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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers Recognize IP Law Firm Brinks Gilson & Lione Seventeen Times in 2018 "Best Law Firms" List
November 01, 2017

CHICAGO—Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, has again been recognized as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in the eighth annual edition of “Best Law Firms,” with Brinks receiving five national rankings and twelve metropolitan rankings.

The 2018 “Best Law Firms” list ranks Brinks nationally in Tier 1, the highest level, in the category of Patent Law for the eighth year in a row, in the category of Trademark Law for the sixth year in a row, and in the category of Litigation-Intellectual Property. The firm achieved a national Tier 2 ranking in Litigation-Patent, and a Tier 3 ranking in Copyright Law.

Individual Brinks offices also received top rankings at the metropolitan level. Brinks’ Chicago office was again this year accorded Tier 1 designations in Copyright Law, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law.

Brinks’ office in Ann Arbor, Mich. was again ranked in Tier 1 in Patent Law, while its Research Triangle Park, N.C. office earned Tier 1 rankings in Biotechnology Law and Patent Law, and a Tier 3 ranking in Corporate Law. In Washington, DC, the firm was ranked in Tier 3 for Litigation-Intellectual Property. Brinks’ newest office in Tampa, Fla., which opened in 2016, achieved a Tier 2 designation for Litigation-Intellectual Property and a Tier 3 ranking for Litigation-Patent.

Inclusion in the U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list signals professional excellence and persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer feedback, peer review from leading attorneys, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

To be eligible to be considered for “Best Law Firms,” a firm must have at least one attorney listed in the current edition of Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the US. Fifteen Brinks attorneys were honored with that designation for 2018.

The 2018 "Best Law Firms" rankings are available at

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating its centennial year in 2017, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks Gilson & Lione’s more than 140 lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law. Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software, and medical devices. More information is at