Latest Thinking
publications

Negotiations between Congress and the Trump administration over ratification and implementation of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) have picked up speed in recent weeks. The USMCA was signed on November 30, 2018, ostensibly as a replacement for the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

publications

Shareholder Ryan Marshall's article, "Triage for Inadvertent Invention Disclosure," was published in the August issue of Academic Leader.

news

CHICAGO—Spanning across five national offices, 12 attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.

Alerts

As of August 3, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) now requires that all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants and registrants, as well as foreign-domiciled parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) proceedings, must be represented by an attorney who is...

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently issued its decision in Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) v. Ford Global Technologies, LLC (2018-1613), affirming a district court’s summary...

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the Lanham Act’s ban on "scandalous" and "immoral" trademarks on the grounds that the provision violates the First Amendment...

Multimedia

On February 27, 2019, attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione discussed...

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.
Press Releases

CHICAGO—Spanning across five national offices, 12 attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.

ANN ARBOR, MICH. --- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announced that Michael N. Spink, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks, has been named to the 2019 IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

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.

Publications

Negotiations between Congress and the Trump administration over ratification and implementation of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) have picked up speed in recent weeks. The USMCA was signed on November 30, 2018, ostensibly as a replacement for the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

Shareholder Ryan Marshall's article, "Triage for Inadvertent Invention Disclosure," was published in the August issue of Academic Leader.

On July 16, 2019, "General Practice Firms, Big IP Boutique Partnerships Provide Needed Specialization," co-authored by Shareholder Alejandro Fernandez and Summer Associate Amanda Kreger, was published in Daily Business Review.

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
February 27, 2019

On February 27, at 12:00pm CT, join attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione as they discuss the upcoming issues...

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...

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 June 19, 2019, Brinks Shareholder Robert Mallin  was quoted in a Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property article entitled, “'Person' definition at issue in patent revi...

On June 11, 2019, Brinks Shareholder Robert Mallin was quoted in the IPWatchdog article, "Patent Attorneys Address Implications of SCOTUS’ Return...

On April 16, 2019, Brinks Shareholder Alex Fernandez was quoted in the 19th edition of IPPro Magazine, analyzing US District Courts. Click here to rea...