Three join Ann Arbor office of Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., has announced that Robert D. Shereda and Nicholas J. Angelocci have joined the Ann Arbor office and Jon H. Beaupré, a shareholder in the firm, has transferred to Ann Arbor from Brinks' Chicago office.

Beaupré's practice focuses on litigation in U.S. District Courts and the International Trade Commission, including actions involving patents, trademarks, unfair competition, trade secrets and contracts. He has a background in mechanical engineering and has experience in the fields of medical devices, wireless technology, software technology, business methods and industrial mechanical devices. He holds a j.d., magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a b.s., cum laude, in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Shereda is a scientific advisor in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical chemical practice groups at Brinks and prepares and prosecutes patent applications, writes opinions and conducts freedom to operate studies relating to a wide range of pharmaceutical and chemical arts. Shereda holds a Ph.D. in biomolecular chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and a b.s. in biochemistry from the University of Michigan.

Angelocci focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation in the mechanical arts. Prior to joining Brinks, he had been an associate attorney at Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery in Chicago. Before attending law school, Angelocci was a structural engineer at Boeing Satellite Systems. Angelocci holds a law degree, summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law, Order of the Coif, and a b.s.e. magna cum laude in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Published: Thu, Aug 30, 2012