Laura Beth Miller
Shareholder
Overview

Laura is “a great lawyer who you would hire in a heartbeat,” according to commentators interviewed by Chambers USA.

Laura brings high energy, personal commitment, and a wealth of experience to every project she tackles.  Whether representing a high tech company in a patent infringement proceeding before the ITC, protecting a client’s trade secrets in an arbitration proceeding, or helping high school students develop the analytical skills and self-confidence to succeed in college, Laura brings passion and drive to her work. “It is important to me that every client, every person, knows that I ‘have their back’, that I am a team player, and that I will work relentlessly to get them the best possible result.”  

With over 25 years of litigation and counseling experience, Laura takes a hands-on approach to litigation, while staying focused on the client’s ultimate goals and strategies. She is “held in excellent regard by her peers for antitrust, intellectual property and commercial litigation,” and is recognized as one of the top women intellectual property lawyers in Illinois.

While others may shy away from new technologies, Laura tackles them head-on. When clients began moving their business activities to the Internet, Laura was there to counsel them on how to protect and defend their IP rights in this “new frontier.” She was among the first attorneys to represent clients in the Eastern District of Texas, where she continues to regularly represent clients today, as well as in other patent-focused district courts. As more and more businesses recognized the need to expand globally, Laura’s litigation and counseling skills expanded globally as well. Recognized by IAM 1000 for IP litigation, “the firm’s increased visibility – and success – at the ITC is credited to first chair litigator Laura Beth Miller.” And, as her clients’ technology and business needs continue to evolve, Laura’s knowledge base expands to meet those needs. As Laura notes, “today’s clients are increasingly seeking advice on how to protect and defend their IP rights on social media. That IP may involve technologies implicating patent issues or creative elements requiring consideration of trademark and copyright issues.”  

As Laura explains, “one of the most exciting parts of being an IP attorney is the ability to learn about new and cutting-edge technologies, and then to share that knowledge with a judge or jury. IP law provides the backbone on which to counsel and represent clients as new technologies emerge.”  

Laura believes “Thinking Forward” means not only helping clients identify a course of action that will solve their immediate problem or need, but also identifying and implementing processes that will help clients succeed in the future.

However, thinking forward also means finding ways to improve the world around us. With the firm’s support, she has worked to develop and maintain a mentoring program with Legal Prep Charter Academy, a completely free, open enrollment Chicago Public charter school on the city’s west side, whose goal is to have every student graduate and enroll in college. Brinks’ attorneys partner with Legal Prep students to explore legal themes, such as Free Speech and Due Process, while developing critical thinking, problem solving and advocacy skills. The mentoring program aims to instill skills and confidence in students, many of whom will be the first in their family to graduate high school, to think forward positively about their future. As a mentor and a Board member of Legal Prep Charter Academy, the success of these students is as important and personal to her as the success of our clients.

Education
  • J.D.,
    The College of William and Mary, Marshall Wythe School of Law, 1985
  • B.A., History, with intermediate honors
    University of Virginia, 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
  • U.S. Dist. Court, E.D. Michigan
  • U.S. Dist. Court, E.D. Wisconsin
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, S.D. Indiana
  • U.S. Dist. Court, W.D. Michigan
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Technical Background
  • Biochemistry
Experience | Overview
  • Representing an iconic American technology company before the International Trade Commission and district court in actions to enforce the company’s image transmission over the Internet and image processing patents.  Enforcement of the company’s patent rights contributed to the successful sale and assignment of the company’s patent portfolio.
  • Representing global-based companies in a jury trial in a patent infringement action relating to automated mechanical transmissions.  A jury found for our clients on all counts. 
  • Representing a privately-held, international consumer goods company in an arbitration relating to misappropriation of the company’s trade secrets, breach of contract and tortious interference.  The arbitration resulted in an award of over $25 million for our client after 16 day trial. 
Experience | Teaching

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
Adjunct Professor, 2005-Present

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Guest Lecturer, IP Management - ITC Litigation, Spring 2006

Experience | Civic Activities
Legal Prep Charter Academy –Mentor and Member of Board of Directors
Chicago Cares - Volunteer
Forward Thinking
alert
February 25, 2016

A refrain often repeated by courts, jurors and even litigants is that patent cases are too complex, confusing and long. ...

multimedia
January 28, 2016

Brinks attorneys examine IP issues that will have an impact throughout 2016 and beyond..

in the media
June 01, 2015
On June 1, 2015 Laura Beth Miller was mentioned in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin regarding her May 15, 2015 presentation, 'Case Management of Patent Cases Under the Amended Federal Rules,' at the Dirksen Federal ...
in the media
October 10, 2014
On October 10, 2014, Laura Beth Miller and Scott Slavick were mentioned in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin regarding their recent presentation with Groupon’s Erin Lothson at The IP Strategy Summit in Chicago. Click here to read more
in the media
June 06, 2014
Laura Beth Miller, a litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks, Gilson & Lione and co-chair of its international trade commission practice group, participated in the interactive program, “Settling Patent Infringement Actions: ...
in the media
May 15, 2014
Laura Beth Miller is featured in 'Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Brinks' Laura Beth Miller,' in Law360 on May 8, 2014. In the profile, Ms. Miller answers questions about her practice, the challenges of being a woman at the senior level ...
publication
May 08, 2014
Laura Beth Miller is featured in 'Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Brinks' Laura Beth Miller,' in Law360 on May 8, 2014. In the profile, Ms. Miller answers questions about her practice, the challenges of being a woman at the senior ...
publication
April 26, 2014
Laura Beth Miller wrote, 'Looking to the Future: The Next Generation of Lawyers,' for the 'Law Day Edition' of Leading Lawyers. Click here to read the article. Click here to read publication.
publication
April 2014
publication
October 01, 2013
Laura Beth Miller wrote, 'Will Standard Essential Patents Change the US Patent Litigation Landscape?' for World Intellectual Property Review, September/October 2013.
book
April 2013

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

publication
January 2008
Laura Beth Miller co-authored 'Finding A Common Language With Clients In Patent Litigation: Discussion Points for Foreign Clients and their U.S.-Based Counsel,' for the January 2008 American Intellectual Property Law Association ...
publication
October 15, 2007
publication
Spring 2007
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Presentations
  • "PTAB and the District Courts," Managing Intellectual Property's US Patent Forum, Palo Alto, CA, March 15, 2016
  • 2016 IP Developments, Brinks Webinar,  January 28, 2016
  • “Infringement Based on Acts of Multiple Parties,” Patent Litigation 2015, Practicing Law Institute, October 8-9, 2015.
  • "Is Your Patent Invalid? Go Ask Alice," ALM’s 27th Annual General Counsel Conference, June 3-4, 2015
  • "The Impact of the Amendments to the Federal rules of Civil Procedure in Patent Infringement Cases – What is “Proportional to the Needs of the Case?," Panelist, Federal Circuit Bar Association - 2015 Advanced Complex Litigation Series, May 2015
  • "Pins, Posts, and Platforms: Protecting IP in Social Media," IP Strategy Summit, October 8, 2014
  • "Utilizing ITC in Your IP Strategy," The IP Strategy Summit, May 13, 2014
  • “Patent Assertion and Non-Practicing Entities,” Northwestern JTIP 9th Annual Symposium, February 28, 2014
  • “Organizing the Legal Team: Effective Strategies for Finding the Right Counsel and Establishing Strong, Efficient Working Relationships between In-House and Outside Counsel,” moderator, Patent Infringement Litigation Summit, San Francisco, December 9-10, 2013
  • “Ways to Manage and Resolve IP Disputes and Litigations Costs Effectively,” Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference, October 3, 2013
  • “Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and Your Enforcement Strategy,” The IP Strategy Summit: Enforcement, Washington, DC, May 29, 2013
  • "Proceeding before the International Trade Commission," panelist, The John Marshall Law School’s 57th Annual Intellectual Property Law conference, Chicago, February 22, 2013
  • "The View from the ITC Bench," ACI's Expert Forum on ITC Litigation & Enforcement, Washington, DC, February 27, 2012 
  • "Using U.S. Trade and Competition Laws to Protect the Value of Brand Names and Other Trademarks in a Global Economy,” Chicago International Trade Commissioners Association, Chicago, October 4, 2011
  • Presented copyright infringement mock trial in Beijing, China before the State Intellectual Property Office (“SIPO”) and the Chinese Copyright Office. 2010.
  • Presented seminar on International Trade Regulations and Import Issues to Industrial Design Society in Shunde, China. 2010.
  • Presented International Trade Commission mock trial in Shanghai, China. 2008.
  • "Special Considerations in Creating Working Relationships with a Foreign Company," 2008 AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute, Phoenix, AZ, January 23, 2008
  • "Declaratory Judgment Actions and Injunctions for Patent Infringement in the U.S.," Brinks Gilson & Lione Seminar, Chicago, November 1, 2007
  • "KSR and Other Recent Caselaw: What is the Impact on Internet Patents?" Brinks Gilson & Lione Seminar, Chicago, August 1, 2007
  • "International Trade Commission Basics," ICLE Seminar, April 13, 2007
  • "Recently Acquired IP Assets: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risks," Brinks Gilson & Lione Seminar, Chicago, July 11, 2006
  • "Recently Acquired IP Assets: Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risks," Brinks Gilson & Lione Seminar, Chicago, June 29, 2006
  • "What You Need to Know to Get a Patent," Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago and Chicago Public Library, Chicago, May 18, 2006
  • "Doing Business on the Internet – Patent Considerations," Panelist, Update on Intellectual Property Law and the Internet, Brinks Gilson & Lione Seminar, Chicago, April 18, 2006
  • Moderator, Second Annual Federal Judicial Panel, "From the Bench to the Bar: Discussion of Current Topics in IP Litigation," Chicago, April 2005
  • "International Transactional Study of Industrial Design/Design Patent and Trade Dress Protection," International Intellectual Property Law Symposium, St. Peter's College, Oxford University, 2003
  • "Multimedia, Audiovisual Arts, Cross-Border Ownership and Exploitation," International Intellectual Property Law Symposium, St. Peter's College, Oxford University, 2003
  • "Understanding the Changing Rules of Patent Damages," General Counsel Forum, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, 2003
  • "Legal Technology/Cyberlaw," Lawyer's Workshop, Illinois State Bar Association, 2001
Representative Matters

Patent Issues

  • In re Certain Electronic Devices for Capturing and Transmitting Images, and Components Thereof; Inv. No. 337-TA-831 (ITC). Represented complainant in section 337 patent action against smart phone manufacturers involving image transmission and image processing patents. Also represented client in companion district court actions.
  • Eastman Kodak v. Company v. Samsung Electronics Company, 12-cv-06036 (W.D.N.Y). Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement case asserted against Defendant’s electronic tablets.
  • Ameranth, Inc. v. Hyatt Hotels Corp., case no. 12-01627 (S.D.Cal.). Represented defendant in a patent action involving mobile app technology, and in companion proceedings before the PTAB.
  • Variant v. Hilton Hotels et al., case no. 2:11 cv 427 (E.D.Tx). Represented defendant in a patent action involving website technology and internet transmissions. 
  • TQP Development, LLC. V. 1-800 Flowers.com, Inc., et al., No. 2:11 cv 248 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in a patent infringement matter involving encryption technology.
  • Alloqate, LLC v. Dealbase Corporation, et al., No. 11-00403 (D. Del.). Represented defendant in a patent infringement matter involving networking technology.
  • In the Matter of Certain Video Game Systems and Controllers, No. 337-TA-743 (U.S. Int'l Trade Comm). Represented complainant in a Section 337 investigation involving patent rights brought against video game systems and related controllers.
  • Innovative Global Systems, LLC v. OnStar, LLC, et al., No. 6:10 cv 0574 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in a patent infringement matter involving data communication devices.
  • Parallel Networks, LLC v. Adidas America, Inc., et al., No. 6:10 cv 491 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in a patent infringement matter involving website technology.
  • Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. v. HTI IP, LLC., No. 10 cv 2066 (N.D. Ohio). Represented plaintiff in a declaratory judgment action involving wireless diagnostic monitoring systems.
  • Mass Engineered Design, Inc. v. 9X Media, Inc., et al., No. 2:09 cv 358 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in a patent infringement matter involving dual display system.
  • EMG Technology, LLC v. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. et al., No. 6:10 cv 536 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in a patent infringement matter involving wireless device technology.
  • Parallel Networks, LLC v. AEO, Inc., et al., No. 6:10 cv 275 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in a patent infringement matter involving website technology.
  • In the Matter of Certain Flash Memory and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-685 (Int’l Trade Comm’n). Represented respondent in a Section 337 investigation concerning the importation of products allegedly infringing complainant’s patent rights.
  • Soverain Software, LLC v. J.C. Penney Corp., Inc. et al., No. 6:09 cv 274 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in a patent infringement matter involving website technology.
  • In the Matter of Certain Automotive Multimedia Display and Navigation Systems, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-657 (Int’l Trade Comm’n). Represented respondent in a Section 337 investigation pending concerning the importation of products alleged to infringe complainant’s patent rights.
  • Eaton Corporation v. ZF Meritor LLC, ArvinMeritor, Inc. and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, No. 03-74844 (E. D. Mich., Oct. 3, 2008). Represented defendants in a patent infringement action relating to automated mechanical transmissions.
  • Alpine Electronics, Inc. v. Honeywell International, Inc., No. 07-3458-CAS (C.D. Cal., October 29, 2007). Represented plaintiff in a declaratory judgment action, asserting non-infringement and invalidity of 14 patents asserted against automobile navigation systems.
  • Alticor Inc. v. NCR Corp., (W.D. Mich.). Represented plaintiff in a declaratory judgment action involving web-based technology.
  • In the Matter of Certain Automated Mechanical Transmission Systems for Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Trucks, and Components Thereof, No. 337-TA-503 (U.S. Int'l Trade Comm'n). Represented client in the original 337 investigation and in subsequent advisory opinion and enforcement proceedings concerning our clients' redesigned system.
  • Constellation IP, LLC v. Avis Budget Group, Inc., et al., No. 9:07 cv 38 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in patent infringement matter involving computer generated presentation systems.
  • Polaris IP, LLC v. Art Technology Group, Inc. et. al., No. 9:07 cv 116 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in patent infringement matter involving automated response technology.
  • Constellation IP, LLC v. Marriott Int'l, Inc., et al., No. 9:06 cv 162 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in patent infringement matter involving computer generated presentation systems.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. v. Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., et al., No. A05 CA 359 LY (W.D. Texas). Represented defendant against patent infringement allegations directed to search methods for multimedia databases in client's navigational systems.
  • NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. v. Virgin Entertainment Group, Inc., et al., No. 04 C 00021. Represented defendant against allegation of infringement of plaintiff's patents for automatically accessing remote websites through use of secure machine-readable codes.
  • In the Matter of Certain Home Vacuum Packaging Machines, Inv. No. 337-TA-496 (Int’l Trade Comm’n). Subject: Represented respondent in Section 337 action seeking both temporary and permanent exclusion orders of client’s vacuum sealing machines. Also represented client in companion district court case, Tilia International, Inc. v. The Rival Company, Case No. C 03-0263.
  • Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc. v. Amazon.com, et al., Case No. 1:03-CV-0263 (E.D. Texas). Represented defendant in patent infringement action against client’s Internet based product offerings.
  • eSpeed, Inc., et al. v. Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, et al., No. 3:99-CV-1016-M (N.D. Texas). Represented defendant in patent infringement matter involving electronic trading systems.
  • Holcomb Healthcare Services, LLC, et al. v. Nikken, Inc., et al., No. 3:99-0543 (M.D. Tenn.). Represented plaintiffs in a patent infringement and false advertising action asserted against defendant's magnetic therapy products and related comparative advertising.
  • Manitowoc Foodservice Group, Inc., and Manitowoc Ice, Inc. v. Whirlpool Corporation, et al., No. 99-C-1435 (W.D. Wisc.).Represented plaintiff in a patent infringement action brought against defendant's microprocessor-controlled self-cleaning ice maker.
     

Trademark/Other IP and Competition Issues

  • In the Matter of Certain Electric Fireplaces, Components Thereof, Manuals for Same, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same and Certain Products Containing Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-791 (Int’l Trade Comm’n). Represented complainant in a Section 337 investigation based on copyright, trade secret and other unfair competition claims asserted against respondents’ electric fireplaces.
  • Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. v. Progressive Adjusters Group, Inc., No. 1:10 cv 1793 (N.D. Ohio). Represented plaintiff in a trademark infringement case.
  • Quixtar Inc. v. Woodward, et al. (Arbitration, Michigan). Represented plaintiff in an action relating to misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract and tortious interference.
  • Quixtar v. Signature Management TEAM, LLC (D. Nev.). Represented plaintiff in an action relating to misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference with existing contracts and advantageous business relationships, Lanham Act violations and civil conspiracy.
  • Amway Corp. v. MonaVie LLC (D. Utah). Represented plaintiff in an action against a competitor for misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, and Lanham Act violations.
  • Quixtar Inc., et al. v Eric Scheibeler (M.D. Pa.). Represented plaintiffs in an action charging defendant with defamation and tortious interference with contractual relations.
  • Drive Financial Services, L.P. v. Progressive Casualty Ins. Co., No. 6-04-CV-558-LED (E.D. Tex.) and Progressive Casualty Insurance Company v. Drive Financial Services, L.P., No. 1:05CV665 (N.D. Ohio). Represented client against alleged infringement of DRIVE trademark and various related trademarks and companion declaratory judgment action.
  • Nitro Distributing, Inc. et al. v. Alticor Inc., et al., Case No. 03-3290-CV-S. (W.D. Mo.). Represented defendants against allegation of anticompetitive activities in violation of sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act and in violation of state causes of action.
  • Fix-A-Dent, Inc. v. Qwikway Dent Technology, Inc., et al., Case No. 04C-7490 (N.D. Ill.). Represented client concerning alleged infringement of FIX-A-DENT mark by virtue of supplier's alpha-numeric phone number.
  • Kolody v. Simon Marketing, Inc., et al., No. 97 C 0190 (N.D. Ill). Represented defendant against copyright infringement asserted against its product design and packaging.
  • Yesmail, Inc. v. Mail Abuse Prevention System, LLC, No. 00 C 4245. Represented plaintiff in an action for tortious interference with contractual relationship, business disparagement, defamation arising from Internet-related activities.
  • Yesmail.com v. Internet Marketing Group, Brett Enright and Mark Ellis, No. 00 C 0851. Represented plaintiff in an action alleging computer abuse, spamming, tortious interference with business relationships.
  • USX Corporation d/b/a U.S. Steel v. U.S. Steel, Inc., No. 99 2186 JWL. Subject: Represented client in action alleging trademark infringement, dilution, unfair competition.
  • Multiple actions brought on behalf of Quixtar, Inc. brought against cybersquatters, trademark infringers and other opportunists who sought to trade off client’s well-known QUIXTAR mark. These actions resulted in a variety of favorable resolutions, including injunctions, consent judgments and settlements.
  • Navistar International Transportation Corp. v. Freightliner Corp., No. 96 C 6922. Represented plaintiff in an action for trademark infringement and unfair competition.
  • Navistar International Transportation Corporation v. Freightliner Corp., et al., No. 97 C 3792 (N.D. Ill.). Represented plaintiff in action for false and misleading advertising.
  • Loctite Corp. v. TSV Adhesive Systems, Inc., (Ill.Cir.Ct.) Represented defendant in action for misappropriation of trade secrets.
Press Releases & Events
March 21, 2017

On March 21, 2017, Laura Beth Miller will co-present with Genevieve Thiers, CEO of Sister City and Dorri McWhorter, ...

March 10, 2017

CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller, a shareholder and patent litigator at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, will be a featured presenter at Women In Bio-Chicago’s Women’s History Month event, “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Navigating To and Through the Boardroom,” on March 21, 2017, at healthcare startup incubator Matter.

February 09, 2017

CHICAGO—Twenty attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named to the 2017 ...

October 13, 2016

On October 13, Laura Beth Miller will speak on “Acts of Multiple Parties -  When Do They Constitute Patent ...

June 01, 2016

CHICAGO—National law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione is “at the top of the list” again this year for intellectual property according to IAM Patent 1000 2016—The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine's guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms.

March 15, 2016
On March 15, Robert Mallin and Laura Beth Miller will participate on the panel, "PTAB and the District Courts" at the Managing Intellectual Property's US Patent Forum in Palo Alto, CA. The session will ...
January 28, 2016
Join Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys, Jim Sobieraj, Mark Remus, Amy Fix, Bill Frankel and Laura Beth Miller as they discuss the issues that will be front and center on the minds of Intellectual Property Departments and Attorneys in 2016, ...
January 25, 2016

CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione—one of the nation’s largest IP boutiques ...

January 12, 2016

CHICAGO—Twenty-two attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named to the 2016 ...

July 06, 2015
CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson and Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again achieved recognition in the IAM Patent 1000 2015—The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, Intellectual Asset ...
June 01, 2015
CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller, a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, will lead the panel discussion 'Is Your Patent Invalid? Go Ask Alice,” at 27th Annual ...
May 19, 2015
CHICAGO—Chambers USA, an annual guide to the world's best lawyers and law firms, has elevated intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione to Band 1 for IP law firms in Illinois, its highest designation. Four individual ...
April 20, 2015
CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller and Janet A. Pioli, two stand-out intellectual property attorneys and shareholders at Brinks Gilson & Lione, have been named by Leading Lawyers to its list of the Top 10 Women Intellectual Property Lawyers in ...
January 20, 2015
CHICAGO—Twenty-four attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, are named to the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers, a rating service that lists lawyers from more than ...
October 23, 2014
CHICAGO—Gary M. Ropski, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione and the firm's past president, has been named the #1 Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, and fifty-nine ...
September 03, 2014
CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione has been named Trade Law Firm of the Year: USA by Lawyer Monthly in its Legal Awards 2014 edition, principally on the strength of its International Trade Commission practice group, which includes 35 attorneys ...
August 19, 2014
CHICAGO—Sixteen shareholders 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© 2015. Thirteen of the ...
June 16, 2014
CHICAGO— Each year, Intellectual Asset Management magazine's IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners spotlights best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners and firms, and this year ...
June 05, 2014
CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again this year received high recognition in Chambers USA's annual rankings of the nation's law firms, once more placing in ...
May 13, 2014
Laura Beth Miller, Mircea A. Tipescu and Hersh H. Mehta will be featured presenters at The IP Strategy Summit on May 13, 2014, in Chicago. Mircea will be a panelist for the session “Defending Against NPEs” at 10:45 am. At a special Lunch ...
March 24, 2014
CHICAGO—Intellectual property attorney Laura Beth Miller, a shareholder at Brinks Gilson & Lione and co-chair of the firm's International Trade Commission (ITC) practice group, has won a 2014 Women in the Law Award from international ...
February 28,2014
On February 28, Laura Beth Miller will be speaking on the panel “Patent Assertion and Non-Practicing Entities” at the Northwestern JTIP 9th Annual Symposium.
January 14, 2014
CHICAGO -- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, has announced the 2014 chairpersons of its legal and industry practice groups and geographic task forces. The firm added a new practice group ...
June 16, 2014
CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione's Chicago office has again this year received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, receiving distinction as Recommended ...
November 18, 2013
CHICAGO—Laura Beth Miller, an attorney and shareholder at the Chicago office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione and chair of the firm's International Trade Commission (ITC) practice group, has been listed in the ...
October 3, 2013
On October 3, Laura Beth Miller will be presenting the panel, “Ways to Manage and Resolve IP Disputes and Litigations Costs Effectively” at the Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference in Washington, DC.
August 05, 2013
CHICAGO—Chambers USA has placed Chicago-based intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione in Band 2 for IP law firms in its 2013 national rankings, and has recognized five Brinks lawyers for their achievements in the intellectual ...
June 19, 2013
CHICAGO — LAF, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance to tens of thousands of low-income, elderly and disabled individuals in Chicago and suburban Cook County, has honored Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione with its ...
May 29, 2013
On May 29, Laura Beth Miller and Carl C. Charneski will be speaking at The IP Strategy Summit: Enforcement in Washington, D.C. Ms. Miller will be speaking on the panel “Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and Your Enforcement ...
April 15, 2013
CHICAGO – With the America Invents Act fresh on the minds of intellectual property attorneys nationwide, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) has published its 2013 edition of Intellectual Property Law as part of its ...
January 15, 2013
CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has added four new attorneys as chairs of its firm-wide practice groups and formed two new task forces to focus on intellectual property legal services to clients in Germany and Brazil. Appointees include ...
October 05, 2012
CHICAGO – Eighteen attorneys from intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named as leaders in intellectual property law in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review ...
September 20, 2012
CHICAGO – The 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition has named 24 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione in the categories of Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property – Litigation respectively. The following Brinks attorneys are ...
September 18, 2012
CHICAGO – Leading Lawyers Network has named 54 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, as 2012 Leading Lawyers in intellectual property in Illinois for 2012. The roster ...
June 15, 2012
CHICAGO – For the tenth consecutive year, Brinks Gilson & Lione has been named among the top intellectual property law practices in Illinois in the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, Brinks ...
Honors
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Illinois IP Lawyers, 2004-2016
  • Leading Patent Practitioner, Intellectual Asset Management magazine's "IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners," 2014-2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2015
  • Ranked No. 2 in Top 10 Women Intellectual Property Lawyers in Illinois, Leading Lawyers Network, 2015
  • Top 50 Female Attorneys, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2007-2008, 2012, 2013
  • Top 50 Women Business Lawyers in Illinois, Leading Lawyers Network, 2007
  • Top 100 Women Business Lawyers in Illinois, Leading Lawyers Network, 2009 
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2005-2017
  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2004-2007, 2009-2016

Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
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