Brinks Gilson & Lione has a proven record of successes in appellate matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and other related issues, such as antitrust claims. We litigate intellectual property appeals stemming from a wide array of district court and agency determinations, including:
- Final decisions of the U.S. District Courts;
- Exclusion orders issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission;
- Post-grant Patent Office proceedings under the America Invents Act of 2012;
- Orders on motions for preliminary injunctions; and
- Ex parte Patent Office proceedings.
Our practice includes a strong specialty before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which holds exclusive jurisdiction over appeals arising under the Patent Act and appeals from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our attorneys are not only known for their outstanding appellate advocacy, but also for the firm’s long and continuing tradition of leadership in the Federal Circuit Bar Association and Federal Circuit Historical Society.
The late Robert L. Harmon, a Brinks shareholder until his retirement from the practice of law, literally “wrote the book” on the Federal Circuit’s patent decisions with his treatise Patents and the Federal Circuit. Bob passed on the care of his beloved treatise to Brinks, where it is maintained currently by shareholders Cynthia Homan and Laura Lydigsen, with the assistance of several Brinks associates. Brinks attorneys update the treatise annually to reflect all new Federal Circuit and Supreme Court patent decisions.
Brinks attorneys also appear regularly before the regional circuit courts of appeals, in trademark, copyright, and other non-patent, intellectual property cases.
Brinks attorneys are not strangers at the Supreme Court of the United States either. We are well-versed in Supreme Court practice, including proceedings related to Calls for the Views of the Solicitor General (“CVSG”), merits briefs, petitions for writs of certiorari, oppositions to petitions, and amicus briefs.