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IP Law Firm Brinks Receives High Recognition in Utah in IAM Patent 1000, Two Salt Lake Attorneys Singled Out as Stars
June 16, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione's Salt Lake City office has received high recognition in IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, placing for the first time in the Bronze Band in Utah for patent firms.

IAM notes in its rankings that Brinks does a great job maintaining the utmost standards in both prosecution and litigation services. The editors add that with its skill mix, Brinks is ideally suited to post-grant work and finds itself in high demand in the environment post-America Invents Act. The publication cites the firm's mastery of the electrical arts and its recruitment of marquee names from the International Trade Commission (ITC) as foundations of its 'muscular Section 337 practice,' and notes that medical device and biopharmaceutical litigation are also strongholds for the contentious division.

IAM also notes that Brinks' Salt Lake City contingent received ringing endorsements from peers in the region, and singled out two Salt Lake-based Brinks attorneys, Ryan L. Marshall and Steven P. Shurtz, who are identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters. Marshall and Shurtz “have a customer-comes-first attitude and know how to deliver exactly what a growing enterprise needs,” according to IAM sources. 'Both are versatile operators who maintain dual prosecution and litigation practices.'

Published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), the IAM Patent 1000 seeks to produce the definitive list of the world’s leading patent experts on the basis of feedback received from over 1,500 telephone interviews with attorneys and in-house counsel. Now in its third edition, it spotlights the best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners and firms. Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. More information is at

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks Gilson & Lione has 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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