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Managing IP Recognizes Three Brinks Gilson & Lione Offices, Ranks Nine Attorneys as IP Stars
Published By Managing Intellectual Property May 30, 2019

CHICAGO—For the sixth consecutive year, Managing Intellectual Property, publisher of the annual comprehensive legal directory IP STARS, has accorded a Highly Recommended ranking to the Illinois office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, and a Recommended ranking to the firm’s offices in North Carolina and Michigan.

The publication recognized Brinks Gilson & Lione in the areas of Patent Prosecution, Trademark, Copyright & Related Rights, Trademark Contentious, and Trademark Prosecution.

Based on feedback from peers and clients, Managing IP additionally acknowledged nine Brinks attorneys as outstanding IP practitioners in its IP Stars list.

Chicago-based attorneys James R. Sobieraj, William H. Frankel, and Brad Lane were named both Patent and Trademark Stars. Alejandro (Alex) Fernandez of the firm’s Tampa, Fla., office, and Steven L. Oberholtzer of Brinks’ Ann Arbor, Mich. office were also named Patent and Trademark Stars.

Managing IP recognized attorneys Andrew D. Stover in Chicago and Allen R. Baum and Bashir M. Ali in Research Triangle Park, N.C., as Patent Stars. Jeffery A. Handelman in Chicago was also recognized as a Trademark Star.

Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS or IP STARS 2019 annually ranks lawyers and law firms based on a weighted review of information submitted by firms, market feedback, and publicly available information. More information is available at

About 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