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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes IP Law Firm Brinks Gilson & Lione Seventeen Times in 2019 "Best Law Firms" List
November 09, 2018

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 ninth annual edition of “Best Law Firms,” with Brinks receiving five national rankings and twelve metropolitan rankings.

The 2019 “Best Law Firms” list ranks Brinks nationally in Tier 1, the highest level, in the category of Patent Law for the ninth year in a row, in the category of Trademark Law for the seventh year in a row, and in the category of Litigation-Intellectual Property. The firm achieved a national Tier 2 ranking in Litigation-Patent, and advanced to a Tier 2 ranking in Copyright Law.

Individual Brinks offices also received top rankings at the metropolitan level. Brinks’ Chicago office 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, Michigan was again ranked in Tier 1 in Patent Law, while its Research Triangle Park, North Carolina office earned Tier 1 rankings in Biotechnology Law and Patent Law, and a Tier 3 ranking in Corporate Law. In Washington, D.C., the firm was ranked in Tier 3 for Litigation-Intellectual Property. Brinks’ office in Tampa, Florida again achieved a Tier 2 designation for Litigation-Intellectual Property and increased in rank to Tier 2 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 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 United States.

The 2019 "Best Law Firms" rankings are available here.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating more than 100 years of intellectual property law, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Our 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 can be found at