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Eighteen Brinks Shareholders Ranked as Best Lawyers in America
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 publication in the legal profession.

New to The Best Lawyers in America are Brinks attorneys Jeffery A. Handelman, listed in Trademark Law; and William H. Frankel, listed in both Copyright Law and Litigation – Intellectual Property. Mr. Frankel chairs Brinks' Copyright practice.

All four Brinks name shareholders are recognized in Best Lawyers. Henry L. Brinks is included in the categories of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law; Roy E. Hofer is listed in Litigation – Intellectual Property and Litigation – Patent; Richard G. Lione is listed in Patent Law and Trademark Law; and Jerome Gilson is listed in Litigation – Intellectual Property, Trademark Law and Patent Law.

Several other leading attorneys at Brinks are included in Best Lawyers. The firm's president James R. Sobieraj is listed in the categories of Litigation – Intellectual Property and Patent Law. Brinks' immediate past-president Gary M. Ropski is listed in Litigation – Intellectual Property and in Litigation – Patent.

Allen R. Baum, who co-chairs Brinks’ Chemicals, Energy & Agriculture practice and is managing shareholder of the firm’s office in Research Triangle Park, N.C., is named in the categories of Biotechnology Law, Corporate Law and Patent Law. Ralph J. Gabric, who chairs Brinks’ Litigation practice, and Laura Beth Miller, who chairs the U.S. International Trade Commission practice, are both listed in Litigation – Patent. Mary M. Squyres, who chairs the International Trademark practice at Brinks, is listed in Trademark Law.

Also listed in Best Lawyers are Eric J. Sosenko, in Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law and Trademark Law; Jack C. Berenzweig, in Trademark Law; Timothy Q. Delaney, in Litigation – Intellectual Property; James P. Naughton, in Patent Law; and Steven L. Oberholtzer, in Patent Law.

Best Lawyers lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional colleagues. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America (18th ed., 2013) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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 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