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Brinks shareholder to serve as panelist for April 24 USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board America Invents Act Trial Roundtable

ANN ARBOR— April 11, 2014 – Jon Beaupré, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has been selected to serve as a panelist at the April 24 United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board America Invents Act (AIA) Trial Roundtable, to be held on the campus of Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, Mich.

The roundtable is one of eight being hosted nationwide from April through May to share information about the new AIA trials, including statistics, lessons learned and techniques for successful motions practice. The roundtables serve as a way for the USPTO to receive feedback about the trials on Inter Partes reviews, post grant reviews, covered business method reviews and derivations; the panel discussion aims to elicit public input.

At Brinks, Beaupré represents large multinational entities, as well as small corporations, in a variety of areas. He specializes in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition law in a broad range of technologies including mechanical engineering, medical devices, wireless technology, software technology, business methods and industrial mechanical devices. He also prepares and prosecutes patents, manages patent portfolios and counsels clients regarding various patent issues.

Beaupré’s 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. He has represented clients before the USPTO, the International Trade Commission and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks Gilson & Lione has 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Ann Arbor, Detroit, Salt Lake City and Indianapolis. More information is at