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Intellectual Asset Management Ranks Brinks Gilson & Lione "At the Top of the IP List"
Research Triangle Park Managing Shareholder Baum Singled Out in IAM Patent 1000
Published By Intellectual Asset Management June 01, 2016

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK—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.

Brinks, one of the largest intellectual property law boutiques in the United States, placed in the Silver Band in North Carolina and Utah for patent firms, in the Silver Band in Illinois for patent litigation, and in the Bronze Band in Michigan for patent firms. The firm also is designated as Recommended in Illinois for patent prosecution and transactions.

The IAM Patent 1000, now in its fifth edition, quotes a source who says that Brinks “does a fantastic job in patent litigation.” The publication also praises Brinks’ patent prosecution practice, noting that it “performs flawlessly when it comes to the procurement of patents and adds tremendous value with its wider portfolio development and invention capture services.”

The IAM Patent 1000 also recognized 12 individual Brinks attorneys who were identified by clients and peers for their exceptional skill sets and insights into patent matters.

In Research Triangle Park, the publication cited managing shareholder and former pharmaceutical chemist Allen R. Baum, calling him a “decisive lawyer who is in tune with everything that is happening in the market.” An IAM source noted that Baum, “tailors his advice around your business needs.”

IAM also singled out Brinks president James R. Sobieraj, and his colleagues William H. Frankel, Ralph J. Gabric, Joseph F. Hetz, Laura Beth Miller, Mark H. Remus, Gary M. Ropski, and Andrew D. Stover in Chicago; Carl C. Charneski from Brinks' Washington, D.C. office; Steven L. Oberholtzer from its Ann Arbor office; and Ryan L. Marshall from its Salt Lake City office.

The IAM Patent 1000 seeks to identify and profile leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions. Individuals qualify for a listing when IAM researchers receive sufficient positive feedback from market sources with knowledge of the attorney’s practice and the market within which he or she operates. Firms qualify on the basis of their depth of experience, market presence, and the level of work on which they are typically engaged.

More information about the IAM Patent 1000 2016 is at

Brinks Gilson & Lione

The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at