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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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, ...
Influential Women In IP Law: 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 »
Intellectual Property Attorney Hourly Rate Report 2014PR Newswire (press release)... P.A.; Bingham McCutchen; Blank Rome; Bracewell & Giuliani; Bradley Arant Boult Cummings; Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione; Brown Rudnick; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Bryan Cave; Buchalter Nemer; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; BuckleySandler ...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 ...
Rubik's Cube, Pac-Man Trademarks Outlive PopularityBloomberg“I wouldn't be surprised if some companies come forward and said, we didn't even know,” said Lyle Vander Schaaf, a lawyer at Brinks Hofer in Washington, who argues ITC cases. The other items Customs asked the ITC to take off its watch list include …and more »
BIO IP & Diagnostics SymposiumPatent Docs... LLP (session sponsored by McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP). • Session 2 -- Recent Patent Litigation & Disputes -- Jennifer L. Fox of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione will moderate a panel including Andrew Shyjan, Corporate Counsel of MedImmune.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 …
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