Bashir M.S. Ali Ph.D.

“I enjoy helping clients find the right approach for achieving desirable solutions.”

From batteries and fuel cells to drug delivery and synthetic chemistry, Bashir Ali has helped clients obtain more than 200 U.S. patents. With both a Ph.D. and a B.S. in chemistry, Bashir has a firm grasp of the most complex chemical and pharmaceutical innovations, and the patent prosecution experience to get them to market. He provides prosecution services and prepares opinions on validity, non-infringement and freedom-to-operate issues.

In addition to his work in the U.S. patent system, Bashir regularly works with Brinks, Gilson & Lione’s foreign associates to prosecute patents throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Bashir believes in thinking forward to help clients explore their potential end goals and prepare for a wide range of possibilities. He focuses on using patent strategies to achieve key business objectives.

Practice Groups
  • J.D.,
    Georgia State University College of Law, 2004
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, with distinction
    Georgetown University, 1994
  • B.S., Industrial Chemistry
    Somali National University, 1985
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Technical Background
  • Biopharma
Experience | Overview
  • Bashir has managed patent portfolios for small- to large-sized pharmaceutical and chemical companies involving up to 50 families of cases in more than 20 countries.

  • He has written numerous validity and non-infringement opinions.

  • As a scientist, Bashir worked for a fuel-cell technology start-up and for one of the world’s largest Fortune 500 household products companies.

Experience | Legal

The Hutchison Law Group, Raleigh, NC
Associate, April, 2008-July, 2008

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, Washington, DC
Associate, September, 2004-April, 2008

Experience | Non-Legal

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Research Scientist and Patent Coordinator, January, 1998-August 2004

Dais Corporation
Research Chemist, March, 1996-January, 1998

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, March, 1994-March, 1996

Forward Thinking
October 04, 2016

On September 26, 2016, the Federal Circuit declined to review en banc a panel decision that a party challenging a...

October 04, 2016
In a recent IP Alert, Attorneys, Bashir Ali, Ph.D. and Jason Qiu, discuss "New Evidence May Be Presented After Institution of an IPR Proceeding." Please click here to read more. Contact Us Additional information about post-grant ...
July 23, 2015
The Federal Circuit recently issued a decision that could be very helpful to trademark applicants. On July 20, 2015, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (“TTAB”) holding that Juice ...
May 12, 2015
In upholding the denial of a preliminary injunction, the Federal Circuit held that a drug manufacturer’s label instructing the use of a generic drug for prophylactic use coupled with an instruction to consult a physician in the event of an ...
Press Releases & Events
January 03, 2017

CHICAGO—A passion for intellectual property law. A commitment to exceptional client service. ...

June 11, 2015
CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the top U.S. firms for prosecution of utility and design patents for the seventh year in a row, based on the firm’s ...
July 09, 2014
CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized by The Legal 500 for the sixth consecutive year as one of the top U.S. firms for patent prosecution in utility and design, and for the first time the firm ranks as a top U.S. firm for ...
December 10, 2012
CHICAGO – Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, today announced that Bashir M.S. Ali, David P. Lindner, John A. Lingl, Stephen C. Smith, Scott A. Timmerman and Mircea A. ...
  • Legal 500, Recommended Intellectual Property Lawyer, 2014
  • CALI Award in Patent Law and Business Taxation
  • Harold N. Glassman Award for the most distinguished dissertation in natural sciences at Georgetown University (1995)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
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