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July 16, 2010
Barbara Fornasiero

Ann Arbor Office of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Ranked as One of the Largest Intellectual Property Law Firms in Southeast Michigan

ANN ARBOR - Chicago-based Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, announces the firm’s Ann Arbor office has been ranked by Crain’s Detroit Business, the state’s preeminent breaking news business publication, as the sixth largest intellectual property law firm in Southeast Michigan, which encompasses Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties.

The Ann Arbor office is led by managing partner, Steven L. Oberholtzer, who previously served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Established in 2000, Brinks’ Ann Arbor office has grown to 37 total staff, including 20 intellectual property attorneys.

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Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States and serves the intellectual property needs of clients around the world. Brinks has more than 170 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property litigation and all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law. The firm also advises on issues relating to intellectual asset management, trade secret, unfair competition, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks routinely handles assignments for companies in the electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering sectors; the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and nanotechnology industries; and for companies whose work relates to Internet and computer technology law. The firm’s trademark practice works on behalf of clients who deal in a wide variety of products and services. Founded in 1917, Brinks is based in Chicago and has five additional offices across the country, including its new office in Washington D.C.