Brad Lane is a seasoned litigator who understands that litigation makes business sense in some cases, but may not be the answer to every problem. Before embarking on potentially time-consuming court proceedings, Brad helps clients identify their big-picture objectives and think forward to whether litigation is the best way to achieve them.
For clients who litigate, Brad is hands-on at every stage of the process, from pleadings, through written discovery and depositions, to motion practice, to trials and appeals. He works closely with innovators, business strategists and other client personnel to understand key products, markets and business strategies and translate technical information into persuasive arguments.
Brad has handled a broad range of intellectual property cases, with an emphasis on patent and trade secret cases, and related licensing matters. He is experienced in appellate advocacy before the Federal Circuit. In addition to his work in U.S. courts, Brad partners regularly with Brinks Gilson & Lione’s foreign associates to help protect intellectual property assets internationally.
As chair of the firm’s Medical Device Practice Group, Brad ensures that clients have access to all the resources they need to accomplish their goals in intellectual property prosecution, transactions and litigation.
“He has been ranked as an Illinois Super Lawyer for IP litigation since 2006 and has been honored as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property magazine since 2013.”