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Brinks Recognized in IAM Patent 1000
June 19, 2012

CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has been ranked among the top U.S.-based patent law firms in Intellectual Asset Management’s inaugural IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners.

The rankings are based on nearly 1,000 interviews conducted by IAM researchers with outside and in-house counsel. Firms qualified for a ranking on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and level of work for which they are typically engaged.

Among Illinois patent law practices, Brinks led the Silver band in patent litigation and the Highly Recommended band in patent licensing among Illinois firms. Brinks also led the Recommended band in patent prosecution.

IAM lauded Brinks as a “top-quality patent boutique” with “tremendous depth” in patent prosecution and, in litigation, as a firm that “has always been a formidable competitor and one which you underestimate at your peril.” In addition, reported IAM, clients profess complete confidence in the quality and value of the patents obtained by Brinks on their behalf. Further, IAM noted that “expansion in recent years has brought the firm greater national prominence” and that the addition of former U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge Carl C. Charneski in the Washington, D.C., office was one of the most notable recent developments.

Among North Carolina patent law practices, Brinks’ Research Triangle Park, N.C., office was ranked in the Recommended category. IAM reported that the office is “a major national player that upholds the firm’s acclaimed tradition of specialized and high-quality” intellectual property legal counsel, and noted the office’s roster of national chemical and life sciences clients alongside smaller local companies.

For more information about the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, see

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 140 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 bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor and Indianapolis. More information is available at

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