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Eighteen Brinks Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2014, Baum, Hofer and Oberholtzer Win Accolades
August 16, 2013

CHICAGO – Eighteen attorneys at Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2014.

In addition, Allen R. Baum, who practices in Brinks' office in Research Triangle Park, N.C., has been named the Best Lawyers 2014 Raleigh Patent Law 'Lawyer of the Year,'
senior shareholder Roy E. Hofer has been named the Best Lawyers 2014 Chicago Litigation - Intellectual Property 'Lawyer of the Year,'
and Steven L. Oberholtzer has been named the Best Lawyers 2014 Ann Arbor Patent Law 'Lawyer of the Year.'

The following Brinks shareholders in Chicago were recognized by their peers as Best Lawyers 2014:

  • Allen R. Baum – Biotech, Corporate, Patent Law (Research Triangle Park, N.C.)
  • Jack C. Berenzweig – Trademark Law (Chicago)
  • Henry L. Brinks – Litigation – Patent (Chicago)
  • Timothy Q. Delaney – Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago)
  • William H. Frankel – Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago)
  • Ralph J. Gabric – Litigation – Patent (Chicago)
  • Jerome Gilson – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Trademark Law (Chicago)
  • Jeffery A. Handelman – Trademark Law (Chicago)
  • Roy E. Hofer – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law (Chicago)
  • Jerold A. Jacover – Litigation – Intellectual Property (Chicago)
  • Richard Lione – Patent Law, Trademark Law (Chicago)
  • Laura Beth Miller – Litigation – Patent (Chicago)
  • James P. Naughton – Patent Law (Chicago)
  • Steven L. Oberholtzer – Patent Law (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Gary M. Ropski – Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent (Chicago)
  • James R. Sobieraj – Litigation – IP, Patent Law (Chicago)
  • Eric J. Sosenko – Litigation – IP, Patent Law, Trademark (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  • Mary M. Squyres – Trademark Law (Chicago)

Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on a sophisticated and rational peer-review process. The methodology is designed to capture as accurately as possible the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues. More information is at

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