Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione was founded in 1917 as the two-man patent law firm of Wilkinson & Huxley. Today Brinks has approximately 180 attorneys, supported by a full complement of scientific advisors, patent agents and paralegals. Our headquarters are atop Chicago's preeminent NBC Tower. As one of the largest firms in its specialty, Brinks is at the cutting edge of intellectual property law. We litigate, counsel and prosecute in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, Internet and related areas of law. We routinely handle assignments in fields as diverse as electrical, chemical, mechanical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology and computer technology, as well as in trademarks or brand names for a wide variety of products and services.
MichBio is the association for Michigan's life sciences industry. It is committed to driving growth of the industry and to fostering the collective impact of its members by serving as their unified voice and by providing them with education, information, connections and other services. MichBio members include life sciences companies, academic and research institutions, bioscience service providers, and related organizations.
Our mission is to advance the economic development of innovation-based businesses in the Ann Arbor region by offering programs, resources, and proactive support to business at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations looking for expansion opportunities.