Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 17, 2012
In response to growing client demand for specialized intellectual property law expertise in the medical device industry, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione has launched a new practice group to help key medical device innovators, including established industry leaders, to protect, enforce and leverage their valuable IP assets. With 48 attorneys, the new medical device practice group will be led by Brinks shareholder Bradley G. Lane.
“Brinks is a leading provider of legal services to clients with complex and innovative technology, and we play a vital role in helping companies develop appropriate strategies for managing their intellectual assets,” said James R. Sobieraj, president of Brinks. “Brad Lane has a sterling record in serving such clients, and our deep roster of skilled lawyers with expertise in medical device issues will help clients in this sector gain competitive advantage.”
“The medical device industry has grown dramatically in recent years, and companies in this sector have experienced many of the legal challenges that go with success,” said Brad Lane, a Brinks shareholder and chair of the new practice group. “To be competitive in this industry, companies must be well positioned to address intellectual property rights, and our practice group demonstrates Brinks’ commitment to assist clients in this industry.”
Members of Brinks' new medical device practice group include attorneys, patent agents and scientific advisors with advanced degrees in mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, organic chemistry, physics, molecular biology, genetics and pharmacology. Their experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications in fields as varied as gene therapy, laser surgery, orthopedic prostheses, minimally invasive surgery, automated immunoassay instrumentation and radiation therapy. To learn more about the practice visit http://www.brinkshofer.com/practice_areas/medical-device.
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Brinks has over 140 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 bachelors and advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor and Indianapolis. More information is available at http://www.usebrinks.com.