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Brinks Gilson & Lione launches webinar series on post-grant proceeding developments; first webinar is Sept. 30

ANN ARBOR/DETROIT – Sept. 10, 2014 -Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., announces the Sept. 30 launch of a quarterly webinar series hosted by the firm’s Post-Grant Practice Group. The series will focus on recent developments in post-grant proceedings and will be led by Jon Beaupré, shareholder in the Ann Arbor office; Kelly Burris, managing shareholder of the Detroit office; and Rickard DeMille, attorney in the Chicago office.

The first webinar will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST and will cover various topics related to post-grant proceedings, including:

  • The latest statistics from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
  • How to amend claims during post-grant proceedings
  • Examining discovery issues at the PTAB

There is no cost to attend the webinar and one hour of (Illinois) MCLE credit will be available; MCLE credit for other states requiring MCLE is available upon request. Learn more about the event or register here.

About the presenters:

Jon Beaupré, shareholder in the Ann Arbor office, counsels clients and litigates on their behalf in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition law. He has represented a wide range of clients, from large multinational entities to small corporations, in federal courts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the International Trade Commission, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His litigation experience includes trials, preliminary injunction hearings, Markman hearings, summary judgment proceedings, and all aspects of fact and expert witness discovery, as well as reexamination and Inter Partes review proceedings.

Kelly Burris is managing shareholder of Brinks’ Detroit office and co-chair of the firm’s Post-Grant Patent Practice Group. She focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications in the mechanical, materials science, and electrical arts. Burris is active with appeal proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

Rickard DeMille’s intellectual property law practice includes patent prosecution and litigations. His patent practice focuses on the electrical, computer and mechanical arts. In particular, DeMille has experience prosecuting patent applications in fields ranging from semiconductors to software applications to office chairs. His practice also includes preparing and prosecuting petitions for inter partes review, as well as requests for both ex parte and inter partes reexamination with the USPTO.

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