August 21, 2018

Brinks, Gilson & Lione

Phone: 312-321-4200

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. Our more than 130 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. 

Brinks Facts:  Intellectual Property Team

  • Attorneys & Scientific Advisors: 130+
  • Technology areas covered: 60+
  • Attorneys with advanced degrees: 30+
  • Languages: 13
  • Licensed at the USPTO: 100+
  • Incorporated: 1917

Diversity and Inclusion:  Moving  Forward Together

At Brinks, we know that diversity is the way forward—not just for our firm, but for a better and more inclusive legal and business community as a whole. Simply put, we are smarter, stronger and more creative when our ideas reflect different perspectives. We don’t just support diversity—we actively seek it out. Reporting directly to our firm president, our Diversity & Inclusion Committee leads an array of initiatives to help people of different races, genders and sexual orientations succeed at Brinks, including:

  • Firmwide cultural competence training

  • Robust mentoring programs

  • Recruitment at minority job fairs and law schools

  • Sponsorship of diverse legal and charitable organizations

  • Active involvement in minority networking organizations

  • Meaningful, high-profile work assignments for all professionals.

Contributing authors from Brinks, Gilson & Lione:

A. John Murray, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Chicago, Intellectual Property Law Attorney
John focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution with a technical concentration in the areas of medical devices (including implantable and drug-eluting devices),...
Bashir Ali, Stakeholder, Intellectual property lawyer, Brinks Gilson
From batteries and fuel cells to drug delivery and synthetic chemistry, Bashir Ali has helped clients obtain more than 200 U.S. patents. With both a Ph.D. and a B.S. in chemistry, Bashir...
Lawrence Almeda IP Law Lawyer, Brinks
With almost 20 years of experience in intellectual property law, Lawrence G. (“L.G.”) Almeda has helped secure and protect the innovations of the world’s largest corporations and the newest...
Jacob Bachman Patent Prosecution Lawyer Brinks Gilson
Combining both litigation and patent prosecution experience, Jacob Bachman brings a 360-degree perspective to protecting and enforcing intellectual property assets. His dual focus provides...
William Boudreaux, shareholder IP lawyer, Brinks Gilson
Bill Boudreaux is an experienced pharmaceutical patent lawyer, bringing more than 20 years of experience from both in-house and private practice settings. Bill’s extensive in-house...
Scott Brim, IP Lawyer, Brinks Gilson
In his 13 years as a patent prosecution attorney at Brinks Gilson & Lione, Scott Brim has developed both breadth and depth, advising all his clients on how to obtain patents and secure...
Jeffrey Catalano, Brinks Gilson, patent lawyer
Jeff Catalano focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, and patent disputes. He has represented clients...
James Cleland, Brinks Gilson, Intellectual property lawyer,
Working relentlessly to achieve his clients’ objectives, Jim Cleland brings a mix of high energy, a wealth of litigation experience in district, appellate and patent courts across the...
Eric Cohen, Brinks Gilson, Litigation lawyer
Deeply experienced and highly respected by peers and his clients, Eric C. Cohen is an accomplished patent, trademark and copyright attorney who focuses on litigation. For more than 35 years...
Heidi Dare, Brinks Gilson, IP Lawyer
Heidi counsels clients in patent related matters including international patent portfolio management and due diligence analyses. Heidi’s practice focuses on patent prosecution in technical...
Betsy Derwinski, Brinks Gilson, patent lawyer
Betsy Derwinski focuses on U.S. and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution, currently devoting a significant portion of her practice to leading athletic footwear and apparel...
J William Dockrey, Patent attorney, Brinks Gilson
William Dockrey focuses on all aspects of Intellectual Property Law practice patent prosecution, opinions, counseling, technology transfer, including patent infringement litigation, and...
Yuezhong Fend, Shareholder, IP attorney, Brinks Gilson
With a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, Yuezhong Feng is used to handling challenging subject matter. He puts his technical knowledge to work litigating complex patent, Hatch-Waxman (ANDA),...
Jennifer Fox, Blinks Gilson, IP Litigation attorney
With over two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, Jennifer has built a solid reputation as a trusted advisor to biotechnology and pharmaceutical...
Walter Frank Patent Prosecution Lawyer Brinks Gilson
Walter C. Frank is an experienced patent prosecution attorney with 14 years of experience in private practice and over twenty years of chemical research in both laboratory and research...
Clients and colleagues alike recognize Bill Frankel for his extraordinary range of experience and his effective advocacy in intellectual property disputes. His litigation practice...
John Freeman, Brinks Gilson, IP Lawyer
A former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) Patent Examiner, John Freeman focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution; counseling; licensing; and opinion work,...
Joshua Frick, Patent Lawyer, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Chicago, IL
A strong advocate for client brands, Josh Frick handles all aspects of trademark and copyright protection, including prosecution, portfolio management, transactions and litigation. Clients...
Kent Genin, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Chicago, Intellectual Property and Litigation Law Attorney
Kent Genin focuses his practice on patent litigation and prosecution, and has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications both inside the U.S. and internationally....
Sarah Goodman, patent lawyer, Brinks Gilson
Prior to law school, Sarah worked in a laboratory focusing on the genetic causes of neurological disorders and in the clinical laboratory of a hospital. Sarah has experience working with...
Jeffrey Handelman, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Chicago, Intellectual Property and Litigation Law Attorney
With more than 30 years of handling complex intellectual property (IP) litigation, Jeffery A. Handelman is nationally recognized for his experience and knowledge as a litigator and...
Judy He Patent attorney Brinks Gilson Law Firm In Chicago
Judy’s dual background in Chemistry and Finance allows her to quickly identify and accomplish the IP goals of her clients. As a former editor of the Iowa Law Review, Judy is detail oriented...
Fei Hu Intellectual Property Lawyer Brinks
With significant intellectual property experience in leading technology companies, Fei Hu has an inside view of the vision and demands of the Internet, semiconductor and telecommunication...
Michael Hussey, Shareholder, Brinks Gilson, IP/Technology lawyer
Michael Hussey applies his extensive technology and business experience to help his clients leverage and navigate the complex world of intellectual property law.  His clients range from...
Harold Johnson Infringement Lawyer Brinks
With more than three decades of experience to his credit, Harry Johnson brings an unequalled perspective to client counseling and litigation. Whether he is providing authoritative opinions...
Eric Krischke Patent Lawyer Brinks
Eric Krischke is a registered patent attorney with more than 18 years of experience representing domestic and international clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  His...
Peter Lee, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Chicago, Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney
Peter Lee counsels a broad range of clients in the electrical and computer arts in both the United States and internationally. With his extensive experience prosecuting patents, litigating...
Dan Liu, Brinks Gilson, business transactions attorney
Prior to joining Brinks, Dan worked as a businessperson in China in different industries, from business training to financial investment, dealing with a diverse client base across a wide...
Laura Lydigsen, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Chicago, Intellectual Property and Litigation Attorney
Laura is the chair of the firm’s appellate practice group. Her practice includes intellectual property litigation at both the district court and appellate level, with a focus on...
Virginia Wolks Marino, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Chicago, Intellectual Property Law Attorney
Virginia Marino focuses her intellectual property law practice on all aspects of domestic and global brand protection, copyright and unfair competition law.  Virginia has extensive...
Ryan Marshall Chemical Patent Lawyer Brinks Gilson
Ryan Marshall is a seasoned chemical and pharmaceutical patent lawyer, bringing over 15 years of experience to clients. Ryan is known for his thoughtful and creative approaches to address...
Gerlinde (Linda) Nattler, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Ann Arbor, Intellectual Property Law Attorney
With many years of international in-house patent prosecution experience, Linda Nattler knows how important it is to view patent applications in the context of a client’s business and...
Joshua Ney, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Ann Arbor, Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Litigation Law Attorney
Dr. Joshua Ney focuses his practice on patent litigation and prosecution in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical industries. His litigation experience includes handling matters...
Jeff Nichols, Brinks Gilson, IP Lawyer
Jeff Nichols is a trusted advisor, problem solver, and accomplished litigator. He achieves outstanding results for clients in important, high-stakes litigation. Jeff is a leader. He is co-...
James Oehler, Patent Attorney, technology, former engineer, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Chicago, Illinois
Client service is the foundation of James Oehler’s patent prosecution and litigation practice. As a professional engineer who designed power plants, James learned first-hand just how...
Douglas Oguss, Shareholder, IP attorney, Brinks Gilson
Doug is a shareholder who manages complex intellectual property portfolios. Selected by his peers as an "Emerging Lawyer" in the 2015-2017 editions of Emerging Lawyers Magazine, Doug has...
Daniel Parrish, Brinks Gilson, IP Lawyer
Daniel draws on his engineering background to serve intellectual property clients, predominantly in patent prosecution, opinion work, and all phases of trial practice.  He works with global...
Allyn Elliot Rhodes, Patent lawyer, Brinks Gilson
Whether it’s a change in the law or a stubborn patent examiner, Allyn Elliott is tenacious in the face of obstacles, never giving up until she finds a way to achieve client objectives. As a...
James Sobieraj, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Chicago, Brinks, Gilson and Lione Law Firm
Jim Sobieraj has more than 35 years of experience in intellectual property and commercial litigation.  He has successfully defended a large multi-level marketing company in several...
Mr. Sozzani litigates matte­rs at the trial and appellate levels involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, trade dress, false advertising, rights of publicity, unfair...
Jennifer Theis, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Ann Arbor, Intellectual Property Law Attorney
Jennifer’s diverse intellectual property law practice focuses on all aspects of trademark law, patent law, copyright law and unfair competition law. Her litigation experience includes civil...
Andrew Umlauf, patent attorney, Brinks Gilson
Andrew Umlauf has significant experience in the defense, industrial and consumer industries.  Whether there is a technical or legal issue at hand, he has a knack for breaking down complex...
Lyle Vander Schaaf Intellectual Property Lawyer Brinks
Lyle began his career on IP cases representing small companies defending themselves against Fortune 500 corporations in “bet the company” type ITC proceedings and learned early on how...
Sen (Alex) Wang, Brinks Gilson Law Firm, Chicago, Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney
Alex focuses his practice on patent drafting, prosecution, and litigation. His extensive training in Mechanical Design, Manufacturing, and Automation enables him to have a quick grasp of a...
Keith Weiss, Brinks Gilson, intellectual patent lawyer
Keith is not just an intellectual property attorney, but also an inventor who understands the product development cycle having been through the process many times. Keith’s strong science...
Kyle Yardberry, Brinks Gilson, Intellectual property lawyer
A practitioner with diverse professional experience, Kyle understands that clients often view IP law as a means to achieve commercial objectives.  With this in mind, Kyle works harder and...