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Brinks Litigator Miller Named to Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers for 2013
November 18, 2013

CHICAGOLaura 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 Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers.

Ms. Miller's listing in the Top 50: 2013 Women Illinois Super Lawyers means that she received the highest point totals in the Illinois nomination, research, and blue ribbon review process. She has been selected by Super Lawyers in the category of intellectual property litigation every year since 2005; this is the fourth time she has been named to the Top 50: Women Illinois Super Lawyers.

A member of Brinks' litigation practice group, Miller is a skilled trial attorney with experience not only in intellectual property law but also in antitrust and commercial litigation. She focuses her practice on district court litigation, particularly in the “rocket dockets”—courts known for their speedy disposition of cases—and proceedings at the ITC. Ms. Miller's non-litigation experience includes counseling clients in trade secret protection, trademark clearance and use, patent and copyright protection, and antitrust and licensing matters. Her industry experience spans broad areas of technology including electrical, computer, Internet, chemistry, biotechnology, and mechanical arts.

In addition to representing major Fortune 500 companies in patent and trademark matters, Ms. Miller is an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School. She is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Illinois, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as numerous federal courts.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process is multi-phased and includes independent third-party research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made annually on a state-by-state basis.

Super Lawyers' objective is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for businesses and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks Gilson & Lione has more than 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at

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