Award-Winning Intellectual Property Law Firm

Gardner, Linn, Burkhart & Ondersma LLP specializes in the protection, enforcement, and defense of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as unfair competition and related agreements. Our attorneys are highly skilled at complex litigation, including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and other post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which enhances our ability to provide customized and effective intellectual property protection strategies. From our offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we represent clients in the United States and throughout the world, ranging from large, multi-national corporations to sole-proprietorships and individuals.

Gardner Linn maintains the highest standards of professionalism, while retaining Midwest values and prioritizing communication and client relationships. Our Grand Rapids-based attorneys regularly attend continuing legal education seminars, and are frequently called upon to present on intellectual property topics in a range of venues.

Gardner Linn has been given the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is consistently ranked as a Tier-1 law firm by U.S. News & World Report for all intellectual property categories, including patent law and intellectual property litigation. Individual attorneys in the firm have also received the highest AV rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, and are frequently recognized in the Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property, in the Grand Rapids Magazine as Best Lawyers in West Michigan by specialty in intellectual property practice, and in Michigan Super Lawyers in intellectual property.


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We are pleased to announce that our firm has changed its name and will now be known as “Gardner Linn.” Our address and other contact information remains substantially unchanged. Although you will begin seeing “”… Read More
The European Union is in the process of adopting a new Unitary Patent, a single patent expected to cover most European countries. Along with the Unitary Patent a new Unitary Patent Court is being formed to enforce those patents throughout member coun… Read More
On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the President signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016, in an effort to strengthen trade secret protection by providing companies with the option of filing federal civil lawsuits for trade secrets theft.… Read More

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