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Ann Arbor, Mich. — June 8, 2017 — Managing Intellectual Property magazine (MIP) named 11 attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., to its annual list of IP Stars. Three of the attorneys are from the Ann Arbor office of Brinks, including Steven L. Oberholtzer, managing shareholder of the Ann Arbor office. Oberholtzer was named a Patent Star and Trademark Star. Ann Arbor shareholder Lawrence G. (L.G.) Almeda and Ann Arbor associate attorney Josh Ney, Ph.D. were recognized as Patent Stars.

MIP also recognized Brinks for its work in the areas of Copyright, Patent Contentious, Patent Prosecution, and Trademark Prosecution.

To create the annual IP Stars firm rankings and list of leading IP practitioners, Managing Intellectual Property researchers each year obtain information from law firms and their clients through surveys and interviews. More information can be found at

Brinks Gilson & Lione

Celebrating its centennial year in 2017, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, and helps clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.  Our more than 140 lawyers, patent agents and scientific advisors assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law.  Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software, and medical devices.  More information is at

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