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Legal 500 Names Brinks Gilson & Lione a Top Firm for Patent Prosecution
Published By Legal 500 June 22, 2016

CHICAGO—For the eighth year in a row, intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has been recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2016 as one of the top U.S. firms for patent prosecution, including for re-examination and post-grant proceedings under the America Invents Act (AIA).

To assess the overall visibility and reputation of Brinks’ patent prosecution practice, Legal 500's team of researchers gathered feedback from clients and peers, noting Brinks’ particular technical strength in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and medical device industries.

“Recent highlights include handling a petition for inter partes review filed for a client in the automobile industry, and successfully invalidating the majority of claims of a patent covering tire pressure monitoring systems,” noted The Legal 500 in its description of Brinks.

The independent legal referral guide recognized Brinks shareholders John F. Nethery and Jon Beaupré as key individuals in the practice. Nethery is the former chair of Brinks’ patent prosecution practice group. Beaupré currently co-chairs Brinks’ post-grant patent practice group.

The Legal 500 provides corporate counsel, CEOs, CFOs, and professional advisors, as well as other national and international referral sources, an objective annual analysis of the U.S. legal services market. More information 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