CHICAGO, April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the twelfth consecutive year, intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest IP law firms in the United States, has been ranked in the top 20 patent firms in the country by monthly legal industry magazine Intellectual Property Today.
Intellectual Property Today's annual ranking of more than 270 U.S. boutique and general practice firms with IP practices is determined according to the total number of U.S. utility patents those firms obtained on behalf of their clients.
The publication ranked Brinks 17th in the number of utility patents issued in 2014, with 1,946. Brinks attorneys saw a total of 2,030 U.S. patents issued in 2014—including utility, design, and plant patents, for year-over-year growth of 3.7 percent.
"At Brinks, we focus on protecting our clients' intellectual property worldwide," said James R. Sobieraj, president of Brinks. "This recognition of our patent prosecution team from IP Today is testament to our commitment—and the breadth and depth of our attorneys' skills."
Brinks' patent prosecution group helps commercial clients and research universities in every major technical field—including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer science, electronics, nanotechnology, and mechanical engineering—protect their innovations worldwide.
Complete ranking data for Intellectual Property Today's 2015 Top Patent Firms are at http://www.iptoday.com/issues/2015/03/top-patent-firms.asp.
Brinks Gilson & Lione
The more than 135 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks 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 www.brinksgilson.com.
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