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Ryan Marshall and Craig Buschmann Named to Super Lawyers Mountain States
July 11, 2013

SALT LAKE CITYRyan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann, attorneys in the Salt Lake office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property firms in the country, have again been recognized by Super Lawyers in 2013.

Mr. Marshall, a shareholder at Brinks since 2012, has been accorded Super Lawyer status in the area of intellectual property law in the Mountain States after four successive years as a Rising Star. Mr. Buschmann, a counsel attorney who joined Brinks in 2011, has been named a Rising Star in intellectual property law for the fourth year.

Mr. Marshall, who joined Brinks in 2006, is deeply experienced in patent and trademark prosecution, as well as patent, trade secret, trade dress and unfair trade litigation, with a special focus on the chemical, pharmaceutical and biochemical sectors. He counsels clients and prepares opinions relating to patentability, invalidity, infringement and enforceability issues, and has worked with a broad range of chemical technologies, particularly in medicinal chemistry, including pharmaceuticals, synthetic methods, peptides, protein complexes and chelates, nucleosides, DNA sequence tags, point-of-care DNA diagnostics and DNA amplification.

Mr. Marshall advises clients on strategic patent portfolio development, landscape analysis, ANDA and ANADA opinions and in drafting U.S. and foreign patent applications. He also performs intellectual property evaluations, audits, due diligence, and clearance searches and reviews and has assisted clients with design and utility patents in a range of industry sectors. Mr. Marshall has been named to Utah Business’ 'Legal Elite' for the last three years.

Mr. Marshall is a member of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, the American Chemical Society, the Utah State Bar Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He holds a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, has eight years of laboratory experience, and holds an M.S. in organic chemistry and a B.S. in chemistry from BYU.

Mr. Buschmann advises clients on patent, trademark and copyright matters, with a focus on mechanical and electromechanical technology for oil and gas exploration and processing; as well as for the aerospace, automotive, sporting goods, medical device, semiconductor and semiconductor packaging industries. He drafts applications for patents, as well as trademark and copyright registrations, and helps clients obtain intellectual property protection in the United States and abroad. He also participates in complex patent, trademark and licensing litigation. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Buschmann trained as a mechanical engineer; early in his career he was a field engineer for Schlumberger Oilfield Services, and before that was with GE Medical Systems and the automotive systems group at Johnson Controls.

Mr. Buschmann is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Bar Association, and the Salt Lake and Central Utah Bar Associations. He holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Each year, Super Lawyers publishes a list of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Rising Stars category recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or have been practicing for 10 years or fewer. Rising Stars are selected by peer nominations and evaluations, along with independent research. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state make the list.

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., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Research Triangle Park, N.C., Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at

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