Richard G. Lione
Shareholder

Richard Lione's practice focuses on prosecution, counseling and litigation involving patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. He has been counsel to a wide spectrum of clients in numerous jury and non-jury cases involving all aspects of intellectual property law.

Richard's patent litigation experience has involved such diverse technologies as robotics, machine tools, aircraft instrumentation, textile machinery, packaging machinery, publishing equipment, electrical connectors and food chemistry.
Education
  • LL.M.,
    The George Washington University Law School, 1959
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Partner, 1965-Present
Associate, 1961-1964

Parker & Carter
Associate, 1959-1960

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Patent Examiner, Examining Group 1, 1957-1959

Experience | Non-Legal

U.S. Air Force
Lieutenant, 1954-1956

New Jersey Zinc Company
Engineer, 1954

Presentations
  • "Intellectual Property Litigation," Speaker, American Bar Association's Litigation Section
Representative Matters
  • Bradshaw v. Igloo
  • Ferag v. Grapha-Holding
  • Ferag v. Quipp
  • Ippolito v. WNS
  • Peyton v. Fish Hawk Elecs.
  • Pierce Foods v. Tyson Foods
  • WNS v. Deck the Walls
Press Releases & Events
August 15, 2017

CHICAGO—Fifteen attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018...

June 06, 2017

CHICAGO—Best Lawyers, a widely-respected peer review publication for the legal profession, recently recognized eleven attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione in its 2017 edition of Illinois’ Best Lawyers...

August 15, 2016

CHICAGO—Fifteen attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United  ...

August 17, 2015
CHICAGO—Thirteen attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, were recently listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.  Eleven of the honored attorneys are based in ...
October 23, 2014
CHICAGO—Gary M. Ropski, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione and the firm's past president, has been named the #1 Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, and fifty-nine ...
August 19, 2014
CHICAGO—Sixteen shareholders at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. Thirteen of the ...
October 05, 2012
CHICAGO – Eighteen attorneys from intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named as leaders in intellectual property law in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review ...
September 18, 2012
CHICAGO – Leading Lawyers Network has named 54 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, as 2012 Leading Lawyers in intellectual property in Illinois for 2012. The roster ...
Honors
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007, 2008, 2010-2018
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Law, 2005, 2006, 2014
  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009-2012, 2014
Affiliations
  • International Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts