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Brinks is a "repository of trust for leading innovators," Says IAM Patent 1000
June 25, 2019

CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione is a “repository of trust for leading innovators when infringement issues loom large,” according to Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s annual guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions, the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

IAM Patent 1000’s recently released eighth edition designated Brinks again as Recommended in Illinois for patent prosecution and the firm maintained its Silver Band ranking in Illinois for patent litigation, Silver Band in patent law in North Carolina and Bronze Band in Michigan for patent law.

Eleven Brinks attorneys were recognized by the publication for their work in acquiring patent rights and advising on patent strategy.

Prosecutors Amy Fix and William Boudreaux are new to IAM’s list of recognized attorneys—Fix joins her colleague Allen Baum on North Carolina’s list while Boudreaux is named in Michigan. Additionally, Joseph Hetz, Andrew Stover, Ryan Marshall and Steven Oberholtzer were recognized again for their prosecution work. Brinks is a firm that “sets to prosecution in a commercially minded way,” notes IAM Patent, describing the value of a prosecution team that not only acquires patents, but also sees the bigger picture and understands “how claims look vis-á-vis the strategic needs of a company.”

On the litigation side, Chicago attorneys Laura Lydigsen, Gary Ropski, and James Sobieraj, along with Jim Cleland from the Michigan office, were each recognized again this year. IAM Patent says that the Brinks litigation team “focuses on securing the best possible business outcomes and gets clients to where they need to be efficiently and cost-effectively.”

More information about the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000 is at

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating more than 100 years of intellectual property law, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Our lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law. Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software, and medical devices. More information can be found at