Brad Lane is a seasoned litigator who works with clients to understand and identify their big-picture objectives and think forward to the best way to achieve them. Brad is hands-on at every stage of the litigation process, from pleadings, through written discovery and depositions, to motion practice, to trials and appeals. Brad also understands that litigation makes business sense in some cases, but may not be the answer to every problem, and therefore consults with his clients on alternatives available in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, from Patent Trial and Appeal Board trials to ex parte reexaminations, as well as alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediations and/or arbitrations.
In all engagements, Brad works closely with innovators, business strategists and other client personnel to understand key products, markets and business strategies so as to translate technical information into persuasive arguments.
Brad has handled a broad range of intellectual property cases, with an emphasis on patent and trade secret cases, and related licensing matters. He is experienced in appellate advocacy before the Federal Circuit. In addition to his work in U.S. courts, Brad partners regularly with Brinks Gilson & Lione’s foreign associates to help protect intellectual property assets worldwide. Because Brad has worked with foreign litigation and prosecution counsel, Brad has the experience to ensure clients have access to all the resources they need to accomplish their goals in intellectual property prosecution, transactions and litigation.
“He has been ranked as an Illinois Super Lawyer for IP litigation since 2006 and has been honored as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property magazine since 2013.”