Rodney A. Daniel
Rodney Daniel's trial and counseling practices focus on patent, trade secret and related contract matters involving a wide variety of technologies, including electronics, medical devices, ion beam systems and computer software.
  • J.D., magna cum laude
    University of Illinois College of Law, 1985
  • M.S., Nuclear Physics
    University of Illinois, 1978
  • B.S., Physics, with Honors
    Purdue University, 1976
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
  • U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Colorado
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • U.S. Patent Agent
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, Illinois
Shareholder, 1990-Present
Associate, 1985-1989

Experience | Non-Legal

University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
Research Physicist, 1978-1984
Director of Accelerator Operations, 1978-1982

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1975-1978

Representative Matters
  • Acrison v. Brabender
  • AMP v. Amphenol
  • AMP v. Foxconn
  • AMP v. Methode
  • AMP v. Teradyne
  • Bacus Labs v. Microbrightfield
  • Barton v. Intermatic
  • FCI v. Tyco Electronics Cincinnati Milacron
  • Hon Hai v. Kycon
  • Intermatic v. IDC
  • Intermatic v. Jenn Feng
  • Intermatic v. Smart
  • Intermatic v. Water Creations
  • McKinley v. Zdeb
  • Molins v. Cincinnati Milacron
  • Optivus v. IBA
  • Rockwell v. Zarlink
  • Rodel v. Cabot
  • SIPCO v. Amazon
  • Stratos Lightwave v. Tyco
  • Tec Air v. Denso
  • Teradyne v. AMP
  • Verve v. Tyco Electronics
Press Releases & Events
June 06, 2017

CHICAGO—For the fourth consecutive year, Managing Intellectual Property, publisher of the annual comprehensive legal directory IP STARS, has accorded a Highly Recommended ranking to the Illinois office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, and a Recommended ranking to the firm’s office in North Carolina. Managing IP also ranked Brinks’ office in Ann Arbor, Mich., office as Recommended...

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 ...
  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2004-2012, 2014
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2007, 2009-2012, 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association