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CHICAGO—James R. Sobieraj, president of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, and Marc V. Richards, a Brinks shareholder and patent attorney, will be featured speakers at the AIPPI-US Global IP Educational Forum at The John ...
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This past Monday, June 19, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a), is unconstitutional under the First Amendment.  Matal v. Tam, No. 15-1293, 582 U.S. ___ (2017).  Section 2(a), often referred to as the “disparagement clause”...

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On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, attorneys from Brinks' Litigation practice group presented the webinar, 2017 Litigation Update...

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This past Monday, June 19, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a), is unconstitutional under the First Amendment.  Matal v. Tam, No. 15-1293, 582 U.S. ___ (2017).  Section 2(a), often referred to as the “disparagement clause”...

On June 5, 2017, the Federal Circuit arrived at two different conclusions concerning whether a case is exceptional under 35 U.S.C. § 285, reversing the district court in both cases...

On May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc. (Case No. 15-1189), limiting the use of patent rights to enforce post-sale restrictions on goods sold by the patent owner or the patent owner’s licensee...

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On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, attorneys from Brinks' Litigation practice group presented the webinar, 2017 Litigation Update...

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, attorneys from Brinks' Post-Grant Patent practice group presented the webinar, PTAB and the District Courts...

Attorneys from Brinks' Trademark and Unfair Competition practice group will focus on a hypothetical global launch...

Press Releases
CHICAGO—James R. Sobieraj, president of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, and Marc V. Richards, a Brinks shareholder and patent attorney, will be featured speakers at the AIPPI-US Global IP Educational Forum at The John ...
CHICAGO—Jeffery A. Handelman and Joshua S. Frick, shareholders and trademark attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be featured speakers at the Practising Law Institute’s Fundamentals of Trademark Law ...

Ann Arbor, Mich.—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced that Keith D. Weiss, Ph.D., an intellectual property attorney in the firm’s Ann Arbor office, will be a presenter at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Technology and Engineering Management Society Conference...

Publications
Elizabeth Chien-Hale's article, "A New Era For Software Patents in China" was published in Law360 on May 25, 2017. Please click here to read the article.

On March 15, 2017, Michael Spink's article, "The Trivial Trademark Bracket" was published in Law360.

Ryan Marshall's article, 'Patent Law 119: Delaying Patent Examination,' was published in the first quarter 2016 ...

Books

Jeffery A. Handelman wrote the Guide to TTAB Practice for Aspen Publishers in 2007. ...

Three Brinks attorneys authored chapters in the 2013 edition of the Intellectual Property ...

Trademark attorneys and shareholders David Fleming and John Gabrielides ...

Events
June 14, 2017

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 12:00pm CT, the Litigation practice group will present the webinar, "2017 Litigation Update." Attorneys David P. Lindner, James K. Cleland, Alex J. Fernandez, and Andrew McElligott...

May 18, 2017

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Gary Ropski, Miyoung Shin, Jafon Fearson, and Alex Wang will present the webinar, PTAB and the District Courts...

May 17, 2017
On May 17, 2017, Laura Beth Miller will be speaking on a panel at the CenterForce IP Defense conference in Chicago.  The panel, Risk Management & Strategic Defensive Litigation, will examine: Risk management and the ...
May 3, 2017
On May 3, 2017, Mark Remus will speak on the panel, Defensive Strategy 2.0: Facing a Better Prepared Plaintiff at the CenterForce IP Strategy Summit: Seattle in Seattle, Washington. The panel will discuss: Understanding the new ...
April 27, 2017
On April 27, 2017, Janet Pioli will serve as a moderator for the panel, “Comparing ITC and U.S. District Court Litigation.”  Administrative Law Judge Mary Joan McNamara and Former ITC Commissioner Dean Pinkert are on the panel. ...
April 26, 2017
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Marc Richards will be moderating the panel, The Innovation Process, at World IP Day taking place in the Film Row Cinema at Columbia College Chicago.  Every April 26, The World Intellectual Property ...
In the Media
On June 1st, Jim Cleland was quoted in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly article, “Attorneys Brace For Impacts of Patent Case Ruling.” Please click here to read more.
On May 3, 2017, Law360 mentioned Ralph Gabric and Laura Lydigsen in an ongoing case for their client. Please click here to read more.
On May 3rd, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin mentioned Marc Richards for moderating "The Innovation Process" panel at World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2017. Please click here to read.
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