Brooks Kushman Shareholder To Discuss Post Issuance Proceedings At IP Enforcement Summit

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Sangeeta Shah will serve on a panel at the Centerforce IP Enforcement Summit in Chicago on April 12, 2016 for the third consecutive year.

Through the adoption of the America Invents Act (AIA), inter partes review has transformed the patent litigation landscape. Shah’s panel will focus on proactive and effective strategies for patent owners to navigate post issuance proceedings, understanding how infringers are using the process, and discuss common pitfalls to avoid. Shah will discuss recent developments, effective strategies for Petitioners and Patent Owners and the impact of Federal Circuit appeals on this changing landscape of post-grant proceedings with two other panelists.

The IP Enforcement Summit explores benchmarks and challenges the enforcement strategies that companies are currently implementing, how they can be improved and where current trends are heading.

Shah serves as co-chair of the firm’s post grant proceedings practiced as well as the chief diversity officer. Her practice is primarily focused on post-grant challenges and patent opinions. She represents several Fortune 500 clients for whom she provides strategic counseling and guidance on their global IP portfolios. She is frequently called upon to counsel clients in developing best practices and strategic planning of their patent portfolios, including writing successful patent applications in complex and novel situations, in anticipation of possible future litigation.

Shah holds a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Economics from Kalamazoo College.

For more information on the conference, visit the event home page.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Brooks Kushman P.C. is a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm with offices in Michigan and California, and represents clients nationally and internationally with respect to protection, enforcement and monetization of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The firm has more than 90 intellectual property professionals specializing in various technical disciplines, and has a reputation for providing leading IP counseling with a focus on the business objectives of their clients.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review, and Intellectual Property Today.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione to host post-grant patent webinar on Sept. 29

ANN ARBOR – Sept. 15, 2015 – Jon H. Beaupré, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., will serve as a presenter for the third in a series of Brinks webinars hosted by the firm’s Post-Grant Practice Group on recent developments in post-grant proceedings. The webinar is Sept. 29, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST.

During the webinar, Beaupré will discuss recent proposed rule changes in America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings. He will be joined by his Brinks colleagues, Ralph Gabric from the firm’s Chicago office, who will speak on practice tips for inter partes review (IPR) success, and Allyn Elliott, from the firm’s Research Triangle office in North Carolina, who will speak on the evolution of motions to amend at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

At Brinks, Beaupré is co-chair of the firm’s Post-Grant Patent Practice Group. He focuses on litigation, proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), such as inter partes reviews (IPRs), and appeals.

For additional information and to register for the post-grant patent webinar on Sept. 29, visit the Brinks website.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The more than 135 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is available at