2015 Legal Awards

Legal Awards 2015 M&A awards 51 LEGAL awards ~ Best Post-Grant Patent Practice Group - USA At Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., we focus exclusively on serving our clients’ needs to create, enforce and protect their intellectual property rights worldwide. With a wealth of experience in prosecution, counseling, licensing and, litigation, Brinks boasts more than 135 attorneys and IP professionals who provide thoughtful, effective legal strategies and creative insights to help clients realize their business and legal objectives. Many also have undergraduate and advanced degrees in research sciences, in applied sciences, in engineering, in business, and more. So we’re comfortable with complexity. We understand the effort that goes into creating products and bringing ideas to market. We have a deep bench and the experience to tackle the most im- portant of our clients’ problems. That’s why Brinks is asked by some of the world’s most innovative companies to protect their intellectual asset portfolios—from strategic prosecution to licensing, from efforts to resolve disputes through mediation or arbitration to litigation. The U.S. legal industry has seen significant transition in recent years. The advent of the Le- ahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) created new post-grant proceedings that allow parties to challenge patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), rather than in the traditional venue of federal courts. The statutory mandate to complete these proceedings within twelve months, offers a lower cost alternative to court litigation, and has shifted the venue of many patent battles to the USPTO. Our firm can more than accommodate for changes such as these, as Brinks Gilson & Lione’s Post-Grant Patent Practice group includes over 40 patent attorneys with experience both in the courtroom and at the USPTO. The Brinks team will work with clients to develop and implement a comprehensive and coordinated litigation plan designed for success in the courtroom, in the pat- ent and trademark office, and in the marketplace. And this will be done in a cost-effective manner designed to meet the client’s budget and exceed their expectations. Although inter partes reviews (IPRs) and covered business method patent reviews (CBMs) have only been available for a few years, BGL has jumped to the forefront of this new type of proceeding and has served as lead counsel in many cases before Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), including some of the first CBMs and some of the first appeals of post-grant PTAB proceedings to the Federal Circuit. As for the award, we are proud to have been selected Best Post-Grant Patent Practice Group – USA. This is a reflection of the trust our clients have placed in our legal guidance and determined efforts to achieve the best outcomes in the new AIA post-grant patent proceedings. Company: Brinks Gilson & Lione Names: Marc V. Richards and Jon H. Beaupré Emails: mrichards@brinksgilson.com; jbeaupre@brinksgilson.com Web Address: www.brinksgilson.com Address: NBC Tower – Suite 3600 455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL 60611 USA Telephone: 312.321.4200 Brinks Gilson & Lione

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