Patent law constantly evolves alongside the technology it protects.
Its ability to adapt and to respond is good news for those on the forefront of technology, but bad news for those who seek certainty of outcomes.
In 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) rewrote the rules for patent prosecution and enforcement—rules that are still being interpreted, challenged and changed. As a result, the patent strategies used today must anticipate the regime of tomorrow.
Brinks Gilson & Lione has a lead on the future of patent prosecution. Since our founding in 1917, our lawyers have worked directly with the patent office and have kept a sharp focus on patent prosecution issues. Representing many of the world’s largest and most innovative owners of intellectual property, we are on the front lines of legal and regulatory developments every day. We not only see the future of patent law, we help create it.
LEADERS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
With more than 40 advanced scientific and technical degrees, Brinks lawyers speak the language of innovation. Many have held private industry positions providing hands-on technology and engineering experience, along with a practical understanding of business issues. Our client-side perspective helps us anticipate obstacles, spot opportunities and develop strategies to increase portfolio value.