GBC News


GBC Attorney co-chairs the Honorable Arlander Keys Scholarship

Greer, Burns & Crain Associate RiKaleigh C. Johnson co-chaired the Richard Linn American Inn...

joel January 19, 2021

GBC Recognized as Most Active Trademark Litigation Firm in 2020

World Trademark Review recently released its review of U.S. trademark litigation activity.  Greer, Burns...

editor January 14, 2021

SCOTUS Holding Agreed with Amicus Brief Prepared by GBC Attorneys

On April 23, 2020, in Romag Fasteners v. Fossil, Inc., et al., Docket No....

editor April 23, 2020

GBC Top Law Firm for U.S. Trademark Litigation Filings

A World Trademark Review article analyzing trademark litigation actions filed in 2019 listed GBC...

editor January 9, 2020

GBC Attorneys Draft SCOTUS Amicus Brief on behalf of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)

GBC attorneys Patrick Burns, Amy Ziegler, Justin Gaudio and Allyson Martin drafted an amicus...

editor October 25, 2019

Justin Gaudio and Amy Ziegler have been appointed to International Trademark Association (INTA) Committees

GBC Shareholder Justin Gaudio has been appointed to the International Trademark Association (INTA) Legislation...

editor October 25, 2019

Patrick G. Burns, Paul G. Juettner, Paul R. Kitch and Amy C. Ziegler Named Illinois Super Lawyers

Greer, Burns & Crain is pleased to announce that Patrick G. Burns, Paul G....

joel January 29, 2019

GBC's Justin Gaudio featured in DePaul Alumni Profile

Justin Gaudio ('08) is a shareholder with Greer, Burns & Crain. Based out of...

editor July 11, 2018

GBC’s Amy C. Ziegler Awarded The Linn Inn Alliance Distinguished Service Medal

On June 8, 2018, Federal Circuit Judge Richard Linn, on behalf of the Linn...

editor June 22, 2018

Crain’s Chicago Business Names Greer, Burns & Crain Client, Cummins Allison, As Having Among the Highest Quality Patents

Greer, Burns & Crain (GBC) is pleased to announce for the sixth year in a row the firm’s client, Cummins Allison, has been ranked by Crain’s Chicago Business for receiving patents of the among the highest quality.

editor January 23, 2018

GBC Tops List of Firms Filing the Most Trademark Cases, First Quarter 2017

Law360 recently reported that Greer, Burns & Crain, LTD led the way in Trademark...

editor May 3, 2017

Paul R. Kitch Becomes President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago


Paul R. Kitch at the Annual Dinner 2017 Greer, Burns & Crain is pleased to announce Paul R. Kitch took up the baton as President of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) on May 2, 2017.

editor May 3, 2017

Congratulations to GBC Attorneys listed among 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state of Illinois are named to Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. Selecting the attorneys involves a rigorous, multi-stage process including peer nominations, peer evaluations and third party research. Selections for both lists are made on a state-by-state basis annually.

editor February 13, 2017

Greer, Burns & Crain Client, Cummins Allison, Received #1 Spot in Crain’s Chicago Business’ Patent Quality Rankings

Greer, Burns & Crain (GBC) is pleased to announce for the second year in a row the firm’s client, Cummins Allison, has received the number one ranking by Crain’s Chicago Business for patent quality. Crain’s Eureka Patent Quality Index ranks Illinois-based companies on patent activity focusing on the uniqueness of the invention covered by each patent as well as the quantity and the quality of patents received. Crain’s Chicago Business also named Cummins Allison as one of the top ten most innovative companies in Chicago.

editor January 27, 2017

Lateral Attorney Paul R. Kitch Joins Greer, Burns & Crain

Greer, Burns & Crain is pleased to announce that Paul R. Kitch has joined as a partner of the firm. Founded in 1994, GBC is a full service intellectual property firm that offers a complete spectrum of IP services.  It is optimally sized to deliver the highest value to its clients while remaining laser-focused on their needs.

editor October 3, 2016

Congratulations to GBC Attorneys listed among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to: Patrick G. Burns and Paul G. Juettner named to Super Lawyers list...

editor January 15, 2016

GBC Named Best for Software Trademark Portfolio Management in the USA

Greer Burns & Crain Ltd. has been recognized as the Best for Software Trademark...

editor December 22, 2015

GBC Recognized as Leading Law Firm in Internet & Domain Name Disputes

Greer, Burns & Crain is pleased to be recognized as a leading law firm in...

editor November 25, 2015

Dr. Kate Berezutskaya Named the Chair of the Chicago of the Licensing Executives Society

GBC partner Dr. Kate Berezutskaya is honored to serve as Chair of the Licensing...

editor November 25, 2015

GBC Shareholder Featured in Alumni Profile

Shareholder Justin Gaudio was recently featured in a DePaul Law School Alumni Profile regarding...

editor July 26, 2015

GBC Shareholders Speak at 59th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference

February 27, 2015 – GBC Shareholders Amy Ziegler and Justin Gaudio spoke at the...

editor April 29, 2015

GBC Partner Discusses Costs Savings

Patrick Burns attended a seminar in Washington, D.C. sponsored by CPA Global.  He participated...

editor April 13, 2015

GBC Partners Attend AIPLA’s Mid-Winter Meeting in Orlando; Host Reception

Patrick Burns and Joe Kim attended AIPLA’s Mid-winter Meeting in Orlando.  Patrick hosted a...

editor February 10, 2015

Greer Burns & Crain Opens California Office with Arrival of New Partners

Greer Burns & Crain Ltd. is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in San Diego, California with the addition of two new partners Gregory P. Einhorn, Ph.D. and Eleanor M. Musick.  The California office strengthens GBC’s tech transfer and biotech practices and is conveniently located in the Del Mar Heights/Carmel Valley legal center of San Diego, less than 10 minutes to the San Diego Research Cluster and the Wireless Mecca.

tony February 2, 2015