your progress

INDUSTRY

BioPharma

AT ISSUE

Client sought FDA approval of generic version of the drug, Crestor® (U.S. Market: $5 billion). Competitor filed Hatch-Waxman action alleging infringement of patents for methods not recited in proposed drug label.

THE RESULT

Won dismissal of district court action. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed.

THE WAY FORWARD
means providing strategies that will get you to market quicker

INDUSTRY

Consumer Goods

AT ISSUE

Client accused competitor of trademark infringement in the unlawful importation and sale of "grey market" goods.

THE RESULT

Won multimillion dollar jury verdict after a two-week trial.

THE WAY FORWARD
means avoiding traps that may threaten your business

INDUSTRY

Telecom

AT ISSUE

Client accused of infringing 10 patents declared essential to cellular communication standards in two separate ITC proceedings. Complainant sought to exclude client from U.S. market. More than $1 billion at stake.

THE RESULT

ITC found all asserted patents were invalid and/or non-infringed. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed.

Think Forward

"We like to work with our clients to Think Forward about long term Intellectual Property strategies that are aligned with their business goals."

- Jim Sobieraj, Firm President

CONCENTRATED POWER.

Our post-grant patent attorneys have significant experience in USPTO administrative proceedings including re-examinations, interferences and AIA proceedings including inter partes reviews (IPR) and covered business method patent reviews (CBM).