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Managing IP Names Nine Brinks Attorneys to IP Stars for 2015, Recommends Firm's Illinois, Michigan, and North Carolina Offices
June 01, 2015

CHICAGO—Nine attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named IP Stars for 2015 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. For the second year in a row, the publication also designated Brinks' offices in Illinois and Michigan as 'Highly Recommended' and its North Carolina office as 'Recommended.”

Brinks shareholders recognized as IP Stars this year include firm president James R. Sobieraj and his Chicago-based colleagues William H. Frankel, Bradley G. Lane, Scott J. Slavick, and Andrew D. Stover, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based attorneys Lawrence G. Almeda, Joshua E. Ney, Ph.D., and Steven L. Oberholtzer, and Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based Allen R. Baum. Each of these attorneys has been named an IP Star annually since the inception of the designation in 2013.

IP Stars also again recognized the firm for its work in the Copyright, Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, Trademark Contentious, and Trademark Prosecution categories. The publication noted the deep technical expertise of Brinks' attorneys in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering, among other industry areas, and called out its well-known trademark practice as well as its tough, analytical approach to litigation.

Managing IP conducted extensive research between September 2014 and January 2015 to develop the rankings; attorneys and firms are named as a result of recommendations from clients and peers. More information is at

Brinks Gilson & Lione

The more than 135 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at