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Legal 500 Names Brinks Among Top Law Firms for Patent Prosecution in Utility and Design Patents
June 28, 2012

CHICAGO - For the fourth year in a row, Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized as one of the top law firms in the United States for patent prosecution in utility and design, in the 2012 edition of The Legal 500 - United States.

The Legal 500 highlights Brinks shareholders Andrew D. Stover, who chairs the Patent Prosecution Practice Group at Brinks, the “hugely experienced” G. Peter Nichols, and Kent E. Genin.

Brinks is described as “a well-regarded Chicago-based IP boutique with notable sector strengths in semiconductors, medical devices, telecoms and pharmaceuticals” and also with “a strong emphasis on technology,” and notes that the firm is active in advising clients on re-examinations and interference matters. The Legal 500 highlights Brinks’ recent patent portfolio management work for Alticor, Cook Group and Yahoo!, as well as new client Broadcom.

The Legal 500 – United States is a practical and comprehensive guide of the leading law firms in the U.S. legal market. The guide assesses firms by both geographical area and practice area and offers analyses of firm strengths. The performance of each firm is assessed by reviewing recommendations from clients on service quality and interviews with lawyers in each practice area to provide a clearer picture of each firm.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 140 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 bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor and Indianapolis. More information is available at