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Intellectual Property Law Firm Brinks Gilson & Lione Promotes Laura Lydigsen and Douglas Oguss to Shareholder
January 02, 2014

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, announced that attorneys Laura A. Lydigsen and Douglas A. Oguss have been elected as shareholders, effective January 2014.

Ms. Lydigsen presently co-chairs Brinks' appellate practice group, and focuses on patent litigation in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical device cases. Mr. Oguss' practice focuses on patent prosecution, litigation, and client counseling in the mechanical, electrical, and computer arts.

'Laura and Doug are outstanding lawyers with deep experience in patent law, which is at the core of Brinks' success,' said firm president James R. Sobieraj. 'We congratulate them on their achievements and warmly welcome them as shareholders at Brinks Gilson & Lione.'

Laura Lydigsen's practice includes litigation at the district and circuit courts. She has been involved in numerous Hatch-Waxman patent infringement lawsuits pertaining to a wide variety of prescription pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, anti-diabetics, and pain medications. Prior to joining Brinks, Ms. Lydigsen worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Alvin A. Schall at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Honorable Ruben Castillo at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She holds a B.A, cum laude, in biological sciences and French cultural studies from Wellesley College, and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where she graduated first in her class. From 2010 to 2013, she has been named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers.

Douglas Oguss has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications during 12 years as a registered patent attorney or agent practicing before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also has patent litigation experience relating to claim construction, preparation of invalidity contentions, and document review, and has prepared right-to-use and invalidity opinions for his clients. He graduated cum laude with a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University, and earned an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Mr. Oguss has also served for the past five years on the Young Professionals Board for the Center for Disability and Elder Law.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks Gilson & Lione has 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. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Washington, D.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Detroit; Research Triangle Park, N.C.;  Indianapolis and Salt Lake City. More information is at