Crowell & Moring and Chicago-based Brinks Gilson & Lione announced that they plan to join forces in July. The deal brings together the practice of the premier 100-year old IP firm, recognized for its technical experience and scientific savvy, with Crowell & Moring’s intellectual property, technology, brand protection, and digital transformation capabilities.
With the addition of the Brinks team, Crowell & Moring becomes among the most active technology protection firms in the nation, as measured by patent activity tracked by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The Brinks team also brings experience helping clients with IP issues in international jurisdictions. They will deepen and extend Crowell & Moring’s global IP practice, which includes a team in the Brussels office that is consistently recognized for the sophisticated work they do for clients.
Joining Crowell & Moring are 61 lawyers, including 27 partners, 11 senior counsel, 23 counsel and associates, 5 registered patent agents, and 2 scientific advisors. This outstanding team of lawyers and professionals possesses more than 60 technical degrees. Their deep scientific knowledge strengthens the firm’s ability to support clients seeking to pursue technology and innovation-driven opportunities and enhances the firm’s marquee trial, litigation, and arbitration practices, both before the PTO and ITC, and across US and international court venues.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity to expand our reach with one of the most highly respected IP firms in the nation. We are particularly excited about enhancing and extending our collective ability to advise clients on the rapidly-evolving areas of their businesses that are affected – and increasingly transformed – by technology and innovation,” said Philip T. Inglima, chair of Crowell & Moring. “Brinks Gilson & Lione has earned a reputation for protecting well-known corporate brands and complex intellectual property assets in the U.S. and across the globe. The firm provides exceptional value to clients because of their deep experience in cutting-edge technology and the sciences, and their ability to deliver practical solutions to the most complex IP challenges.”
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