Steptoe Adds Patent Trio From Brinks Hofer

Law360, San Diego (August 1, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT) -- Steptoe & Johnson LLP said Monday it had picked up three patent litigators from Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione to bolster its intellectual property team in Chicago.

Meredith “Mimi” Martin Addy will lead the office as managing partner, and Thomas Filarski and Mark Remus join the firm as partners.

Their move to Steptoe comes months after three other patent attorneys broke off from Brinks Hofer to join forces with a small Chicago outlet to form Lempia Summerfield Katz LLC in January.

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