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Brinks Gilson & Lione Again Ranks in Top Tier of U.S. Law Firms in U.S. News & World Report

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - November 04, 2013) - Brinks Gilson & Lione, the largest IP law firm in the Midwest and the sixth-largest nationally, has again been recognized as a top-tier law firm by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in its 2014 list of "Best Law Firms."

For the fourth consecutive year, Brinks achieved the highest designation, Tier 1, in the national category of Patent Law. The firm was also nationally ranked Tier 1 in Trademark Law and Tier 2 in Litigation - Intellectual Property and Litigation - Patent, both for the second year in a row.

In the metropolitan rankings, Brinks' Chicago office is ranked Tier 1 in Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law. The firm's office in Ann Arbor, Mich. achieved a Tier 1 designation for Litigation - Intellectual Property and for Patent Law, and a Tier 2 designation for Trademark Law.

Brinks' office in Research Triangle Park, N.C. received a Tier 1 ranking for Biotechnology Law and Patent Law, and a Tier 2 ranking for Corporate Law.

Firms included in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" ranking are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. The 2014 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record: more than 12,000 attorneys provided over 330,000 law firm assessments, and nearly 7,000 clients provided close to 20,000 evaluations.

According to U.S. News & World Report, "Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise, and reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity."

The entire 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings are available at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Brinks Gilson & Lione has more than 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at www.brinksgilson.com.

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