Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione

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Main Office: Chicago
Participating Offices: Chicago; Indianapolis, IN; Salt Lake City; Ann Arbor, MI; Arlington, VA
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Hofer Resigns From Namesake IP Firm Over Benefits FlapLaw360 (subscription)Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 9:11 PM ET) -- A 52-year-veteran and named partner of Chicago-based Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione announced his resignation from the firm Monday amid a long-running schism between a group of the firm's senior ...
Nationwide Layoff Watch: Brinks Hofer Bids Farewell to 18Above the LawThis week the recession claimed 18 at intellectual-property boutique Brinks Hofer. We spoke with firm president Gary Ropski, who confirmed that seven attorneys, one patent agent, and ten staff were laid off this week. [FN1] Most of these layoffs took …
Brinks Hofer Cuts 7 Lawyers & 19 Staff, May Reduce Associate Pay Next YearABA JournalIn addition to cutting seven lawyers and 19 staff, Brinks Hofer may also reduce associate pay next year, Ropski says. “We are working on our salaries for next year for associates, and they will be most certainly revised to what are current market levels.
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Law professor Yolanda M. King to take copyright law 'Outside the Box'NIU TodayAfter receiving her J.D. from Harvard University, King practiced intellectual property law at Husch Blackwell Sanders Welsh & Katz and Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione in Chicago, where she engaged in domestic and international copyright and trademark ...
Aviation student surprised with $100K scholarship to Western Michigan UniversityMLive.comTyler Herndon (left), a senior at West Michigan Aviation Academy, an aviation-themed charter high school, is presented a letter and certificate for a $100,000 scholarship to Western Michigan University to attend the College of Aviation by Steve Jones …and more »
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Wine Lovers Relocate, Plus More Lateral MovesThe American Lawyer (registration)Stationed in Sydney, Australia, Kramer is affiliated with Finnegan's office in Washington, D.C. The wine enthusiast also sells his Malbec wine in the U.S. and Australia, and serves as an adviser to Australia's Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Programme, ...
U.S.'s Sixth-Largest IP Law Firm Renamed Brinks Gilson & LioneMarketwired (press release)CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 07, 2013) - Brinks Gilson & Lione is the new name of the intellectual property law firm formerly known as Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione. The change is effective immediately. Brinks Gilson & Lione, the largest IP law …and more »
Executive profile: Kelly Burris, patent lawyer, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione …AnnArbor.comWhen it was time to become a partner in the firm, she decided it wasn't an ideal fit and instead moved to Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione in Ann Arbor. Around the same time she began practicing law, Burris picked up flying again. She said flying is an …
Katten Muchin's Meredith Martin AddyLaw360 (subscription)The technical and patent law expertise of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP's Meredith Martin Addy has put her in demand not only among clients like Genentech Inc., but also among judges, who often appoint her as a special master to help sort out complex ...and more »
GoDaddy Can't Escape Automated-Email Patent SuitLaw360 (subscription)Law360, Los Angeles (November 4, 2014, 5:24 PM ET) -- Inc. will have to face allegations that it infringes a patent owned by a Connecticut company each time it sends automated emails to customers to remind them to renew domain name ...
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