Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, a Chicago-based intellectual property law firm, has opened a satellite office near the Detroit Riverfront in the same building as the new Elijah J. McCoy United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The law firm's new office is occupied by three attorneys and two support staff. Another attorney and staffer are expected to be brought on board early in 2013.
"We're excited to be in with the patent office," says Kelly Burris, managing shareholder of the Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Detroit office. "We're excited to be in Detroit."
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office opened its first satellite office in Detroit last summer. That move prompted Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione to open another office in Detroit. It already has an office in Ann Arbor. The law firm has more than 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.
Source: Kelly Burris, managing shareholder of the Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Writer: Jon Zemke
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