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Brinks Among Top U.S. Law Firms in Utility and Design Patent Prosecution for 5th Straight Year
August 13, 2013

CHICAGO - Chicago-based intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest IP firms, has been recognized as one of the top U.S. firms for patent prosecution in utility and design for the fifth consecutive year.

The 2013 edition of The Legal 500 - United States cites Brinks' 'expertise in a wide range of disciplines such as semiconductors, medical devices, telecoms and pharmaceuticals.' The publication singles out Andrew D. Stover, chair of Brinks' patent prosecution practice group, for the second consecutive year, and Michael Milz, chair of its international patent practice.

Also mentioned in this year's The Legal 500 listing are 'a number of notable practitioners,' including Peter Nichols, Kent Genin, Bashir Ali and Lawrence Almeda. Adds Legal 500: 'The team routinely undertakes patent portfolio management work for Alticor, Cook Group, Broadcom, Levin Brothers Paper and CME Group.' The listing also notes Brinks' recently having opened an office in Detroit in close proximity to the USPTO.

“Brinks strives to be a preeminent law firm in the IP arena, and we are pleased to receive this recognition for our strength in patent prosecution,' said Brinks' president James R. Sobieraj. 'We also have a strong team that excels in representing our clients in patent, trademark and copyright litigation.'

Brinks specializes in all aspects of intellectual property work, in all fields of science and technology. The firm has a growing practice at the International Trade Commission.

The Legal 500 – United States is a practical and comprehensive guide of the leading law firms in the U.S. legal market. The guide assesses firms by both geographical area and practice area and offers analyses of firm strengths. The performance of each firm is assessed by reviewing recommendations from clients on service quality and interviews with lawyers in each practice area to provide a clearer picture of each firm.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 160 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. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor, Indianapolis and Detroit. More information is available at