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Brinks Vaults Upward in Annual Rankings of Largest U.S. Law Firms by National Law Journal
July 16, 2013

CHICAGO—Chicago-based intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest IP firms and the largest in the Midwest, has moved up 27 spots from 293 to 265 in this year's rankings of the nation's largest law firms by The National Law Journal.

Brinks has more than 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, many of whom hold advanced degrees in technology and the sciences and had industry experience before choosing to practice law. The firm's lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark and trade dress, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law.

Brinks specializes in intellectual property work for innovators in the research sciences and applied technology, including in pharmaceuticals and medical devices, bioengineering and biotechnology, chemistry and chemical engineering, and nanotechnology. The firm also has a growing practice at the International Trade Commission.

In addition to its offices in Chicago, Brinks recently moved to expanded offices in Washington, D.C., and opened a new office in Detroit in 2012. Brinks also has offices in Ann Arbor, Research Triangle Park, N.C., Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at  

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at