Gustavo Siller
Shareholder
概观

“To be an effective counselor, you have to understand the client’s industry and their overall business goals.”

Gus Siller’s diverse background in telecommunications, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering is invaluable to companies involved in telecommunications and internet technology, analog and digital technology, medical devices, semiconductor technology, expert systems, and software related technology. Gus has developed a particular niche helping Asian companies navigate U.S. intellectual property protection laws. He is experienced in helping companies decide when to litigate and when to settle, and in executing individualized dispute-resolution strategies for best results. Gus Siller was elected by the shareholders as the president of Brinks Gilson & Lione in 2018.­­­

Gus is a licensed patent attorney with experience in patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings. As a litigator, he has defended clients against infringement claims by both competitors and NPEs. Gus supervises portfolios containing thousands of new patents each year, protecting innovation against infringement and leveraging it through licensing and other transactions. He works with companies from China, Japan and Korea to identify and minimize the risks of bringing sophisticated technology to U.S. markets.

Gus achieved a favorable settlement for LG Electronics in a patent infringement action involving cellular telephone and tablets. He defended LG Philips LCD (now LF Display Co.) in an infringement action brought by several patent holding companies, which settled after Gus filed summary judgement motions. Gus achieved a favorable settlement for Power Measurement Ltd. and Power Measurement Inc. in an action alleging antitrust violations, tortious interference with a prospective business relationship in an unfair competition against General Electric Co. He also defended the Power Measurement in a 10-patent infringement action related to digital power monitoring systems brought by General Electric.

教育
  • J.D.,
    德保罗大学法学院, 1982
  • Graduate Coursework, Computer and Electrical Engineering,
    伊利诺伊理工学院, 1990
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering,
    西北大学, 1979
执业准许
  • Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir.
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
技术背景
  • Analog Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Telecommunication
语言
  • Spanish
经验 | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Chicago, IL
President, 2018 – Present
Shareholder, 1994 – Present
Associate, 1988 – 1994

United States Department of Energy, Argonne, IL
Patent Attorney, 1985 – 1989

经验 | Teaching

DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL
Adjunct Professor, 1995 – 1997

演讲
  • Crain’s Most Innovative Companies, Moderator, Chicago, Illinois, November 2018
  • Brinks 2018 IP Developments Webinar, Moderator, Chicago, Illinois, February 2018
  • The Issues and Developments of U.S. IPR Proceedings and Influences on the ICT Industry Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Beijing, China, May 2016
  • Patentable Subject Matter Issues in U.S. Law; IP Forum - Taiwan Society of International Law, Taipei Taiwan, May 2016
代理案件

Litigation Matters

  • Blue Spike, LLC v. Oppo Digital, Inc., Guangdong Oppo Electronics Industry Co., Ltd., C. A. No. 13-752 (E.D. Tex. filed October 8, 2013) – Represented Guangdong Oppo Electronics in patent infringement action for cellular phones and tablets. Case dismissed on jurisdictional argument.
  • Codec Technologies LLC v. Coolpad Technologies Inc., C.A. No. 2:16-cv-00307 (E.D. Tex. filed March 30, 2016) – Represented Coolpad Technologies in patent infringement action for cellular phones and tablets. Case favorably settled in favor of Coolpad Technologies.
  • Long Corner Consumer Electronics LLC v. Coolpad Technologies Inc., C. A. No. 2:13-cv-1004 (E. D. Tex. filed November 26, 2013) – Represented Coolpad Technologies in patent infringement action for cellular phones and tablets. Case favorably settled in favor of Coolpad Technologies.
  • Shop-Vac Corp. v. Alton Industries Group Ltd. (N.D. Ill., 2013) – Represented Alton Industries in patent infringement actions alleging infringement of five power tool patents. Case favorably settled in favor of Alton Industries.

Patent Portfolio Management and Licensing

  • Presently represents multibillion dollar companies in developing and managing US patent portfolios in electronics and telecommunications technology to protect the companies intellectual property.
  • Successfully represented Japanese global electronics technology company in licensing negotiations for electrical components used in cellular phones leading to a multi-million dollar cross-licensing arrangement for the company and a third party company.

新闻报道和活动
October 31, 2019

On October 24, 2019, Crain’s Chicago Business hosted its second annual Most Innovative Companies Breakfast at The Chicago Club.  Sponsored by Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, the event honored the city’s top innovators—including 44 Chicago companies...

September 05, 2019

CHICAGO  – Brinks Gilson & Lione is proud to announce it has achieved Mansfield 2.0 Certification Plus status for the second year in a row ...

February 27, 2019

On February 27, at 12:00pm CT, join attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione as they discuss the upcoming issues...

November 19, 2018

CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, is proud to announce that shareholder and firm President Gustavo “Gus” Siller and shareholders Yuezhong Feng and Tadashi Horie, have been named to Crain’s Custom Media 2018 list of Chicago’s Notable Minority Lawyers...

October 24, 2018

CHICAGO—Brinks shareholder Gary M. Ropski has been named the #1 Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois and  Laura Beth Miller has been recognized among the Top...

August 21, 2018

CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, is proud to announce that through its participation in the Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Pilot Program 1.0, the firm has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification and Certification Plus status...

February 19, 2018

CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, recently received The Chicago Committee’s Diversity Award for Most Partners of Color in Firm Management. The award, part of a newly launched law firm recognition program by The Chicago Committee, underscores Brinks’ commitment to fostering and improving diversity, inclusion...

February 07, 2018

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione is presenting a webinar “2018 IP Developments” to address recent developments in intellectual property law and a look at what might be ahead for companies engaged in research, development, and marketing their innovations on February 7, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST...

February 07, 2018

On February 7 at 12:00pm CT, Join Brinks Gilson & Lione attorneys as they discuss the issues...

January 22, 2018

CHICAGO—Attorney Jafon Fearson of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, has been named an Associate Board Member for Chicago-based Legal Prep Charter Academy, a free, open-enrollment public high school founded in 2012 in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago...

January 18, 2018

Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that Gustavo (Gus) Siller has assumed the role of president at the 130+ lawyer firm, effective January 1, 2018. Gus, who was elected to a four-year term, succeeds James Sobieraj, who was elected in 2011...

January 11, 2017

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has chosen shareholder and patent litigator Gustavo Siller as its president-elect...

January 03, 2017

CHICAGO—A passion for intellectual property law. A commitment to exceptional client service. ...

May 26, 2016
CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, announced today that it has filed an application with the Shenzhen Justice Bureau to establish an office in Shenzhen, China, the ...
January 12, 2016

CHICAGO—Twenty-two attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named to the 2016 ...

August 14, 2015
CHICAGO—Minority students interested in careers in the law will receive a helpful boost at this year’s Summer Legal Institute, a program of Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization, (JTB-APO), at an August 4, 2015 session ...
January 20, 2015
CHICAGO—Twenty-four attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, are named to the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers, a rating service that lists lawyers from more than ...
October 23, 2014
CHICAGO—Gary M. Ropski, a shareholder at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione and the firm's past president, has been named the #1 Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, and fifty-nine ...
January 14, 2014
CHICAGO -- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, has announced the 2014 chairpersons of its legal and industry practice groups and geographic task forces. The firm added a new practice group ...
荣誉
  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2015 – 2019
  • Chicago's Notable Minority Lawyer, Crain's Custom Media, 2018
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2005 – 2016
联盟协会
  • American Bar Association 
    Litigation Section
    Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Licensing Executives Society