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International Patent

As the economies of the world become more reliant on one another, it is becoming increasingly important for both businesses and individuals to formulate an international patent strategy.  At Brinks Gilson & Lione, our International Patent Group provides a wide variety of services to ensure that our clients are able to obtain, maintain and assert their international patent rights in an effective manner.

The International Patent Group at Brinks offers our clients a wealth of experience and an impressive infrastructure for filing and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world.  The Group includes partners, associates, patent agents and scientific advisors, all with considerable skill in filing and prosecuting international patent applications. 

 Not only do our seasoned attorneys understand the importance of getting to know a client personally, they also know how important it is to understand a client’s invention and business model—both inside and out—so as to formulate an effective international filing strategy.

By working closely with a select group of foreign associates at firms around the world, we are able to provide a cross-border, multi-faceted approach in solving IP issues.  Being able to leverage our experience and international relationships enables us to quickly and effectively navigate patent applications through so many countries.  Understanding the intricacies of each country’s patent office is an invaluable knowledge that we pass along to our clients through reduced costs and increased speed.

Our forward thinking approach is how we help our clients.

Forward Thinking
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In late June 2017, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) co-sponsored and introduced in the U.S. Senate the Support Technology and Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience  Patents Act of 2017...

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On June 23, 2017, the Federal Circuit held that a party appealing a decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”)...

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On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (Case No. 16-341) altering the landscape of venue for patent infringement litigation...

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On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) denied Google’s petition for rehearing en banc.  Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google Inc., ___ F.3d. ___, Case No. 2015-1812 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 4, 2017).  In the petition, Google asked the CAFC to overturn Versata Development Group, inc. v. SAP America, Inc., 793 F.3d 1306 (Fed. Cir. 2015) in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, 136 S. Ct. 2131 (2016)...

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For patent applications, the disclosure requirements differ among various countries. Two of the most important ...

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The State Intellectual Property Office of China (“SIPO”) on March 1, 2017 finalized the amendment to its Guidelines for Examination; the amendments included patentability of business method patents, enhanced claiming options for software-related inventions, post-filing submission of experimental data for chemical inventions, liberalized amendment practice in post-grant invalidation proceedings, and availability of prosecution documents of Chinese patents and applications...

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As part of its annual “Special 301” identification and review of countries that deny adequate and...

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In Medtronic, Inc. v. Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc., the Federal Circuit discussed the non-appealable...

 

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On July 25, 2016, the Federal Circuit, in In re Magnum Oil Tools Int’l, reversed the final decision of an inter partes ...

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On July 20, 2016, Chicago attorneys, Miyoung Shin and Peter Lee, wrote a guest article for Law360 entitled, "Finding ...

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On June 23, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to exit the European Union (EU) – a decisive move whimsically known ...

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled in Amgen Inc. v. Apotex Inc. that a biosimilar-product ...

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The Federal Circuit, in an en banc decision, held that to be “on sale” under pre-AIA § 102(b), a product must be the ...

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Linda Nattler, an IP attorney with the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., conducted...

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On June 17, 2016, IP Frontline published an article entitled, “Never Late is Better: PTAB Denies Petitioners Motion in IPR After Missing Filing Deadline By Minutes” written by Oluwafemi Masha, Kent E. Genin and Jennifer Fox.  Please ...
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On May 23, 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision denying motions...

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CHICAGO—National law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione is “at the top of the list” again this year for intellectual property according to IAM Patent 1000 2016—The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine's guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms.

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President Obama signed into law yesterday the Defend Trade Secrets Act, establishing for the first time an ostensibly uniform national trade secret protection standard...
 

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On April 25, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case, Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, No. 15-446, that seeks to determine whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...

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ANN ARBOR/DETROIT – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the top U.S. firms for prosecution of utility and design patents for the seventh year ...
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CHICAGO—Intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized by The Legal 500 as one of the top U.S. firms for prosecution of utility and design patents for the seventh year in a row, based on the firm’s ...
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The America Invents Act, signed into law on September 16, 2011, finally established funding for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) “Track One” prioritized patent examination procedure that was announced in May 2011. ...
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'International Patent Law and Practice Committee Newsletter' - May 2009 IPO Articles & Reps., Pats. Sec. No. 5. For more information, please visit www.ipo.org.
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