The Way Forward
Honoring Gary Ropski

Following an illustrious 43-year career with Brinks Gilson & Lione, Gary Ropski announced his retirement at the end of 2019. Recollecting his long and distinguished career, Brinks shareholder and former president says it's the people he'll miss most...

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The Way Forward
means drawing on a century of experience

Brinks Gilson & Lione celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2017. The firm that originated as a two-man practice in Chicago’s First National Bank Building today has more than 100 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents serving clients globally in patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright law from seven U.S. locations and an office in China.

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The Way Forward
means avoiding traps
that may threaten your business

AT ISSUE

Client sought FDA approval of generic version of the drug, Crestor® (U.S. Market: $5 billion). Competitor filed Hatch-Waxman action alleging infringement of patents for methods not recited in proposed drug label.

THE RESULT

Won dismissal of district court action. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed.

The Way Forward
means not letting obstacles impede your progress

AT ISSUE

Client accused competitor of trademark infringement in the unlawful importation and sale of "grey market" goods.

THE RESULT

Won multimillion dollar jury verdict after a two-week trial.

CONCENTRATED POWER.

Our automotive industry group has significant experience in working for automotive manufacturers, including OEMS and suppliers. We understand the importance of practical advice, efficiency and creative problem solving, all with our finger on the pulse of the automotive market, including autonomy, mobility, connectivity and the future of the industry.

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