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Brinks Named A Top U.S. Law Firm for Patent Prosecution, Utility and Design, and Trademarks, Non-Contentious by The Legal 500
July 09, 2014

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized by The Legal 500 for the sixth consecutive year as one of the top U.S. firms for patent prosecution in utility and design, and for the first time the firm ranks as a top U.S. firm for trademarks, non-contentious.

The independent legal referral guide also recommends eleven Brinks attorneys in The Legal 500 United States 2014.

In recommending Brinks' patent prosecution practice in utility and design, The Legal 500 cites the firm's 'solid reputation in a number of sectors, most notably in semiconductors, medical devices, telecoms and pharmaceuticals, and provides a full patent portfolio service to clients such as Alticor and CME Group.' Legal 500 also cites the deep experience in U.S. and international patent applications of Andrew D. Stover, who heads Brinks' patent prosecution practice group, and singles out Michael E. Milz for his expertise relating to mechanical technologies and medical devices. G. Peter Nichols, Bashir M.S. Ali, Ph.D., Kent E. Genin and Lawrence G. Almeda are also recommended.

The Legal 500 also notes that in the area of trademarks, non-contentious (full coverage), Brinks 'sets the curve in all areas, including responsiveness, IP knowledge and business acumen,' and gives 'creative legal advice, appropriately managing risk.' Practice chair Christopher M. Dolan is recognized for handling complex trademark licensing, settlement and co-existence agreements, as well as trademark prosecution and counterfeit protection matters. Social media expert Andrew J. Avsec, international trademark practice group chair Mary M. Squyres, and John T. Gabrielides and Jerome Gilson are also recommended.

In developing its recommendations, The Legal 500 research team surveys and interviews peers, clients, and the law firms themselves to assess overall visibility and reputation. The process culminates in detailed rankings and editorial, providing corporate counsel, CEOs, CFOs and other buyers of legal services with an objective analysis of the U.S. market that is updated annually.

Only a small number of U.S. firms with a national presence and the ability to handle sophisticated and complex work are highlighted in The Legal 500. 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