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 09, 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, ...
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 »
People & Achievements in the greater Ann Arbor area, including Brinks• Michael N. Spink, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of law firm Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, was named chair of the firm's Intellectual Asset Management Group. Spink's intellectual property law practice at Brinks focuses on all aspects of …and more »
GoDaddy Can't Escape Automated-Email Patent SuitLaw360 (subscription)Law360, Los Angeles (November 04, 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: LG Almeda, intellectual property attorney and shareholder …AnnArbor.comLawrence “LG” Almeda, shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione, grew up as one of only a handful of Asian-Pacific Americans in Rochester. However, he said it wasn't until the birth of his first son that he began to become …
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