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alerts

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will likely determine whether the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s ban on "scandalous" and “immoral” trademarks violates the First...

in the media
On January 10, 2019, Brinks attorney, Michael Spink, was quoted in a Law360 article entitled, “Recipe For Success: How A Food Becomes A Trademark.” Click here to read more.
publications

Trevor Copeland's's article, "Design patent lessons from Apple v Samsung " was published in the December 2018 edition of World Trademark Review...

Alerts

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will likely determine whether the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s ban on "scandalous" and “immoral” trademarks violates the First...

In Vivint, Inc. v. Alarm.com, Inc., the Federal Circuit reversed a claim construction by the PTAB which “suggest[ed] the opposite” of the teachings of the patents at issue, and gave guidance to practitioners on when the Board’s reliance on expert testimony entitles the Board’s construction to deference... 

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) has convened a Precedential Opinion Panel (“POP”) for review of an “exceptional issue,” accepting a recent petitioner's request for rehearing of a decision denying a motion for joinder and inter partes review (IPR) petition...

Multimedia

On February 7, 2018, Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys discussed...

Brinks' President, Gus Siller provides a brief overview of the firm's 100-year history as strategic partners and colleagues to our clients.

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 12:00pm CT, David Bernard, Joshua James, and Andrew McElligott, attorneys with Brinks' Post-Grant Patent and Medical Device practice groups, presented the webinar, "Selected Issues Impacting Biopharma...

Press Releases

Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has elected four attorneys as shareholders...

CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, is proud to announce that shareholder and firm President Gustavo “Gus” Siller and shareholders Yuezhong Feng and Tadashi Horie, have been named to Crain’s Custom Media 2018 list of Chicago’s Notable Minority Lawyers...

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again been recognized as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in the ninth annual edition of “Best Law Firms,” with Brinks receiving five national rankings and twelve metropolitan rankings.

Publications

Trevor Copeland's's article, "Design patent lessons from Apple v Samsung " was published in the December 2018 edition of World Trademark Review...

Brinks attorneys Laura Lydigsen, Judy He and Andrea Shoffstall's article, "Timing Precedential Patent Decisions at the Federal Circuit."

Shareholder Ryan Marshall's article, "Considerations for Monetizing University Patents," was published in the December issue of Academic Leader.

Blog Posts
In Silver Peak Systems, Inc. v. Matal, No. 2015-2017 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 24, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated the judgment of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and remanded the case for further proceedings consistent with court’s en ...
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a first decision extending one year pendency of an inter partes review for good cause.  Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., IPR2016-00868, Paper No. 57 (P.T.A.B. October 5, 2017).  See ...
In a recent IP alert, Michael Spink and Mark Jenkins, discuss a recent Federal Circuit decision. Please click here to read more.. Contact Us Additional information about post-grant proceedings can be found on our Post-Grant ...
Books

Jeffery A. Handelman wrote the Guide to TTAB Practice for Aspen Publishers in 2007. ...

Three Brinks attorneys authored chapters in the 2013 edition of the Intellectual Property ...

Trademark attorneys and shareholders David Fleming and John Gabrielides ...

Events
November 30, 2018

On November 1, 2018, some of Chicago’s most innovative companies met at The Chicago Club for the first annual Crain’s Most Innovative Companies Breakfast. The event honored the city’s 10 most innovative companies and the 10 companies that received the most patents in the previous year...

November 7, 2018

On Wednesday, November 7, attorneys from the Brinks Ann Arbor office will host a Lunch & Learn discussing What's next with Industry 4.0? Our guest speaker will be...

June 25, 2018
On June 25, 2018, Jennifer Fox will speak on the panel “Navigating through Biosimilars IPRs” at ACI’s Ninth Annual Summit on Biosimilars. The panel will examine several IPRs and dive into the strategic decisions made in each case ...
February 07, 2018

On February 7 at 12:00pm CT, Join Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys as they discuss the issues...

December 07, 2017
On December 7, 2017, James Oehler will moderate a mini-boot camp at the inaugural Chicago Regional IPR Seminar hosted by the PTAB Bar Association and Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.  The event will feature a USPTO/PTAB ...
November 09, 2017

On Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 12:00pm CT, David Bernard, Joshua James, and Andrew McElligott, attorneys with Brinks' Post-Grant Patent and Medical Device practice groups, will present the webinar, "Selected Issues Impacting Biopharma and Medical Device Patent Post-Grant Review Proceedings." Jason Schigelone...

In the Media
On January 10, 2019, Brinks attorney, Michael Spink, was quoted in a Law360 article entitled, “Recipe For Success: How A Food Becomes A Trademark.” Click here to read more.

On December 19, 2018, Mark Remus was quoted in the Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property  article, "Attorneys reflect on Supreme Court debate over when a ‘sale’ bars a patent."

Brinks Attorney Dr. Joshua Ney has been included in the Michigan Lawyers Weekly 2018 Up & Coming Lawyers list...