Brinks Gilson & Lione attorney to serve as panelist at IP Counsel Exchange on Post-Grant Patent Challenges at the PTAB

ANN ARBOR – Maya 5, 2016 – Jon Beaupré, a shareholder in the Ann Arbor office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, will be a presenter in the Momentum IP Counsel Exchange on Post-Grant Patent Challenges at the PTAB on May 11 in San Jose, California.

Beaupré will serve as the moderator for a panel topic, “Building Your IP Litigation Dream Team – Tips for Selecting, Screening & Managing Outside Counsel to Oversee PTAB Proceedings.” The panel will provide insight on how to:
• Screen counsel’s actual hands-on experience at the PTAB
• Weigh the pros and cons of a joint defense agreement in the PTAB context
• Evaluate a firm’s work product in this unique forum
• Remain in the driver’s seat and control your litigation strategy
• Oversee a tight litigation budget

At Brinks, Beaupré is co-chair of the Post-Grant Patent Group. His practice includes all areas of intellectual property litigation, including patent litigation, trademark and false advertising disputes, and trade secret and unfair competition litigation. Beaupré also counsels clients on intellectual asset management and prepares agreements and licenses. He practices in a wide array of forums, including federal courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

To learn more about the event, visit the Momentum website.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione focus their practice in the field of intellectual property. Brinks is 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 at www.brinksgilson.com.

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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 www.brinksgilson.com.

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.

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 www.brinksgilson.com.

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